Are You Eligible For The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

April 16, 2015 | By O'Connor Acciani & Levy
Are You Eligible For The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

People who have suffered serious shoulder injuries from vaccinations are eligible for cash compensation. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), established by Congress in 1986. It is not a lawsuit, it is a federal no-fault program to compensate persons injured by receiving certain vaccines. The fund allows victims to seek compensation for expenses related to their injuries. Under a government deal with manufacturers, they pay a tax into a federal fund, which can then be used to pay vaccine-injury claims. Shoulder injuries were recently added to the list of injuries eligible for cash awards. The condition is called SIRVA, or Shoulder Injury Due to Vaccine Administration. The Journal of the American Pharmacists Association published an article last year about the danger and included the ideal spot for an injection. While any injectable vaccine can cause damage, most cases have involved the flu shot. Experts say most injuries are the result of placing the shot too high in the arm. Medical mistakes are a national epidemic. According to Harvard studies, nearly 98,000 people die as a result of medical malpractice each year in the United States. You only have a limited amount of time to bring a case for a vaccine-related injury, the statute of limitations requires that your claim must be filed within three (3) years from the date of onset of symptoms. However, to be safe, we recommend that you file no later than three (3) years from the date of your vaccination.

  • There are no age restrictions under the VICP.
  • You do not need an attorney to file a claim, but most people use an attorney since the legal process can be very complex.
Many of our Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyers have decades of experience understanding and representing individuals and families who have suffered a devastating outcome as a result of medical negligence. If you believe that you or someone in your family has been the victim of medical malpractice call the Northern Kentucky medical malpractice lawyers at O'Connor, Acciani & Levy Co., LPA. Our lawyers can investigate your case and ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.