For most people, getting a vaccine is not big deal. Everything works as it is supposed to work, and the vaccine protects the recipient from potentially serious diseases. Unfortunately, this is not always the case: vaccines can sometimes have severe, even life-changing side effects. When routine vaccines result in injuries or adverse medical complications, victims may be entitled to financial compensation.
At DC Law, our Austin vaccine injury lawyers are strong, compassionate advocates for injured victims and their families. If you or a loved one suffered any type of injury or adverse side effects as a result of a faulty vaccine, we are prepared to help you get justice. For immediate legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our personal injury attorneys for a free, fully confidential consultation.
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Compensating Those who Suffer Adverse Side Effects as a Result of a Routine Vaccine
In the late 1980s, the United States federal government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) to provide some legal protection for companies that manufacture and provide vaccines to the public as well as to give victims of faulty vaccines and their families an opportunity to obtain financial relief for any injuries or medical complications sustained.
Thus far, the VICP has paid out more than $3 billion in financial compensation to people who have sustained vaccine-related injuries or illnesses. With very limited exceptions, you must file a VICP claim before you can file a civil lawsuit for vaccine-related damages. It is crucial that your vaccine injury claim is handled by a professional.
To recover financial compensation for yourself or your loved one through a VICP claim, you must be able to prove that there is a high likelihood that a vaccine caused an injury or severe medical complication. All of the standard, routine childhood vaccines and immunizations are covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This includes the DPT vaccine, flu shots, Hepatitis A (HAV), Hepatitis B (HBV), the MMR vaccine, meningococcal vaccinations, OPV/IPV, PCV, Rotavirus, and the chickenpox vaccine.
Victims should know that vaccine injury claims are notoriously complex. If you believe that your child suffered side effects related to a routine vaccine, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Austin attorney immediately. Our vaccine injury lawyers will conduct a comprehensive review of your case, helping you gather relevant evidence, and assemble all documents and records so that you can obtain the maximum available financial compensation.
At DC Law, our Austin vaccine injury lawyers have the skills and experience needed to handle your claim for compensation against one or more large companies. If you or your child suffered an injury, medical complications, or severe side effects as a result of a vaccine, we can help. For a free, strictly private initial case evaluation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.