Did you know that for vaccine injuries, while you need a lawyer who is admitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and a member of the Vaccine Bar, your lawyer does not need to be admitted in the same state where the injury occurred. This means that Lommen Abdo can represent you for your vaccine injury anywhere in the United States as long as you meet the other requirements for a vaccine claim.
Did you know that you do not have to pay attorney’s fees for vaccine claims? If your vaccine injury claim has a “reasonable basis,” the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program will pay attorney’s fees. Importantly, your attorney’s fees are not taken out of your share of damages – they are paid for by the Vaccine Compensation Fund.
By way of background, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a no-fault program funded by manufacturers. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created in 1986 after lawsuits against manufacturers threatened to cause vaccine shortages. There is currently more than $3 Billion available to compensate people injured by vaccines. More than $2 Billion has already been paid in compensation.
What are the available damages? Past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation, custodial care and related expenses, up to $250,000 for pain and suffering, lost earnings, and out of pocket costs.
Are all vaccine’s covered under the Program? No, it must be a covered vaccine. Current covered vaccines are:
- Diphtheria (e.g., DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, Td, TT)
- Haemophilus Influenza type B Polysaccharide conjugate vaccines (e.g., Hib)
- Hepatitis A (e.g., HAV)
- Hepatitis B (e.g., HBV)
- Human Papillomavirus (e.g., HPV)
- Seasonal influenza (e.G., Flu)
- Measles (e.g., MMR)
- Mumps (e.g., MMR, MR, M)
- Meningococcal (e.g., MCV4, MPSV4, MenB-FHbp, MenB-4C)
- Pertussis (e.g., DTP, DTap, Tdap)
- Pneumococcal Conjugate (e.g., PCF)
- Polio (e.g., OPV or IPV)
- Rotavirus (e.g., RV)
- Rubella (e.g., MMR, MR, R)
- Tetanus (e.g., Td)
- Varicella (e.g, VAR) (chicken pox)