Representing Victims Of Vaccine Injuries
Vaccines help millions of people avoid disease and stay healthy. However, vaccines can also trigger serious and even deadly reactions. When this happens, help may be available through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP is a program that has helped thousands of vaccine injury victims receive compensation for their injuries, including death.
At Massa Butler Giglione, our specially-trained attorneys are admitted to practice before the Federal Claims Court, a court that hears vaccine cases presented by specially-admitted attorneys. Our attorneys and staff are prepared to represent you in the complex and specialized federal litigation involved in vaccine injury cases. Call us at 412-338-1800 to discuss your potential vaccine injury.
Bringing A Claim Through The VICP
The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system for resolving vaccine injuries. Created by Congress in the 1980s, this program has paid out billions of dollars in damages to individuals and families who have suffered vaccine injuries. The VICP is a highly specialized program and requires extensive knowledge and experience that few attorneys have.
Below is a general overview of the process:
- A qualified attorney will file your vaccine claim in the Federal Claims court.
- Your case will be heard by a special master who is the decision-maker and acts as a judge would in a civil or criminal case.
- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services staff will review your submitted claim, determine if it meets the medical criteria for compensation and makes a preliminary recommendation.
- Thereafter, the special master will decide whether the victim should be compensated. In some cases, the special master will hold a hearing where both parties can present evidence. That is where the experience of our vaccine injury lawyers will work to your advantage.
Compensation can include an award for the injured person’s past and future medical needs, past and future lost wages, and past and future pain and suffering. The VICP time limit to file a claim is 3 years, but only 2 years for cases involving a vaccine-related death. In some cases, there may be medical malpractice issues that can make the time limit for filing a claim very complicated. At Massa Butler Giglione, our attorneys are trained to recognize these issues.
Massa Butler Giglione Is Prepared To Be Your Vaccine Injury Law Firm
If you or someone that you know has been injured or has died from an adverse reaction to a vaccination, you should act immediately to preserve any rights that may be lost by delay. Our firm has the rare experience and knowledge necessary to help. Send our firm an email to schedule your appointment.