Hiring a VICP Attorney
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program lawyers have helped many people receive the compensation they need to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering due to a vaccine injury. Learn more about how a VICP lawyer can successfully present your case to Court of Federal Claims and the VCIP.
Each year, a small but growing percentage of children and adults receiving recommended vaccinations suffer severe, adverse reactions to the vaccination. These reactions range from allergic responses requiring emergency treatment to development of neurological conditions such as Guillain Barre Syndrome, transverse myelitis, SIRVA, and brachial neuritis. Lifelong medical treatment is often needed to manage these conditions. In some cases, vaccine injuries have even resulted in death.
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) exists to award compensation to those who have suffered a serious vaccine-related injury. A VICP lawyer specializes in creating petitions to be filed on behalf of vaccine injury clients. These petitions are presented to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims where they are examined and litigated.
Knowledge possessed by VICP lawyers includes a thorough understanding of the legal processes involved with claims filed under the VICP and necessarily includes thorough knowledge of the facts and circumstances of each client’s case, as well as the case law necessary for petitions to be successful under the VICP.
Although vaccine injury litigants can represent themselves during a VICP lawsuit, substantial pitfalls await the unwary, unknowledgeable, or inexperienced individual who will be facing a talented, highly specialized defense attorney on the other side of their case. Many people filing vaccine injury claims without being represented by a VICP lawyer find their cases eventually denied, because they were not professionally handled and presented.
What Vaccines and Related Injuries Do VICP Lawyers Cover?
The following vaccines are known to cause injuries compensable according to VICP guidelines:
- Hepatitis A and B
- Pertussis (whooping cough)
- Influenza (trivalent flu vaccine)
- Chicken Pox
- Measles mumps and rubella (MMR)
- HPV (human papillomarvirus)
- Meningococcal (MPSV4 and MCV4)
- Pneumococcal (but only the Prevnar 13, NOT the Pneumovax 23)
Our lawyers at Howie Law represent vaccine injury clients from all over the U.S who have suffered severe health problems attributed to a vaccination or combination of vaccinations. We help our clients get the compensation they deserve through the federally funded Vaccine Injury Compensation Program by filing lawsuits with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims where we are admitted to practice.
We never charge our vaccine injury clients when we represent them in federal claims court. Also, unlike most personal injury cases, we do not take a portion of the settlement. Instead, we receive payment from the vaccination compensation fund when we submit our invoice reflecting time and expenses related to the case.
As seasoned VICP lawyers who know how to navigate the complex Vaccine Injury Program, we will talk with you but also examine all aspects of your case, develop a strong premise to argue your case in court, and consult with and retain the services of health care professionals specializing in vaccinations and immunology as experts. We perform preparatory tasks necessary for conducting appeals, if necessary, and we will work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve for a vaccine-related injury.