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Vaccine Injuries

Vaccine Injuries - Blog Posts

Learn more about vaccine injuries with our helpful blog posts. Here, our experienced injury attorneys share their thoughts on the latest news and information about what constitutes a vaccine injury, how to pursue a case in claims court, and more.

Vaccine Injuries

Latest Table Change Makes Petitioning Easier for Vaccine Injury Victims

Over 30 years ago, the U.S. federal government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) for people who have been injured by vaccines. This no-fault program is funded by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.  The Fund collects an excise tax of $.75 on every covered vaccine that is purchased. One downside to the…
Hepatitis B Vaccine

Filing for Compensation after a Hepatitis B Vaccine Injury

Today, approximately 1.2 million people in the United States and 350 million people worldwide have Hepatitis B, “a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the Hepatitis B virus.”1 Since 1991, doctors have been recommending that children in the United States receive a Hepatitis B vaccine.2 As a result, there are between 3,000 and…
Shot

How to Obtain Compensation after a Polio Vaccine Injury

When thinking about the history of vaccines, one thing usually comes to mind: the polio epidemic. In the 20th century, few diseases scared parents more than polio did. Before a polio vaccine was invented, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates over 16,000 polio cases occurred annually.1 Today, thanks to the polio vaccine, there are…
Child Getting a Shot

Getting Compensation after a Measles, Mumps, or Rubella Vaccine Injury

For the most part, vaccines are very effective in protecting us from diseases that once resulted in millions of cases per year. Before measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines were invented, over 700,000 cases were reported annually.1 In 2009, there were only 2,000 cases reported. However, measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines can cause adverse side effects…
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Getting Financial Compensation after a Pertussis Vaccine Injury or Reaction

In the last century, approximately 147,271 pertussis cases, also known as “whooping cough,” were reported each year before a vaccine was invented for it.1 Currently, just 13,214 cases happen each year because most people are vaccinated for pertussis.1 However, like other medical treatments, pertussis vaccines can cause adverse reactions and injuries for some. These situations…
Tetanus Vaccination

How to Get Compensated after a Tetanus Vaccine Injury or Reaction

Before tetanus vaccines were invented, approximately 1,314 tetanus cases were documented annually.2 Now that most people are immunized with a tetanus shot, only 18 cases are reported annually.2 Just like medications, tetanus vaccines can cause severe side effects in some people. In these rare situations, victims are eligible to file a petition with the national…
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FAQ: What Should I Do After a Vaccine Injury?

For many, vaccines are safe; they “save lives by preventing diseases in the people who receive them.”1 However, they sometimes cause adverse reactions and injuries, such as transverse myelitis and encephalitis. In this article, we will explore four steps you should take following a vaccine injury to guarantee you get the compensation you deserve from…
Vaccination

Meningococcal Vaccine Side Effects and Injuries You Should Know

Meningitis is a “bacterial infection that involves inflammation of the meninges of the brain and can lead to a serious blood infection.”2 After being introduced in the 1970s, meningococcal vaccines, which protect against meningitis, have saved hundreds of lives each year in the U.S. In fact, “invasive meningococcal incidence has decreased by more than 60%…
MMR Vaccination

Side Effects and Injuries Linked to MMR Vaccine Everyone Should Know

Since its invention in 1971, the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) combination vaccine has saved thousands of lives every year. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), it is estimated that in the decade before a measles vaccine was available, “3 to 4 million people in the United States were infected each year.” In addition, “an estimated…
Basic Immunizations

Basic Vaccine Immunization Facts You Should Know Today

Vaccine immunization is “the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease” by stimulating “the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.”1 People have been inoculating against diseases for over a thousand years which led to the invention of the vaccine in 1796 when…