Vaccination Lawyers Serving Tampa, Holiday, Miami, St. Petersburg, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs and Surrounding Areas
Every child in the United States is required to get vaccinations in order to attend school. Many adults are encouraged or even required by their employers to submit to various vaccines as well. The ever-increasing number of vaccines promises to protect against both serious diseases such as polio, whooping cough and the measles, as well as against conditions that used to be a normal part of growing up and that often cause minimal harm, such as chicken pox.
While many vaccines do work to protect against illness, vaccines are not always benign, and they are not always medically beneficial. Many children and adults have adverse reactions to vaccines and, as a result of being vaccinated, experience life-changing and debilitating problems or even death. In fact, so many people suffer from serious vaccine injuries that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program exists to pay damages to injured victims and their families.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by a vaccine, you could be entitled to compensation to help you to bear the burden of the physical, emotional and financial harm you endured. To get the full amount of compensation available under the law, you will need a skilled Tampa vaccine injury attorney to represent your interests.
At the Disparti Law Group, P.A., our Tampa vaccine injury lawyers are ready to help you get justice for your vaccine-related injury or illness. Contact us for a free initial consultation at 866-596-8507 or fill out our online contact form.
No one likes to believe that a required vaccine could cause harm, but the fact is that both children and adults can experience significant adverse effects as a result of being vaccinated.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), along with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the Department of Justice (DOJ), are responsible for administering the National Vaccine Injury Compensation. HHS has compiled a number of statistics showing the extent of vaccine-related injuries throughout the United States. According to HHS information:
These figures are staggering and shed light on the fact that thousands of people have been seriously injured and had their health and lives ruined by vaccines that they were told would help fight disease.
While there is some controversy over whether autism is linked to vaccines, the National Vaccine Information Center indicates that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has awarded compensation to children who suffered inflammation, encephalopathy or permanent brain damage, including autism, after receiving a DPT or DTaP vaccine.
Although the link between autism and vaccines is an open question that is still being addressed in proceedings before the Court of Federal Claims, the link between vaccines and other types of injuries or illnesses has been proven and accepted. In fact, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program lists the types of vaccine-related illnesses that are covered under their program, as well as the types of vaccines that are known to potentially cause illnesses or harm.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources has a table on their website listing each covered vaccine as well as potential complications linked to it. These include:
These are just a few brief examples of potentially dangerous vaccines and of the many complications that can occur. Other covered vaccines include the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR); hepatitis A and B vaccines; Hemophilus and trivalent influenza vaccines; the varicella vaccine; the rotavirus vaccine; the pneumococcal conjugate vaccines; meningococcal vaccines; HPV vaccines; and any new vaccine that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends for kids.
As far as the types of injuries covered, if your injury, illness or condition lasts for at least six months and/or results in a hospital stay and surgery, then it can potentially be considered a covered vaccine-related injury.
To recover under the national Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, specific steps must be followed. These steps include the following:
This process may take anywhere from two years to 10 years to resolve, according to the National Vaccine Information Center. During this time, you’ll want a lawyer to advocate for you and represent your interests. Remember, the DOJ attorneys represent the other side, and you need your own lawyer to help make sure you get the full compensation you deserve.
The amount of compensation you can receive as a result of your vaccine-related injury varies, depending upon the extent of your injury and resulting damages. You may receive compensation for past and future medical care; legal fees; lost wages or earning; and up to $250,000 in damages for pain and suffering. This money is paid out of a trust fund that is funded through surcharges on all vaccines that the CDC requires for kids.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a vaccine, call Disparti Law Group, P.A., toll free at 866-596-8507 or submit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if our Florida personal injury attorneys agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if you recover money. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.