National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
We assist clients with submitting claims for payment brought under the
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Claims can be brought for
medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, wrongful death, and future
About the Program
Although most people take vaccines with little or no side-effects, sometimes
routine vaccinations result in serious injuries or death. The National
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created by Congress to provide
benefits to those who have suffered serious injury or death as a result
of administration of certain vaccines. As of 2013, this program had made
over $630,000,000 available to those who had suffered vaccine related injuries.
Covered vaccines include:
- Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Haemophils Influenza (Hib)
- Varicella Vaccine (not shingles)
- Pneumococcal Conjugate
- Seasonal Influenza
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
Other vaccines may be covered as well. If you believe that you have a claim
resulting from another vaccine you are welcome to contact our office for
The claims process will begin when we are able to evaluate the circumstances
of your injury, including any relevant medical records or opinions. Claims
can be brought on behalf of injured children (including newborns), as
well as adults.
Bring Your Case to Our Columbia Personal Injury Attorney
When we accept a claim, we will assist in presenting it to the United States
Court of Federal Claims. Attorney James R. Snell, Jr., has been admitted
to practice before this court since 2010. Once the claim is submitted
it will be assigned to a Special Mater to oversee the evaluations process.
The “defendant” in these claims is not the vaccine maker or
your doctor’s office, but instead is the United States Department
of Health and Human Services.
Attorney’s fees are paid by the government. So unlike traditional
medical malpractice, or automobile accident cases, there is no contingency
fee that is subtracted from a successful claim submission.
If you believe that you or a family member has suffered a serious injury
or death as a result of a vaccine you are invited to contact our office for a
free initial consultation.