Jackson, MS Vaccine Injuries
Vaccine Injury Lawyers Serving Jackson, Mississippi
Vaccinations are administered to prevent and control a large number of infectious diseases. The overwhelming majority of those who are administered vaccines never suffer from harmful side effects or adverse reactions after vaccination. However, most do come with risks. Several vaccines have been linked to severe and debilitating injuries that often leave those injured with thousands of dollars in medical bills and lifelong medical conditions. Sadly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that only 10% of all vaccine related injuries are ever reported. If you or a loved one has suffered an adverse reaction after an immunization shot, call the Jackson vaccine injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. You may be entitled to compensation under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). For over 30 years, we have been helping injured parties recover for their losses and have a team of attorneys who have dedicated their lives to helping those injured due to no fault of their own.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
No doubt about it, vaccines save millions of people each year from contracting deadly illnesses and infections. However, some people suffer from negative side effects or illnesses after getting the shot. To ensure that vaccines will still be manufactured and administered throughout the country, but knowing that some people could suffer injuries as a result, the United States Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in 1988. This program was created to ensure there is an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs, and establish an efficient forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccinations.
Types of Compensation Available If You Suffered Injuries Caused by a Vaccine
Under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, injured parties are able to petition for compensation based on the injuries they have sustained. The program compensates people for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are your tangible losses such as your medical bills and lost wages (past and future). Non-economic losses are your intangible losses which are awarded for your pain and suffering. Claims can be asserted by injured parties themselves, but if the victim is a minor child, the parent or legal guardian can bring the claim. Hiring an attorney comes at no cost to you. All attorney fees are paid out of the program. Moreover, there are several costs that are associated with filing a claim under the VICP that can be reimbursed by the program. These could include obtaining medical records, hiring medical experts, life care planners, and travel. A vaccine injury lawyer at our Jackson office can analyze all forms of recovery to which you could be entitled.
What Type of Vaccines are Covered Under the VICP?
Several vaccines have been linked to certain injuries including, but not limited to, anaphylaxis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, encephalitis, fainting, and shoulder soreness. Under the VICP, the following vaccines have been deemed compensable through this federal program:
- Tetanus (DTaP, DTP, DT, Td, or TT)
- Pertussis (DTP, DTaP, P, DTP-Hib)
- Vaccines containing measles, mumps, and rubella virus or any of its components (MMR, MM, MMRV)
- Hepatitis B
- Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)
- Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Pneumococcal conjugate
- Hepatitis A
- Meningococcal (meningitis)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
Speak to a Jackson Vaccine Injury Lawyer Today
Available 24/7, call 800-529-4004 or fill out our online form for your free case review. We understand that millions of vaccines are administered each year, most people never experience any kind of side effects, but some people suffer from terrible injuries and conditions as a result of being vaccinated. If you have received a vaccine in the Jackson area and have experienced an adverse reaction soon after receiving the vaccine, contact us today. We have successfully helped injured victims recover from their personal injuries over the past 25+ years and are ready to explain how we can help you. Our Jackson office can assist those throughout the area, including Flowood, Madison, Ridgeland, Clinton, Brandon, Gluckstadt, and Florence. Let us show you why NST is the way to go for representation by a vaccine injury attorney in Jackson.