Knoxville Vaccine Injuries
Across the country, thousands of vaccinations are administered each day to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases. Some of the now preventable diseases include polio, measles, whooping cough, mumps, tetanus, and smallpox. For the large majority of the population, vaccines are safe and never result in any harm. However, history has proven that vaccinations are not 100% without error. Common injuries that have been linked to vaccinations include paralysis, shoulder injuries, allergic reactions and neurological disorders. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the administration of a vaccine, call the Knoxville vaccine injury attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. You may be entitled to compensation under the law, and our personal injury attorneys are available today to help guide you through the legal process.Compensation for Vaccine Injuries Suffered by Knoxville Residents
If you live in Knoxville and suffer injury after receiving a vaccine, you can report your experience to your local health department. The Knox County Health Department’s phone number is 865-215-5000, and their address is 140 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917.
Vaccines have saved millions of lives, but they have also injured thousands of people. The United States Congress, wanting to prevent outbreaks of disease, but also wanting to help those who have been hurt by vaccines, created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Under this program, compensation is available to individuals harmed by these shots. Claims may be asserted by the injured party themselves, or the parent, legal guardian, or trustee of an injured child or incapacitated person. In order to be eligible for compensation, the condition or injuries sustained ensuing from a vaccination must last for more than 6 months, or result in hospitalization with surgery.
If certain criteria under the program are met, injured parties are able to recover both their economic and non-economic damages suffered. Economic damages include both past and future medical costs, and both past and future lost wages. Non-economic damages include your pain and suffering and emotional damages, for example.
Claims asserted under the VICP are legal claims before the United States Court of Federal Claims. Thus, it is always advised to hire an attorney in Knoxville who handles vaccine injury claims to guide you through the process. Only attorneys admitted to practice before the United States Court of Federal Claims are allowed to represented vaccine injury clients under the program. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we have the required certification and have been approved to handle these cases. Moreover, there is ZERO cost to you to hire an attorney. All legal fees and the costs with pursuing your claim are paid out of the VICP.What Type of Vaccines are Covered Under the VICP?
Each year, new vaccines are tested and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Many of these vaccines may take years before any adverse affects are known and documented. Under the VICP, certain side effects and injuries from the following vaccines have been deemed compensable:
- 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)
- Flu shot
- 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 With a Knoxville Vaccine Injury Lawyer Today
Vaccines are commonplace across the United States. Everyone is expected to get them and most people do. Sometimes, however, vaccines cause unintended side effects on the body, which leads to severe and debilitating injuries. With an office in Knoxville, our vaccine injury attorneys can help you and your loved ones properly pursue your claims. In addition to Knoxville, we are equipped to serve Tennesseans state-wide, including Maryville, Jefferson City, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Oak Ridge, Seymour, Morristown, Nashville, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Jackson. Vaccine injury compensation claims are often complex and involve both medical and legal skill. It is beneficial to hire a vaccine attorney as soon as possible to assist in your claim. Our Knoxville vaccine lawyers are committed to serving you and we are available 24/7 to take your call. Contact our office by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation. Let us show you the NST way.