Little Rock Vaccine Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Attorneys Representing Little Rock Residents Injured by Vaccines
Vaccines are commonplace in the United States. It is recommended that certain vaccines are administered to prevent hazardous illnesses such as measles, mumps, flu, polio, meningitis, and whooping cough. However, every so often a vaccine will cause negative reactions with the person it was administered to, leading to severe and debilitating injuries. Recognizing that the benefits of taking a vaccine can outweigh the cons, but still wanting to help those injured by receiving vaccinations, the United States Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Program (VICP) to compensate those who have suffered vaccine-related injuries. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Little Rock vaccine injury lawyers can help you through this process. If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to a negative side effect or illness due to a vaccination, call to speak to one of our attorneys today. You may be entitled to compensation, and our vaccine injury lawyers will be able to discuss all your legal options with you.
Claims Under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Claims brought under the VICP are available to anyone who has been injured by a vaccine. When vaccines do go wrong, injuries may include paralysis, shoulder injuries, or neurological disorders. In order to be entitled to compensation, the injured party must suffer from a condition or illness that lasts at least 6 months or results in hospitalization. Moreover, in most cases, the vaccine must have been administered in the United States. Exceptions apply to U.S. citizens serving abroad in the armed services or working for the U.S. Government. Further, if the vaccine was administered outside the United States but manufactured in the United States, the person who received the vaccine may be able to bring a claim under the VICP if they returned to the United States within 6 months after the vaccination.
The Benefits of Hiring a Vaccine Injury Lawyer
There are legal procedures and concepts that must be utilized and strict deadlines that must be met in order for a claim to be successful. Moreover, most vaccine illness claims require the support of expert testimony from a medical doctor who specializes in the field related to your condition. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our vaccine injury lawyers will work for Little Rock residents at no upfront cost, as all legal fees will be paid through the VICP. We can consult with and retain qualified experts to review medical records and testify on your behalf regarding causation. Let us handle your claim and work on your behalf to help you get what you are legally entitled to recover.
What Type of Vaccines are Covered Under the VICP?
Popular 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:
- 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)
Talk to a Little Rock Vaccine Injury Attorney Today
Contact our office by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to set up a free consultation regarding your claim. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created to ensure adequate supplies of vaccines, to stabilize vaccine costs, and to establish and maintain an accessible and efficient forum for individuals found to be injured by certain shots. If you have suffered a serious injury it is important to contact a vaccine injury attorney in Little Rock to help guide you through the complex legal world of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. We are licensed to practice before the Federal Claims Court and can help those injured all across Arkansas, including Little Rock, Conway, Benton, Jacksonville, Hot Springs, Pine Bluff, Fayetteville, and Jonesboro. Our attorneys are committed to serving you, and we are available 24/7 to take your call. Let us show you the NST way.