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Are You Aware of the Compensation Program for Vaccine Injuries?

Most people don't realize it, but more than 25 years ago a federal program was created to provide compensation to people who have been injured by vaccines.

Doctors and vaccine manufacturers are protected from vaccine-related injury and death claims, but if you or your child has experienced side effects as the result of a vaccine, then you can file a claim through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, commonly called the VICP.

The VICP is a no-fault program that covers all legal fees associated with bringing a vaccine injury claim.

The federal program eliminates the need for vaccine-injury victims to pay legal fees. Your compensation and your attorney's fees are paid from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, which is funded with an excise tax on specific vaccines.

The vaccines covered by the compensation program include ones that have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for standard administration to children. You can read more about those vaccines on our page, "Common Vaccines Resulting in Injury."

What are the side effects of vaccines?

Different vaccines can cause a wide range of debilitating side effects, including anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock, brachial neuritis, encephalopathy, paralytic polio, vaccine-strain measles, thrombocytopenic purpura and chronic arthritis.

Patients can also suffer shoulder injuries as a result of vaccines. SIRVA -- or Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration -- is an injury that is compensable through the federal claims process. This kind of injury results not from the vaccine itself, but from the placement of the needle when the vaccine is administered. A needle that is placed too high can cause inflammation and damage to the rotator cuff.

Because vaccine-injury claims are handled through a federal process, successful claims often require help from an attorney with extensive experience in this unique area of law.

Schexnaydre Law Firm is one of Louisiana's leading law firms in the area of vaccine injuries. Because these injury claims are handled in federal court, our attorneys can represent victims no matter where they are in the country.

If you begin to experience side effects after receiving a vaccine, then do not hesitate to seek medical treatment. Then your next step can be to contact an attorney who will help you receive full and fair compensation for your injury.

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