What Is The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created in 1986 for several purposes:
To ensure an adequate supply of vaccines
To stabilize vaccine costs
To establish and maintain a forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund is funded by a $.75 tax on every vaccine that is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for routine administration to children. These funds are put into the trust fund to compensate people who are injured or killed by vaccine-related injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of a vaccine, the attorneys of Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC, can help.
Do You Have A Claim?
You may file a claim under the NVICP if you received a vaccine covered by the program and believe that the vaccine injured you. Parents and legal guardians may also file claims on behalf of children and disabled adults who have been injured by vaccines. Claims are decided by the United States Court of Federal Claims.
While anyone may file a claim with or without an attorney, it is always wise to speak to a lawyer if you are seeking compensation for an injury. An experienced attorney can help you avoid common mistakes, maximize your chances of recovering compensation and ensure your interests are protected throughout the process.
Contact Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC
Because vaccine injury claims are often handled completely different from other product liability matters, it is important to work with an attorney experienced in the national vaccine injury claims process. The attorneys of Schexnaydre Law Firm, LLC, have represented many victims of vaccine-related injury and death. Please contact us at 888-339-0696 toll-free to arrange a consultation and learn more. From offices in Mandeville, Louisiana, the firm serves clients throughout the state.