Vaccines are like any other medication. There are times when they work as intended and times when they are ineffective, or worse, cause serious consequences ranging from sickness to death. Complications associated with vaccination can be tragic. At Marzella & Associates, our experienced attorneys fight for the victims of vaccine injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a vaccine injury, contact us right away to discuss your situation.

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

As part of the effort to encourage people to follow the recommended vaccination protocols, the U.S. Government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). VICP allows the victims of vaccine injuries to get compensation without having to prove that a hospital, doctor, nurse or drug maker was at fault for the harm. The no-fault option removes one obstacle to vaccine injury victims when it comes to getting proper compensation. The VICP covers a predetermined list of vaccines, including:

  • Diphtheria (DTaP)
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • HPV
  • Seasonal Flu
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus (RV)
  • Tetanus
  • Varicella (VAR)

The program does not currently cover Covid vaccination injuries.

In addition to only covering certain vaccines, the program only applies to people who suffer severe and established side effects. A petition can be filed if the victim experienced the following:

  • Injury lasting 6 months or more following the vaccination
  • Inpatient hospitalization as well as surgical intervention
  • Death

Vaccine Injuries And Medical Malpractice

The VICP does not cover all situations where a vaccine leads to injury. In some cases, it may be shown that a vaccination was given improperly or that a vaccine was mishandled leading to serious harm. With more than 30 years of experience representing clients who have been injured by medical errors, including those suffering from vaccine injuries, our lawyers know how to fight for you. We know where to look to find out why you were injured. We can identify all the parties who should be held accountable for your injuries.

If you have been injured by a vaccine, or if you have lost a loved one to a vaccination injury, you need strong legal guidance to protect your rights. Contact us today to discuss your case.