Vaccine Injury Claims in Rochester
Representing Clients in Buffalo & the Surrounding Counties
While vaccines serve an essential public health function by preventing serious and potentially life-threatening diseases—like diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and even influenza—these same vaccines can cause serious injuries or even death to a small number of people who receive them.
If you or someone you love suffered adverse effects as a result of a vaccination, contact Faraci Lange, LLP to learn more about filing a vaccine injury claim in Rochester or the surrounding areas and how our attorneys can help.
Injuries Associated with Adverse Vaccine Reactions
In some cases, vaccines can cause adverse reactions, which can lead to injuries, illness, and other complications.
Such injuries include but are not limited to:
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
- Chronic arthritis
What Is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
In 1988, Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines at reasonable costs while at the same time providing an efficient mechanism to compensate people injured by vaccines.
The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system that allows injured people to make administrative claims instead of filing a lawsuit. The claims are decided by administrative law judges (ALJs) and special masters employed by the United States Court of Federal Claims. While it is a no-fault system in that the injured party does not have to prove negligence, it is also an adversarial system wherein the Department of Justice represents the interests of the VICP and the injured party can be represented by an attorney of his or her own choosing.
How Much Can I Recover for a Vaccine Injury?
Recoverable damages in vaccine injury claims include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and up to $250,000 for past and future pain and suffering. The VICP also pays for reasonable attorneys’ fees for claimants, so injured people do not have to pay their attorneys out of the money they are awarded in damages for their injuries.
Below is a table of VICP-covered vaccines, the injuries resulting from the administration of such vaccines, and the time period in which the first symptom of onset of such injuries is to occur after vaccine administration in order to be eligible for compensation under the Program.
How Our Firm Can Make the Difference
At Faraci Lange, LLP, we have experience in analyzing, preparing, and filing vaccine claims for injured people. These claims, while outside the traditional tort system, require the collection and preparation of voluminous documentation that can include all of an injured party's medical records, employment information, and tax records. Additionally, our attorneys can help identify and select qualified expert witnesses on issues ranging from the diagnosis of vaccine-related injuries (like Guillain Barre Syndrome, anaphylaxis, encephalopathy, chronic arthritis, and death), establish the causal connection between the vaccination and a given injury, and analyze the economic impact of the vaccine injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a vaccine, or if you believe that you may have been injured by a vaccine, contact our Buffalo vaccine injury lawyers for help with this complex program.
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