Vaccine Injury Compensation

On October 1, 1988, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660) created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP was established to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs, and establish and maintain an accessible and efficient forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines.

The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims that provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines. The U. S. Court of Federal Claims decides who will be paid.

Reasons for Compensation

To be paid, you must prove that:

  • the injured person received a vaccine listed on the Vaccine Injury Table (Table); and
  • the first symptom of the injury/condition on the Table as defined in the Qualifications and Aids to Interpretation (Aids) occurred within the time period listed on the Table; or
  • the vaccine caused the injury; or
  • the vaccine caused an existing illness to get worse (significantly aggravated).

In addition, the Court must determine that the injury or death did not result from any other possible causes.

Types of Payments Awarded

For an injury, you may be paid:

  • a reasonable amount for past and future nonreimbursable medical, custodial care, and rehabilitation costs, and related expenses (There is no limit on the amount a person with an injury may be paid for these types of expenses. Payments are based on your vaccine injury needs.);
  • up to $250,000 for actual and projected pain and suffering;
  • lost earnings; and/or
  • reasonable lawyers’ fees and other legal costs or legal costs, not fees, of petitioners representing themselves, if your claim was filed on a reasonable basis and in good faith.

For a death, you may be paid:

  • up to $250,000 as a death benefit for the estate of the deceased; and
  • reasonable lawyers’ fees and other legal costs or legal costs, not fees, of petitioners representing themselves, if your claim was filed on a reasonable basis and in good faith.

New Case Inquiries

If you believe that you or someone close to you may have a vaccine injury claim, please contact our vaccine attorneys today. We have a NO FEE, NO RISK, NO CHARGES EVER policy. Our vaccine injury lawyers will help evaluate your claim based on its merits. You may call us toll free at (507) 344-8888 or contact us online.

We represent vaccine injury claims throughout the United States. Our law firm is dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you get the most compensation possible.