Injuries Caused by Vaccinations

Although vaccines are a great advance in public health, occasionally people, especially children and the elderly, have bad, terrible, or even fatal reactions to vaccines. To encourage vaccinations, the federal government has a no-fault program to compensate civilians for vaccine injury or vaccine injuries or adverse reactions to vaccines. Under this program the government pays the attorney so that legal services do not cost the client anything!

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

This National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program covers injuries from the following vaccines:

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, Td, or TT);
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib);
  • Hepatitis A (HAV) ;
  • Hepatitis B (HBV);
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV); 
  • Influenza (TIV, LAIV) [given each year during the flu season];
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR, MR, M, R);
  • Meningococcal (MCV4, MPSV4);
  • Polio (OPV or IPV);
  • Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV);
  • Rotavirus (RV); 
  • Varicella (VZV);

or any combination of the vaccines above.

Recently, there has been an increase in claims involving adult flu vaccinations and HPV vaccinations.

Under this program certain bad results occurring within certain time periods are presumed to be vaccine injuries requiring compensation. The government's chart of these bad results and the time period after vaccination are found at the government's website: 

http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccinetable.html

However, if you or your child has an injury from one of the above vaccines and the injury is not listed in the above table it may still be possible to win a claim based on medical evidence and medical opinion. As long as the injury is from one of the covered vaccines, you can have our legal representation--as long as we feel your claim is good--paid for by the government.

Because this is a federal program administered the same in all states and territories of the United State, we can represent anyone with a vaccine injury if that person lives anywhere in the United States.

Attorney Lorraine Mansfield handles all new vaccine claims as she has handled many successfully in the past - and is admitted to the US Court of Claims, the US Court of Appeals (9th Circuit) and the United States Supreme Court. Recently, Attorney Daniel Reed has started to work with her on these vaccination claims.