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Blog: Vaccine Injury

  • How to Transfer Your Loved One to a New Nursing Home

    Nov 1, 2023

    Introduction: Transferring a loved one to a new nursing home can be a challenging decision, but it’s sometimes necessary to ensure their well-being and quality of care. This step-by-step guide will help you navigate the process effectively, ensuring your loved one’s comfort and safety. 1. Assess the Need for a Transfer: Why do you want to transfer your loved one? Are there issues with their current nursing home’s care, facilities, or staff? Or do they have specific...
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  • Navigating the VICP system

    Aug 21, 2023

    As summer begins to come to an end, we are steadily approaching influenza (flu) season. The flu is characterized as an acute respiratory infection caused mainly by two of the four types of influenza viruses, Influenza A viruses and Influenza B viruses, that circulates globally. To prevent a seasonal flu epidemic, the CDC recommends that individuals 6 months and older should receive a flu vaccine. The flu vaccine creates antibodies that develop about two weeks...
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  • The United States Court of Federal Claims (Court of Federal Claims)

    Feb 6, 2023

    Did you know that there is a court in Washington D.C. that devotes part of its resources to litigating cases filed on behalf of individuals injured by certain vaccines? The United States Court of Federal Claims (Court of Federal Claims) does just that. In October 1988, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was created as part of the Court of Federal Claims. The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving...
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  • Paralysis After Flu Shots: What You Need to Know About This Vaccine Injury

    Oct 15, 2020

    Paralysis after a flu shot is an uncommon but serious condition that can have lasting implications for your health and wellness. Also known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome, this paralysis happens when your body’s immune system attacks your nerves. The CDC estimates that up to 6,000 people a year may develop Guillain-Barre Syndrome after receiving their annual flu vaccine, but the number of people who develop milder symptoms that go undiagnosed may be much higher. Flu Vaccine Complications While...
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  • Vaccine Court Payouts & Compensation Program Guide | Anapol WeissThe Vaccine Injury Compensation & Payouts Program Explained

    May 29, 2020

    Vaccine court payouts were established to compensate the victims of injuries caused by vaccines, relieve the burden on state and federal legal systems, and restore consumer confidence in common childhood vaccines. Cases are heard by a special division within the United States Court of Federal Claims, and vaccine court cases provide a route for victims to be compensated for the injuries they or a loved one have received. This program is helpful, but only if your...
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  • How Does Vaccine Court Work?

    Feb 8, 2016

    Severe vaccine injuries are rare and are often no one’s fault, but victims and their families could have a lifetime of bills resulting from a vaccine reaction. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) was established as an accessible and efficient forum for those people to seek compensation for their injuries. Hiring a Vaccine Injury Lawyer Victims are not required to have attorney representation, but a qualified vaccine injury lawyer will navigate the complex legal process on their behalf at no cost to the...
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  • The Sudden and Painful Effects of Brachial Neuritis after a Vaccine

    Jan 28, 2016

    Brachial neuritis is an extremely painful condition that’s exacerbated by the simplest of movements. A person who develops brachial neuritis after a vaccine can suffer intense pain for a few hours up to several weeks, but low-grade pain and arm weakness may persist for up to a year. The condition, which is also known as neuralgic amyotrophy or Parsonage-Turner syndrome, can develop days or weeks after a person receives a vaccine such as: Tetanus (such as DTaP, DTP, DT,...
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  • Filing Deadlines for Vaccine Claims

    Jan 26, 2016

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration has set time limits for vaccine reaction victims and their families to be eligible for compensation. It is therefore very important to contact a vaccine lawyer as soon as possible if you or a loved one suffered a rare adverse reaction to a vaccine. The sooner victims file a vaccine injury claim, the sooner they can protect their rights and obtain compensation for an...
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  • Vaccine Encephalopathy

    Jan 21, 2016

    Encephalopathy is a medical emergency that requires hospitalization. It’s a life-threatening condition that’s traumatic not only for the victim, but also for the people who see it happen. Young children with acute encephalopathy may suffer a seizure or lose consciousness, or they may be unable to respond to their environment or even make eye contact with familiar people or things. Aside from the short- and long-term health problems and disabilities people may suffer as a result of vaccine induced...
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  • When a Flu Vaccine Allergic Reaction is Life-Threatening

    Jan 14, 2016

    Vaccines save lives and protect us from the spread of disease, especially during flu season. People are vaccinated every day without problems, but a serious vaccine injury can occur on very rare occasions. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening, whole-body reaction that can start minutes or hours after a person receives a vaccination. It’s a medical emergency that requires immediate action. This rare but severe allergic reaction to a flu vaccine — and numerous other vaccines — is often...
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