HELP THAT WON’T COST YOU A DIME FOR VACCINE INJURIES
By David C. Harman, Burg Simpson Shareholder
Undoubtedly, vaccines have been hugely beneficial to our society. They prevent most people from getting serious, and potentially deadly, illnesses such as measles, mumps, hepatitis A, and diphtheria, just to name a few. Most people who get vaccinated do not suffer serious side effects from the vaccine. However, in rare cases, a vaccine can cause very serious problems. Thankfully, Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Program to provide financial compensation to those injured by certain vaccines.
The National Vaccine Injury Program covers most vaccines routinely given in the United States. For example, the program covers vaccines for the seasonal flu, measles, mumps, pertussis, and tetanus. Illnesses that have been associated with vaccines include Guillain-Barre, shoulder injuries, and encephalopathy.
In passing the National Vaccine Injury Program, Congress wanted to make sure that those harmed by vaccines did not have to pay attorneys’ fees, so they provided for attorneys’ fees through the program. This means that if we represent you in a vaccine case, you will not owe us a dime. Additionally, the Vaccine Program is a faster and less adversarial process than traditional litigation.
The one downside to the National Vaccine Injury Program is that if you are injured by a vaccine, you have a short time in which to bring your claims. Therefore, if you or a loved one has been injured by a vaccine, contact one of the experienced attorneys at Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office today. Our award-winning, compassionate attorneys would be happy to discuss your potential claim. Call 1-800-713-9340 or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.