Attorney Altom Maglio to Speak at European International Legal Conference About the Benefits and Pitfalls of the U.S. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Attorney Altom M. Maglio of mctlaw, the leading vaccine injury law firm in the United States, is a featured speaker at the 2021 Pan European Organisation for Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) Annual Conference in Malaga, Spain later this week. His presentation focuses on how serious reactions to vaccinations are compensated in the United States.
Reflecting on his invitation to address the PEOPIL International Legal Conference, Mr. Maglio said, “It’s important to share information about the benefits and pitfalls of the U.S. Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) with colleagues in Europe as they investigate statutory ways to compensate vaccine injured citizens.”
Vaccine reactions are extremely rare; however, a small number of people do suffer from serious side effects. The United States created the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to financially assist people who are severely injured while also protecting vaccine manufacturers from litigation that could jeopardize the production of life-saving immunizations.
Mr. Maglio will discuss the structure of the VICP; its funding through a tax on vaccine administration; and the legal requirements for a person to qualify for compensation. Mr. Maglio also explains how a separate and highly secretive program created in the U.S. to compensate COVID-19 vaccine injuries is failing its citizens. “It is an administrative black hole with no legal representation, no ability to appeal a decision, and a history of denied claims,” says Maglio.
Mr. Maglio began representing clients in the VICP in the United States Court of Federal more than 22 years ago. He won the Vaccine Court’s highest ever financial award on behalf of an infant who was profoundly injured by a childhood vaccine. Maglio’s law firm, mctlaw, has won hundreds of millions of dollars for its clients in the VICP. “My personal practice involves representing plaintiffs in the United States who are regretfully injured by medical products such as vaccinations, hip replacements, drugs, and other complex litigation,” adds Maglio.
The 2021 Annual Conference of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) will be held in Malaga, Spain on Oct. 14-16. PEOPIL is a non-profit group with the purpose of improving and promoting judicial cooperation and mutual knowledge of legal and judicial systems of European jurisdictions in the field of personal injury law.