The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for New York Residents
Vaccine reactions are incredibly rare, but unexpected side effects can happen and cause injuries. For people in New York who may experience severe vaccine reactions, help is available.
Congress created the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in 1986 over concerns about vaccine shortages because of lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers. The VICP trust fund has since provided billions of dollars in payouts to thousands of people who have suffered adverse reactions to vaccines. For New Yorkers, the VICP offers reassurance that in the rare event of a serious vaccine reaction, financial assistance is accessible.
COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries are NOT covered by the VICP.
How do I File a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Claim in New York?
If you live in New York, received a vaccine covered by the VICP, and believe that you were injured by the vaccine, you can file a claim for compensation. The VICP ensures that people in New York who experienced adverse reactions to vaccines have access to financial support and assistance.
As a New Yorker filing a vaccine injury claim, you should know that there is no age restriction for eligibility. Whether you or your loved one received the vaccine as an adult, child, or a senior citizen, you have the right to pursue compensation if the vaccine’s adverse effects meet the VICP’s criteria.
To be eligible to file a claim, the effects of the vaccine injury must meet the following criteria:
- The vaccine must be covered by the VICP.
- The claim must be filed before the VICP’s eligibility deadline.
- The effects of the injury must last for more than 6 months after receiving the vaccine, or
- Result in a hospital stay and surgery, or
- Result in death.
It’s important to understand that the VICP offers support to New Yorkers and their families facing the challenges of vaccine-related injuries. If you believe you qualify for compensation under the VICP, our vaccine injury lawyers can review your case and file a claim on your behalf at no cost to you.
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Common Vaccine Injuries in New York State
These are the most common vaccine injuries we represent for our New York clients:
- SIRVA – Shoulder Injury Resulting from Vaccine Administration
- GBS – Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Parsonage Turner Syndrome
- CIDP – Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Brachial Neuritis
- Psoriasiform Dermatitis
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- TM – Transverse Myelitis
- Radial Nerve Injury
- Kleine-Levin Syndrome
- Sequential Peripheral Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Case Result Settlement Amounts for New York Vaccine Injuries
Our experienced vaccine injury attorneys have won millions of dollars for our New York state clients in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. You can review our case results by clicking the graphic below.
Vaccines Covered by the VICP
The following is a list of vaccinations covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. If a vaccine is NOT listed below, then it is NOT covered by the VICP. COVID-19 Vaccines are NOT covered:
- Seasonal Flu Shot
- Tetanus Toxoid-Containing Vaccines – DTaP, Tdap, DTP-Hib, DT, Td, TT
- Pertussis Antigen-Containing Vaccines – DTaP, Tdap, DTP, P, DTP-Hib
- Measles, Mumps & Rubella Virus-Containing Vaccines in any Combination – MMR, MR, M, R
- Rubella Virus-Containing Vaccines – MMR, MR, R
- Measles Virus-Containing Vaccines – MMR, MR, M
- Polio Live Virus Vaccines – OPV
- Hepatitis B Antigen-Containing Vaccines
- Haemophilus Influenzae – Type B Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccines
- Varicella Vaccine – Chickenpox Virus Vaccine
- Rotavirus Vaccine
- Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines
- Hepatitis A Vaccines
- Meningococcal Vaccines – Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (MPSV4), Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines
- Polio Inactivated Virus – IPV
Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Vaccine Injuries
Guillain-Barré Syndrome is commonly attributed to the flu vaccine. It’s a disorder that triggers the patient’s immune system to attack its own peripheral nervous system. Symptoms of GBS start with a tingling sensation in the hands and feed and move inward until it causes complete paralysis. These symptoms start anywhere from a few days to several weeks following vaccination, with the typical peak occurring around one to two weeks after the vaccine administration.
GBS is similar to Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) which is when the body’s immune system slowly destroys the peripheral nerves. It’s also similar to Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP), where the body attacks the myelin sheath surrounding nerves.
Shoulder Injury Resulting from Vaccine Administration or SIRVA
SIRVA refers to a number of conditions that happen when a vaccine is incorrectly injected into the shoulder, either too high or too deep. Surprisingly, these shoulder injuries can even happen when a vaccine is appropriately administered. This injury can cause intense and persistent pain, restricting the shoulder’s range of motion and leading to shoulder-related issues like Adhesive Capsulitis, torn rotator cuff, or Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. If you suspect SIRVA or a vaccine administration-related shoulder injury you should see a doctor soon for treatment and diagnosis.
Transverse Myelitis and Vaccine Injuries
Transverse myelitis, also known as TM, is a neurological condition resulting from inflammation or swelling of the spinal cord. The spinal cord transmits messages to the brain, which then communicates with the nerves throughout the body. However, in the case of Transverse Myelitis, this communication is disrupted, leading to sensory impairment, including pain, weakness, numbness, paralysis, and loss of function in the lower body.
Brachial Neuritis and Vaccine Injuries
Brachial Neuritis is a condition characterized by the inflammation and swelling of nerve bundles that transmit signals from the spine to the entire arm. Brachial neuritis starts out as sudden and intense pain or burning in the shoulder and upper arm. Over the course of a few weeks, the persistent pain goes away, and muscle weakness or atrophy in the upper arm becomes prominent.
How Can mctlaw Attorneys Represent New York Residents in Vaccine Injury Lawsuits?
- Mctlaw has represented more clients in obtaining vaccine injury compensation over the past 5 years than any other law firm in the United States.
- Our attorneys secured the largest single financial award in the history of the vaccine program for one of our clients.
- We have practiced in the Vaccine Court for nearly 25 years.
- Our lawyers represent clients in all 50 states.
- You can review more than 700 of our vaccine injury clients’ case results
Why You Should Not Hire a New York Personal Injury Lawyer to Represent You in a Vaccine Injury Claim
- ALL vaccine claims must go before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (Vaccine Court) in Washington, D.C. These are not “local” cases.
- An attorney in your city cannot file these cases in your local or state courthouse.
- These claims must be filed in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by attorneys who are members of the US Court of Federal Claims Bar.
- Hiring a personal injury lawyer near you is less important than hiring a vaccine injury lawyer with experience in the VICP.
Having Trouble Deciding Who Will Represent You in Your Vaccine Case?
We make it easy with our simple guide to choosing the right lawyer for your vaccine case.
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- Learn how the vaccine injury attorneys can help you
- Find out who is eligible to file a claim
- What vaccines are covered
- How to choose a vaccine injury lawyer
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Content Reviewed by Diana Stadelnikas – Vaccine Injury Lawyer
Diana L. Stadelnikas is a lawyer who represents vaccine injury clients and families across the United States. She is admitted to the Florida Bar and is a member of the bar of the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC. Ms. Stadelnikas has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. Diana was part of a pioneering team of pediatric surgical nurses at West Virginia University Medical Center.
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