About the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
While vaccine reactions are rare, they do happen. There is money available from the Federal Government if you’ve had a severe reaction to a vaccination in Pennsylvania.
Congress established the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) in 1986 to offer financial payouts to people who experience severe injuries after vaccination. The VICP has paid billions of dollars in compensation to thousands of people across the country.
For patients in Pennsylvania, the VICP offers financial assistance in the unlikely event of a severe vaccine reaction.
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How do I File a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Claim in Pennsylvania?
The first step for Pennsylvanians to file a vaccine injury claim is to hire an attorney who is licensed to practice in the Vaccine Court. The vaccine injury lawyers at mctlaw file your case and submit all evidence to the court. Our team represents you throughout the process and advocates on your behalf, consulting with your doctors and outside experts when necessary. Whether you or your loved one received the vaccine as an adult, child, or a senior citizen, you can seek compensation if the vaccine’s adverse effects meet the criteria set forth by the VICP.
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. See the list of covered vaccines below.
- 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.
If you believe you meet this criteria, our team of vaccine injury lawyers can assess your case and handle the claim process on your behalf, with no cost to you.
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Our Case Results for Pennsylvania Vaccine Injuries
The vaccine injury attorneys at mctlaw have won over $13 million for our injured vaccine clients in Pennsylvania over the last few years. The average amount of compensation per client in Pennsylvania is $444,807.
Severe vaccine reactions experienced by our clients include:
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
- Transverse Myelitis
- Disseminated Encephalomyelopathy (ADEM)
- Acute Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalomyelitis (AHLE)
- Spinal Cord Myelitis
- Aplastic Anemia
These reactions can be severe and life changing, and even ending, for the people who experience them. Our experienced attorneys are committed to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients.
Why Hire mctlaw for Your Pennsylvania Vaccine Injury Case?
- The lawyers at mctlaw have nearly 25 years of experience practicing in the Vaccine Court and represent clients in all 50 states.
- Our legal team has won more than $300 million in compensation for our clients in the program.
- We’ve also won the highest single financial award in the history of the vaccine program for one of our clients.
- You can view a selection of our case results, with over 700 successful outcomes for our vaccine injury clients.
- Proven track record of representing residents of Pennsylvania in the VICP
Do I Need to Hire an Attorney in Pennsylvania?
ALL vaccine claims in Pennsylvania must be submitted to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which is also known as the Vaccine Court.
These cases are not handled at the local or state courthouses in your city or state.
All vaccine injury claims must be filed in Washington, D.C.by attorneys who are members of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar.
The VICP website lists 202 vaccine injury lawyers practicing across the entire United States and 10 of those lawyers are from mctlaw.
It’s more important to hire an attorney with experience in the VICP than hiring a lawyer close to your location. A lawyer who regularly practices in the VICP will give you the best chance of getting compensation through the program.
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.
What Vaccines are Covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?
The following is a list of vaccinations covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program:
- 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 in Pennsylvania
Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is frequently linked to the flu vaccine. In this disorder, the patient’s immune system mistakenly targets its own peripheral nervous system. Symptoms of GBS often start as a tingling sensation in the hands and feet, gradually moving inward until complete paralysis occurs. These symptoms typically arise within a few days to several weeks after vaccination, with the most common peak observed around one to two weeks after receiving the vaccine.
GBS exhibits similarities to Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), a condition where the body’s immune system progressively damages the peripheral nerves. Moreover, GBS shares characteristics with Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP), where the body attacks the myelin sheath surrounding the nerves.
SIRVA in Pennsylvania
SIRVA (Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration) encompasses a range of conditions that occur when a vaccine is incorrectly injected into the shoulder, either too high or too deep. Surprisingly, even with proper administration, shoulder injuries can still happen.
SIRVA shoulder injuries can cause intense and persistent pain, restricting the shoulder’s range of motion and potentially leading to shoulder-related issues like Adhesive Capsulitis, torn rotator cuff, or Frozen Shoulder Syndrome. If you suspect SIRVA or any shoulder injury related to vaccine administration, seeking prompt medical attention is essential for accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Download Our Guide to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
- 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
- Medical records needed
Content Reviewed by Danielle Strait – Vaccine Injury Lawyer
Danielle Strait joined mctlaw as an attorney in 2012 and represents clients across the country in vaccine injury compensation claims. Although based in mctlaw’s Seattle office, Ms. Strait previously worked in the Firm’s Washington, DC location. Danielle spent three years serving as a federal judicial law clerk before joining mctlaw.
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