National Vaccine Injury Lawyers
Most often, adults and children around the world are safely vaccinated everyday against diseases and illnesses. However, sometimes rare, severe, and debilitating reactions to vaccinations happen. As a result, Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP); to help victims of adverse vaccine reactions. MCT Law helps those people get financial compensation from the NVICP. And we do this at NO COST to you.
What Makes Us Different?
- MCT Law helped more clients get compensation in the past 3 years than ANY OTHER LAW FIRM in the United States.
- Our attorneys obtained the largest single financial award for a client in the vaccine program’s history.
- Our lawyers represent clients in all 50 states and have done so for almost 20 years.
- We successfully helped hundreds of clients get compensation through the vaccine injury program. See the evidence in our case results.
How Our Vaccine Injury Lawyers Help You
Our Law Firm Pays any Additional Costs of Litigating Your Case
We pay the out of pocket costs of litigating your case, such as expert physician fees, medical records copying charges, filing fees, and other costs. Then, at the end of the case, we seek repayment of those costs from the Vaccine Court, not from you.
There is NO COST to Hire Our Vaccine Injury Law Firm
Our legal fees are NOT taken out of any of your monetary award. You keep 100% of your compensation. We do not take a percentage of your compensation. Instead, our legal fees are paid separately and directly by the United States Court of Federal Claims at the end of the case.
Our Vaccine Lawyers Meet With You in Person
Whenever possible, one of our attorneys will travel to meet with you and your family at or near your home, anywhere in the United States. Additionally, if your case goes to trial, we will likely meet with you several more times to help prepare you for testifying.
If Your Case Goes to Trial, The Trial Should Take Place Close to Where You Live
When Congress created the Vaccine Injury Program, one of the legislative compromises was that the Court travels to injured patients to hear their case. This also makes it easier for your doctors to attend and testify on your behalf at trial, if necessary.
Personal Injury Lawyer vs. Vaccine Injury Attorney
Personal injury attorneys typically do NOT handle vaccine injury cases
Vaccine injury compensation is a very specialized type of Federal litigation involving complex legal, medical, and scientific issues. Our vaccine injury attorneys proudly represent clients in obtaining compensation for vaccine injuries, and have done so over the past 20 years.
ALL vaccine claims must go to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (Vaccine Court) in Washington, D.C.
These are not “local” cases. An attorney in your area cannot file these cases in your local or state courthouse. These cases must be filed in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims by attorneys who are members of the Court of Federal Claims Bar.
Our attorneys specialize in vaccine injury cases
Because vaccine injury litigation is a very specialized area of practice, there are few attorneys in the United States who do it. Our vaccine attorneys exclusively focus on this area.
MCTLaw won more compensation for vaccine injuries in recent years than ANY other law firm in the United States
Read our client’s case results here and see actual award amounts.
Our Washington, DC office is 3 blocks away from the Federal Vaccine Court
This proximity makes it easy for your attorneys to manage your case and represent you efficiently.
Adverse Reaction After a Vaccine?
Which Vaccines are Covered?
Tetanus Toxoid-Containing Vaccines – DTaP, Tdap, DTP-Hib, DT, Td, TT
Pertussis Antigen-Containing Vaccines – DTaP, Tdap, DTP, P, DTP-Hib
Measles, Mumps and 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 – Engerix-B, Recombivax HB, Twinrix
Hemophilus Influenzaie – Type B Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccines
Varicella Vaccine – Varivax Chickenpox Virus Vaccine, ProQuad
Rotavirus Vaccine – Rota Teq
Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines – Prevnar
Hepatitis A Vaccines – Havrix, VAQTA, Twinrix
Trivalent Influenza Vaccines – FluMist, FluShield, Fluvirin, Fluzone, Afluria
Meningococcal Vaccines – Meningococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine (
MPSV4), Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4), Menactra
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines – Gardasil, Cervarix
Polio Inactivated Virus – IPV
Which Vaccines are NOT Covered?
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV, PPV)
Herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine
Currently, there is more than $3 billion available in a federal trust fund to compensate people with vaccine injuries. Americans with vaccine injuries have already received more than $2 billion in compensation since 1988. Find out more about how the program works and if you qualify.
Filing a vaccine claim is a complicated and adversarial process. Vaccine Cases are NOT typical personal injury cases. Your vaccine lawyer needs to be a member Court of Federal Claims Bar and should also be highly experienced in litigating vaccine injury cases before the Vaccine Court.
COMMON VACCINE REACTIONS & DISORDERS
Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or GBS, happens when the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system. The symptoms of GBS begin anywhere form one day to several weeks after a vaccination.
Transverse Myelitis, or TM, is a neurological disorder that is sometimes triggered by vaccination. It involves inflammation across the spinal cord that can lead to weakness, numbness, and even paralysis.
This adverse reaction causes swelling of the nerves that send signals from the spine to the shoulders, arms, and fingers and leads to muscle weakness and atrophy. Brachial Neuritis is often triggered by the DTaP, Influenza and Hepatitis B vaccines.
Also known as Optic Neuritis, NMO, or Devic’s disease, it affects the myelin surrounding the optic nerve and spinal cord. Research shows a possible link between NMO and the Flu vaccine and the HPV vaccine.
Narcolepsy is when people fall asleep suddenly and unexpectedly during the daytime. Research finds a link between the H1N1 flu shot and the disorder.
SIRVA - Shoulder Injury Resulting from Vaccine Administration
This complication is shoulder pain caused by the vaccine injection itself. SIRVA is most common after getting a flu shot because the injection is given near the deltoid muscle.
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy, or CIDP, is an autoimmune disease similar to GBS, however the effects come on more slowly and typically last longer. CIDP is known to be triggered by the flu shot, DTaP, Hepatits B, and the MMR vaccines.
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, is an acute attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is often the first diagnosis, but ADEM also has symptoms of encephalitis.
Dermatomyositis or Juvenile Dermatomyositis
An extremely rare condition where the body’s own immune system attacks blood vessels in the skin and muscles. It’s believed JDM is triggered by an external factor, including vaccination.
Intussusception & Rotavirus
This is a type of intestinal blockage that can cut off blood supply to the intestinal tract. Medical studies have found a link between Intussusception and the rotavirus vaccine.
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura, or ITP, is a disorder where the body destroys its own platelets. According to the CDC, there is some concern that the MMR vaccine is associated with an increased incidence of ITP.
OTHER POSSIBLE INJURIES
Meet Our Vaccine Injury Attorneys
Brenton Elswick, Esq.
Alison H. Haskins, Esq.
Theodore J. Hong, Esq.
Isaiah R. Kalinowski, Esq.
Altom M. Maglio, Esq.
Jessica Olins, Esq.
Diana Stadelnikas, Esq.
Danielle Strait, Esq.
Anne Carrión Toale, Esq.
Joseph A. Vuckovich, Esq.
Amber Wilson, Ph.D., Esq.
Vaccine Injury News
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