How to Choose a Vaccine Injury Attorney:

Differences between Vaccine Injury Lawyer and Personal Injury Lawyer

How to Choose a Vaccine Injury Attorney

If you’re experiencing a vaccine injury, you want the best attorney on your side representing you. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right type of attorney. There are several key differences between Vaccine Injury Attorneys and Personal Injury Lawyers. Take a look at the differences, check out our attorney bios, and see who you think would be best to represent you. 

Hiring a local personal injury lawyer is not the best idea for a vaccine injury; they usually handle insurance and liability issues involving various types of accidents. However, vaccine injury cases are tightly focused on issues as they relate to medical science, immunology, and neurology.

Vaccine Injury Attorneys have Experience Filing Vaccine Cases in the Court of Federal Claims 

Vaccine injury attorneys practice exclusively in the Court of Federal Claims in a highly technical and specialized area of practice. 

  • We are licensed to practice law in the United States Court of Federal Claims
  • There are very few Vaccine Injury Attorneys in the United States because the area of law is highly specialized
  • The vaccine injury team at mctlaw only represents people in vaccine injury cases
  • We have more than twenty years of experience working in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
  • Our attorneys train other lawyers in how to represent people in vaccine injury claims

Personal Injury Lawyers may be Inexperienced with Vaccine Cases

Personal injury lawyers deal primarily with injuries from accidents and liability and insurance dilemmas. This area of practice is vastly different from the specialization needed to file vaccine claims in the Court of Federal Claims. Below are reasons why you should not hire a personal injury attorney to represent you in a vaccine injury claim.

  • Personal injury lawyers typically only practice in local and state courts
  • May not be licensed to practice law in the US Court of Federal Claims, where the Vaccine Court is based.
  • Takes injuries of all types, but usually due to an accident.
  • Most local personal injury lawyers have little to no experience in the Federal Vaccine Court.
  • The procedures in the Vaccine Court are very different from a personal injury case.

How mctlaw is Different from a Personal Injury Firm

At mctlaw, vaccine injury cases are what we do. We are experienced and have won more for our clients than any other firm in recent history. In fact, we won the largest settlement in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program’s history. 

Our Washington D.C. office is blocks away from Vaccine Court, and this makes it easy for us to stay on top of your case. Our long history of successfully advocating for our clients, and getting them the compensation they deserve. Call or email us for a free case review if you need a powerful advocate on your side. 

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My experience with mctlaw for my hip claim was remarkable, I found the communication to be outstanding. I also felt they did an excellent job setting expectations and then delivering on those stated expectations. From net amount, timing of the settlement, how much each related party would receive etc. they were outstanding. I would highly recommend them. They are very professional and set the bar in vaccine injury practice.


Five stars for mctlaw! Paralegal Leslie Williams did an outstanding job communicating with us and keeping us informed. Thanks for all the help.


I am excited to be receiving my final payment so I can put all this behind me. I am really grateful to everyone who played a part in getting me this well deserved settlement as my life has been negatively impacted over the years.


We cannot thank you enough for the services your firm has provided for Marie and I in our time of need. I could not have chosen a finer firm near or far to represent us.

John and Marie (Last Name Withheld for Privacy)

My first response is “Wow!” It has only been 11 months since I first heard of “SIRVA” and an HHS program that awarded compensation to its victims and only 7 months since MC&T accepted my case. I feel that your efforts on my part made all the difference.

A. Stoneburner

Thanks to you I am living comfortably in my own home with assistance. After my devastating GBS diagnosis from the flu vaccine six years ago, I didn’t know what to do. Thank goodness I found you and your law firm. Thank you so much!

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Alison is a phenomenal attorney… When she put together the demand letter she was able to explain what I had been through and how I had felt… I want to thank your firm but personally thank all that had a hand in resolving my case.

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The past 10 months have been a whirlwind to say the least but we are truly thankful, grateful and appreciative of …all you have done for our family. This is truly life changing for us. The weight that this lifts off of our shoulders and the peace of mind it will give us….its priceless. So again, thank you.

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Thank you so much. It was so nice to deal with someone who treated us with respect and had a true interest in our future. This would not have happened without your hard work. Please tell anyone who helped with this that we truly appreciate it.

Martin (Last Name Withheld)

I am so grateful for all of your time and tireless work that you have put into resolving my case. Most sincere thanks.


I just wanted to thank you for your help over the past 3 years…Thank you for negotiating with the DOJ in order to get as much as we could under the circumstance…It has been a pleasure having you and your wonderful staff here to assist me in this long and tedious effort.

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Thank you for all of your efforts all along to help resolve lifelong issues I will always have due to this defective implant. You have held my hand through a lot and each and everyone of you at MCT are appreciated for all of your efforts.

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Mr. Maglio, I want you to know the appreciation I have for Diana Stadelnikas and her team for the effort they have put into my wife’s claim! The settlement negotiation they achieved (in a very frustrating situation) is outstanding! While there’s a way to go yet, I want to assure you will they have my full confidence and gratitude to the finish! I know you must be proud of your people!


I thank you so much for your diligent and hard work on my behalf. You are a thoroughly professional and pleasant person and I am grateful for having you on my case.

Susan M.