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CORONAVIRUS: COVID-19 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION

Serious Side Effects from COVID-19 Vaccine?

More than 20 years experience helping people with vaccine injuries

Contact your doctor for medical advice about COVID-19 vaccine reactions.  

Attorneys for COVID-19 Vaccine Reactions

Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. is one of the few law firms in the country reviewing and representing people with COVID-19 vaccine injury cases. However, we cannot provide you with medical advice related to the Covid-19 vaccine

Learn about the compensation programs and legal options available if you have a severe reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Compensation For Injuries Caused by COVID-19 Vaccinations

There are 2 federal programs set up to compensate you if you have a severe reaction to vaccination: The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). Both programs offer payouts to people with severe injuries from a vaccine reaction, but the CICP is a secretive program that almost never compensates victims.

Right now, anyone with a COVID-19 vaccine injury must go through the ineffective Countermeasures program (CICP). But the attorneys at Maglio Christopher & Toale, PA are pushing the federal government to open up the long-established Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) to COVID-19 injury claims. 

We believe the VICP is the right place for these cases and filing COVID-19 reaction claims in the VICP is in the best interests of all Americans.

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has processed thousands of vaccine injury claims over 30 years, paying out billions of dollars in compensation. 

Claims in the VICP are decided in a federal court and you can appeal the decision up to the United States Supreme Court. You DO NOT have that right in the Countermeasures Program. The VICP is more transparent and it also pays all legal fees on behalf of people who file a claim.

Get a legal case review if you experienced a severe reaction after getting the
COVID-19 vaccine

The Countermeasures Program is a Mistake for COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

"Forcing people into the CICP is a tragic mistake that will erode confidence in COVID-19 vaccination. We need people to get this vaccination and know they will be well taken care of if tragedy strikes," says managing partner Altom M. Maglio.

Problems with the Countermeasures Compensation Program (CICP)

In addition to having no right to a judge and no right to an appeal, the CICP has many extreme limitations.

  • Claims must be filed within one year of vaccination, with no exceptions. For example, if you are in a coma for one year and one day and file a claim with the CICP the day you wake up, you are ineligible for the Countermeasures Program.
  • Federal courts are specifically not allowed to exercise any jurisdiction over the CICP, so even if the CICP violates its own rules, you cannot appeal.
  • The CICP only awards a portion of your lost wages from a COVID-19 vaccine injury, so you do not have the opportunity to recover as much in lost income.
  • The CICP does NOT award any money for pain and suffering

Countermeasures Injury Program Payouts are Rare

Between 2010 and 2020 the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) paid out only 29 people out of 446 people who filed claims, mostly for reactions to the H1N1 vaccine.

Meanwhile, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has awarded almost $4-billion dollars to nearly 7,500 people since 1989.

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) is the Right Program for COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccine reactions belong in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  It is the best chance to make sure anyone who has an unexpected reaction to the new COVID-19 vaccines can get financial help.  The Federal Vaccine Court has heard VICP claims for over 30 years. Using the $4-billion dollar VICP trust fund is the right compensation system for these claims.  

A 1985 United States House of Representatives Report clearly states the goal of the VICP is to “establish a Federal ‘no-fault’ compensation program under which awards can be made to vaccine-injured persons quickly, easily, and with certainty and generosity.”

Who Does the Countermeasures Vaccine Injury Program Hurt the Most?

The first people getting immunized with the approved COVID-19 vaccines are the elderly and healthcare workers. Right now, anyone from these groups who has a severe reaction to the COVID vaccinations will be forced into the Countermeasures program rather than the more transparent Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  This is a disservice to frontline workers and our seniors. 

Severe Reaction from the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Talk to our Vaccine Injury Legal Team to see if you we can help you file a claim.

No obligation and no pressure. 

Tracking COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Through VAERS 

 The United States’ Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) was created to detect serious side effects from vaccinations. It’s an early warning surveillance database meant to detect safety issues with vaccines.

Anyone in the public can submit a report to VAERS if they’ve had a bad reaction of any kind to a vaccine. VAERS staff tracks vaccine doses and connects them to reports of side effects in the massive database within days. It’s managed by the FDA and CDC. These agencies are already using VAERS data to track potential Covid-19 vaccine reactions from ongoing trials.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

We strongly believe people injured by COVID-19 vaccines should be able to file their case in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the United States Court of Federal Claims.

We are fighting to make sure our clients and all people who experience a rare but severe reaction to the COVID-19 have this right. Until then, the only alternative is the ineffective Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program.

Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. currently represents hundreds of vaccine injury patients across the United States in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Our attorneys have won hundreds of millions of dollars for our vaccine injury clients.  You can see our case results for yourself.

See How Much We've Won For Our Vaccine Injury Clients

20 years of experience representing people across the United States in some of the most medically complex vaccine injury cases.

Our Attorneys in the News

Altom Maglio interviewed by Bloomberg Law News

Bloomberg Law Article on Covid-19 Vaccine

Managing Partner, Altom Maglio, interviewed by Bloomberg over Covid-19 shot and the VICP. 

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Altom Maglio interviewed by CNBC

CNBC Article on Compensation for Rare COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

Altom Maglio, Managing Partner, interviewed by CNBC regarding limited compensation available for victims of covid vaccine injuries.

Altom Maglio interviewed by Bloomberg Law News

Bloomberg Law Article on VICP

Managing Partner, Altom Maglio, interviewed by Bloomberg over changes to the vaccine program and what it means for COVID injuries. 

Anne Toale Interviewed by WSB-TV in Atlanta

Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2 Story on CICP

WSB Channel 2 explains the difference between VICP and CICP and why the Countermeasures program is a black hole of secrecy.

POYNTER.org – SIRVA in News Briefs

“SIRVA is the vaccine injury you have never heard of- and there’s a ‘court’ for it.

Anne Toale Interviewed by USA TODAY

USA TODAY on Last Minute Changes to Vaccine Program

“‘The worst possible time’: HHS gives cold shoulder to victims of common vaccine injury.”
By Ken Alltucker

Anne Toale Interviewed by Fox 4 News

ABC 7 News Interview with Anne Toale and her Vaccine Injury Client

ABC 7 News Anchor Jacqueline Matter interviews Attorney Anne Toale and her former vaccine injury client Curtis Devlin about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Anne Toale Interviewed by Fox 4 News

Fox 4 News at 6pm – Kansas City

“Metro healthcare worker describes severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine.” Reporter: Kera Mashek

Anne Toale Interviewed by Bloomberg News

Bloomberg Article on COVID-19 Vaccine Compensation

“The Rush for a Vaccine Leaves Little Recourse for Anyone It Harms” By Valerie Bauman and Susan Decker
Anne Toale Interviewed by USA TODAY

USA TODAY Article on CICP

“Government program tapped to pay for COVID-19 vaccine injuries rarely sides with consumers.” By Ken Alltucker

Anne Toale Interviewed by Associated Press

Associated Press Article on CICP

“Rare vaccine injury claims steered to obscure federal office.”  By Bernard Condon and Matt Sedensky

Anne Toale Interviewed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Associated Press Article on CICP

“Can your employer make you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Legal experts say the answer is yes.”  By Bruce Vielmetti
Altom Maglio Interviewed by network news crew

CNBC Interview About CICP

Attorney Altom Maglio interviewed on camera for an upcoming network news story on the pitfalls of the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program and why the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is the right place for COVID-19 claims.

Altom Maglio Featured Speaker

Continuing Legal Education & Training Webinar

Attorney Altom Maglio’s presentation: Legal Issues Raised from Adverse Medical Side-Effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Content Reviewed by Anne Carrión Toale - Vaccine Injury Lawyer

Anne Carrión Toale
Anne Carrión Toale, Esq. is a vaccine injury attorney at Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. Anne helps vaccine injury clients get compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) before the Vaccine Court in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Toale has served as past President of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, where she provided education and assistance to other attorneys throughout the United States practicing in the area of vaccine injury compensation.