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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.
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The Countermeasures Program is a Mistake for COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries
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.
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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.
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Our Attorneys in the News
Bloomberg Law Article on Covid-19 Vaccine
Managing Partner, Altom Maglio, interviewed by Bloomberg over Covid-19 shot and the VICP.
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.
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.
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.
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
ABC 7 News Interview with Anne Toale and her Vaccine Injury Client
Fox 4 News at 6pm – Kansas City
“Metro healthcare worker describes severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine.” Reporter: Kera Mashek
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
USA TODAY Article on CICP
“Government program tapped to pay for COVID-19 vaccine injuries rarely sides with consumers.” By Ken Alltucker
Associated Press Article on CICP
“Rare vaccine injury claims steered to obscure federal office.” By Bernard Condon and Matt Sedensky
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
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.
Continuing Legal Education & Training Webinar
Attorney Altom Maglio’s presentation: Legal Issues Raised from Adverse Medical Side-Effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine