Court Awards $40 Million in Childhood Vaccine Injury Case

GLEN ROCK AND PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY, APRIL 25, 2000

Court Awards $40 Million in Childhood Vaccine Injury Case

The Parties to a National Vaccine Compensation Claim today agreed not to seek a review and to accept a decision dated March 31, 2000, by Special Master Laura Millman of the United States Court of Federal Claims awarding a life-care plan which will pay $40 Million through age 76 to a Brooklyn girl who requires constant medical attention for her developmental disabilities and seizures that resulted from a whole-cell DTP vaccination. Certified Civil Trial Attorney E. Drew Britcher, a partner in the Glen Rock law firm Britcher Leone, LLC, successfully prosecuted this case involving complex medical issues. According to Mr. Britcher, the plan will provide in excess of $8 million in present value benefits and $40 million in benefits, if the child lives to age 76.

The law firm of Britcher Leone, LLC unites the professions of medicine and law to help victims of physicians' malpractice and serious personal injury restore their future and the future of their families. Britcher is a member of both the New Jersey and New York Bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Federal Court of Claims. He is a published author on issues of Medical Malpractice and Product Liability Law and is the Secretary of the Association of Trial Lawyers - New Jersey Chapter.

Armand Leone, Jr., MD, JD, a partner in the firm, is both an attorney and a physician, Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiology and a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine.