Court Awards $40 Million in Childhood Vaccine Injury Case
GLEN ROCK AND MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY, APRIL 25, 2000
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 & Sergio, 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 & Sergio, 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.