Attorneys With the Medical Knowledge to Understand Your Vaccine Injury Case
Vaccinations have eradicated many harmful diseases in the United States. For instance, polio, a disease that once claimed many lives, is virtually nonexistent in the United States today due to vaccinations. There is no question that vaccines have saved lives and prevented disease. Vaccinations, however, are not without risk. While very few people suffer injuries from vaccinations, there are those who suffer debilitating injuries that require lifelong care.
If you have reason to believe that you or your child has been injured by a vaccine, it is important to seek experienced legal counsel. Vaccine injury claims involve a number of unique issues. Therefore, it is important to have a lawyer who has experience handling these types of claims. The law firm of Britcher Leone, LLC, with offices in Glen Rock and Morristown, New Jersey, serves individuals and families of those who have suffered an injury and/or death due to vaccines.
Flu Vaccines Can Cause Side Effects and Injury
Every year, health care professionals urge people to get flu vaccines. Although vaccines have been instrumental in eradicating disease, they sometimes cause side effects and carry risk of injury for a small percentage of the population. In recognition of injuries caused by vaccines, the National Vaccine Compensation Program was enacted by Congress to compensate those injured or harmed by routine vaccinations.
In connection with flu vaccines, one type of injury that sometimes occurs is Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). This disorder results in damaged nerve cells, muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. Triggering causes of Guillain-Barré syndrome have been identified as:
- Respiratory illness
- A flu virus
Have you or your child become ill with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) or any other serious illness as a result of a flu or any other vaccine? Britcher Leone, LLC, urges you to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Our lawyers are prepared to analyze the known facts to see if you have a viable claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which entertains all injuries associated with specified vaccines.
We successfully prosecuted a claim on behalf of a Brooklyn girl who suffers from seizures and developmental disabilities as a result of a whole-cell DTP vaccination. The life care plan will provide in excess of $8 million in present value benefits to our client and $40 million in payments if the child lives to age 76.
For Some, Vaccine Reactions Can Be Debilitating and Even Deadly
Vaccinations are important to public health and society as a whole. Vaccinations are required for children to enter school, as well as for many adults who work in health care and the public sector. While vaccines are generally safe, for some people there are severe and debilitating reactions to routine vaccinations and even death. In recognition of the potential for such reactions, Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVIC). The NVIC requires all vaccine-related injury or death claims to be pursued through the compensation program. Civil suits are not permitted.