When dangerous vaccines cause serious illness or injury, those who suffered harm have a right to compensation for damages under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). This program was created by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder PC, are well versed in the specifics of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Few law firms can match our experience in filing these claims or the results we have achieved for clients injured by dangerous vaccines.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the VICP was established to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs, and establish and maintain an accessible and efficient forum for individuals found to be injured by certain vaccines. The vaccines covered by the program include:
- Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, Td, or TT)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
- Hepatitis A (HAV)
- Hepatitis B (HBV)
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Influenza (TIV, LAIV)
- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR, MR, M, R)
- Meningococcal (MCV4, MPSV4)
- Polio (OPV or IPV)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV)
- Rotavirus (RV)
- Varicella (VZV)
- Any combination of the vaccines above
Are You Eligible?
To be eligible for compensation under the VICP, the injuries caused by the vaccine must have:
- Lasted for more than six months after the vaccine was given; or
- Resulted in a hospital stay and surgery; or
- Resulted in death
Other deadlines and requirements apply. To learn if you or your child may be eligible for compensation under this act or through a traditional pharmaceutical liability claim, please contact our law firm as soon as possible to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.
From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our lawyers represent people throughout the state who were injured by dangerous vaccines and other defective products.