Pasadena Vaccine Injury Attorney
Vaccines are meant to guard against harm. When a vaccine works as intended, it can prevent a recipient from transmitting a communicable illness, and may even prevent a recipient from contracting the said illness.
However, it’s important to be aware that vaccines sometimes cause injury or even death. While this is not necessarily meant to discourage you from getting vaccinated, it is meant to alert you to your legal options if you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of being vaccinated. Through a Federal government program, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses.
Consult with an expert at Baghdaserians Law Group, Inc. to learn more. Our Pasadena vaccine injury attorneys are particularly qualified to represent you. We will review the details of your case, determine if you have grounds to seek compensation, and, should you decide to hire us, offer professional and reliable assistance every step of the way.
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: What You Need to Know
In the 1980s, the Federal government recognized that civil lawsuits against vaccine companies and health care providers had the potential to cause a serious problem: vaccine shortages. To guard against this, the government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Most personal injury or medical malpractice claims are filed with the insurer of the negligent party who caused a victim’s injury or death. This is not the case when a victim or their loved ones seek compensation due to a vaccine injury. The process of recovering compensation through the VICP involves these steps:
- A claimant files a petition with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.
- The medical staff of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will review the petition. Their goal is to confirm if the petition meets certain criteria. After their review, the team will agree upon a preliminary recommendation.
- The U.S. Department of Justice will generate a report based on the analysis of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services team.
- A court-appointed “special master” will determine whether a victim deserves to be compensated after reviewing the report. This step of the process may also involve hearings during which the parties involved can present their evidence.
- If it is decided that a victim deserves compensation, the court will determine how much compensation is appropriate given the injuries and losses of the victim and will order the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to award said compensation accordingly.
There is no guarantee that you will recover compensation when you file a petition. You need to present strong evidence to prove you deserve to be compensated. Gathering and presenting said evidence is much easier when you have a qualified Pasadena vaccine injury lawyer on your side.
Contact a Pasadena Vaccine Injury Attorney Today
Do you believe you are eligible for compensation because you or a loved one was harmed after receiving a vaccination? If so, our team at Baghdaserians Law Group, Inc., is prepared to offer aggressive representation on your behalf. Contact us online or call us today at 626-460-9525 to schedule your free case evaluation.