Glendale Vaccine Injury Attorney
Vaccines should serve to prevent those who receive them from transmitting illnesses. Many vaccines even guard against individuals being infected with certain illnesses in the first place.
Often, vaccines serve their purpose effectively and safely. However, there are instances when vaccines can cause harm. This is more common than many are aware of.
Hopefully, you or a member of your family will never be injured or otherwise harmed as a result of getting a vaccine. If this does happen, though, it’s important to be familiar with your legal options. It may be possible to recover compensation for various losses associated with an injury.
Recovering the compensation for which you may be eligible is difficult if you try to handle your case alone. To optimize your chances of securing what you may be owed, enlist the help of an expert at Baghdaserians Law Group, Inc. Our Glendale vaccine injury attorneys are prepared to offer the effective representation you deserve.
What You Need to Know About Recovering Compensation for Vaccine Injuries in California
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) offers those who have been injured due to receiving vaccines a means of pursuing compensation for their medical bills and other such losses. Their loved ones can pursue compensation on their behalf if a vaccination resulted in a victim’s death. Examples of vaccines the program includes are:
- Hepatitis B vaccines
- Vaccines with dangerous levels of live poliovirus
- MMR vaccines
- Vaccines containing tetanus toxoid
- Rotavirus vaccines
That is not an exhaustive list. If you’re not sure whether your specific circumstances grant you justification to seek compensation through the VICP, consult with the specialists at our Glendale vaccine injury law firm. We will review the details of your case and explain your legal options.
How Seeking Compensation Through the VICP Works
The process of recovering compensation through the VICP is somewhat unique when compared to other types of personal injury and medical malpractice cases. The government established the VICP as a federal program in the 1980s when an abundance of civil lawsuits resulted in the possibility of vaccine shortages.
Seeking compensation through the VICP involves these steps:
- Filing a petition with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims;
- Allowing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to review the claim in order to make a preliminary determination regarding whether a claimant is eligible for compensation;
- Presenting the claim to a “special master” appointed by the court who will evaluate the evidence (a hearing is often involved so both parties can present said evidence) and determine both if a claimant should be compensated and how much compensation they should receive;
- If the court decides to award compensation, it will order the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to pay a claimant.
This can be a challenging process to navigate on your own. You need to gather substantial evidence indicating you deserve compensation. A lawyer can help you do so.
Contact a Glendale Vaccine Injury Lawyer Today
At Baghdaserians Law Group, Inc., our Glendale vaccine injury attorneys are dedicated to ensuring those who have been harmed after receiving vaccinations recover fair compensation for their losses and damages. To learn more about how we can help, call us today at 626-460-9525 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.