Vaccine Related Injuries

What to Do if You Suspect a Vaccine Injury

Vaccines are important and have been responsible for saving countless lives in history. They help prevent serious illness and death. Without vaccines, we’d still be regularly dealing with things like whooping cough, scarlet fever, polio, and tuberculosis. 

Most vaccines are safe but administration of the vaccine can cause injuries in rare cases. It’s important to know the best steps to take if you believe you or a family member has experienced a vaccine injury.

Evaluate the Injury

First, evaluate the injury that seems to have occurred due to being administered a vaccine. Look into its severity and track its progress. Some injuries will get worse over time so keep track of the effects on your body. This is important if you decide to file a claim for the injury.

Speak with a Physician

If you have experienced a vaccine injury, reach out to a doctor quickly. In cases where the office is closed, consider visiting an emergency room or urgent care facility. Doctors can look at the injury and get information on what you have been experiencing to give insight into what to do next. This also starts the documentation process for a claim.

Consider Seeking Compensation

The severity of the injury and your own feelings are what matter when it comes to choosing whether to seek compensation. It’s up to you to decide how to move forward. 

However, it’s certainly something you should consider. Financial compensation is available for those with a vaccine illness or injury but you have to move forward and decide to fight for it.

Research the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

In 1998, the federal government started the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program or VICP. It is designed to help people who have been injured when receiving a vaccine. The purpose of the program is to offer financial compensation for illnesses or injuries from vaccines without going through litigation. 

Compensation is only available for covered injuries resulting from specific vaccines administered by private or public medical providers. However, not all injuries and vaccines are listed so you may need to move on to make a claim.

If you have been harmed by a vaccine, it’s important to speak with an attorney. It’s the first step to moving forward to file a compensation claim. The professionals at Grewer Law are here to help if you find yourself in this situation. Reach out to us today for a free consultation. 

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