HOW OUR VACCINE INJURY LAWYERS CAN HELP
WHY CHOOSE A VACCINE INJURY ATTORNEY INSTEAD OF A "LOCAL" PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
RECENT CLIENT AWARDS
Look over Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.'s recent client awards from the Vaccine Court. You'll be able to view the actual case decisions awarding compensation. Our legal fees are paid by the Federal Court on behalf of our clients, so the entire amount listed as compensation goes directly to our clients.
HOW TO FILE A VACCINE INJURY CLAIM
Filing a vaccine claim is a complicated and adversarial process. These are not common personal injury types of cases. Your attorney should be experienced with vaccine injury and litigating National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program claims.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM
There is currently more than $3 billion available in a federal trust fund to compensate people hurt by vaccines. More than $2 billion has already been paid out to Americans with vaccine injuries since 1988. Find out more about how the program works and if you qualify.
COMMON VACCINE INJURIES & DISORDERS
Guillain-Barré SyndromeA rare disorder where your body 's immune system attacks your own nerves. Can lead to sudden paralysis and complete body weakness.
Transverse MyelitisInflammation of the spinal cord targeting nerve cell fibers. Scars within the nerves can lead to longer term spinal cord injury.
IntussusceptionThis is a type of intestinal blockage that happens when the intestine folds into itself. Blood flow to the tissue can be cut off causing intestinal tissue damage.
DermatomyositisA rare disease that includes a disticntive violet or red colored skin rash and muscle weakness starting at the muscles near the torso and radiating outward to the extremities.
Brachial NeuritisInflammation of the brachial plexus. It causes sudden shoulder and arm pain followed by weakness and numbness.
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating PolyneuropathyThe body's immune system slowly attacks the peripheral nerves causing weakness or paralysis of the extremities.
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia PurpuraA disorder where the immune system attacks destroys it's own platelets. It can lead to excessive bruising and bleeding because of low platelet levels in the body.
NarcolepsyMost common symptom is extreme daytime sleepiness, but can include muscle weakness, hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Recent studies show a link between Narcolepsy and the flu vaccine.
Accute Disseminated EncephalomyelitisSudden attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages the myelin protecting nerve fibers. Common after MMR vaccine.
SIRVAWhen a vaccine is injected too high or too deep in the arm. Can lead to intense prolonged pain and limited range of motion.
Neuromyelitis OpticaThis autoimmune disorder attacks the nerves in the eyes (optic nerve), the spinal cord, and sometimes the brain.It can cause blindness, paralysis and weakness.
OTHER POSSIBLE INJURIES FROM VACCINE REACTIONS
Reflexive Sympathetic Disorder
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN)
Connective Tissue Disorders
WHICH VACCINES ARE COVERED?These are the vaccines listed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that are eligible for the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
|Tetanus toxoid-Containing Vaccines|
(DTaP, Tdap, DTP-Hib, DT, Td, TT)
|Trivalent Influenza Vaccines|
(Flu vaccines including FluMist,
a live attenuated influenza virus vaccine; and
injectable influenza vaccines FluShield, Fluvirin, Fluzone, and Afluria)
|Measles Virus-Containing Vaccines
(MMR, MR, M)
|Polio Live Virus-Containing Vaccines |
(type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines)
|Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines
|Pertussis Antigen-Containing Vaccines|
(DTaP, Tdap, DTP, P, DTP-Hib)
|Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines|
(Gardasil and Cervarix)
(meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4)
and meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), Menactra)
|Measles, Mumps and Rubella |
Virus-Containing Vaccines in Any Combination
(MMR, MR, M, R)
|Hepatitis A Vaccines
(Havrix, VAQTA, and Twinrix)
|Rubella Virus-Containing Vaccines|
(MMR, MR, R)
|Varicella Vaccine - Chickenpox|
(Varivax Chickenpox, ProQuad)
|Hepatitis B Antigen-Containing Vaccines
(Engerix-B, Recombivax HB, Twinrix)
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