CRITICAL INFORMATION FROM THE VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM DATA REPORT
On October 5, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) Data Report was published by the Health Resources and Services Administration. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was established in 1988 to provide compensation for individuals who have been injured by a vaccine. The Data Report provides insight on how many cases have been adjudicated since the beginning of the program, how many cases have been dismissed, and how many have been settled as well as the amount of awards paid to different types of compensable cases.
For example, in 2017, 706 Petitioners were awarded a total of $252, 245, 932.78. Since the Program’s inception in 1988, through October 1, 2018, 4,691 cases have been filed alleging injuries and/or death caused by the influenza vaccine. As of October 1, 2018, 2,662 of those cases have been compensated, and 430 were dismissed.
It’s important for the public to have access to this information because the data captures some of the risks associated with these vaccines and sheds light on a government program that many members of the public are unaware of. While most vaccines are safe and effective, like any medication, medical procedure, or medical device, there are certain risks associated with each vaccine. Unfortunately, many individuals are unaware of these associated risks as well as the fact that there is a way for injured individuals to receive compensation for their injuries.
The Greenwood Law Firm understands that experiencing any kind of complication after a vaccine can be frightening and navigating the VICP is complicated. We work closely with our clients to guide them through this process with empathy and compassion while fighting to ensure that they are justly compensated. Unlike traditional legal cases, The Greenwood Law Firm is able to provide representation in VICP at no cost to the client.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a vaccine, call The Greenwood Law Firm for a free consultation.