About the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP)
The NVICP was created as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 in response to civil lawsuits filed against healthcare providers and vaccine manufacturers.
Vaccine injury claims are processed differently than other kinds of state or federal personal injury claims and must be filed and litigated in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. The process can be demanding and burdensome, so it is critical to hire an experienced attorney if you are seriously injured by a vaccine.
How Menzer Law Can Help
Matt has more than 25 years’ experience litigating these kinds of complex injury cases, and he is one of only five attorneys from Washington State admitted to practice in the United States Court of Federal Claims for the representation of persons injured by vaccinations. He partners with medical experts and other professionals to present the strongest possible case on your behalf, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
Who Pays the Legal Fee and Costs in Vaccine Cases?
Clients are not responsible for legal fees associated with these vaccine cases; attorney fees are paid by the Court through the NVICP. Menzer Law advances the costs of the litigation, including expert fees, which are reimbursed by the program when the case is resolved.
Who Can File a Claim?
The NVICP provides compensation to those who suffer certain type of injuries from certain vaccinations, including those containing tetanus toxoid; pertussis bacteria; measles, mumps, rubella, and polio viruses; and vaccines for hepatitis A & B, HIB, varicella, rotavirus, pneumococcal conjugate, influenza, meningococcal, and HPV.
Persons injured by a vaccine covered by the NVICP, and parents or legal guardians of an injured child or disabled adult may file a claim under the program. Legal representatives of the estate of a deceased person who was injured by a covered vaccine can file a claim as well. Also, individuals who are not United States citizens are entitled to compensation under the program.
For a more detailed explanation on the vaccine injury claims process, the injuries that are covered under the program and the merits of your case, please contact our office online or call 206-903-1818 today for a complimentary case review or consultation.