Vaccine Injury Overview
As with any medical procedure, there are risks involved with being vaccinated.
Vaccine injures are very serious and lead to extensive medical intervention
and care, at a high cost. The federal government has recognized these
risks and, to promote the continued use of vaccines, established the National
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. This program makes it easier to receive
compensation for vaccine-related injuries. The federal government set
up a "no fault' system to fulfill this goal. To be compensated,
the injured party need only show they were vaccinated by one of the covered
vaccines and that the vaccine caused the injury.
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis A
- Trivalent influenza
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
- Haemophilus influenzae type b
- Pneumococcal conjugate
The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services updates this
list as new vaccines become available and are recommended for routine
administration to children by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
If you do not find your vaccine on the list, still call a
San Francisco personal injury lawyer from our firm to determine if your vaccine has been recently added. If
your vaccine does not show up on the list there are other more traditional
avenues to obtain compensation for vaccine-related injuries we can help you with.
Why You Need Our San Francisco Personal Injury Attorneys
Hiring an attorney to pursue compensation from the National Vaccine Injury
Compensation Program will cost you nothing because the court pays for
all the legal fees. Although the Federal Government has made the system
"no fault," similar to
workers' compensation, the process can still be a complicated, time consuming and legalistic.
An attorney is essential and since there is no cost to you there is no
reason to engage in the process alone.
We will do all we can to recover the maximum amount of compensation. Our firm has
won over $500 million for our clients throughout our
80+ years of combined practice. The stress of handling an injury and a complicated claim is over. We
will work with you so your focus can be on recovering. You need an experienced
law firm to address the legal issues regarding your claim. The legal team at
Bostwick & Peterson will evaluate your vaccine claim and can advise you on how we will pursue