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Have you suffered a vaccine Injury?

Vaccinations have allowed medical professionals to treat and prevent many diseases, and even eliminate diseases like polio, smallpox, and measles in much of the world. However, they are not without their risks, including the risks of vaccine injuries and adverse reactions suffered by inoculated patients. Because these risks are well-known, injured victims may have the right to pursue financial compensation for their damages through the federal National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program administered in the United States Court of Federal Claims.

At Wilson Law, P.A., our North Carolina personal injury attorneys are passionate about protecting the rights of injured victims and families, including those who suffer vaccine-related injuries. Our legal team has the necessary experience and resources to handle these type cases which often require working with medical doctors, life care planners and other experts. In addition to a law degree, Kimberly Wilson White earned a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a special interest in matters affecting public health such as vaccine therapy. Additionally, the legal team at Wilson Law, P.A. also has the necessary legal experience to represent injured victims and advocate for their rights within this federal system.

Why Choose Wilson Law, P.A.?

  • Managing shareholder, Kimberly Wilson White, is a member of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association and admitted to the United States Court of Federal Claims.
  • Decades of legal experience representing individuals injured due to dangerous drugs and pharmaceuticals and defective medical devices
  • Millions of Dollars in Compensation Recovered*
  • Kimberly Wilson White was appointed by the Federal United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia to the Multidistrict Litigation Plaintiff’s Steering Committee- Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation.
  • Over 20 years serving North Carolina, West Virginia and injured victims nationwide in Federal and State Courts
  • We Emphasize Personalized Service

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Vaccine Injuries: What You Need to Know

Vaccines are intended to protect individuals and the public by preventing disease. However, it is not uncommon for individuals to suffer injuries, adverse reactions or illnesses as a result of receiving a vaccine. The federal government’s response to health concerns involving vaccines is rooted in the passage of National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986, which established research, regulatory, and reporting systems for vaccinations in the U.S. It also created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) to compensate individuals injured by vaccines on a no-fault basis.

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is the foundation of a vaccine injury case. The NVICP is a compensation system that operates independently from other civil courts to handle claims involving vaccine injuries.

Here are a few important facts about the program:

  • A No-Fault Compensation Program – Under the NVICP, vaccine injury cases are handled in Vaccine Court, a division of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Unlike typical civil lawsuits, such as personal injury lawsuits, Vaccine Court focuses on providing benefits to individuals injured by vaccines rather than proving liability of a negligent party. Petitioners who bring claims often do not have to testify. The claim is usually proven through medical records; expert reports; and, written evidence submitted by the Petitioner or his or her lawyer.
  • Trust Fund – Traditional civil lawsuits involve claimants who seek compensation from the party responsible for causing their damages (such as a negligent driver in an auto accident case). In vaccine injury cases handled through the NVICP, compensation is instead provided through the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, which is funded by taxes paid by vaccine manufacturers. Petitioners who file claims in Vaccine Court can recover compensation for damages such as past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  • Attorney’s Fees – While personal injury lawyers typically collect a percentage of the final recovery made in an injury case, the NVICP pays attorney’s fees from the trust fund separately from payments to injured victims. This means petitioners keep all of the compensation awarded to them in their cases and do not pay costs associated with their claims.

Do I Have a Vaccine Injury Case?

You may have a potential vaccine injury case if you have suffered an injury, illness or adverse reaction to a vaccination covered by the NVICP.

Covered vaccines may include, among others:

  • Flu Shots (Seasonal Influenza)
  • DTaP, P, DTP-Hib, DTP, DT, Td or TT (tetanus toxoid)
  • MMR, MM or MMRV (measles, mumps and rubella)
  • OPV, IPV (Polio)
  • HPV
  • Hepatitis A vaccines
  • Hepatitis B vaccines
  • Varicella vaccines
  • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines
  • Tetanus Shots
  • Meningococcal vaccines
  • Rotavirus vaccines

Patients who receive these or other NVICP-covered vaccines may have a valid claim for compensation if those vaccinations resulted in adverse reactions, which can include a number of injuries, disabilities, illnesses, and side effects. Because the NVICP outlines a number of covered injuries and conditions in its Vaccine Injury Table, our firm can personally review your situation to determine if you have a case.

*Disclaimer: Each case is unique and must be evaluated on individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. This figure was last updated on January 3, 2018.

We Have Recovered More
Than $25 Million for Our Clients*
Zealously Advocating for the Rights of Injured Victims

At Wilson Law, P.A., our dedicated Raleigh personal injury attorneys are committed to achieving positive outcomes for all our clients. We have recovered over $25 million in cases involving personal injury, product liability, dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. If you suffered an injury as a result of negligent conduct engaged in by another individual or corporation, call Wilson Law, P.A. to get an experienced team of legal professionals on your side.
Disclaimer: The cases and results above are intended to illustrate the type of matters handled by our firm, and not all the firm’s results are listed. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Each client’s case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors and facts unique to that case. *Statistics and numbers are accurate as of March 26, 2019.

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Reasons to Choose Wilson Law, P.A.

  • Over 31 years of combined legal experience*
  • Skilled litigators in the courtroom
  • Vast trial experience in federal and state courts
  • Over $25 million recovered for past clients**
*Disclaimer: Experience includes Kimberly Wilson White, Attorney & Angie Nikolitch, NCC **Disclaimer: Each case is unique and must be evaluated on individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. This figure was last updated on March 26, 2019.