Injured by a vaccination, shot, or immunization?

    -You may have a valid claim.
    - Don't miss the filing deadline.
    - Throughout Wisconsin, contact us for a free consult.
                               Telephone:  (920) 219-9520

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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

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Our Federal Government understands that a number of complications, adverse reactions, side effects, injuries, and deaths will be caused by vaccines, shots, and immunizations. For this reason, Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The VICP provides compensation to people injured by certain vaccines.


What Vaccines Are Covered by VICP?

  • Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP, DTap, Tdap, DT, Td or TT)
  • Haemophilus infuenzae type b
  • Hepatitis A (HAV)
  • Hepatitis B (HBV) - which may cause Gullian Barre' Syndrome
  • Infuenza Shots (given each year during the flu season)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR, MR, M, R)
  • Polio (OPV or IPV)
  • Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV)
  • Rotavirus (RV)
  • Varicella (VZW)
  • And possibly others . . .

What Are The General Deadlines For Filing A Claim?
 
  • For an injury, the claim must be filed within 3 years after the first symptom of the vaccine injury.
  • For a death, the claim must be filed within 2 years of the death and within 4 years after the start of the first symptom of the vaccine-related injury from which the death occurred.
  • When a new vaccine is covered by the VICP or when a new injury/condition is added to the Vaccine Injury Table, claims that do not meet the general filing deadlines must be filed within 2 years from the date the vaccine or injury/condition is added to the Table for injuries or deaths that occurred up to 8 years before the Table change. The Table lists and explains injuries that are presumed to be caused by vaccines. For more details about the Table, visit: www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation.
 
How Much Are Lawyer Fees?
 


  • The Government pays for reasonable lawyers' fees and other legal costs if the claim is filed on a reasonable basis and in good faith.

Wisconsin Vaccine Information Center

  • For important information on preventing vaccine injury, please view the website of the Wisconsin Vaccine Information Center:  www.wisvic.org.

Lawyers at Kirschbaum & Carter provide legal representation for Vaccine or immunization Injury Claims throughout Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Beloit, La Crosse, Janesville, Oshkosh, Appleton, Neenah, Sheboygan, Racine, Fond du lac, Kenosha,  Sun Prairie, Eau Claire, Beaver Dam, Wauwatosa, Waukesha, West Allis, Baraboo, Brookfield, Cedarburg, Chippewa Falls, Cudahy, De Pere, Fitchburg, Fort Atkinson, Franklin, Glendale, Greenfield, Hartford, Kaukana, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marshfield, Menasha, Menomomie, Mequon, Merrill, Middleton, Monroe, Muskego, Neenah, New Berlin, Oak Creek, Oconomowoc, Onalaska, Pewaukee, Platteville, Plymouth, Port Washington, Portage, River Falls, South Milwaukee, Sparta, Stevens Point, Stoughton, Sturgeon Bay, Superior, Tomah, Two Rivers, Watertown, West Bend, Whitewater, Wisconsin Rapids, etc.
Note: This general information is not intended as "legal advice" from a lawyer. We recommend you consult an attorney for an evaluation of the specific facts associated with your case.

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Kirschbaum & Carter, Attorneys at Law 
328 Park Avenue
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin 53916
Telephone:  (920) 219-9520