Vaccine Injury Claims
Vaccine injury claims are unique, and our vaccine attorneys can guide you through the process. Turning Point Litigation has five attorneys who are certified to practice in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, also called the “Vaccine Court,” including the most experienced vaccine attorney in North Carolina, Nancy Meyers. Nancy has worked over a decade helping hundreds of vaccine-injured clients secure millions of dollars in recoveries, including an $8 million dollar recovery for a Guillain-Barre syndrome client.
In 1986, Congress established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, or the “Vaccine Program.” The Vaccine Program works differently than a personal injury case. It is a no-fault process, which means that a person injured by a vaccine is not required to prove negligence, but only has to prove that his or her injury was caused by a vaccine. An injured client can receive up to $250,000 in pain and suffering compensation, plus past and future medical expenses, and past and future lost wages. The Vaccine Program pays for successful recoveries as well as attorneys’ fees. Our services are free to our clients because the Vaccine Program pays for the costs of our representation. Finally, the Vaccine Court is a nationwide court, so Turning Point Litigation’s vaccine attorneys serve clients in all 50 states who have suffered from a vaccine injury.
The Vaccine Program typically compensates those injured by the following types of vaccines:
- Diphtheria (e.g., DTP, DTaP, Tdap, DT, Td, TT)
- Haemophilus influenza type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines (e.g., Hib)
- Hepatitis A (e.g., HAV)
- Hepatitis B (e.g., HBV)
- Human papillomavirus (e.g., HPV)
- Seasonal influenza (e.g., Flu)
- Measles (e.g., MMR)
- Mumps (e.g., MMR, MR, M)
- Meningococcal (e.g., MCV4, MPSV4, MenB-FHbp, MenB-4C)
- Pertussis (e.g., DTP, DTaP, Tdap)
- Pneumococcal conjugate (e.g., PCV)
- Polio (e.g., OPV or IPV)
- Rotavirus (e.g., RV)
- Rubella (e.g., MMR, MR, R)
- Tetanus (e.g., Td)
- Varicella (e.g., VAR)
The most common vaccine injuries relate to autoimmune disorders, blood disorders, bowel problems, brain conditions, nerve damage and pain, and shoulder injuries. Specific examples of vaccine injuries include:
- Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
- Transverse Myelitis
- Brachial Neuritis
- Neuromyelitis Optica
- Shoulder Injury Resulting from Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura
If you have received one of the vaccines listed above and have experienced a related injury, our vaccine lawyers are available to speak with you about filing a claim in the Vaccine Program. You can speak directly to Nancy Meyers, free of charge, by calling 336-645-3324.
The cases mentioned on this site are illustrative of the matters handled by the firm and by the attorneys who practice at the firm. Not all cases handled by the firm and by the attorneys who practice at the firm are mentioned on this site. The result of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Prior results in one case do not guarantee a similar outcome in another case.