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Why can’t I hire an attorney I already know?

The National Vaccine Injury Program (VICP) is a federal government program that covers the cost of medical care and provides additional compensation to individuals who have experienced vaccine- related injuries and illnesses. Claims made under the VICP are brought before the Federal Court of Claims. An attorney must be licensed to practice in The Federal …

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What is the link between the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and Guillain-Barre syndrome?

The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently added Guillain-Barre syndrome as a potential side effect to the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is important to note that this is a very rare side effect and the increased risk of contracting Guillain-Barre syndrome after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine is incredibly low. For …

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What is the difference between the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“VICP”) and the Countermeasure Injury Compensation Program (“CICP”)?

The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has the power to recommend a countermeasure during the time of a medical emergency. At this time, the Covid-19 vaccine is considered such a countermeasure. Injuries sustained from countermeasures are handled through the CICP instead of the VICP. The CICP offers an opportunity for individuals who have …

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What treatment options do I have for SIRVA?

SIRVA injuries often vary in severity and therefore there are different levels of treatment. The first line of treatment for SIRVA injuries will simply be to rest your shoulder. SIRVA causes inflammation and often the shoulder will begin to feel better and the inflammation will subside with rest. Your doctor may also subscribe pain relieving …

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Will the Covid-19 vaccine be covered under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

This is the question that everyone wants an answer to. The unfortunate answer is that at this point nobody knows. However, there are many people who work in the vaccine injury field that feel it is very likely that the Covid-19 vaccine will be added to the VICP eventually. There are additional questions that adding …

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