RI Vaccine Injury Lawyer

What are vaccine injuries?

For years, scientists, pharmaceutical companies, and politicians have recognized that serious vaccine injuries may result from a wide range of vaccinations.  Although most people who receive vaccines show no serious side effects, a small percentage of the population suffers from serious side effects which can include seizure or death after receiving vaccines.  Rhode Island vaccine injury lawyer Mike Bottaro has been admitted to the Federal Court of Claims to expertly present vaccine injury claims and is here to help guide you through this process.  Federal law dictates the type of injuries covered.  If you have a question about your case, contact Mike for a free confidential consultation right now at 866-529-9700.

Depending on the type of vaccine administered, some of the covered vaccine injuries include:

  • Death
  • Paralysis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Shoulder injury
  • Vasovagal syncope
  • Encephalopathy
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Viral infection

What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)?

Congress has long recognized the seriousness of vaccine injuries.  After reports of serious side effects resulting from vaccines, Congress enacted the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, and soon thereafter in 1988, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program began operating with the goal of compensating those who are injured by childhood vaccines. Note: These are special claims that may only be handled by a vaccine injury lawyer specially admitted by a federal court.

Is there any cost to hiring a RI Vaccine Injury Lawyer?  How does the VICP compensate victims?

There is absolutely no cost to families who have suffered a vaccine injury.  The Vaccine Injury Program pays all attorney’s fees.  Our Rhode Island vaccine injury lawyer Mike Bottaro will gladly answer your questions at no cost.  (We also represent Massachusetts vaccine injury claims as well as vaccine injury claims occurring in other states).  The VICP compensates victims through a special fund that pharmaceutical companies have agreed to pay into over the years.  In order to present a claim, a vaccine injury attorney must be specially admitted to practice law in the federal U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  Our firm is dedicated to representing vaccine injury claims on behalf of our Rhode Island and Massachusetts community members.

Who is eligible to file a vaccine injury compensation claim?

Those who received a vaccine covered by the VICP and later experienced an injury that (1) lasted more than 6 months, or (2) resulted in a hospital stay and surgery, or (3) resulted in death.  Federal law dictates the vaccines covered.  If you have a question about your case, contact Mike for a free confidential consultation right now.  Some of the vaccines that are currently included in the vaccine injury program include the following:

  • Vaccines containing tetanus toxoid (DTaP, DTP, DT, Td, TT) vaccine injury
  • Vaccines containing whole cell pertussis bacteria (DTP, DTaP, P, DTP-Hib) vaccine injury
  • Vaccines containing measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR, MR, M, R) vaccine injury
  • Vaccines including polio live virus (OPV) vaccine injury
  • Hepatitis B vaccine injury
  • Haemophilus influenza vaccine injury
  • Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV vaccine) vaccine injury
  • Polysaccharide Diptheria Tpxoid vaccine injury

How long do I have to file a claim?

There are deadlines to filing a vaccine injury claim, so delay can impair or even destroy an otherwise valid claim.  If the vaccine resulted in injury, the statute of limitations is three years from the first symptom of the injury. If the vaccine resulted in death, the statutes of limitation are two years from the date of the death and 4 years from the first injury symptom.

How do I get Rhode Island vaccine injury help?

Our law firm takes Rhode Island vaccine injury claims seriously.  Firm founder Attorney Mike Bottaro has received the highest rankings from independent lawyer ratings services and has been admitted to practice vaccine injury claims in the United States Federal Court of Claims.  Contact Mike for a free confidential consultation right now.

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