Compensation from the Vaccine Injury Program
Compensation from the Program can include…
Unreimbursed medical expenses (those not paid by health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid) Past and anticipated lost earnings or wages caused by the Vaccine Injury Past and projected pain, suffering and emotional distress from the Vaccine Injury, up to $250,000.
Compensation for Vaccine Injuries Can Vary
Not every person suffering an injury, illness, or condition following the administration of a vaccine is entitled to recover.
Similarly, when compensation is paid, the amount varies depending upon the nature and extent of the vaccine injury, the effects on your employment and earnings, the medical care required to treat and accommodate your condition, plus the pain and suffering you experience.
Because of this, it is difficult to predict how much you can expect to recover on a claim until it is completely reviewed and evaluated.
Even then, it may not be possible to completely know the amount of an award until the claim is filed and submitted for consideration.
Examples of amounts paid on vaccine injury claims in various situations:
$90,000 for a woman suffering a SIRVA injury after the flu vaccine. $85,000 for a woman suffering a SIRVA injury after the flu vaccine. $230,000 for a child suffering a seizure disorder after the DTaP vaccine. $816,100 for a man suffering AIDP & GBS after the flu vaccine. $219,700 for a woman suffering GBS after the flu vaccine. $979,000 for a man suffering GBS after the flu vaccine. $115,000 for a man suffering GBS after the flu vaccine. $250,000 for a man suffering GBS after the flu vaccine. $25,000 for a child suffering ITP after the MMR vaccine. $20,400 for a child suffering ITP after the flu vaccine.
Funding of a Life Care Plan
In addition, some vaccine injury claims also provide for the funding of a Life Care Plan. This is professionally prepared comprehensive assessment which sets forth an organized, concise plan for the current and future needs—with associated costs—for persons whose injury requires long-term or life-long health care needs and accommodation.
Summarizing Vaccine Injury Claim Compensation
As all of these examples illustrate, every claim is different and results in different amount of compensation. Our mission is to evaluate every case so the individual completely understands the types and amounts of compensation payable and to maximize recovery.