4 Things to Do to Increase Your Chances of Compensation From the VICP for Vaccine Injuries
Are you the parent of a young child with Autism or other types of illnesses or disabilities, whom you believe suffered injuries due to vaccines? Do you know about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)? Would you like to learn how to increase your chances of winning? This article is for you and will be discussing 4 things that you can do as a parent to increase your chance of compensation form the above fund.
The VICP began in 1986; their job was to compensate injured children, and also to prevent people from suing vaccine manufacturers for damages! In 2002 after thousands of parents filed for compensation, the organization set up an Autism Omnibus proceeding to hear a few test cases of the autism-vaccine connection. The test cases failed and the cases still unheard were dismissed.
Since that time, many parents and attorneys have come to realize that the autism word is such a hot button issue that this may be the reason, why all the above cases were found against and dismissed. The US government would be on the hook for billions of dollars if a connection was found; so they have reasons to want to quash the connection!
This article will discuss 4 things that you can do to increase your chances of an award of compensation-under the above program:
1. Do not list autism as the injury to the child, if it is possible to prove other types of injuries such as encephalopathy, other types of brain damage, or residual seizure disorder (also do not file in the Autism Omnibus proceedings). In 2013, a child and his parents won a multi-million dollar judgment because they could prove that the child suffered a severe and debilitating injury to his brain (encephalopathy). Another family also won a multi-million dollar compensation case by also proving encephalopathy rather than autism. Staying away from the hot button issue of Autism seems to increase a parent’s chance of receiving injury compensation!
2. Use the Health and Human Services (HHS) vaccine injury table to find out which types of vaccine injuries can be compensated for-autism is not listed-but the injuries listed in #1 are in the table. Here is a link to the table:
3. When you are seeking medical care for an injury to your child related to vaccines, ask Doctors and other medical staff if your child’s injuries fit into another category; that is acceptable for compensation such as listed in #1.
4. If it does, make sure that any written medical documentation is specifically written for the specific injuries that can be compensated for. Parents who can prove that their child has an injury that is on the vaccine injury table, increase their chances of compensation in a huge way!
Children with vaccine injuries deserve compensation for their injuries. It is absolutely ridiculous that parents have to figure out what terms to use, and what venue to seek compensation; so their child can receive the care they need. I want to note that most of the cases discussed had children who were developing normally until vaccines caused them to show signs of injury. Good luck in your fight-your child deserves it!