OUR VACCINE INJURY LAWYERS ARE CURRENTLY FOLLOWING THE LEGISLATION FILED IN WASHING D.C. THIS YEAR THAT WOULD ALLOW THE COVID-19 VACCINE TO BE ADDED TO THE VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM (VICP) – UNTIL THAT TIME WE ARE UNABLE TO SIGN ON CLIENTS.
Did You Suffer A Severe Injury After Receiving A COVID-19 Vaccine?
YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE COVID-19 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION. COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW FOR A FREE EVALUATION.
Over the past several months, we have received countless calls regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. In summary, here are the most common questions we received.
What programs are COVID-19 Vaccine Injury victims currently eligible for?
There are two programs in the United States to help people with vaccine reactions – but only one of them currently accepts COVID-19 claims. The first program that is active is called the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program CICP and the second program that is not active is the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
- About the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program
The CICP – Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program is currently the ONLY way to get compensation for a COVID-19 vaccine injury. This program is very unique where there is no court, judge, or legal oversight.
IMPORTANT: You have exactly 1-year from the date of your COVID vaccination to file a claim. If you file even one day after the deadline, you will be ineligible. In this program, there is nothing our lawyers can do to help you. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t file a claim with CICIP. It means that legally there is no role for us in this administrative process.
If this is a path you believe you should take, we have provided more information and directions on how to file below to the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program.
You can file a claim electronically at this website: https://injurycompensation.hrsa.gov/DICPSubmit/
Follow the instructions on the right column of the webpage titled: Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). The instructions to file a CICP benefits claim by mail are also on this webpage and lets you to download all the documents needed.
How to contact the Countermeasures Compensation Program:
Unfortunately, our law firm is not able to assist you in filing a claim in the Countermeasures Compensation Program. However, you can contact the CICP directly with your questions:
Phone: 1-855-266-2427 (1-855-266-CICP)
Mail: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program
5600 Fishers Lane, 08N146B
Rockville, MD 20857
- About the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP):
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program covers vaccines like the flu shot, MMR, DTap, HPV, and more. The VICP has transparency, a court, independent judges, a right to present evidence of your injury, and the ability to appeal your case up to the Supreme Court.
THE VICP CURRENTLY DOES NOT COVER THE COVID-19 VACCINE. Our lawyers at Marin & Barrett, Inc. strongly believe that anyone injured by the COVID-19 vaccine should have the same access as to compensation as those that were injured from other vaccines. Our firm will be closely following and advocating for the legislation currently filed in Washington D.C. that would add the COVID-19 vaccine to VICP and will provide updates here as well as to anyone that has contacted us in the past.
If you file in the CICP will you be eligible for the VICP in the future?
- The answer is that we don’t know. It’s a decision that each person will have to make on their own, weighing the risks and benefits below.
- If you miss the CICP 1-year filing deadline, you will be ineligible for that program.
- If you file for benefits in the CICP, you may not be eligible to file a future claim in the VICP
- If COVID-19 vaccines are not included in the VICP, you may be left with no options for compensation.
What has been proposed as part of the legislation to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the VICP?
- Speed up the time it takes to add new vaccines to the VICP.
- Increase the statute of limitation to file a claim from 3 years to 5 years.
- Add more judges to the program so claims are processed faster.
- Increases the amount of damages that can be awarded
- Expands the types of vaccines that can be covered by the VICP to include adult vaccines in addition to childhood vaccinations.
This proposed legislation could add COVID-19 vaccines into the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), making it easier for people with severe reactions to file a claim in the program. We will update you as the bill proceeds through the lawmaking process.
Vaccine Injury Compensation Modernization Act of 2021 (https://www.congress.
Are there any other actions I can take?
- File a patient report in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)and save a copy of it. We include a copy of the VAERS report if we file a VICP claim for you. There is a link to the VAERS form after you hit submit on the pre-claim questionnaire below.
The VAERS database tracks side effects from vaccinations like COVID-19. The VAERS staff tracks down vaccine doses and matches them to people reporting side effects within days. This massive database is managed by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control).
- Call or contact your local legislator and follow the political landscape closely for those in favor of the bill above. https://fiscalnote.com/find-your-legislator
OUR COVID-19 VACCINE INJURY LAWYERS ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING CLAIMS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN SUFFERED SEVERE SIDE EFFECTS AFTER RECEIVING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINATION
Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury as the result of taking the COVID-19 vaccine? If so, it is important that you speak with a coronavirus vaccine injury lawyer because vaccine injury claims are often very complicated cases. Having an experienced attorney in your corner can help you to understand how coronavirus vaccine injury claims work and help you through the process of taking legal action to recover compensation if you or a loved one has suffered from an adverse medical reaction or illness due to the coronavirus vaccine.
While most people should benefit greatly from the coronavirus vaccine, it is inevitable that a small percentage of people will experience severe adverse reactions and side effects from the vaccination regimen and drugs in the vaccine. If you have suffered a COVID-19 vaccine related-illness, the coronavirus vaccine injury lawyers at Marin and Barrett, Inc. may be able to help.
If you or a loved one has suffered severe side effects after receiving a coronavirus vaccination, contact COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Attorney Matthew Marin at Marin and Barrett, Inc. today at (888) 348-2735 for a free, no obligation consultation. We can discuss your options and how we may be able to assist you with a vaccine injury claim. You can also fill out our one-minute questionnaire below to get in touch with us immediately.
CURRENT STATUS OF COVID-19 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIMS
As of November 21st, 2020, the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) covers those who suffer severe injuries or illnesses sustained in response to countermeasures designed to treat COVID-19. The countermeasures covered by the CICP include negative adverse health reactions to:
- COVID-19 Vaccination
- Medical Treatment of Patients with COVID-19
WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR FILING A CLAIM WITH THE COUNTERMEASURES INJURY COMPENSATION PROGRAM?
Unfortunately, the deadline for submitting a Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program claim is only one year from the date that the individual experiences an adverse reaction to a countermeasure administered to treat a medical condition related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CAN I FILE A COVID-19 VACCINE INJURY LAWSUIT?
Every vaccine injury case is unique, especially COVID-19 Vaccine injury lawsuits. As a result, every vaccine injury case has different legal options. In some cases, you may be able to file a COVID-19 vaccine injury lawsuit. In other cases, you may be barred from pursuing legal action for your vaccine injury. It is vital that you speak with an experienced coronavirus vaccine injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your potential legal options.
HOW MUCH IS MY COVID-19 VACCINE INJURY CLAIM WORTH?
Once again, every vaccine injury case is unique and COVID-19 vaccine injury lawsuits are very new. Traditionally, if you file a lawsuit and obtain a financial verdict in your favor some vaccine lawsuits may be worth thousands of dollars. Others are sometimes worth millions. Historically, vaccine injury claims have been handled by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) which limits claims to a cap of $250,000 for pain and suffering. However, under that program there is not limit for damages including future medical care, future lost earnings, and future economic losses.
COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Attorney
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by talking to one of our experienced COVID-19 vaccine injury attorneys to learn more about your legal options. Schedule a free case evaluation with our coronavirus vaccination injury attorneys. We handle cases nationwide.
At Marin and Barrett, Inc. we firmly believe that the client’s needs come above all else and have established a fully transparent fee structure to reflect that. We work on a strictly contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not receive anything from you unless we are able to recover money either by settlement or verdict. Regardless of what type of case you have or what is required, you will know everything up front with no surprises. We shoulder the costs of the filing and litigation on your behalf and at no risk to you.
Call the COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Attorneys Marin and Barrett, Inc. today (888) 348-2735 to schedule your free consultation, it only takes a few moments and there is no obligation.
COVID-19 VACCINE DISCLAIMER
Special Vaccine Disclaimer: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services(HHS) and various other health groups like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consistently conclude that the benefits of vaccination against a deadly disease or virus far outweigh the risk of negative side effects, in both terms of protecting an individual’s health and the overall population. This content is not meant to dissuade you from taking vaccines or having your children go without vaccination but should only be used to inform you of your legal options if a rare side effect is experienced. Before deciding not to take a voluntary vaccine, you should always consult with your doctor first to discuss your options, risks, benefits, and more.