Qualifying for the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program February 15, 2013.
A vaccine injury can have serious or even deadly consequences. If you or a loved one became seriously ill after receiving a vaccine, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) can help compensate you for your losses. The NVICP is the no-fault alternative to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against a vaccine maker or healthcare provider.
To qualify for the NVICP, you must meet certain qualifications, such as:
- you must be the person who received the vaccine or be the parent or legal guardian of a minor or disabled adult who received the vaccine;
- the vaccine must be part of a group of vaccines the NVICP covers;
- the adverse reaction must have caused symptoms/health problems that lasted at least six months and resulted in hospitalization, surgery, or death;
- you may be able to file a claim if you were injured by a vaccine you received outside of the United States and don’t necessarily have to be a citizen if certain other requirements are met; and
- proving negligence on the part of the vaccine maker or provider is not necessary to qualify for the program.
Getting compensated for a vaccine injury can be a long road. It’s wise to seek legal guidance when filing a claim with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.