WASHINGTON (PRWEB) March 26, 2019
The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC, a national law firm that represents individuals diagnosed with vaccine-related illnesses and injuries, has secured nearly $8 million dollars on behalf of a client diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) that occurred after the client’s receipt of a routine flu vaccine. The award was issued on January 29, 2019, by the United States Court of Federal Claims, Office of Special Masters (Case No. 1:16-vv-00640-UNJ). The Judgment was issued under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
In cases where individuals experience injury or harm that results from a flu vaccine, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) offers claimants the ability to obtain monetary compensation for damages, such as pain and suffering, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and the cost of future medical care. In this case, in addition to the elements of damages mentioned above, the claimant also received a sizeable award for unreimbursed medical expenses and an amount sufficient to pay for an annuity contract to cover life care expenses into the future, according to court documents.
As explained by vaccine attorney Leah Durant, “although no amount of money can ever repay someone for the losses suffered as a result of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, this case is an excellent example of how individuals who experience Guillain-Bare Syndrome following a flu vaccine can be compensated quickly and generously for their injuries.”
Although the specific causes of GBS remain unknown, the federal government concedes and pays those claims where individuals who receive the flu shot can demonstrate an onset of symptoms that began within 3-42 days of vaccination, Durant says. According to Durant, the CDC acknowledges that certain forms of Guillain-Barre Syndrome and CIDP have been linked to the annual flu shot, and while individuals diagnosed with GBS have always been eligible to file claims under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, important changes to Federal law have made it easier for individuals diagnosed with this disease to recover financial compensation. In all cases, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program provides compensation on a no-fault basis, Durant explains. To date VICP claimants have received more than $3.7 billion for their vaccine-related injuries.
About the Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC
The Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC is a national law firm that represents individuals in complex medical claims filed under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). The firm has successfully represented hundreds of clients in vaccine injury claims and provides legal representation to clients nationwide.
Contact: Michael P. Milmoe, Esq.
Law Offices of Leah V. Durant, PLLC
1717 K Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
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