Vaccine Injury Information

COVID-19 Vaccine

Compensation Coverage under the Law

Just like any medication, in rare occurrences vaccinations can cause severe and debilitating injury or side effects. Allen Law assists those injured by a vaccine to get compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. The COVID-19 vaccine is beginning the initial administration phase and it is unclear what, if any, side effects may occur. At Allen Law, we are monitoring the distribution of the vaccine to be able to assist anyone that believes they may have been injured as a result. 

 

Currently, injuries related to the COVID-19 vaccine are compensable as part of the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). This program provides reimbursement of medical expenses and lost employment income as well as death benefits in certain circumstances.

At some time in the future the COVID-19 vaccine may be compensable through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). If this occurs it would entitle the injured person to additional pain and suffering compensation above and beyond the benefits available today through the CICP.

If you have sustained an injury related to the COVID-19 vaccine contact Allen Law today. We will assist you with your CICP claim and advise you of your rights for any future claim you may have under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

 

If the COVID-19 vaccine is accepted into the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), Allen Law will represent you in your claim before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for compensation under the VICP. Our representation is provided with No Cost To You. You will never have to pay a retainer, expenses or any other form of compensation. Allen Law practices in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. If your case has to go to trial, the case will be heard in a court close to you and we will come to you. 

Potential Injuries

The following is a list of potential injuries that may be seen with the COVID-19 vaccine. If you experience any of these illnesses associated with the vaccine we will work to get you compensation.

Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)

  • SIRVA is caused by a vaccine injected too high up on the arm.  It is characterized by symptoms including pain and difficulty using the hand, arm and shoulder.

  • Symptoms typically occur within 48 hours of vaccine administration.

Brachial Neuritis

  • Brachial neuropathy is a disease characterized by pain or loss of function in the nerves that carry signals to and from the brain and spinal cord that affects the chest, shoulder, arm and hand. 

  • Symptoms typically occur within 2-28 days of vaccine administration.

Encephalopathy or Encephalitis

  • This includes inflammation of the brain or other damage and diseases that impact the brain caused by the vaccine.

  • Symptoms typically occur within 3-15 days of vaccine administration.

Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

  • GBS is rare disorder in which your body's immune system attacks your nerves. Symptoms include weakness and tingling in your extremities. These sensations can quickly spread, eventually paralyzing part or all of your body.

  • GBS is typically a syndrome occurring from the Influenza vaccine.

  • Symptoms typically occur within 2-28 days of vaccine administration.

Anaphylaxis

  • Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction typically occurring within 4 hours of vaccine administration.

Vasovagal Syncope

  • Vasovagal Syncope is a sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure leading to fainting.

  • Symptoms typically occur within 1 hour of vaccine administration.

Covid 19

Vaccine Injury

Next Steps

The next step in the Vaccine Injury claim process is to review your claim in detail with an attorney. Please contact us for a free consultation so we can understand your situation and begin the process of getting you the compensation you deserve.