Law Offices of Sadaka Associates LLC
Our vaccine injury lawyers represent numerous clients from around the country. Our firm has the resources and expertise necessary to successfully handle these medically complex cases.
A strong medical background combined with legal talent differentiates us in the legal profession.Founded by Mark Sadaka in 2008, Sadaka Associates is based in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Sadaka’s educational background and legal expertise in complex litigation, from consumer protection, medical device and pharmaceutical litigation to product liability and toxic tort, has made Mr. Sadaka a nationally recognized trial lawyer and trusted counsel for nearly a decade. Most recently, New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars selected Mr. Sadaka to the “2014 Rising Stars List”. This was his fourth Rising Star selection. In 2011 and 2013 the New York Metro Super Lawyers & Rising Stars selected him to their “Rising Stars List.” In 2013 New Jersey Super Lawyers & Rising Stars selected Mr. Sadaka to their “Rising Stars List”. The National Trial Lawyers asked him to join their 2012 and 2013 “Top 40 Under 40” list of the top 40 trial lawyers under the age of 40 in New York State.
- Mark T. Sadaka, Esq., MSPH
Why choose Law Offices of Sadaka Associates to represent you?
1. Expertise in Scientific & Legal Analysis
Our founder, Mark Sadaka, is a former scientist who combines scientific methodology with legal advocacy. Vaccine injury cases are extremely complex and require an understanding of medical science to formulate a successful strategy for your case.
2. Experience with “Big Pharma” cases
Law Offices of Sadaka Associates litigates complex product liability cases against large pharmaceutical companies. Understanding the inner-workings of drug companies and their relationship to the FDA can sometimes provide a deeper understanding of your vaccine injury case.
3. Innovative and unique strategy
Our experience in other related practice areas allows us to employ “out of the box” thinking to your case. We often find a solution to the issues in your case when other attorneys fail.
4. Coverage under the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
The program pays for your lawyer. Lawyer fees and costs are paid separately out of the same Vaccine Injury Fund from which compensation awards are paid. You don’t have to pay your lawyer with your own money and the lawyer’s fees and costs do not come out of your vaccine injury compensation award.
Hiring a Vaccine Lawyer FAQ
Yes. A vaccine lawyer with specialized knowledge in vaccine related injuries is far more likely to obtain the maximum benefits than a local lawyer without the same experience. Our clients find it very convenient to work with us by telephone and e-mail on a regular basis.
The program pays for your lawyer. Importantly, lawyers fees and costs are paid separately out of the same Vaccine Injury Fund from which awards of compensation are paid, so you don’t have to pay your lawyer with your own money and the lawyer’s fees and costs do not come out of the award of compensation for your vaccine injury.
You must act fast – only have three years to file your claim. For a vaccine related injury, your claim must be filed within 3 years after the first symptom of the vaccine injury.
The bottom line is expertise in handling vaccine injury claims. The law firm you select should be knowledgeable about the complexities vaccine related injuries.
The short answer is no. Your state is responsible to enacting laws when it comes to mandatory vaccination.
Merck’s lobbying for mandatory Gardasil vaccination for girls is a good example on how drug company’s lobby states for mandatory vaccination. Read about Merck’s attempts here.
NO. This is the most common misconception in America. The FDA usually does NOT perform any tests or clinical trials. Vaccines are tested on small groups of people by the drug companies to determine if they are safe and effective before it is allowed to be released to the general population. This small group testing is called a clinical trial. The FDA does NOT perform clinical trials.
The FDA relies on clinical trials performed by drug companies to determine whether a vaccine (or any drug for that matter) is safe and effective. The FDA simply analyzes the data from these drug company sponsored trials and monitors them for compliance with the law.
Sometimes the Department of Health and Human Services or the National Institutes of Health will conduct studies. However, these are usually done in partnership with a drug company.
There has been a lot of talk about the use of chemicals in vaccines that are used to prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi causing autism. These chemicals are called preservatives. One preservative in particular is called Thimersol, which contains mercury. A number of scientific studies and court decisions that have addressed the issue determined that Thimersol does not cause autism. The FDA created a website to address the Thimersol issue. Sites like AgeofAutism.com and SafeMinds.orgdisagree with the FDA’s view.
One thing is clear, however, vaccines can cause a number of conditions which cause autistic like symptoms. Encephalopathy is one of those conditions that can damage the brain and cause these symptoms. To learn more about this condition please click here.
To learn more about vaccine ingredients like preservatives please click here.