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.