New York COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Lawyers

Filing Claims for People Injured by Coronavirus Vaccines

Many health organizations have predicted that the coronavirus pandemic will only slow in the United States once a reliable vaccine has been produced and made widely and cheaply available. When this highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccine program begins rolling out across the country, at least 100 million people are expected to undergo vaccination. While the majority of vaccinated people should greatly benefit from the vaccine, it is inevitable that a slim percentage of people will experience serious side effects from the vaccination regimen and the drugs used in it*. Others may be peculiar to the specific vaccine being administered, such as the appearance of Guillain Barre Syndrome in the swine flu program of 1976.

Serious side effects that have been recorded in past vaccines are similar to an anaphylactoid reaction, which may cause:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiovascular injury
  • Hypertension
  • Respiratory injury

Although a COVID-19 vaccine is not yet available to the public, Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP can help you if you have suffered other vaccine-related illnesses. From our law offices in New York City and Brooklyn, we represent clients from all walks of who have suffered injuries from dangerous drugs, including new vaccinations that might not have been tested thoroughly enough before being made available to the public.

Learn more about your options by calling our New York vaccine injury lawyers at (888) 260-0473.

Legal Statutes That Allow Vaccine Lawsuits

Under the federal Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, the manufacturers and other parties in the chain of distribution and administration of vaccines are immunized from being sued for harm suffered by patients in most cases. Typically, willful misconduct must be present to warrant a lawsuit against these parties. Regarding the pending COVID-19 vaccines, the U.S. government has announced that it will stand in place of vaccine manufacturers and distributors, essentially representing them in legal situations while also gaining lawsuit immunity through PREP.

With this announcement, you can make a claim after suffering serious side effects from a COVID-19 vaccination, but the chances of your claim being legally valid are extremely limited. If you are capable of filing a claim, then any compensation you can earn will be paid out by the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP), which has been used numerous times throughout the years, including when the H1N1 flu vaccine was widely distributed.

Damages available through the CICP are limited but can include:

  • Payment of medical bills
  • Coverage of partial loss of earnings
  • Death damages

Before you can claim compensation from the CICP, you must first collect any available benefits from your own health insurance policies, workers’ compensation plans, and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) participation. Any case that goes through the CICP is part of an administrative process, which means there is no chance to appeal an unfavorable result through a court system. Your injuries or side effects must coincide with a timetable approved by the CICP to be eligible for compensation. The full list of rules through the CICP is available in 42 CFR Part 110, a lengthy federal regulation.

Leave the Details Up to us

If all of the details surrounding a vaccination injury claim due to government regulations seem like too much for you to handle, then you should turn to professionals for assistance and guidance. Let yourself rest and focus on other things by teaming up with Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP and our New York COVID-19 vaccination injury attorneys. Our firm will be available to help any client who has suffered serious side effects specific to the vaccine and were not appreciated during clinical investigation. Our cases will be primarily led by Attorney David B. Rheingold, Partner, who, along with the firm, has had extensive experience with swine flu vaccine litigation in 1976. Turn his insight and our team’s strengths into your own by working with us today.

For a free initial consultation, call (888) 260-0473 at any time.

* Special Note About Vaccinations

Notes from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services(HHS) and various other health groups like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consistently conclude that the benefits of vaccination against a deadly disease or virus far outweigh the risk of negative side effects, in both terms of protecting an individual’s health and the overall population. This content is not meant to dissuade you from taking vaccines or having your children go without vaccination but should only be used to inform you of your legal options if a rare side effect is experienced. Before deciding not to take a voluntary vaccine, you should always consult with your doctor first to discuss your options, risks, benefits, and more.

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