Vaccine Injuries

Pittsburgh Vaccine Injury Lawyers

Helping Clients Get Back on Their Feet for 40+ Years

Vaccines can be life-saving, but unfortunately, they can also cause injury.

If you have been injured by an approved vaccine, you may have a right to compensation. Back in 1988, Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) to provide financial support to those injured. Before you can file a civil lawsuit over your injury, you must first file a claim under the VICP.

Sadly, the deck is stacked against the claimant. Each VICP case is defended by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as a team of highly skilled defense lawyers whose sole job it is to handle vaccine-related claims for the United States Department of Justice (DOJ).

At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we can help level the playing field. Better yet, our experienced vaccine injury attorneys will work to put the advantage on your side. It is our goal to help our neighbors and clients recover the full compensation owed to them. We won’t back down in our fight for your rights—no matter how relentlessly the other side persists.

Vaccine Injury Cases We Take On

Our experienced legal team has the skill and knowledge needed to take on a wide variety of vaccine injury cases, such as:

  • Varicella, or chickenpox
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Human papillomavirus (HPV)
  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine (DTaP, Tdap, DPT, or DTP)
  • Meningococcal diseases, such as meningitis
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polio
  • Rotavirus
  • Seasonal flu
  • COVID-19

Call (844) 383-0565 to schedule a free consultation with our Pittsburgh vaccine injury attorneys. There are NO fees unless we win your case!

Filing a Claim Under the VICP

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims. As mentioned, instead of filing a vaccine injury lawsuit against manufacturers or doctors, the injured must first file their case in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC.

The vaccine injury will then be put up against the Vaccine Injury Table. The Secretary of Health and Human Services may rebut a claim by proving that the proposed vaccine injury was caused by “factors unrelated” to the vaccine. If this happens to your case, you will not be compensated for your damages. On the other hand, if you can prove that the criteria in the Vaccine Injury Table does not apply, that your injury was actually caused by a covered vaccine, then you will be compensated.

Under current case law, an individual filing a claim must show by a preponderance of the evidence that the vaccine caused their injury by providing:

  • A medical theory causally connecting the covered vaccine and the injury;
  • A logical sequence of cause and effect showing that the vaccine was the reason for the injury; and
  • A showing of a proximate temporal relationship between vaccine and injury.

Compensation awarded under the VICP is paid from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund, which is financed by an excise tax on vaccines.

Don’t Wait—Schedule a Free Consultation Today

Unfortunately, those injured only have so long to pursue compensation under the VICP. If you or a loved one has been injured, don’t hesitate to consult our trial team. During hard times like these, you deserve award-winning legal representation; you deserve Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C.

Contact our Pittsburgh vaccine injury lawyers online or at (844) 383-0565. We help clients in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia maximize their recoveries.

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Featured Case Results & Recent Victories 
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    A 96-year-old received fatal injuries when rear-ended by a teenager using a mobile phone while driving.

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    A 47-year-old and disabled man died as a result of the nursing home’s inability to properly care for and treat his diabetes.

  • Wrongful Death $237,500

    Due to lack of care and lack of attention by the home’s nursing staff, our client bled to death on the floor of his room at the facility - when his dialysis catheter was pulled from his body.

  • Wrongful Death $220,000

    Represented estate of a nursing home resident whose neck became lodged in the side rails of his bed, thereby asphyxiating him to death.

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