In 1986, Congress mandated the creation of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) which was to operate under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. The VICP was to oversee all children’s claims of injury that had resulted from vaccines. The program’s implementation was highly important because of the widespread use of and necessity of several series of vaccinations for daycare and school.
A recent investigative study was conducted on the Program. In the study, many claims were examined, primarily vaccine-induced encephalopathy and seizure disorder claims. A Manhattan Brain Injury Attorney says that the study found the VICP has compensated about 2,500 claims since its inception. In 83 cases, compensation was given to “acknowledged vaccine-induced brain damage” including autism, the disorder that severely affects speech, social communication, and even behavior. 21 of these cases saw the Court of Federal Claims ruling that the child petitioners had autism. In the other 62 cases, the study found that the HHS (Health and Human Services) has paid settlement amounts to children with vaccine-induced brain damage such as autism or an autism spectrum disorder.
In order for their children to be compensated by VICP, parents must report the existence of autism via a telephone interview. They must also supply supplemental diagnostic materials, such as official medical diagnoses, school records, and autism screening questionnaires. All of these requirements are to validate the parents’ claims.
A Manhattan Brain Injury Attorney says this finding is highly significant. He reveals that it contradicts the U.S. government’s 10-year argument that there is no link between vaccines and autism.
The study’s investigators perused public files and found that over the last 20 years, the VICP has compensated many damage claims for vaccine-induced brain damage – claims closely associated with autism. With these findings recently published, the authors intend to prod Congress into thoroughly examining the VICP and their findings. They want Congress to evaluate the obvious link between vaccines and autism and litigate the necessity to warn patients and parents of patients about the possible side effect. Our youngest patients should not unknowingly be put at risk for a serious ailment, should they? These findings should be helpful to doctors in New York City and Nassau County.
If doctors and other medical personnel omit the information that a serious brain injury could happen and that injury does indeed happen, that is medical malpractice. And a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney can see to it that you are fully compensated. Had a patient known the severe risks, there is a chance he or she would have waived the vaccinations. Just because doctors don’t want patients to waive vaccine treatments, does not mean they do not have the right to do so.