No medicine is perfect. Even the most helpful vaccines have the potential to harm a small portion of the population. Those injured by mandatory vaccines may have the right to sue for financial damages. To combat these costly and lengthy lawsuits, vaccine manufacturers have created a general fund from which injured parties may receive payment.
The federal government, through the Department of Health and Human Services, now dispenses money from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to individuals claiming health problems that stem from vaccines. In exchange for compensation, the victims sign away their right to subsequently sue in court for more damages. This system is more efficient for vaccine makers, who drastically reduce their legal liability by paying into this fund.
If you have questions about medical malpractice or vaccine injuries in the state of Maryland, look no further than Sussman & Simcox: Attorneys at Law. We understand the trade-offs associated with out-of-court settlements, and can negotiate a fair compensation package for your injuries. Greenbelt, Rockville, and Silver Spring residents should call us at (301) 840-0404 for a free case evaluation.