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Altom Maglio says his law firm, Maglio Christopher & Toale, has raised more vaccine-related injury claims in the past five years than any other U.S. law firm
But the 22-firm firm there is a disappointing message for clients who would have suffered a serious injury from a COVID vaccine.
“Our law firm has concluded that there is nothing our attorneys can do to help you,” the firm said on its website.
That’s because the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) – also known as the “vaccine court” – does not currently handle COVID vaccine harm claims, even though the law firm says led a national effort to obtain COVID vaccines covered under the NVICP.
“If and when COVID vaccine damages are covered, we can begin the process of reviewing your claim to determine if you are eligible for the VICP,” the firm said.
Said Maglio Reuters his Florida -based company has contacted at least several hundred people about suspected injuries related to the COVID vaccine, including blood to blood and inflammation of the heart.
According to a op-ed by Jenna Greene to Reuters, it’s not that the company Maglio doesn’t want to help. Representing people with serious adverse reactions to vaccines for tetanus, measles, hepatitis, flu and dozens of other vaccines is “bread and butter.”
But the current system for managing COVID -related claims is different than other vaccines – and not in a positive way. If you have experienced an injury related to a Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine, you are out of luck.
There are only two programs in the U.S. that can help people with vaccine reactions, but only one of them will accept claims related to COVID vaccines – the Countermeasures Injury Comprehensive Program (CICP) – and it is almost never given money, According to Maglio’s website.
Renée Gentry, director of the Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic at George Washington University Law School, said COVID vaccine the claimants have two rights: “You have the right to file,” he said. “And you have a right to lose.”
“We didn’t know how good we were,” Maglio said. The vaccine court “has no problem, but it will work and people will get paid.” But that’s not where COVID’s vaccine claims are settled.
the NVICP a special, innocuous tribunal located within the U.S. Court of Federal Claims that handles injury claims for 16 common vaccines. So far, there has been given an honor more than $ 4 billion to thousands of people for vaccine injuries.
Payments, including attorneys’ fees, are funded by a 75-cent tax per vaccine and include $ 250,000 in sickness and suffering costs. The issues are often plotting, controversial expert battles and the backlog of cases is significant, Reported by Reuters.
the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, where the NVICP was founded, and the U.S. Supreme Court Russell Bruesewitz et al. Wyeth et al guarantee that vaccine makers, physicians and other vaccine administrators have no legal responsibility or financial liability in civil court if a government-recommended or mandated vaccine (s) cause permanent injury or death.
The CICP, run by the Department of Health and Human Services, is even worse than the NVICP. Only about 8% of people who apply for CICP with vaccine injuries have previously received compensation and have no protection from the U.S. legal system.
“There is no transparency, no court, no judge and no right to appeal,” Gentry said. “Decisions about compensation are made in a black hole by an unnamed administrator.”
The agency website outlines program parameters, permitted by the Public Preparedness and Emergency Preparedness (or PREP) Act. The PREP Act came into effect on Feb. 4 and declared COVID-19 a public health emergency. A Statement of the PREP Act specifically for the purpose of providing resistance from liability, which is why people injured by the COVID vaccine cannot seek NVICP solution.
The program provides reimbursement of medical expenses, lost income and death benefits as “the last resort,” covering only the remainder unpaid or unpaid by other third parties such as in health insurance.
Historically, almost no one received payment. Since the program began in 2010, only 29 have claimed to have been paid, with an average payout of nearly $ 200,000. The other 452 claims (91.4%) were denied. Ten claims received approval but were deemed ineligible for compensation.
As of June 1, the program reported 869 pending cases but offered no additional information.
Greene noticed, at a time when the government is urgently trying to convince 70% of the eligible population to be vaccinated before the Delta race continues, as refusing due process will not help – no verdict, no appeal to the judiciary and there is a lack of transparency in people who do not react well to vaccines.
People injured by the COVID vaccine turned to GoFundMe
Agreed to RESEARCH REVEALS compiled by a group in Mesa County, Colorado, as of June 25 there were 180 GoFundMe accounts asking for help for people injured after receiving a COVID vaccine and remaining multiple medical bills and other costs.
Kelli, a young woman continuing a master’s course in nursing, suffered a severe case of Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) from receiving her second dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine. A friend turned to GoFundMe to raise money for his medical bills, equipment and care.
Agreed to Mayo Clinic, GBS is a rare disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its nerves. The initial symptoms include weakness and tingling in the legs that can spread quickly, eventually paralyzing the entire body.
Kelli did not respond well to treatments and her condition continued to worsen. He could only move his hands, neck and shrug his shoulders. He cannot touch or handle things and cannot eat by mouth. Formerly healthy with no past medical conditions, Kelly now relies on a tube of food to eat and a ventilator to breathe.
On April 23, Virgil Brimley Received his second dose of Pfizer and “fell on the face 10 to 12 hours later” after suffering from a seizure. He was hospitalized and placed in the ICU. His wife started a GoFundMe to raise money for their living expenses and medical bills.
Rachael Cecere, 33, was paralyzed after suffering a rare central nervous system reaction to his first dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine.
On April 14, Cecere woke up with a full-body paralysis at 1:30 a.m. She had to call her 3-year-old daughter for help. He was transferred to several hospitals and eventually ended up at the Cleveland Clinic.
As he is GoFundMe, The Cleveland Clinic confirmed that Cecere was suffering from an anxiety reaction from the vaccine that caused her nervous system to provoke paralysis. While in a rehab facility, Cecere also felt her arms but no sensation in her legs.
“It’s hard to believe that he was out of his ability and active one day until he can’t walk now,” Cecere’s brother and cousin wrote.
“One of the real issues that hasn’t been discussed yet is the level of what happens in these cases with differences in responses to bad vaccines,” he said. Dr. Routhier., a physician and former executive in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.
“We usually consider vaccine reactions to things like rashes, fever or other symptoms that later subside. What we’re seeing now is what is better described as a vaccine injury,” he said. by Routhier.
“People are physically ill with vaccines and that’s to some degree not the same.” Routier said workplace vaccination requirements could contribute to the need for GoFundMe requests.
If someone needs to carry a vaccine to get back to work, and after being injured by the vaccine they are unable to work, this is not the type of injury recognized under the worker’s insurance. That means people have debilitating work -related injuries but are not recognized as such. They may turn to private charity to replace some of their lost income. ”
On June 2, The Defender reports a 38-year-old woman, Kendra Lippy, suffered severe hemorrhage and multiple organ failures from J & J’s COVID vaccine and was left with more than $ 1 million in medical bills.
“I always have this deficiency… which limits what I can eat and limits… certain activities that I can no longer do,” Lippy says. “Right now, I know that prevents me from getting back to work, which is what I want to do. I’m not someone to be at home. I’m not someone to sit still, I’m not alone. I have something to do.”
Lippy, want to see a federal payment system that was equal to him and the others who had been hurt COVID vaccines. Because the government protects vaccine manufacturers from liability, it cannot sue J&J. Lippy, like most, also has no legitimate legal avenue to sue the government.
the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Vaccine Prevention Bad Reporting Systems (VAERS) showed a total of 387,087 reported adverse events from all age groups following the COVID vaccines, including 6,113 deaths and 31,240 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and June 18, 2021.