The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created in 1986 as a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system for resolving vaccine injury petitions. According to the US Health and Human Services, it was created after lawsuits against vaccine companies and health care providers threatened to cause vaccine shortages and reduce U.S. vaccination rates, which they believed could cause a resurgence of vaccine preventable diseases. Any individual, of any age, who received a covered vaccine and believes he or she was injured as a result, can file a petition. Parents, legal guardians and legal representatives can file on behalf of children, disabled adults, and individuals who are deceased. According to the vaccine-injured and their loved ones, the program has failed miserably as a litigious, broken system where the injured are up against a government vaccine program, government owned vaccine patents, government health officials who administer the program and government paid attorneys from the Department of Justice. There is no judge, no jury of your peers and no discovery. Claimants feel the system is set up for their claims to fail.
The Victim Friendly National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act: You've Got to Be Kidding!
Anyone who has yet to engage in practice governed by the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act, a step required for all current vaccine injury and death claims as a condition precedent to litigation in a private forum, should proceed with great caution. Read more…
Description of the program, a list of critically needed reforms, and information on what parents need to know.
Contrary to what the government and media would like us to believe, vaccine injury in this country is hardly rare. More than 30,000 “adverse events” are now reported annually to the official federal monitoring program for vaccine safety, with some 200,000 cases listed since 1990. Many experts, however, believe the injuries are underreported by a factor of ten because the system of collecting adverse events is not required by law. This means that up to two million Americans may have experienced an adverse event during that time.