Vaccines protect the health of the individual receiving the immunization, as well as those in the community who are either too young or unable to receive certain vaccinations due to severe allergies or weakened immune systems.
The benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh the slight risk, and many more injuries and deaths would occur without vaccinations.
I am pro-vaccine. Millions of lives are saved every year by vaccines. We represent individuals who suffer that rare but serious adverse reaction to a vaccination.
Although serious side effects following vaccination are very rare, they do occur. These injuries can range from swelling at the injection site to serious conditions such as central nervous system disorders, Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and dozens of other conditions.
The U.S. government created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program to reimburse people who suffer a serious injury as the result of a vaccine.
Firm partner Larry Cohan has settled more than $100 million worth of vaccine injury cases including:
- $12,000,000 settlement, with a $40,000,000 lifetime payout for a child with a brain injury caused by measles vaccine
- $10,000,000 payout to a 55-year-old victim suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome
Larry has obtained dozens of seven figure settlements for individuals suffering from GBS, ADEM, CIDP, tranverse myelitis, and other serious medical conditions, as well as dozens of recoveries for individuals suffering from SIRVA (shoulder injuries related to vaccine administration).
Larry Cohan is one of the leading national attorneys in vaccine injury matters. Over his career, Larry has represented hundreds of victims of vaccine injuries and has collected well in excess of $100 million of compensation for these clients.
In addition to the many large settlements Larry has won on behalf of his clients, he has also successfully tried to verdict many cases leading to favorable, landmark decisions, creating new rights for vaccine victims.
SM&B handles vaccine cases for any adult or child who has suffered a serious injury as a result of a vaccine. All vaccines administered to children are covered by the federal vaccine program.
For more than three decades, Larry Cohan has represented clients before the United States Court of Federal Claims after a serious vaccine injury. He has been the co-chair of the American Association for Justice Vaccine Injury Litigation Group for more than a decade.
Larry and his team will guide you through the claim process with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, and help you get all the compensation to which you may be entitled.
If you or a family member has been injured as a result of a vaccine, SM&B is committed to obtaining the results you need and deserve.