Vaccine Claims/Office of Special Masters

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ("Vaccine Program") comprises Part 2 of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 ("Vaccine Act"). See Pub. L. No. 99-660, 100 Stat. 3755 (1986) (codified as amended at 42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to -34). The Vaccine Act became effective October 1, 1988. It establishes the Vaccine Program as a no-fault compensation program whereby petitions for monetary compensation may be brought by or on behalf of persons allegedly suffering injury or death as a result of the administration of certain compulsory childhood vaccines. Congress intended that the Vaccine Program provide individuals a swift, flexible, and less adversarial alternative to the often costly and lengthy civil arena of traditional tort litigation. Read more . . .

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Vaccine Petitions - Electronic Service on Secretary of Health and Human Services

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OSM Attorneys' Forum Hourly Rate Fee Schedules

Scam Targeting Vaccine Program Petitioners

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Release of Vaccine Records

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Vaccine Attorneys

The Office of Special Masters—an office within the United States Court of Federal Claims, see 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-12(c)—maintains a list of attorneys as a service to petitioners seeking compensation under the National Vaccine Program established by the Department of Health and Human Services. See 42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1, 12(a).

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