OSM Attorneys' Fees and Costs Information

Vaccine Rule 13 and Section X of the Guidelines for Practice Under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program ("Guidelines") address important aspects of applications for attorneys' fees and costs in the Vaccine Program. Additionally, the information at the links below is intended to assist counsel in filing a complete attorneys' fees and costs application:

1) A fees motion checklist designed to lay out all the necessary documentation counsel must submit to support the request for attorneys' fees and costs; and

2) A brief summarization of frequently arising issues in the body of case law on attorneys' fees and costs in the Vaccine Program.

Counsel should carefully review these provisions. Failure to submit a fees application without all the necessary items may result in a delay in adjudication of the motion.