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$43 Million Awarded To Victim Under Vaccine Injury Program

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There is a no-fault national vaccine injury program. Compensation is not automatic, but when a trial lawyer makes it work as it should the benefits for the victim can be substantial.

Boy who became a quadriplegic after receiving a vaccination has been awarded $43.1 million under a government vaccine injury program

The award to 7-year-old Mario Arturo Rodriguezis thought to be one of the largest settlements ever reached under the no-fault National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Under the guidelines of the program, the lawsuit was filed against the Department of Health and Human Services, which runs the vaccination program.

According to the department’s Web site, www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation, in fiscal year 2006 the fund paid out a total of $38.2 million in cases involving 47 awards.

The program was established in 1988 to ensure an adequate supply of vaccines, stabilize vaccine costs and establish an accessible forum for those injured by vaccines.