LAWYERS BASED IN CHICAGO SERVING VACCINE INJURY VICTIMS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES
Lawyers at the Vaccine Injury Law Project vigorously advocate for people who have been injured by vaccines. Our team is made up of committed legal professionals, educators, and law students working together to achieve the best results for our clients. When you work with our firm, you can be assured that an experienced vaccine injury attorney will speak directly with you about your matter and handle your claim personally.
Why You Need a Dedicated Vaccine Injury Lawyer
Bringing a Petition in the Vaccine Court is not an administrative matter – it is a federal lawsuit. Vaccine injury matters are very different than other medical malpractice and personal injury claims. They are governed by the Vaccine Act, and representation by an attorney who understands the Act is your best option for obtaining the compensation you deserve.
What Differentiates Our Firm From Other Vaccine Injury Practitioners
At the Vaccine Injury Law Project, we handle only vaccine injury claims. Our practice focuses exclusively on the law and science of vaccine claims, including those difficult or novel cases that may be passed over by other lawyers.
Some of the vaccine injury claims our reputable legal team pursue include:
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FILING A VICP CLAIM
If you believe you, your child, or another loved one has been injured by a vaccine, the first step is to contact a vaccine attorney to evaluate your case. It is very important to know that the federal Vaccine Act imposes a strict 36-month statute of limitations which most often means that you must file a claim within three years of your vaccination.
When you work with our office, we will fully research your case and file a Petition for Compensation on your behalf with the Vaccine Court, which is a part of the Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. The respondent (meaning defendant) in a vaccine case is the United States Department of Health and Human Services, who is represented by an attorney from the Department of Justice.
Vaccine cases proceed either towards settlement or litigation. Our firm has extensive experience with both tracks and has established relationships with some of the country’s leading medical doctors and life care planners who we will retain to produce expert medical reports and damages calculations to be sure your case yields the best possible results.
DEDICATED SERVICE NATIONWIDE
Our legal team serves clients who suffer from vaccine injuries all over the United States. Filing a injury compensation claim under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) does not require you to retain a local attorney. Policies regarding vaccine injury compensation are federal policies that allow victims of vaccine injuries from anywhere in the U.S. to file a VICP claim. Therefore, our national vaccine injury attorney can help you pursue compensation for your vaccine injuries—no matter where you reside.
Although our office is located in Chicago and the Vaccine Court is located in Washington, D.C, it is unlikely that you will have to travel to Illinois or D.C. for any part of the litigation of your case. Most of the day-to-day litigation is handled from our office by telephone. If a testimonial hearing becomes necessary, the Vaccine Court Judges (who are called Special Masters), the lawyers, and the medical experts will often travel to the client’s location to conduct the proceedings.
Edward Kraus is a Clinical Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Professor Kraus joined the faculty at Chicago-Kent in 1999 where he has taught Health and Disability law classes and represented individuals in a variety of matters involving health and disability issues. He currently directs the Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic where, along with his associate, Amy Kraus, and assisted by law student interns, he represents people who have suffered vaccine injuries. Mr. Kraus served on the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines from September 2011 to January 2017.
Professor Ed Kraus's legal team consists of students and law professors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. One of the key advantages of operating at a university is having access to dedicated and bright law students who spend countless hours researching vaccine information and helping us build solid foundations for the claims we handle. While we use a team-centered approach to support your claim, every legal strategy and decision is made by an experienced vaccine injury lawyer.
If you have questions about VICP-covered vaccines and injuries, please contact our firm today. We are located in Chicago but we represent clients nationwide. We look forward to hearing from you, and we will work hard to obtain the best outcome possible for you and your family. Call 312-906-5072 to speak with a dedicated vaccine injury compensation attorney now.