"Injured in the line of duty...": What is Vaccine Injury? How Often Does It Happen? Are the Vaccine-Injured Getting Justice?
Vaccine injury, however, is not openly discussed in the health or legal professions. The Vaccine Act took vaccine injury claims away from traditional civil courts and shepherded claims through an experimental Federal program--the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)--dramatically limiting the rights of the vaccine-injured in the legal process. Vaccine manufacturers were granted unprecedented legal immunity, jury trials were eliminated, damages were capped, and meaningful discovery was denied. The public health authorities overseeing the VICP failed to fulfill a statutory requirement to publicize the vaccine injury program, they have admitted, because publicity would interfere with their primary mission to promote vaccination.
At present, many medical practitioners fail to recognize the existence of vaccine injury, sometimes claiming vaccines are 100% safe. Even though the real risk of injury from vaccination is not fully understood, state laws guided by federal policy increasingly mandate vaccines for children. At the same time, some individuals injured by vaccines sometimes do obtain compensation for their injuries through the VICP--a remedy that might otherwise be difficult to obtain through traditional lawsuits.
Is the VICP fair? Does it violate basic rights? Are the vaccine-injured getting justice?
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