Minneapolis Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation Attorney, Kathleen Loucks, discusses recoverable damages you may achieve from a vaccine injury.
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So, past and future medical expenses. That can include everything from your run-of-the-mill “I need treatment in the future,” or “I had this treatment related to my vaccine.” It also can include rehabilitation costs. It also can include things like if your home needs modifications. If you’re partially paralyzed, like one of my clients, and you need a wheelchair ramp, it can cover that as well.
So, medical expenses, loss wages, past and future. It also covers up to $250,000.00 for pain and suffering. So, that’s a cap on that. It also includes reasonable attorneys’ fees and any costs. What’s important for people to know is that when you file a vaccine claim, you do not have to pay your lawyer. If you have a reasonable basis for your claim, the fund pays reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. That’s not taken out of the compensation to the petitioners.
That’s very different from personal injury, ‘cause in personal injury and medical malpractice, when you get a recovery, from that recovery you have to deduct your attorneys’ fees. It’s not handle that way in the vaccine injury law practice.
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