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Vaccine Injury – Time Limit to File a Claim

Minneapolis Medical Malpractice and Civil Litigation Attorney, Kathleen Loucks, discusses the time limits for filing claims in regards to vaccine injuries.

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So, cases typically must be filed within three years of the onset of symptoms, but for cases of death, they have to be filed within two years but no more than four years from the onset of symptoms.  So, it’s really important to estimate conservatively for that.  Most practitioners would say that if you received your vaccine on June 3, and you had an onset three weeks later, you file the petition within three years of the date you received your vaccination just to make sure that you have a timely claim.

But, if you fall outside that range, just like any other case, that’s a statute of limitations.  If you exceed that time, your claim will be barred.  So, again, that’s an important time to check in with a lawyer who practices in this area.  Have them analyze your case and tell you, “This is the date by which you must file a petition because if you miss it, your claims are barred.”

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