Health | Vaccine Injury Claims Are Few and Far Between Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Data from a federal program designed to compensate people harmed by vaccines shows how rare it is for someone to claim they were hurt after getting vaccinated. Credit Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Supported by ByPam Belluck and Reed Abelson June 18, 2019 At a time when the failure to immunize children biggest measles outbreak in decades, a little-known database offers one way to gauge the safety of vaccines. Over roughly a disease that once infected millions of American children and killed 400 to 500 people each year. During that period, The data comes from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, a no-fault system begun in 1988 after federal law established it as the place where claims of harm from vaccines must be filed and evaluated. It currently covers claims related to 15 childhood … [Read more...] about Vaccine Injury Claims Are Few and Far Between
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Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Updated 11:08 am CDT, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Photo: Gettyimages Photo: Gettyimages Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages What Kind of Damages Can You Pursue in a Wrongful Death Claim? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery When a loved one dies, the pain is indescribable. Often, the toll it has on a family is enormous – both emotionally and financially. When the death is due to the negligence of another party, however, the sense of loss is combined with anger. In these instances, the family may seek a wrongful death claim. But what kind of damages can you pursue in a wrongful death claim? Wrongful Death Damages When the surviving … [Read more...] about What Kind of Damages Can You Pursue in a Wrongful Death Claim?
The $15 million lawsuit contends that following Lester’s May 9 back surgery, he was given several medications and narcotics for pain relief, including a patient-controlled pump to deliver Dilaudid intravenously. (iStock) The family of a prominent heart surgeon is suing the Florida hospital where he was chief of cardiovascular surgery over claims that staff gave him a lethal dose of painkillers following back surgery that left him in a vegetative state. Dr. Lance Lester’s daughters claim their 74-year-old father suffered a severe brain injury and now can’t walk or talk due to staff negligence at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis, Fla., WPBF 25 reported. But the hospital, where Lester was employed for over 30 years, told the news station that the family’s claims are false. “Dr. Lester was a longtime and valued member of the JFK Medical Center family, and this is a tragic situation for all of us who have known him and worked with him for many years,” … [Read more...] about Heart surgeon given near-fatal dose of painkiller at hospital he worked for 30 years, family’s lawsuit claims
By Eric Branch Updated 10:41 pm PST, Wednesday, November 28, 2018 FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Reuben Foster (56) jogs on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The Washington Redskins claimed Foster off waivers on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, after the 49ers released the linebacker following a domestic violence arrest. The team says conversations with former Alabama teammates led to the decision to claim Foster. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb, File) less FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' Reuben Foster (56) jogs on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The Washington ... more Photo: Darryl Webb / Associated Press … [Read more...] about 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan surprised Reuben Foster claimed by Washington
COLUMBIA, South Carolina— Desperate for relief after years of agony, Jim Taft listened intently as his pain management doctor described a medical device that could change his life.It wouldn't fix the nerve damage in his mangled right arm, Taft and his wife recalled the doctor saying, but a spinal-cord stimulator would cloak his pain, making him "good as new."Taft's stimulator failed soon after it was surgically implanted. After an operation to repair it, he said, the device shocked him so many times that he couldn't sleep and even fell down a flight of stairs. Today, the 45-year-old Taft is virtually paralyzed, a prisoner in his own bed, barely able to get to the bathroom by himself."I thought I would have a wonderful life," Taft said. "But look at me."For years, medical device companies and doctors have touted spinal-cord stimulators as a panacea for millions of patients suffering from a wide range of pain disorders, making them one of the fastest-growing products in the $400 … [Read more...] about Device treating pain draws thousands of injury reports