Extend Statute of Limitations for Vaccine Injury Claims petition
Posted Jun 10 2009 12:18am
To: U. S. Congress The National Vaccine Injury Compensations Program (NVICP) was designed to protect Vaccine makers from lawsuits, white still allowing families of vaccine injured children to be compensated. The trust fund that was established to compensate vaccine injured children has over $1.7 billion. Lets push Congress to keep the promise they made to give "Simple Justice for Children".
Currently if a claim is not filed within three years of the injury, it is too late. The Department of Health and Human Services does very little to publicize this program so most parents are not aware that the program even exists until it is too late for them to file a claim. When Congress passed this law in 1986, the intent was to help children who had been injured by mandatory vaccinations. But without these changes many families will continue to be left with no resources to help their vaccine injured children. As it stands; it fails to help most families.
Our attorneys must be allowed to file for fees and costs during the course of our claim. A family with a sick child, cannot afford to hire experts and do the things necessary to defend their claim without adequate resources and adequate representation. Many attorneys refuse to even review cases because of the difficulty in getting paid in a timely manner.
We demand Congress take steps to extend the statute of limitations to allow all children affected by vaccine induced Autism to file in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP). We demand the right to file a lawsuit until our children become an adult.
Please sign this petition so that we may get justice for our children who have no voice.