COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Described as Legal Black Hole

COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Described as Legal Black Hole

Attorneys familiar with vaccine injury claims have described the current compensation program for COVID-19 vaccines as a legal “black hole” and inadequate for addressing the vaccine injury claims associated with the fast-tracked COVID vaccines.1 Attorney Altom Maglio says he has been contacted by hundreds of people who suspect they have suffered COVID vaccine-related injuries but that there is nothing he or other plaintiff attorneys can do because of the underfunded and understaffed Countermeasure Injury Compensation Program (CICP).2 Maglio’s website states:

Our law firm has concluded that there is nothing our attorneys can do to significantly assist you.2

In 2020, Congress assigned COVID vaccine injury claims to the CICP, which is a federal program responsible for compensating injuries that result from use of government recommended drugs, vaccines and other pharmaceutical products developed and used during declared public health emergencies, such as Ebola and anthrax. The CICP is authorized under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act and administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Since its inception in 2010, only 29 claims have been paid by the CICP, which makes up 10 percent of all filed claims.1

CICP Has Reached Unsustainable Growth Due to COVID Product Claims

The CICP has reached “unsustainable” growth since 2020, having received more than 8,000 COVID claims.2 Over 5,000 of those complaints are directly related to injuries or deaths associated with COVID vaccines, citing incidences ranging from sore shoulders and fevers to death.3 According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest data, about 260 million people have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine.4

Some lawyers, who are experienced in filing vaccine injury claims, say that COVID vaccine injuries would be better handled by the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) “vaccine court” created under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which handles claims for childhood vaccines recommended by the CDC, such as the MMR, hepatitis and influenza vaccines.2

However, both the VICP and CICP are facing significant backlogs of vaccine injury claims and pharmaceutical companies, medical trade groups and attorneys believe both programs could collapse entirely.3 Two out of three vaccine injury claimants are turned away without awards in the VICP and often wait years for payouts if they are granted compensation from the U.S. government.5

Compensation Program Could Be Unable to Handle Backlogged Injury Claims

The VICP covers nearly three times the number of shots that it did when it was created in 1986.6 7 If the COVID vaccines are covered by the VICP in the future, there is concern among attorneys that the already overwhelmed VICP will not be able to handle the case load. Several healthcare bills have been proposed in Congress, although none have passed.5

A spokesman for the U.S. Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), which runs the CICP program, stated that the program will deny claims that do not have “compelling” scientific evidence that a vaccine directly caused injury.


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7 Responses to "COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Program Described as Legal Black Hole"

  1. Tom   July 11, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Why would it be any different than the before-covid system? It’s entirely corrupted and designed so that big pharma can murder and maim at will with no consequences. Congress has no spine and won’t change this because they are bought and paid for by the drug lobbyists. What a shame beyond all compare.

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  2. bmc redirect   July 11, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    If you haven’t yet, get God-Centered and Stay God-Centered!
    That’s truly the only Hope!
    The US is truly THEE most corrupt country that ever existed!
    I pray that if we ever were what God intended, restore us there, whatever it takes!

    FREEDOM OF VACCINATION CHOICE, NO . . . MATTER . . . WHAT!!!

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  3. Mary   July 11, 2022 at 7:22 pm

    It’s sad but the people who were fooled by the covid vaccine lies are own their own. Certainly looks that way to me. We have to be careful where we get our advice and information. When we follow bad advice. We will be the one holding the bag of consequences at the end of the day.

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  4. Jessica   July 11, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Attorneys from the Corona Investigative Committee have gathered evidence showing the pharmaceutical companies, along with certain individuals and organizations, participated in collusion, fraud and racketeering with these injections. If harm and side effects were already known prior to giving the injections, without full informed consent to all recipients detailing all risks, their immunity from liability or “EUA shield” goes away and they can be sued for both criminal and civil damages.

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  5. Joan M Morrison   July 12, 2022 at 8:31 am

    I hope that the Corona committee is able to help the injured or those who lost loved ones. The big pharma overreach is disgusting, and the average parent/citizen does not have much recourse. Our livelihoods were threatened or abolished due to the tyranny we face with this current administration. The “Nazism’ of the entire plandemic is so pervasive and frightening. Those is authority have control of our money, the internet, the media and so on. Daily there are reports of corruption all the way through every facet of our government all for the benefit of a few.

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  6. Kimberly   July 12, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    Disgusting what this country has digressed into…

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  7. Christine kevett   August 3, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    I suffered a severe reaction to the Johnson and Johnson vaccine I recieved 8 mar 2021. I ended up with multible PE’s in both lungs and have since been unable to work, have medical facilities filing collection accounts on me while CICP drags their behinds. I did the right thing and I am forced to end up at 61 housebound and barely able to walk. I worked my LIFE for this?

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