The United States has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in history, according to the Department of Health and Human Resources.  In the majority of cases, vaccines causes no side effects.  However side effects can occur, as with any medication.  Very rarely, people experience more serious side effects, like allergic reactions.  In those instances, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) allows individuals to file a petition for compensation.  Lommen Abdo can help those who need to file a petition seeking compensation.

17,028 petitions have been filed with the Vaccine Injury Program since 1988. Of those, 4,687 were compensable and petitioners have received in excess of $3.1 billion dollars.

Lommen Abdo has long been a member of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association (VIP Bar).  Sheila Bjorklund founded Lommen Abdo’s vaccine injury practice.  She then worked with Kathleen Loucks as Kathleen took over the vaccine practice. Kathleen Loucks recently attended the VIP Bar’s Annual Conference that was held in conjunction with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims’ 28th Annual Judicial Conference in Washington D.C.  The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is a highly particular legal practice with legal, procedural, and evidentiary differences that can challenge even the most accomplished civil litigator. VIP Bar members get exclusive access to the cumulative knowledge and experience of the leading practitioners in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, as well as invaluable insight into the current challenges facing the Court and practitioners.

If you or someone you know experiences a significant reaction to a vaccine, contact Kathleen Loucks,, 612.336.9348.