Severe Reactions Triggered by Vaccines

Every day adults and children around the world are safely vaccinated against diseases and illnesses. However, sometimes rare, severe, and debilitating reactions to vaccinations do happen.  This is why Congress created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP); to help victims of adverse vaccine reactions. Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. helps those people get financial compensation from the NVICP.  And we do it at NO COST to our clients.

Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. has helped more clients get compensation in the past 3 years than ANY OTHER LAW FIRM in the United States.

Our attorneys obtained the LARGEST SINGLE FINANCIAL AWARD for a client in the vaccine program’s history.

For almost 20 years our lawyers have represented vaccine injured clients in all 50 states.

We have successfully helped HUNDREDS of clients get compensated through the vaccine injury program. Read our case results to see how.

How Our Vaccine Injury Lawyers Can Help

There is NO COST to you to hire our vaccine injury law firm

Our legal fees NEVER come out of any money awarded to you. You keep 100% of your compensation. We do NOT take a percentage of what you may get. Instead, our legal fees are paid directly and separately by the United States Court of Federal Claims at the end of the case.

Our vaccine lawyers travel to YOU and meet with you in person, no matter where you live

Whenever possible, one of our attorneys will meet with you and your family at or near your home, anywhere in the United States.  To effectively represent you, we need to know you and your situation.  If your case goes to trial, we will likely meet with you several more times to help prepare you for testifying.

Our Law Firm pays any additional costs of litigating your case

We pay the out of pocket costs of litigating your case, such as expert physician fees, medical records copying charges, filing fees, and other costs of litigating your claim.  At the end of the case we seek repayment of those costs from the Vaccine Court, NOT from you.

If your case goes to trial, the trial should take place close to where you live

When Congress created the Vaccine Injury Program, one of the legislative compromises was that the Court would travel to injured patients to hear their case.  This also makes it easier for your doctors to attend and testify on your behalf at trial, if necessary.


Recent Client Award Amounts

Want to find out how much compensation others have gotten from the NVICP recently? See a listing of Maglio Christopher & Toale’s client awards. The entire dollar amount shown goes directly to our clients because our legal fees are paid separately by the Federal Court.

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How to File a Vaccine Injury Claim

Filing a vaccine claim is a complicated and adversarial process. These are NOT common personal injury cases. Your vaccine lawyer should be a member Court of Federal Claims Bar and should be highly experienced litigating vaccine injury cases.

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About the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

There is currently more than $3 billion available in a federal trust fund to compensate people hurt by vaccines. More than $2 billion has already been paid out to Americans with vaccine injuries since 1988. Find out more about how the program works and if you qualify.

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Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

GBS happens when the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system. The symptoms of GBS can begin anywhere from one day to several weeks after a vaccination.

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SIRVA – Shoulder Injury Resulting from Vaccine Administration

SIRVA is shoulder pain caused by the vaccine injection itself.  SIRVA is most common after getting a flu shot because the injection is given near the deltoid muscle.

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Transverse Myelitis (TM)

Transverse myelitis is a neurological disorder that can be triggered by vaccination. It involves inflammation across the spinal cord that can lead to weakness, numbness and even paralysis.

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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) 

CIDP is an autoimmune disease similar to GBS, but the effects come on more slowly and can last longer. CIDP has been triggered by the flu shot, DTaP, Hepatitis B, and the MMR vaccines.

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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

ADEM is an acute attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. Often is it first diagnosed as an attack of Multiple Scelrosis (MS) but ADEM also has symptoms of encephalitis.

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Brachial Neuritis

Brachial Neuritis is a swelling of the nerves that send signals from the spine to the shoulders, arms and fingers and can lead to muscle weakness and atrophy. Brachial Neuritis is often triggered by the DTaP, Influenza and Hepatitis B vaccines.

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Dermatomyositis or JDM

Juvenile Dermatomyositis is an exremely rare condition where the body’s own immune system attacks blood vessels in the skin and muscles. It’s believed JDM is triggered by an external factor, including vaccination.

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Intussusception & Rotavirus Vaccine

Intussusception is a type of intestinal blockage that can cut off blood supply to the intestinal tract. Medical studies have found a link between Intussusception and the rotavirus vaccine.

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Narcolepsy is when people fall asleep suddenly and unexpectedly during the daytime. Research has found a link between the H1N1 flu shot and the disorder.

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Neuromyelitis Optica or Optic Neuritis

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is also known as Devic’s Disease and it affects the myelit surrounding the optic nerve and spinal cord. Research has shown a possible link between NMO and the Flu vaccine and the HPV vaccine.

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Ideopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura

Ideopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) is a disorder where the body destroys its own platelets. According to the CDC, there is some concern that the MMR vaccine is associated with an increased incidence of ITP.

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Which Vaccines are Covered?

Tetanus toxoid-containing vaccines (DTaP, Tdap, DTP-Hib, DT, Td, TT)
Pertussis antigen-containing vaccines (DTaP, Tdap, DTP, P, DTP-Hib)
Measles, mumps and rubella virus-containing vaccines in any combination (MMR, MR, M, R)
Rubella virus-containing vaccines (MMR, MR, R)
Measles virus-containing vaccines (MMR, MR, M)
Polio live virus-containing vaccines (OPV)
Hepatitis B antigen-containing vaccines (Engerix-B, Recombivax HB, Twinrix)
Hemophilus influenzae (type b polysaccharide conjugate vaccines)
Varicella vaccine (Varivax chickenpox virus vaccine and ProQuad)
Rotavirus vaccine (Rota Teq)
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (Prevnar)
Hepatitis A vaccines (Havrix, VAQTA, and Twinrix)
Trivalent influenza vaccines (Flu vaccines including FluMist, a live attenuated influenza virus vaccine; and injectable influenza vaccines FluShield, Fluvirin, Fluzone, and Afluria)
Meningococcal vaccines (meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine (MPSV4) and meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4), Menactra)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines (Gardasil and Cervarix)

A “Local” Personal Injury Lawyer vs. a Vaccine Injury Attorney

Personal injury attorneys typically do NOT handle vaccine injury cases.

That’s because vaccine injury compensation is a very specialized type of Federal litigation involving complex legal, medical, and scientific issues. Our vaccine injury attorneys have represented hundreds of patients in obtaining compensation for vaccine injuries over the past 15 years.

ALL vaccine claims must go to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (Vaccine Court) in Washington, D.C.

These are not “local” cases.  An attorney in your area cannot file these cases in your local or state courthouse.  These cases are filed in Washington, D.C. in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Our attorneys specialize in vaccine injury cases.

Since vaccine injury litigation is a very specialized area of practice, there are few attorneys that do it.  Our vaccine attorneys focus exclusively on this area.

Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. helped more patients obtain compensation for vaccine injuries in recent years than ANY other law firm in the United States.

You can read our client’s case results here and see actual award amounts.

Our Washington, D.C. office is three blocks away from the Vaccine Court.

This proximity makes it easier for our law firm to manage your case and represent you efficiently.

Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A. won the largest award judgment in Vaccine Court history for a severely injured client.

Meet Our Vaccine Injury Attorneys

Sarasota, FL
Managing Partner of Maglio Christopher & Toale, P.A.
Anne Toale Vaccine Injury Attorney
Sarasota, FL
Has Won Multiple Multi-Million Dollar Judgments on Behalf of Vaccine Clients
John Caldwell Vaccine Injury Attorney
Sarasota, FL
More than 20 years experience as a trial attorney. Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Diana Stadelnikas Sedar, Attorney
Sarasota, FL
Vaccine injury attorney and former pediatric critical care nurse
Sarasota, FL
Complex litigation attorney focused on helping others through legal and non-profit activities
Isaiah Kalinowski Vaccine Injury Attorney
Washington, D.C.
Served as a judicial law clerk at the United States Court of Federal Claims
Danielle Strait Vaccine Injury Attorney
Washington, D.C.
Former federal court law clerk
Amber Wilson Vaccine Attorney
Washington, D.C.
Has a Doctorate in Cellular Pharmacology, a Master's Degree in Genetics, and a Law Degree

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