“Injured in the line of duty…”: Are the Vaccine-Injured Getting Justice?


At present, many medical practitioners fail to recognize the existence of vaccine injury, sometimes claiming vaccines are 100% safe. Even though the real risk of injury from vaccination is not fully understood, state laws guided by federal policy increasingly mandate vaccines for children. At the same time, some individuals injured by vaccines sometimes do obtain compensation for their injuries through the VICP—a remedy that might otherwise be difficult to obtain through traditional lawsuits. Is the VICP fair? Does it violate basic rights? Are the vaccine-injured getting justice? 

Robert J. Krakow, JD

Robert J. Krakow, Esq., is the principal at the Law Office of Robert J. Krakow, PC, in New York. He specializes in vaccine injury claims, toxic torts, medical malpractice, civil litigation, criminal law, and more. His CV includes: Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor, New York, Bureau Chief; and Office of the District Attorney, County of New York, Assistant District Attorney. Robert was the chairman of the nonprofit Lifespire, serving individuals with developmental challenges.