A presentation on the Program, together with current disappointing traits, discussions of outstanding illnesses and issues which can be adjudicated within the Program, and the shift from a authorized course of to compensate kids to change into nothing greater than an grownup influenza compensation program.
We are going to focus on collectively why this system is not what Congress supposed, a good, fast, environment friendly, and beneficiant compensation program.
When Congress enacted the Nationwide Vaccine Harm Childhood Act of 1986, this system was to supply compensation for youngsters from vaccine accidents. Nonetheless, this system has shifted away from awarding damages to kids to adults. We are going to study when the shift occurred and why.
Most vaccine injures for youngsters had been outlined by a Vaccine Harm Desk when this system was first established. A dramatic modified occurred within the mid 90’s. We are going to focus on why it occurred and the results of these adjustments altered the course of a whole lot of petitions, creating a really hostile and adversarial surroundings in The Vaccine Court docket.
Utilizing statistical evaluation, we’ll study the traits in in the present day’s program to point out what varieties of petitions are being compensated, why this system doesn’t resemble what Congress supposed, and the way forward for this system.
Mr. Wayne Rohde, father to Nicholas Rohde, a vaccine injured baby. Mr. Rohde is the writer of “The Vaccine Court docket – The Darkish Reality to America’s Vaccine Harm Compensation Program” and lots of articles on vaccine damage, corruption of HHS/DOJ and the politics of the Federal Court docket of Claims.