Reply To: National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)

November 12, 2013 at 9:14 pm

No, you do not have to pay any taxes on the settlement. And my lawyer fees are paid by the fund too. So there is no fee to me. If my case did not go to filing, then I would have had to reimburse the law firm for the collection of my medical records. But since my case was filed then the fund also pays for the medical recored collection fee. I am still awaiting on my judgement. The lawyer said that it is filed and in the decision stage. I will get compensated but we are hagling back and forth on the amount and trying not to actually go to trial – settle out of court. It took three years to get to this stage. But no matter what I am awarded it won’t take my CIDP away and resore my life to what is use to be. But any funds I do get in the settlement will help me with my medical out-of-pocket expenses that I now have because of CIDP. I am not sure if I filed under VICP or H1N1 – I left that up to my lawyer. They file vaccine related cases and nothing else so they have a lot of experience in this area.