ICAN’s Attorneys File a Second CICP Lawsuit to Demand Justice for COVID-19 Vaccine Injured

ICAN is thrilled to announce its support of another lawsuit challenging the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP), filed this week in Texas. As supporters may remember, ICAN is also supporting a similar case in Louisiana.

The PREP Act provides near-universal immunity from liability to manufacturers of all COVID-19 vaccines (and to others). Instead of being able to sue Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J, those injured must file a claim through CICP. This farce of a program is unjust, underfunded, and unconstitutional. To date, it has only compensated 12 individuals out of 13,116 COVID-19 claims.

The Texas case is being filed on behalf of four individuals:

  • A minor who was rushed to the emergency room when blood vessels began to burst all over his body shortly after receiving his shot and who was eventually diagnosed with immune thrombocytopenia purpura;
  • A mother of twins who suffered vaccine-induced dysautonomia and was forced to resign from her job;
  • An orthopedic surgeon who suffered rapid onset of transverse myelitis (inflammation of the spinal cord that extends horizontally across the vertebrae) who can no longer practice medicine. He is on permanent disability, yet he was denied compensation by CICP; and
  • A pediatric neurologist and professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, who suffered a Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA) but missed the extremely short one-year statute of limitations to file a CICP claim. Due to her injury, she now has great difficulty practicing medicine the way she used to.

The plaintiffs demand, among other things, the right to due process protections such as the right to see any evidence used against them, the ability to present expert witnesses, and the right to appeal an adverse decision—basic hallmarks of the American justice system. Best of all, if this suit is successful, the relief sought may apply to all COVID-19 vaccine injured individuals in the U.S.

ICAN continues to be grateful to its generous supporters who make ground-breaking lawsuits like this possible.

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