The short answer is, yes. It’s actually very rare that treating doctors associate injuries with vaccines. Since vaccines are generally safe, it’s highly unlikely they’ve ever seen a vaccine injury. We don’t need your treating doctor to relate your injury to the vaccine. Either your injury is a Table injury which means the vaccine is presumed to have caused the injury, or you have an off-Table injury and we will have an expert talk about causation in your case.
Another reason we rarely see doctors associate injuries with vaccines is because their office may have administered the vaccine. You should know, you generally cannot sue a doctor/nurse (vaccine administrator) for a vaccine injury, and we are not suing your doctor. The NVICP is a no-fault compensation program which means there are no “bad actors” in our cases.
We do, however, need your doctor’s cooperation. We will need complete medical records from them and, when we get to damages we will need their recommendations for future care. As such we work to maintain good relationships with all your treating doctors and we don’t ask them to opine on causation unless they’ve voluntarily said the vaccine caused the injury.
For more information contact The Law Office of Renée J. Gentry, Esq.