Vaccine injury cases are very challenging. Some of those challenges involve life changes that don’t get reported.
Vaccine Injury cases often take years, and your case can seem like the most important thing in your life, it’s quite common for clients to go through major changes in their life and not tell their lawyer. This can make things challenging and can, in some circumstances, delayed proceedings.
Our clients’ lives are often complicated. Either they’re injured or their child is injured. Daily life can be overtaken with medical appointments or therapy sessions. Your life doesn’t stop just because you have a vaccine injury case. Please keep in mind there are critical updates we need.
Did you get married? Did you move? Change jobs? Did your employer change health insurance policies? Have you seen a new doctor – even if it’s not for the vaccine injury? Did your email change? Did your vaccine injured child turn 18? All these life events can affect our ability to effectively pursue your claim, or even get in touch with you.
With the Vaccine Court already burdened under extraordinary delays, not having up-to-date information for you can add to that delay. Married? Job change? That can affect your health insurance offsets. New doctor – even if they’re not related to the vaccine injury? We need those records. We must file updated records (related and unrelated) in every case. If your vaccine injured child turns 18, they have to take over the case unless their injury prevents that. Finally, keep us updated if you move or change emails or telephone numbers. We can’t give you the status of your case or the Special Master’s decision if we can’t reach you.
More importantly, we love hearing from you, so if there’s something new with you, let us know!
For more information contact The Law Office of Renée J. Gentry, Esq.