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Monthly Archives: February 2015


Vaccines Included in the VICP and How to File a Claim

By Bertram & Amell |

Immunizations are a critical component of a wellness plan, particularly for children. Unfortunately, vaccines aren’t entirely risk-free. In fact, adverse event reports linked to vaccinations prompted Congress to pass the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which subsequently created the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). There are several purposes behind the VICP,… Read More »


Basic Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim

By Bertram & Amell |

If you believe that you are the victim of medical negligence, you can turn to malpractice lawyers serving Washington, D.C., Your lawyer will carefully review your case to assess whether it meets the basic requirements for a claim. To prove medical malpractice, your attorney at law will need to prove that a doctor-patient relationship… Read More »

Southern Maryland Hospital’s Failure to Follow Sterilization Procedures Leads to High Patient Infection Rates

By Bertram & Amell |

Southern Maryland Hospital, in Clinton, MD was found to be significantly out of compliance with the safety rules that apply to all hospitals and how they clean the medical equipment used on patients in operating rooms during surgery. The hospital was experiencing extremely high infection rates and there were concerns that surgeons were taking… Read More »


A Look at Guillain-Barre Syndrome

By Bertram & Amell |

Guillain-Barre syndrome was once thought to be a very rare disorder. However, some experts believe that rates of the potentially crippling ailment are underreported and are climbing. Cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome potentially linked to the flu vaccinations have been filed by vaccine lawyers near Washington, D.C., as they advocate to obtain compensation on behalf… Read More »

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