Congressional Briefing Attempts to Discredit Vaccine Injury Compensation

Shot of Prevention

On November 7th, a congressional briefing, entitled “The Injustice of the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)” was sponsored by “The Canary Party” and billed as a precursor to a hearing scheduled on December 4th in the Committee of Government Oversight and Reform. 
Dorit Rubinstein Reiss, a passionate vaccine advocate with intimate knowledge of the legal system and  Professor at University of California Hastings College of the Law, attended the briefing and provided the following post as her personal response to comments she heard there.

 Doing Away With NVICP: Bad For Plaintiffs, Bad For Society

by Dorit Rubinstein Reiss

At a briefing in Congress about the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), Ms. Mary Holland and Mr. Rolf Hazelhurst criticized the program’s operation. Ms. Holland, addressing several possible reform options, rejected improving the program (what she called “tinkering at the edges”) as a way to fix the problems she identified. Her…

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