News4 I-Team: Injection Injuries

Number 28266
Subject Medicine
Source NBC4 Washington
Year 2018
Publication Date May - June 2018
Summary This series examined the devastating effects of shoulder injuries from shots given incorrectly. We found those injuries now account for half of all the new cases in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program- which was initially created to help victims injured by what's inside the syringe, not mistakes made by the shot-giver. We calculated that the federal agency which administers the program has quietly paid out $76 million for those injuries, without ever telling the shot-givers they did it incorrectly.
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Keywords NBC4, Washington, injections, shoulder injuries, shots, Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, federal agency
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