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National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions Received

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AGENCY:

Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is publishing this notice of petitions received under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (“the Program”), as required by Section 2112(b)(2) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended. While the Secretary of Health and Human Services is named as the respondent in all proceedings brought by the filing of petitions for compensation under the Program, the United States Court of Federal Claims is charged by statute with responsibility for considering and acting upon the petitions.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For information about requirements for filing petitions, and the Program in general, contact the Clerk, United States Court of Federal Claims, 717 Madison Place NW., Washington, DC 20005, (202) 357-6400. For information on HRSA's role in the Program, contact the Director, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-26, Rockville, MD 20857; (301) 443-6593.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Program provides a system of no-fault compensation for certain individuals who have been injured by specified childhood vaccines. Subtitle 2 of Title XXI of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa-10 et seq., provides that those seeking compensation are to file a petition with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and to serve a copy of the petition on the Secretary of Health and Human Services, who is named as the respondent in each proceeding. The Secretary has delegated her responsibility under the Program to HRSA. The Court is directed by statute to appoint special masters who take evidence, conduct hearings as appropriate, and make initial decisions as to eligibility for, and amount of, compensation.

A petition may be filed with respect to injuries, disabilities, illnesses, conditions, and deaths resulting from vaccines described in the Vaccine Injury Table (the Table) set forth at Section 2114 of the PHS Act or as set forth at 42 CFR 100.3, as applicable. This Table lists for each covered childhood vaccine the conditions which may lead to compensation and, for each condition, the time period for occurrence of the first symptom or manifestation of onset or of significant aggravation after vaccine administration. Compensation may also be awarded for conditions not listed in the Table and for conditions that are manifested outside the time periods specified in the Table, but only if the petitioner shows that the condition was caused by one of the listed vaccines.

Section 2112(b)(2) of the PHS Act, 42 U.S.C. 300aa-12(b)(2), requires that “[w]ithin 30 days after the Secretary receives service of any petition filed under section 2111 the Secretary shall publish notice of such petition in the Federal Register.” Set forth below is a list of petitions received by HRSA on March 13, 2013, through April 30, 2013. This list provides the name of petitioner, city and state of vaccination (if unknown then city and state of person or attorney filing claim), and case number. In cases where the Court has redacted the name of a petitioner and/or the case number, the list reflects such redaction.

Section 2112(b)(2) also provides that the special master “shall afford all interested persons an opportunity to submit relevant, written information” relating to the following:

1. The existence of evidence “that there is not a preponderance of the evidence that the illness, disability, injury, condition, or death described in the petition is due to factors unrelated to the administration of the vaccine described in the petition,” and

2. Any allegation in a petition that the petitioner either:

(a) “Sustained, or had significantly aggravated, any illness, disability, injury, or condition not set forth in the Table but which was caused by” one of the vaccines referred to in the Table, or

(b) “Sustained, or had significantly aggravated, any illness, disability, injury, or condition set forth in the Vaccine Injury Table the first symptom or manifestation of the onset or significant aggravation of which did not occur within the time period set forth in the Table but which was caused by a vaccine” referred to in the Table.

In accordance with Section 2112(b)(2), all interested persons may submit written information relevant to the issues described above in the case of the petitions listed below. Any person choosing to do so should file an original and three (3) copies of the information with the Clerk of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims at the address listed above (under the heading “For Further Information Contact”), with a copy to HRSA addressed to Director, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Healthcare Systems Bureau, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11C-26, Rockville, MD 20857. The Court's caption (Petitioner's Name v. Secretary of Health and Human Services) and the docket number assigned to the petition should be used as the caption for the written submission. Chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, related to paperwork reduction, does not apply to information required for purposes of carrying out the Program.

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Dated: May 17, 2013.

Mary K. Wakefield,

Administrator.

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List of Petitions Filed

1. Tory J. and Sarah E. Moody on behalf of Victorya E. Moody, Bedford, Indiana, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0190V.

2. Pamela Jean Peguess, Memphis, Tennessee, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0191V.

3. Eileen Goeschel, Sarasota, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0199V.

4. Kearsten Demczuk, Park Ridge, Illinois, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0205V.

5. Howard Reddy and Hanan Tarabay on behalf of Andrew Howard Reddy, Pensacola, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0208V.

6. Mona Marie Troup, Everett, Washington, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0209V.

7. Angel Blackstone on behalf of S.B., Deceased, Trenton, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0213V.

8. Isidra Durwin, Sarasota, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0214V.

9. Nancy and Sandro Giannetta on behalf of A.M.G., Sarasota, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0215V.

10. Kimberly Pedersen, West Allis, Wisconsin, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0216V.

11. Charles and Jeannie Maikish on behalf of S.M., Nyack, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0217V.

12. Ina Scanlon, Muncie, Indiana, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0219V.

13. David Stachlewitz on behalf of H.G.S., Glendale, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0220V.

14. Mary E. Thompson, Brookport, Illinois, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0222V.

15. Matthew Gorski, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0224V.

16. Woodrow Coffey, Jr., Irvine, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0225V.

17. Stephen Warren on behalf of Taylor Warren, Deceased, New York, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0226V.

18. Robert Wiggins, Nashville, North Carolina, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0228V.

19. Peggy Kalmeyer, Depew, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0230V.

20. Rosemary and Wayne Trezza on behalf of P.T., West Orange, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0231V.

21. Jane Tomassetti, Woodbury, Minnesota, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0234V.

22. Everett Johnson, Sr., Ashland, Kentucky, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0235V.

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24. James Cox, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0238V.

25. Chanel and Paul A. Monroe on behalf of Angelina Monroe, Las Vegas, Nevada, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0239V.

26. Noteel Koss, Houston, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0240V.

27. Tamika M. Kratzer on behalf of Ian M. Kratzer, Sacramento, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0243V.

28. Rosalie Peck, Boston, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0249V.

29. Shannon Keller, Sacramento, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0250V.

30. Edwina Bradshaw, North Myrtle Beach, North Carolina, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0252V.

31. William and Brenda Lehann Rodriguez on behalf of C.R., Clayton, Georgia, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0253V.

32. Corrine K. Ibana, Kamuela, Hawaii, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0257V.

33. Lorel Cubano, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0259V.

34. Brittany and Davey Lambert on behalf of Noah Lambert, Memphis, Tennessee, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0265V.

35. Scott and Caroline VanScoy on behalf of Alyssa VanScoy, Simi Valley, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0266V.

36. Jane Sprecher, Reading, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0271V.

37. Georgia Murdock, Silver Spring, Maryland, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0273V.

38. Willie Andre Simmons, Augusta, Georgia, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0274V.

39. Jung Park, M.D., New York, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0275V.

40. Allison and Steven Council on behalf of Adam Council, Plainfield, Illinois, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0276V.

41. Maryann Giordano, Lindenhurst, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0277V.

42. Laura A. Jones, Greensboro, North Carolina, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0279V.

43. David D. Griffin, Afghanistan, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0280V.

44. James Demoski, Endicott, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0286V.

45. Christina N. Steinat, Seattle, Washington, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0287V.

46. Jessica L. Stone, Baraboo, Wisconsin, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0289V.

47. Holly Rhew, Wichita, Kansas, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0293V.

48. Janet DeYear, Dallas, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0299V.

49. Cynthia Adkins, Sarasota, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0295V.

50. Saurabh V. and Archana Amin on behalf of Sheaa Amin, Linwood, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0300V.

51. Juliet and Mohamed Edoo on behalf of Justin Edoo, Miami, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0302V.

52. James Boyer, Boston, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0303V.

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[FR Doc. 2013-12347 Filed 5-23-13; 8:45 am]

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