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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 this 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 December 1, 2013, through December 31, 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 Vaccine Injury 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: January 27, 2014.

Mary K. Wakefield,

Administrator.

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List of Petitions Filed

1. Dorothy Archibong, Staten Island, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0944V.

2. Robert T. Mitchell, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0948V.

3. Merle Kaplan, Chicago, Illinois, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0950V.

4. Robert Ross, Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0955V.

5. Leilah Al-Uffi on behalf of Raja Bowlds, Phoenix, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0956V.

6. Donna Baldwin, Bedford, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0957V.

7. Giovanni Eustor, New York, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0958V.

8. Essam Helmy, San Francisco, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0959V.

9. Eric Waterman and Taree Waterman on behalf of A.T.W., Deceased, Las Vegas, Nevada, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0960V.

10. James King, Nashville, Tennessee, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0962V.

11. Lawr-Alea Walton on behalf of Autumn Walton, Manassas, Virginia, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0965V.

12 Benjamin Follen, Dedham, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0967V.

13. Josita Walker on behalf of Jabari A Walker, Albany, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0968V.

14. Tracy Caps, Warren, Michigan, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0973V.

15. Angel Y. Davis, Springfield, Illinois, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0974V.

16. Michelle Wilton on behalf of Troy Wilton, Huntington Beach, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0976V.

17. Theresa Hudson on behalf of Jackie Hudson, Deceased, Monmouth, Start Printed Page 8203Maine, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0977V.

18. James Chapman, Tampa, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0979V.

19. Charlene Macomber, Salt Lake City, Utah, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0980V.

20. Janet Powell, Victoria, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0983V.

21. Lorraine Lupio, Garwood, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0984V.

22. Ching-Ping Chih, Miami, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0985V.

23. Virginia Merrihew, Kinnelon, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0986V.

24. Hugo D. Gutierrez, Green Bay, Wisconsin, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0987V.

25. Kathy Kovalcik, Freeport, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0991V.

26. Donald Memmo, Somers Point, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0992V.

27. Julie Suliman, Edison, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0993V.

28. Marvin C. Setness, Henderson, Nevada, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0996V.

29. Sheila Graffeo on behalf of Jessica Graffeo, Deceased, Lafayette, Louisiana, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0997V.

30. Michael Anderson, Lincoln, Nebraska, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0998V.

31. Victor York, Boston, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-0999V.

32. David Herren and Theresa Herren on behalf of A.H., Louisville, Kentucky, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1000V.

33. Christina Moore on behalf of T.B., Deceased, Seymour, Tennessee, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1001V.

34. Dillon Copenhaver and Amanda Buckman on behalf of Nicholas Copenhaver, Deceased, Shelbina, Missouri, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1002V.

35. Ariel Ahram, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1004V.

36. Sarah Williamson, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1005V.

37. Raithe Pace, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1007V.

38. Dana M. Brasher, Rockford, Illinois, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1017V.

39. Krista Schultz, Richmond, Indiana, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1018V.

40. Joseph Corona, Lake Jackson, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1019V.

41. Evelyn Eiche, Galveston, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1020V.

42. Michael Dorkoski and Lisa Whispell on behalf of M.D., Mt. Carmel Township, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1022V.

43. April Noon on behalf of Eric J. Noon, New York, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 13-1029V.

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