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Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.
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.Start Further Info
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 May 1, 2014, through May 31, 2014. 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 Start Printed Page 36540(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.Start Signature
Dated: June 20, 2014.
Mary K. Wakefield,
List of Petitions Filed
1. Lauren E. Neeley, Boynton Beach, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0373V.
2. Brandy Williams on behalf of LS, Gilbert, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0375V.
3. James Clark, Winchester, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0379V.
4. Angie F. French and Dan French on behalf of V.F., Phoenix, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0383V.
5. Gary Martz, Tempe, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0384V.
6. Reta Erxleben, Cincinnati, Ohio, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0385V.
7. Markelle D. Vickers, Antioch, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0386V.
8. Amy M. Nesbitt and Eric L. Nesbitt on behalf of MNN, Moline, Illinois, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0392V.
9. Sheri Swigert, Lincoln, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0395V.
10. Danielle N. Meyer, Knoxville, Tennessee, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0399V.
11. James Rowden, Fort Benning, Georgia, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0400V.
12. Steve H. Mitchell, Shreveport, Louisiana, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0401V.
13. Lissa Garcia on behalf of Stefon Garcia, Deceased, Brownsville, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0404V.
14. John Ciprus, Wethersfield, Connecticut, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0410V.
15. Danny Wilson, St. Louis, Missouri, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0411V.
16. Daniel Webb, Atlanta, Georgia, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0412V.
17. Ivanka Pentcholov on behalf of Athena Pentcholov, Seattle, Washington, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0414V.
18. Sonal Patel, New Haven, Connecticut, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0421V.
19. Tammy Schettl, Olmstead County, Minnesota, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0422V.
20. Chun-Xiang Mao, El Paso, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0426V.
21. Jenelle and Arturo Escalera on behalf of Alivia Escalera, Phoenix, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0431V.
22. Kristin Mehner, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0432V.
23. Michelle Stoke, Memphis, Tennessee, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0433V.
24. Larry Johnston on behalf of Evan Johnston, Avon, Ohio, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0434V.
25. Laura Mitchell, Laurel, Maryland, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0438V.
26. Leigh Rolshoven on behalf of Hannah Huelsenbeck, Windom, Minnesota, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0439V.
27. Jennifer Gowans and Mitchell Gowans on behalf of Ivy E. Gowans, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0440V.
28. Leslie C. Potts, Jr., Grant, Nebraska, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0441V.
29. Angela Allard, Jackson, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0442V.
30. Jody Hupe on behalf of B.A.H., Manhattan, Kansas, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0448V.
31. Richard Berrish, Freeport, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0453V.
32. Barbara Wright, Winchester, Virginia, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0454V.
33. Erin Menser, Seattle, Washington, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0455V.
34. Julie Jones, Birmingham, Alabama, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0456V.End Supplemental Information
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