[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50919-50921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20310]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources AND Services Administration


National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program; List of Petitions 
Received

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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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.

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.

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 
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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 July 1, 2014, through July 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 (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.

    Dated: August 19, 2014.
Mary K. Wakefield,
Administrator.

List of Petitions Filed

1. Monica Lynn Brooks and William Jake Brooks on behalf of C. 
B.,Tacoma, Washington, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0563V
2. Joseph J. Kraus, Kirkland, Washington, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0568V
3. Phillip Ferguson, Orlando, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0571V
4. Cara Brockway on behalf of Hayley Brockway, Marquette, Michigan, 
Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0572V
5. Penny Rackley, Aurora, Colorado, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0573V
6. Linda Cothern, Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0574V
7. Gregory Smith, San Leandro, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0576V
8. Gillian Sears, Newcastle, Wyoming, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0578V
9. Susan Antti on behalf of K. A., Washington, District of Columbia, 
Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0579V
10. Holly Lasnetski, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0580V
11. Ashley Burkart, Benton, Wisconsin, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0581V
12. Michelle Pond Byars and David Brian Byars on behalf of N. M. M. B., 
Birmingham, Alabama, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0583V
13. Jennifer Hoffman and Kevin M. Hoffman on behalf of I. J. H., 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0584V
14. Deborah N. Cooper, Charlotte, North Carolina, Court of Federal 
Claims No: 14-0585V
15. Amanda Williams, Conway, Arkansas, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0591V
16. David Duncan, Christiansburg, Virginia, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0592V
17. Truong Nguyen on behalf of T. A. N., Orlando, Florida, Court of 
Federal Claims No: 14-0593V
18. Eric Dubay, Lewiston, Maine, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0604V
19. Evangelina Avila, Napa, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0605V
20. Leslie Hao on behalf of K. H., McLean, Virginia, Court of Federal 
Claims No: 14-0606V
21. Nanci Brill, Louisville, Kentucky, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0607V
22. Christopher Sherman, Boston, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims 
No: 14-0608V
23. Harold Paddlety, Whiteriver, Arizona, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0609V
24. William Gould, Springfield, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims 
No: 14-0613V
25. James Mather on behalf of G. L. M., Burton, Michigan, Court of 
Federal Claims No: 14-0614V
26. Andreas Smirniotis and Angela Smirniotis on behalf of E. S., New 
York, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0617V
27. Corinna Carlson on behalf of P. C. B., Atlanta, Georgia, Court of 
Federal Claims No: 14-0623V
28. Christine L. Tishmack, Bismarck, North Dakota, Court of Federal 
Claims No: 14-0624V
29. Jessica Ploughe on behalf of Sarah Ploughe, Linwood, New Jersey, 
Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0626V
30. Matthew Cole, Northlake, Illinois, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0628V
31. Imrana Mumtaz, Kirkland, Washington, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0629V
32. Gerald Binkley, Seattle, Washington, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0630V
33. Richard G. Hoffman, Tukwila, Washington, Court of Federal Claims 
No: 14-0631V
34. Linda Haft, Lexington, Kentucky, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0635V
35. Douglas Rettman, Oldsmar, Florida, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0636V
36. Janet Hoehner, Centerville, Ohio, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0637V
37. Eric Papenfuss, San Diego, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0638V
38. Mario LePore, Baltimore, Maryland, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0640V
39. Dipak Choksi, Edison, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0641V
40. Samuel Johnson, Overland Park, Kansas, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0642V

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41. Darrell Maukonen, The Villages, Florida, Court of Federal Claims 
No: 14-0648V
42. John Poh, Bainbridge Island, Washington, Court of Federal Claims 
No: 14-0649V
43. Ashley M. Pietro, Linwood, New Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0652V
44. June Reed on behalf of M. C., Shreveport, Louisiana, Court of 
Federal Claims No: 14-0653V
45. Karen Woolley, Buena Vista, California, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0654V
46. George Seaberg and Darla Seaberg on behalf of Calan Seaberg, 
Dallas, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0655V
47. Stephanie Kuhn on behalf of L. K., Augusta, Georgia, Court of 
Federal Claims No: 14-0656V
48. Carrie Hodkinson and Chad Hodkinson on behalf of E. H., New York, 
New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0660V
49. Patricia Elliott, Groveland, California, Court of Federal Claims 
No: 14-0661V
50. Gretchen Brady Ebright, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal 
Claims No: 14-0662V
51. Carl Silvestri and Susan Silvestri on behalf of S. S., Boston, 
Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0666V
52. Jane Goering, Boston, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0667V
53. Aimee Deak, Boston, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0668V
54. Gaines Hearns, Birmingham, Alabama, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0669V
55. Larry Scott Pearce, Boston, Massachusetts, Court of Federal Claims 
No: 14-0670V
56. Lindsey Pelton on behalf of Nickson Law Pelton, Southeast Conyers, 
Georgia, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0674V
57. Holly Brannigan on behalf of K. B., Piermont, New York, Court of 
Federal Claims No: 14-0675V
58. Charles Storey, Eugene, Oregon, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0676V
59. Eddie David Dukes, Summerville, South Carolina, Court of Federal 
Claims No: 14-0677V
60. Shirley Darlene Pardue, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Court of Federal 
Claims No: 14-0678V
61. Cynthia Rae Torres, Dodge City, Kansas, Court of Federal Claims No: 
14-0679V
62. Edward Anthony, Dickinson, Texas, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0680V
63. Thomas M. Tafoya on behalf of R. T., Deceased, Rio Rancho, New 
Mexico, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0683V
64. Darren Rose and Heejin Jinny Rose on behalf of K. R., Tenafly, New 
Jersey, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-0684V
65. Shirley F. Crookshanks, Richmond, Virginia, Court of Federal Claims 
No: 14-0685V
66. Marta Garcia, New York, New York, Court of Federal Claims No: 14-
0688V
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