I'll add that I've been doing some reading lately and it does seem like vicp isn't working the way it was intended to. Not sure what the remedy is for that.
In order to pay those claims, they just look for spare change under couch cushions in the lobby.
It's very confusingly written.
Is this the part you are asking about?
"No person may bring a civil action for damages in an amount greater than $1,000 or in an unspecified amount against a vaccine administrator or manufacturer in a State or Federal court for damages arising from a vaccine-related injury or death associated with the administration of a vaccine after October 1, 1988, and no such court may award damages in an amount greater than $1,000 in a civil action for damages for such a vaccine-related injury or death, unless a petition has been filed, in accordance with section 300aa–16 of this title, for compensation under the Program for such injury or death..."
That's talking about civil court, not Vaccine Court, right?