Curtis Webb

Curtis R. Webb has represented petitioners in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program since its creation in 1988. He has represented 275 petitioners in Table and Off-Table cases, in cases involving nearly every Table vaccine. He has won compensation for catastrophically injured children injured by the DTP, DTaP, MMR, and Oral Polio vaccines and for seriously injured adults injured by the MMR, Hepatitis B, Influenza, Varicella, and HPV vaccines.

Mr. Webb represented the petitioners in several precedent setting cases, including Koston v. Sec'y of Health and Human Services, 974 F.2d 157 (Fed. Cir. 1992) and Shyface v. Sec'y of Health and Human Services, 165 F.3d 1344 (Fed. Cir. 1999). Not all of his noteworthy cases have been victories. He represented Yates Hazlehurst in one of the Omnibus Autism Proceeding cases, Hazlehurst v. Sec'y of Health and Human Services, 604 F.3d 1343 (Fed. Cir. 2010) and Rachel Hammitt in one the pair of severe epilepsy cases which addressed the Secretary's defense based on the predisposition to seizures in children with mutations in the SCN1A gene, Stone v. Sec'y of Health and Human Services, 690 F.3d 1380 (Fed. Cir. 2012).

His current practice is heavily focused on representing petitioners in the Program, and includes cases involving catastrophic injuries related to the DTaP, MMR, Varicella and Influenza vaccines. He is currently awaiting decisions in a two additional cases involving SCN1A mutations.

Mr. Webb served on the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) from 1992 through 1995 and as the Chairperson of the Commission in 1995. He has also served on the board of directors of the Idaho Conservation League and Idaho Rivers United and is currently a member of the board of directors of the Central American Community Project, a non-profit organization that helps students from a mountain village in Costa Rica attend junior high and high school.

He is a graduate of Utah State University (1981) and Brigham Young University Law School (1984). His office is in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Advisory Council Committee: 
Vaccine