Alabama Vaccine Injury Lawyer
Phyllis Widman, Esq. is admitted to file claims for vaccine related injuries occurring anywhere in the State of Alabama. Vaccine injury claims are heard in a federal court called the Court of Federal Claims located in Washington, DC., which houses the “vaccine court.” This Court is specifically dedicated to hearing vaccine injury claims for victims across the country. The admission to practice in the Court of Federal Claims is a federal admission. Phyllis Widman, Esq. is thereby properly admitted and prepared to file vaccine injury claims originating in all 50 states and D.C., including Alabama.
The Vaccine Court began as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986 in response to lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers to limit their exposure to liability with payouts. The vaccine court is designed to be a no-fault program, whereby if your injury meets the Vaccine Injury Table requirements, you have a valid claim. Such “table injuries” include encephalopathy or encephalitis, anaphylaxis, shoulder injuries, and vasovagal syncope. Even if your injury does not fall into the no-fault scheme, you may still have an “off-table” claim.
Whether you are in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Auburn, Mobile, Huntsville, Montgomery, Hoover, or anywhere in between, the team Widman Law Firm is ready to provide you with high quality legal representation for your vaccine injury claim. The Court of Federal Claims operates almost entirely remotely. The vast majority of cases are concluded without the Petitioner (person claiming injury) or their attorney having to make any physical appearance. This makes the process more easily accessible to individuals all over Alabama and the rest of the country. Ms. Widman has many years of experience working in the vaccine court solely as a Petitioner's attorney for Petitioners all over the country. She works hard to obtain compensation for the victims’ pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and more.
Widman Law Firm also has experience representing Petitioners with a has represented wide-range of vaccine injuries. Such injuries include Encephalopathy, Polyneuropathy, SIRVA, and CIDP. SIRVA, standing for “shoulder injury resulting from vaccine administration,” is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous reactions that can happen when a vaccine is improperly administered into the wrong location of the shoulder. This improper administration can result in pain and injury to the shoulder and upper arm, sometimes even traveling to the hand, fingers, neck, and other side of the body. In severe cases, this can cause the individual to completely lose range of motion in their shoulder. Shoulder injuries are some of the most common vaccine injuries filed in the Court of Federal Claims, along with Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). Vaccines have been implicated in both the development of GBS and CIDP in patients with no history of the diseases and relapses in patients with a prior history of GBS or CIDP.
Vaccine injuries often cause lots of financial and emotional burdens on the victims themselves and their loved ones. If you or a family member have suffered an injury such as SIRVA (shoulder injury), Guillain-barre Syndrome (GBS), or any of the other injuries discussed on our Specific Injuries page as a result of a vaccination administered in the State of Alabama, call Phyllis Widman, Esq. as soon as possible for a free consultation. She and her team are ready and waiting to help you.