Alaska Vaccine Attorney
Widman Law Firm is able to file claims for vaccine related injuries transpiring in the State of Alaska. The Court of Federal Claims is a special court that hears vaccine injury claims from across the entire country. The admission required to bring vaccine injury claims in front of the Court of Federal Claims, or the “vaccine court” as it is commonly referred to, is a federal admission. Phyllis Widman, Esq. and her staff are thereby admitted and fully prepared to bring vaccine injury claims originating in all 50 states and D.C., including Alaska.
The Vaccine Court also operates slightly differently from a typical civil court in a few ways. First, the adversary in these matters is always the Department Of Health and Human Services (HHS) rather than the administrator or manufacturer of the vaccine. Second, the initial filing is referred to as a “petition” rather than a complaint and has different standards and requirements for its content and formatting than a civil court complaint. Third, there are only Bench Trials (no jury trials) that are conducted by “Special Masters” rather than judges. Attorneys fees are covered in the Vaccine Court, therefore you never pay attorneys fees. The Court is highly specialized and having a specialized vaccine injury attorney is helpful.
The different types of injuries caused by vaccine administration and their levels of severity are wide-ranging. One of the most common injuries, SIRVA, has little to do with the type of vaccine and everything to do with its administration. SIRVA is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous reactions that can happen when a vaccine is improperly administered into the wrong location of the shoulder, usually too high. Such misapplication can result in either pain/injury in the shoulder joint or the fluid-filled bursa beneath the muscle. This can occur with any type of vaccination.
Another very common claim is for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, also known as GBS. GBS is characterized by neurological issues including weakness and immobility, leading to paralysis in some severe cases. GBS is most commonly associated with the influenza vaccine. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is often referred to as GBS’s chronic counterpart because of its characteristic ongoing and often worsening symptoms. Vaccines have been implicated in both the development of CIDP in patients with no history of the disease and relapses in patients with a prior history of CIDP.
Whether you are in Anchorage, Juneau, Homer, Bethel, Fairbanks, or anywhere in between, the attorneys at Widman Law Firm are prepared to provide you and your family with high quality legal representation for your vaccine injury claim across the state of Alaska. Through the Court of Federal Claims is located in Wasington, DC, the majority of vaccine injury matters are taken care of remotely from start to finish. This means that even from Alaska, victims of vaccine injuries can bring their claims and fully participate in the court process in this Court without having to ever physically appear in court.
Ms. Widman has fought for the victims of vaccine injuries in the Court of Federal Claims for many years. She has represented victims with a wide-range of injuries from various forms of Encephalopathy and Polyneuropathy to shoulder injuries (SIRVA). Through her work as a vaccine attorney, Phyllis Widman has developed a network of healthcare professionals who she works with regularly to prove causation to the Court and obtain compensation for her clients. If you or a loved one has been injured by the administration of a vaccine in Alaska, send us a message today and we will follow up with you for a free consultation.