Arkansas Vaccine Lawyer
The admission to practice in the Court of Federal Claims, where vaccine injury matters are heard, is a federal admission. This federal admission allows admitted attorneys such as Phyllis Widman, Esq. to bring vaccine injury claims in all 50 states and D.C., including Arkansas. The Court of Federal Claims, also called the “Vaccine Court,” operates almost entirely by phone and electronic submission. Therefore, the vast majority of vaccine injury cases are completed without the Petitioner or attorney ever having to physically appear in court. Whether you are in Little Rock, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Springdale, Jonesboro, Rogers, or anywhere in between, Widman Law Firm is ready to provide you with high level representation for your vaccine injury claim.
The Vaccine Court began as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986 in response to lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers for injuries sustained due to vaccine administration. The NCVIA created a no-fault program, whereby if your injury meets the Vaccine Injury Table requirements, you have a valid claim. The table requirements are essentially three parts: (1) the vaccine is covered by the program; (2) the injury is one listed on the table as known to occur after the particular vaccination received; and (3) the problematic reaction occurred within the timeframe specified on the table. Vaccines covered by the Vaccine Injury Table include Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines such as Gardasil and Cervarix, Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, Vaccines containing tetanus toxoid (e.g., DTaP, DTP, DT, Td, or TT), and Trivalent influenza vaccines. Even if your injury does not fall into the no-fault scheme, you may still have an “off-table” claim.
Successful Petitioners and their attorneys are paid through a federal fund created under the NCVIA that is paid into by the vaccine manufacturers through an excise tax on covered vaccines. Therefore, there are never any attorneys fees for the Petitioner associated with vaccine court claims. Ms. Widman has seven (7) years of experience working in the Court of Federal Claims and continues to further focus her practice in this highly specialized area. Ms. Widman’s experience in vaccine injury law and the Court of Federal claims has been exclusively on the side of the victims of vaccine injuries and their families. She works hard to win compensation for the victims’ pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and more.
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with any of the injuries discussed on our Specific Injuries page as a result of a vaccination administered in the State of Arkansas, including Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), or a shoulder injury (SIRVA), call Phyllis Widman, Esq. as soon as possible for a free consultation. She and her team are ready and waiting to help you navigate the often confusing and emotionally tolling time after suffering a vaccine injury.