Connecticut Vaccine Attorney
Widman Law Firm is able to file claims for vaccine related injuries occurring in the State of Connecticut. The admission required to bring vaccine injury claims in front of the Court of Federal Claims, where vaccine injury claims are heard, is a federal admission. Therefore, Phyllis Widman, Esq. and her team are fully prepared to bring vaccine injury claims in all 50 states and D.C., including Connecticut. Whether you are in Hartford, New Haven, Bridgeport, Stamford, Waterbury, Greenwich, Danbury, Fairfield, 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.
Phyllis Widman has experience representing Petitioners with a 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.
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 (SIRVA), Chronic arthritis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), and vasovagal syncope.Shoulder injuries are now linked to 13 of the 17 vaccines on that table - a list which only stands to grow over time. Vaccines covered by the Vaccine Injury Table include Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines such as Gardasil and Cervarix, Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, 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 eight (8) 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. Through her work as a vaccine attorney, Phyllis Widman has developed a network of healthcare professionals with whom she works 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 Connecticut, send us a message today and we will follow up with you promptly for a free consultation.