Delaware Vaccine Injury Lawyer
Phyllis Widman, Esq. is admitted and prepared to file claims for vaccine related injuries taking place in the State of Delaware. The admission to practice in the Court of Federal Claims, the Court in which vaccine injury claims are heard, is a federal admission. The attorneys at Widman Law Firm are duly admitted and prepared to bring vaccine injury claims in all 50 states and D.C., including Delaware. Whether you are in Dover, Milford, Wilmington, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, Georgetown, New Castle, Lewes, Middletown, Brookside, or anywhere in between, Widman Law Firm is ready to provide you with high level representation for your vaccine injury claim across the state of Delaware.
Some of the most common injuries caused by vaccine administration are SIRVA, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) and Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS). “SIRVA” stands for “shoulder injury resulting from vaccine administration,” and is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous reactions that can happen when a vaccine is improperly administered into the wrong location of the shoulder. Guillain-Barre Syndrome, more commonly referred to as GBS, is characterized by neurological issues including weakness and immobility, leading to paralysis in some severe cases. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is often referred to as “GBS’ chronic counterpart” because of its characteristic ongoing and often worsening symptoms.
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 Vaccine Court operates almost entirely remotely. Therefore, the vast majority of cases are completed without the victim ever having to appear in court, making the process accessible to individuals all over Delaware and the rest of the country. The NCVIA created a no-fault program, whereby if your injury meets the Vaccine Injury Table requirements, you have a valid claim without needing to prove causation. 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), Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, vaccines containing tetanus toxoid (e.g., DTaP, DTP, DT, Td, or TT), and seasonal influenza vaccines. 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. Some of the 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, and Trivalent influenza vaccines. Even if your injury does not fall into the no-fault scheme, you may still have an “off-table” claim.
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. She works hard to obtain compensation for the victims’ pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and more. 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. If you or a loved one has been injured by the administration of a vaccine in Delaware, send us a message today. The Widman Law Firm team is ready and willing to guide you and your family through the often emotional and confusing time after a vaccine injury.