Florida Vaccine Injury Attorney
The attorneys at Widman Law Firm are fully admitted to file claims for vaccine related injuries occurring in the State of Florida.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, attorneys such as Phyllis Widman, Esq. are able to bring claims for vaccine injuries occurring in all 50 states and D.C., including Florida, when admitted by this special court.
The Court of Federal Claims, commonly referred to as 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 Florida and the rest of the country. Whether you are in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Clearwater, Gainesville, Tallahassee, Sarasota, or anywhere in between, Widman Law Firm can provide you with high level legal representation for your vaccine injury claim across the state of Florida.
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 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-Barr 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.
Ms. Widman has years of experience working in the Court of Federal Claims working on behalf of the victims of vaccine injuries. She works hard to obtain compensation for the victims’ pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, and more. Vaccine injuries often cause lots of financial and emotional burdens on the victims themselves and their loved ones. There is a three year statute of limitations in the Vaccine Court for vaccine-related injuries that begins to run from the first date of onset of the injuries. This means that you must bring your claim within that time period or potentially be forever barred from bringing it. There is a two year statute of limitations for a death claim. If you or a family member have suffered an injury such as Florida, call Phyllis Widman, Esq. as soon as possible or send her a message today for a free consultation. She and her team are ready and waiting to help you.