Massachusetts Vaccine Attorney
Vaccine lawyer Phyllis Widman, Esq. is admitted to file claims for vaccine related injuries occurring in the State of Massachusetts. The admission to practice in the Court of Federal Claims, the special Court in which vaccine injury claims are heard, allows attorneys such as Phyllis Widman, Esq. to bring vaccine injury claims in all 50 states and D.C., including Massachusetts. Whether you are in Boston, Cambridge, Worcester, Springfield, Plymouth, Salem, Lowell, Brockton, or anywhere in between, the capable and astute team Widman Law Firm is ready to provide you with high quality legal representation for your vaccine injury claim across the state of Massachusetts.
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.
The Court of Federal Claims, also known as the “Vaccine Court” began as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986. This special court works to provide protection from liability to manufacturers and administrators of vaccines while simultaneously providing victims of vaccine injuries with a clear, more even-handed process to seek compensation for their vaccine-injury claims. While the Vaccine court was initially created in response to lawsuits stemming from injuries to children, there are now at least equal to, if not more, adult injury claims filed each month as compared to minors. The adversary in the Court of Federal Claims is always the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a government entity, rather than the manufacturers or administrators of the vaccine.
The Court of Federal Claims is physically located in Washington, DC, but the majority of vaccine injury matters are taken care of remotely from start to finish. This provides victims of vaccine injuries with great flexibility and access to pursuing their claims. Injured persons can often bring their claims in this Court with the representation of an admitted attorney such as Phyllis Widman, Esq. without having to ever physically appear in court. The accessibility of this Court allows victims from all over Massachusetts, and the rest of the country, to fight for compensation for their injuries from wherever they may be.
Ms. Widman has fought for the victims of vaccine injuries in the Court of Federal Claims for many years. 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 Massachusetts, send us a message today and we will follow up with you for a free consultation.