New York Vaccine Injury Attorney
Vaccine attorney Phyllis Widman, Esq. is admitted to file claims for vaccine related injuries occurring in the State of New York The admission to practice in the Court of Federal Claims, the Court in which vaccine injury claims are heard, allows admitted attorneys such as Phyllis Widman, Esq. to bring vaccine injury claims in all 50 states and D.C., including New York. Whether you are in New York City, Manhattan, Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, Brooklyn, Long Island, Rochester, New Rochelle, or anywhere in between, the astute team Widman Law Firm is ready to provide you with high quality legal representation for your vaccine injury claim across the state of New York.
The Court began as part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986 in response to lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers to limit their exposure to liability with payouts. 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.
Through the Court of Federal Claims is located in Wasington, DC, the majority of vaccine injury matters are taken care of remotely from start to finish. This means that victims of vaccine injuries 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 New York and the rest of the country to fight for compensation for their injuries from wherever they may be.
Widman Law Firm has represented victims with a wide-range of injuries from various forms of Encephalopathy and Polyneuropathy to shoulder injuries (SIRVA). 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. Such misapplication can result in either pain/injury in the shoulder joint or the fluid-filled bursa beneath the muscle. 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 Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM). While both are characterized by issues with neurological pathways, ADEM typically entails a rapid onset and subsequent remission whereas CIDP can be lasting with recurring and 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.
Another very common claim is for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, also known as GBS. GBS is also characterized by neurological issues including weakness and immobility, leading to paralysis in some severe cases. GBS is most commonly associated with the influenza vaccine.
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. Attorneys fees are covered in the Vaccine Court, therefore you never pay attorneys fees. If you or a loved one has been injured by the administration of a vaccine in New York, send us a message today and we will follow up with you for a free consultation.