Oregon Vaccine Injury Attorney
Phyllis Widman, Esq. and her associates are admitted to file claims for vaccine related injuries occurring in the State of Oregon. The admission to practice in the Court of Federal Claims, the Court in which vaccine injury claims are heard, is a federal admission. Phyllis Widman, Esq. and her associates are admitted in this Court and are prepared to bring vaccine injury claims in all 50 states and D.C., including Oregon. Whether you are in Portland, Bend, Eugene, Salem, Medford, Beaverton, Hillsboro, or anywhere in between, the team at Widman Law Firm is eager to provide you with quality legal representation for your vaccine injury claim.
The Court of Federal Claims is a special court located in Washington, D.C. that is dedicated to hearing claims for vaccine injuries. Federally admitted attorneys, such as Phyllis Widman, Esq. and her team, bring claims for vaccine injuries occurring in all 50 states and D.C., including Oregon. The Court is highly specialized and having an experienced vaccine injury attorney is helpful.
The Court of Federal Claims, commonly referred to as the “Vaccine Court,” has always operated either remotely or as a “traveling” Court. Meaning that if a person is too injured or unable to get to the Court in Washington, DC, the Special Master and DOJ attorney will come to the Petitioner’s local federal Court for a hearing, or the matter would simply be heard via video,
The Vaccine Court has quite a few differences from civil court. 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, since the aforementioned are initially immune from liability. Second, the filing is referred to as a “petition” rather than a complaint and its content and formatting is different from a civil court complaint. Third, the trials are bench trials only (no jury trials) and are conducted by “Special Masters” rather than judges. Attorneys fees are reimbursed by the Vaccine Court, therefore you never pay attorneys fees.
Widman Law Firm has experience representing the victims of a wide-range of vaccine injuries. Some common vaccine injuries include SIRVA, GBS, and CIDP. SIRVA, is an acronym for “shoulder injury resulting from vaccine administration.” This term describes various types of reactions that can happen when a vaccine is administered too high in the shoulder. This improper administration can result in pain and injury to the shoulder and upper arm, hand, fingers, neck, and other parts of the body. In severe cases, this can cause the individual to completely lose range of motion in their shoulder. These injuries are often associated with a diagnosis of bursitis, tendonitis, and frozen shoulder. Shoulder injuries are the most common vaccine injury filed in the Vaccine Court, 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 an exacerbation of symptoms in patients with a prior history of GBS or CIDP.
Ms. Widman and Widman Law Firm is passionate about fighting for the victims of vaccine injuries and has been doing so in front of the Court of Federal Claims for many years. Vaccine injuries often cause physical, emotional and financial burdens on the victims themselves as well as their loved ones. Widman Law Firm has represented victims from all over the country with various types of injuries. Phyllis Widman, Esq. and her team of professionals are prepared to prosecute your claim throughout each step of the process in an effort to obtain compensation. If you or someone you know has been injured by a vaccine administered in Oregon, call Widman Law Firm today for a free consultation.