Specific Injuries

  1. I Believe That the Vaccine I Just Got Caused Me to Develop What My Doctor Called Guillain-Barre Syndrome….Can I Sue for That?
  2. My Baby Just Received a Round of Shots and He Won’t Stop Screaming and He Won’t Eat. Could He Be Having a Side Effect from the Vaccines?
  3. I Just Delivered My Baby and She is Injured, Could It Be from the Delivery and If so, Am I Allowed to Sue My Doctor?
  4. My Neighbor Has a Dog that Keeps Coming Onto My Property and Doing Damage. What Can I Do About This?
  5. I Was a Pedestrian Hit by a Car. Can I Get My Own Auto Insurance Company to Pay for My Medical Treatment Even Though I Wasn’t Driving a Car?
1. I Believe That the Vaccine I Just Got Caused Me to Develop What My Doctor Called Guillain-Barre Syndrome….Can I Sue for That?

Guillain-Barre is an injury that sometimes occurs as a result of receiving certain vaccinations. The flu shot, as well as other vaccines, can cause this Syndrome. There are monetary remedies available to you for your injuries if your injury was caused by a vaccine. If you have developed this syndrome after receiving a vaccine, call Widman Law Firm, LLC for a free evaluation.

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2. My Baby Just Received a Round of Shots and He Won’t Stop Screaming and He Won’t Eat. Could He Be Having a Side Effect from the Vaccines?

Yes, he could. While vaccines are important to public safety, some people are injured from the vaccine itself. The Government is aware of this and has put into place a special court to handle these types of claims.

Visit our website under Vaccine Injury for more information and call Widman Law Firm for a free case evaluation. There are time-sensitive requirements and a legal statute of limitation regarding claims like these, so do not delay in calling to find out your options.

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3. I Just Delivered My Baby and She is Injured, Could It Be from the Delivery and If so, Am I Allowed to Sue My Doctor?

You are allowed to sue your doctor as long as you have a valid claim against him/her. You can also sue the hospital where you delivered your baby and the nurses, as well, provided you have a cause of action that is valid against them. Unfortunately, babies are injured sometimes during delivery as a result of negligent doctors/hospitals/nurses. It is a tragic reality.

However, doctors have a higher standard of care that they owe their patients (even the littlest ones) and if they breach that standard, then they may be negligent and to blame for your baby’s injuries. In that event, you need a lawyer to carefully review the medical records to help determine if someone fell below the standard and did not provide the appropriate care, therefore making that person liable for your baby’s injuries.

If you would like to know if you have a claim against any of the healthcare providers involved in the care of your baby, call Widman Law Firm to investigate. The initial evaluation is free and if you sue, you do not pay attorney’s fees unless we win.

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4. My Neighbor Has a Dog that Keeps Coming Onto My Property and Doing Damage. What Can I Do About This?

This is a situation that could be better handled through mediation. It is wise to try to settle these disagreements before the problem gets worse. A mediator can act as a neutral third party who is there to help the parties communicate and find a good way to meet the needs of both sides.

For example, maybe the owner of the dog is having difficulty keeping their dog off their neighbor’s property, despite efforts. In that event, both parties could come up with a plan that solves the problem that is the most cost effective and fair way to both neighbors.

It is more cost beneficial to pay a mediator, attend the mediation and draft an agreement between the parties pertaining to the problem, as opposed to waiting until something more damaging and costly occurs. Ultimately, unless one or both of the neighbors move from their home, the problem may not go away unless it is faced and handled head-on.Mediating this case could assist in promoting harmony among neighbors, instead of animosity and lawsuits.

Phyllis Widman is a trained mediator and mediates cases appointed to her by the Superior Court of New Jersey.

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5. I Was a Pedestrian Hit by a Car. Can I Get My Own Auto Insurance Company to Pay for My Medical Treatment Even Though I Wasn’t Driving a Car?

It is possible. Auto insurance law is somewhat complicated and your eligibility to receive PIP (personal injury protection) benefits from your own insurance company is dependent on the specific facts of the case.

However, the statute allows for a pedestrian to potentially receive PIP benefits from their own insurance company as long as certain criteria set forth in the statute and the auto policy were met. This is a nuanced area of law that is dependent upon the facts of each individual case.

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Call Widman Law Firm for a free evaluation.

* This information is not legal advice and no attorney-client relationship has been entered into.