Sybil Niden Goldrich
Ernest Hornsby, Esq.
Dianna Pendleton-Dominguez, Esq.

CLAIMANTS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE E-NEWSLETTER
Volume 4, No. 7, October 1, 2007



This is the 37th e-newsletter (Vol. 4, No. 7) from the Claimants' Advisory Committee (CAC) in the Dow Corning bankruptcy Settlement Plan. You were sent a copy of the newsletter because our records show that you requested to be on the mailing list. If you wish to unsubscribe or to reply to this newsletter, send an email to: info@tortcomm.org. Please do not hit "Reply" to this email address. Please use the email address: info@tortcomm.org.

Requests for copies of claim forms or inquiries about the status of a claim should be directed to the Settlement Facility at info@sfdct.com or 866-874-6099. The Claimants’ Advisory Committee does not have access to individual claimant files to answer these kinds of questions.



1. SF-DCT RELEASES CLAIMS CRITERIA INFORMATION FOR POLYMYOSITIS AND DERMATOMYOSITIS CLAIMS

Pursuant to an Agreed Order Resetting Final Disease Cure Deadlines entered by the Court on June 15, 2007, the SF-DCT is releasing claims criteria information for two eligible diseases in the Plan: Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis. A copy of the document is available on the CAC website (www.tortcomm.org) under the heading “Disease Claims” or on the SF-DCT website (www.sfdct.com). Claimants and attorneys affected by the cure deadline extension for Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis will be sent a new Notification of Status letter from the SF-DCT with a final cure deadline for these claims.

The CAC is continuing to work with the SF-DCT about release of additional disease and disability criteria. The Agreed Order provides that the SF-DCT will release claims criteria information on Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome (PSS), Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) and Overlap Syndrome (OS) on or by November 1, 2007.

2. CLAIMS PAYMENT AND PROCESSING REPORT

The Settlement Facility has released information about the status of claims processing and payment through AUGUST 31, 2007. The information is summarized below.

Through AUGUST 31, 2007, the Settlement Facility has received 75,021 Proof of Manufacturer claim forms in Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2. Of the 75,021 claims, 60,752 or 81% have acceptable proof of a Dow Corning breast implant.

Through August 31, 2007, the SF-DCT has issued payment to claimants in Classes 5 and 6 (Dow Corning breast implant claimants) totaling approximately $889 million, including almost $400 million in approved rupture payments.

Claim Category Number of Claims Paid through August 31, 2007 Percentage of Claims Approved Class 5 | Class 6 Total $$ Paid in category through August 31, 2007
RUPTURE 20,321 70% | 44% $396,683,865.97
EXPLANT 26,735 99% | 95% $129,921,299.08
EXPLANT ASSISTANCE 502 89% | 50% $2,490,141.10
INCREASE EXPLANT (6.2 ONLY) 35 N/A | 89% $105,000.00
EXPEDITED RELEASE 15,500 90% | 71% $29,200,855.86
DISEASE OPTION 1 17,990 79 % | 50% $265,557,590.51
DISEASE OPTION 2 525 18% | 7% $64,897,557.50
Total 81,608 N/A $888,856,310.02


Note: The approval percentages for Disease Options 1 and 2 include those claims that were previously approved by the MDL 926 Claims Office and are Opass through O in the Settlement Facility (i.e., the claimant had an implant from Bristol, Baxter or 3M and a breast implant from Dow Corning and has applied to receive 50% of her disease award in the Dow Corning case). As a result, the percentage of approved Disease claims processed by the Settlement Facility if actually lower.

CLASS 7
(SILICONE GEL MATERIAL CLAIMANTS)


Claim Category Number of Forms Filed Approved & Paid - Foreign Gel Approved & Paid Expedited Approved Offers Total Approved Total Ineligible Pending Pom 1st Review
Proof of Manufacturer 54531 586 4802 5117 10505 29164 14011




CLASS 9, 10.1 and 10.2
(DCC "COVERED" OTHER PRODUCTS)


Claim Category Number of Forms Filed Number of Claims Reviewed Number of Claims Approved Number of Claims for Benefits Reviewed Number of Claims for Benefits Approved Percentage of Claims Approved
PROOF OF MANUFACTURER 7258 7203 2477 7203 2477 34%
EXPEDITED RELEASE 3946 1498 1515 1498 1515 100%
RUPTURE (Chin and Testicular) 564 115 23 115 23 20%
INFLAMMATORY FOREIGN BODY RESP. (TMJ, finger, wrist, toe, knee & hip) 1722 647 350 647 350 54%
IMPLANT FAILURE (TMJ, finger wrist, toe knee, hip & testicular) 2323 786 99 786 99 13%
TMJ ENHANCED 1273 345 29 345 29 8%




3.UPDATE ON NOI CLAIMS SETTLEMENT STATUS

As noted in prior CAC e-newsletters, there has been a settlement that now allows timely NOI claimants to apply for and, if eligible, receive benefits for Explant and Rupture. The SF-DCT is preparing to mail information about this settlement to timely NOI or Conditional claimants in the next few weeks.

The deadline for timely NOI claimants covered by the settlement to apply for Explant and Rupture benefits is October 20, 2008. This means that timely NOI claimants who want to recover for Explant ($5,000 U.S.) and/or Rupture ($20,000 U.S. Base Payment) must have their Dow Corning breast implants removed and their claim forms submitted to the SF-DCT by October 20, 2008. Please note that this deadline applies ONLY to NOI claimants. It does not apply to timely filed claimants.

NOI Claimants who are eligible and who want to accept the settlement now can sign and submit an “NOI Acceptance Form.” A copy of this form will be on the CAC website’s Home Page and also under the heading of “Rule 3005/Notice of Intent Issues.”



4.NEW LIST OF ACCEPTABLE AFFIRMATIVE STATEMENTS FOR DOW CORNING PROOF OF MANUFACTURER

On August 17, 2007, the SF-DCT made the following list of doctors available who have submitted an affirmative statement about their exclusive use of Dow Corning breast implants during the specific time frames listed.

SURGEON / PHYSICIAN NAME LOCATION TIME FRAME
Adrichem, Dr. LNA Van The Netherlands 1965 - 1991
Agris, Dr. Joseph Houston, TX 1982
Allen, Dr. John Little Rock, AR 1974 - 1978
Allen, Dr. Thomas Little Rock, AR 1970 - 1979
Altaney, Dr. Franklin Charlotte, NC 1972
Anders, Dr. Christopher Woking, Surrey United Kingdom 1977
Apostolis, Dr. Charles G. Port Elizabeth South Africa all years
Arends, Dr. Norman J. Eastpointe, MI 1966- 1976
Arnold, Dr. J. Harold Greenville, SC 1979
Au, Dr. Victor K. Burlington, NC All years
AZVU Facility Amsterdam Netherlands 1978
Bailey, Dr. Bruce Aylesbury, Bucks United Kingdom all years
Banfield, Dr. Ernest Tacoma, WA 1977
Bartlett, Dr. Sylvan Odessa, TX 1981, 1983
Barton, Dr. Morris Phoenix, AZ 1967- 1975
Beasley Jr, Dr. Gerald L. Duncan, OK All years
Beehan, Dr. Patrick Hamilton New Zealand 1985 - 1986
Beg, Dr. Saeed Irving, TX 1981, 1983, 1986
Bell, Dr. Gordon Washington, D.C. 1971
Berg, Dr. Elliot M. Baltimore, MD 1964 - 1973
Biggs, Dr. Thomas Houston, TX 1973, 1978, 1980- 1983
Blake, Dr. Graeme Merivale, Christchurch New Zealand 1979 - 1980, 1983 - 1984, 1990
Bloomenstein, Dr. Richard Englewood, NJ 1969, 1972
Bowen, Dr. John London United Kingdom 1974-1979
1982-1988 Broomhead, Dr. I. W. United Kingdom 1977
Brown, Dr. Earl New Zealand 1980
Brucker, Dr. Perry Fort Wayne, IN 1968
Buffington, Dr. F.C. Norman, OK All years
Bumagin, Dr. Michael S. Fort Worth, TX All years
Bussey, Dr. Joseph G. Austell, GA 1970 - 1982
Calcinai, Dr. Colin Wellington, New Zealand 1976, 1981
Caplitz, Dr. I.W. Mukegon County, MI 1968
Carrell, Dr. Jeffrey M. Buffalo, NY 1970's & 1980's
Ceber, Dr. Simon Kew, Victoria Australia 1976
Church, Dr. James Escott New Zealand All Years
Cipcic, Dr. J.A. Steubenville, OH All years
Clarendon, Dr. Colin C.D. Memphis, TN 1972 - 1976
Clayton, Dr. James M. Provo, Utah 1981-1990
Cochran, Dr. Thomas C. Boston, MA 1972, 1978
Comess, Dr. Morton Phoenix, AZ All years
Constanza, Dr. Landelino Guatemala 1977
Corbin, Dr. Frederic H. Brea, CA 1984-1990
Craft, Dr. Jerome/Craft Surgical Center West Palm Beach, FL 1972-1990
DeProphetis, Dr. Nino Wallingford, PA All years
Dibble, Dr. Wayne R. Haverhill, MA 1980 - 1982
Dotson, Dr. Daniel A. Graham, TX All years
Dubin, Dr. Bruce Newport Beach, CA 1986 - 1989
Duckett, Dr. James Oklahoma City, OK 1966-1971
Duffy, Dr. Michael M. San Antonio, TX All years
Dyer, Dr. Peggy Baton Rouge, LA 1975-1980
Easterly, James Winter Park, FL All Years
El Sigai, Dr. Ahmed Germany 1988
Elam, Dr. Michael Newport Beach, CA 1978, 1982-1986
Estima, Dr. Antonio Costa Brazil 1976
Ewalt, Dr. Donald H. El Paso, TX 1967 - 1974
Finger, Dr. E. Ronald Savannah, GA 1975
Florman, Dr. Larry D. Louisville, KY 1974 - 1984
Foster, Dr. Lawrence South Lake Tahoe, CA 1970-1974
Fowlow, Dr. W.A. Calgary, Alberta CANADA 1972-1977, 1981
Frederickson, Dr. Eric Allan Hingham, MA 1970 - 1985
Fromm, Dr. Harold E. Rapid City, SD All years
Gallagher, Dr. Pamela M. Mineola, NY 1980, 1984, 1985
Garcia, Dr. F.A. Denver, CO All years
Garre, Dr. William C. Dallas, TX 1972
Gaska, Dr. Walter Springfield, MO All years
Gaston, Dr. Erskin A. Dallas, TX 1970 - 1979
Gilbert, Dr. Stephen New Zealand 1983 - 1986
Gilman Hospital St. Mary's, GA All years
Given, Dr. Kenna Augusta, GA 1978
Gorman, Dr. John B. Oxnard, CA 1986-1987
Goulian, Dr. Dicran New York, NY 1971 - 1975
Griffiths, Dr. Cadvan O. Los Angeles, CA All years
Gsell, Dr. F. Germany 1970 - 1979
Guerra, Dr. Cesar H. Amarillo, TX 1974-1979
Habal, Dr. Mutaz Tampa, FL 1983 - 1985
Hackett, Dr. M.E.J. Essex United Kingdom 1983-1988
Halbert, Dr. David S. Abilene, TX 1975 - 1976
Harris, David L. United Kingdom 1987
Hause, Dr. Dwight Corpus Christi, TX All years
Herman, Dr. Steven New York, NY Prior to 1981
Heycock, Dr. M.H. United Kingdom 1974-1979
Hilbun, Dr. Glyn R. Pascagoula, MS All years
Hirsche, Dr. Blayne L. Provo, Utah 1982-1990
Hirshowitz, Dr. Bernard Israel 1971 and 1984
Hobby, Dr. J. A. E. Salsibury, United Kingdom 1977, 1988
Howe, Dr. Robert E. Birmingham, AL 1972 -1978
Huttner, Dr. Donald Westminister, CO 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1985
Ibrahim, Dr. Kaissar S. Raleigh, NC All years
Illiescu, Dr. John Reno, Nevda 1974 - 1979
Jackson, Dr. Ian T. United Kingdom 1972-1979
Jatoi, Dr. Alimadad Bedford, TX All years
Kauffmann, Dr. Adolph F. Fort Worth, Texas 1970 - 1974
Klein, Dr. Daniel Brooklyn, NY All years
Koire, Dr. Bernard Los Angeles, CA 1968-1969
Kruggel, Dr. John San Diego, CA 1968-1974
Kunze, Dr. Hans-Henning Germany 1970 - 1979
Lamaker, Dr. J.H. Netherlands 1970-1979
Liechavicius, Dr. Nelson Brazil 1978
Lindsay, Dr. John Fort Worth, TX 1978-1984
Lovie, Dr. Maxwell J. New Zealand 1968-1973
Lu, Dr. Milton M. Lancaster, PA 1971 - 1974
Manchester, Dr. William M. New Zealand All Years
Mansel, Dr. R.E. Wales, United Kingdom 1980-1986, 1990
Maraist, Dr. Donald J. Jefferson County, TX All years
Martin, Dr. Fred R. Tulsa, OK 1979 - 1983
Martin, Dr. Mary M. Cincinnati, OH all years
Mauldin, Dr. Howard P. Oklahoma City, OK 1977
McCarty, Dr. Gordon E. Phillips County, AR All years
McCurdy, Dr. William C. Norman, OK 1982 - 1984
McCurdy, Dr. John A. Wailuku, Honolulu, Hi 1983-1986
McDougall, Dr. Ian A. Australia 1979, 1990
McKeon, Dr. James New Orleans, LA 1973
Mehrotra, Dr. Onka New Zealand all
Miliken, Dr. Thomas New Zealand All years
Millard-Henry Clinic Russellville, AR 1977 - 1980
Mitts, Dr.Thomas F. Fresno, CA 1988-1991
Montgomery, Dr. Wally Paducah, KY All years
Mountfort, Dr. Paul New Zealand 1968-1985
Moyd, Dr. Pickens Hartsville, SC 1975 - 1976
Nichol, Dr. Tom D. Louisville, KY 1974 - 1981
Olivari, Dr. Neven Germany all years
Ozment, Dr. Kerry Little Rock, AR 1970-1975
Pastseavouras, Dr. Louie Gtreensboro, NC 1974-1979
Peddy, Dr. Robert B. Lakeland, FL All years
Pflugbeil, Dr. Ernst Germany 1970-1975
Phillips, Dr. Curtis Jacksonville, FL 1973 - 1980
Pilnet, Dr. Frank St. Paul, MN 1973-1975
Pinkner, Dr. Lawrence D. Owings Mills and Westminster, MD All years
Pullman, Dr. Norman K. Wichita, KS All years
Quiroz, Dr. Alejandro San Deigo, CA 1991
Ramselaar, Dr. J.M. The Netherlands 1976 - 1991
Rappaport, Dr. Irving Tustin, CA 1970, 1978
Reid, Dr. William Henry Glascow, United Kingdom November 1975 - 1984
Robbins, Dr. Lawrence B. Miami, FL All years
Robertson, Dr. James G. Miami, FL 1967 and 1974 - 1978
Robinson, Dr. O. Gordon Birmingham, Alabama to 12/31/1973
Rogers, Dr. Charles S. Bay City, MI All years
Rossell, Dr. Enrique Guatemala 1975-1978
Rygiel, Dr. Witold Lake Havasu City, AZ 1974- 1985
Schultz, Dr. K.D. Germany 1976, 1979
Schwartz, Dr. Ralph Livonia, MI 1974
Shaheen, Dr. Albert H. Utica, NY All years
Shepard, Dr. Glen Newport News, VA 1973-1974
1976-1978 Sherman, Dr. Stanley Aventura, FL 1975, 1985-1986
Simon, Dr. Duncan New Zealand 1972-1987
Simpson, Dr. John Wellington, New Zealand 1989-1991
Sint Franciscus Gasthuis (facility) The Netherlands 1965 - 1991
Slater, Dr. Paul Cheyenne, WY 1979
Smith, Dr. Burwell R. Charleston, SC 1977 - 1980
Sommerlad, Dr. Brian C. Essex England 1985
Spira, Dr. Melvin Houston, TX 1972 , 1974-1982, 1987-1989
St. Antonius Hospital Amsterdam, Netherlands 1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984
Stark, Dr. Richard B. New York, NY All years
Steen, Dr. Alan St. Helena, CA 1970-1974
Steen, Dr. Alan M. St. Helena, California 1970-1974
Stillwell, Dr. James Tacoma, WA 1977
Terino, Dr. Edward Thosand Oaks, CA 1970
Thompson, Dr. R.V.S. Cooma, Pambula, and Tura Beach, NSW Austalia All years
Tombini, Dr. Sergio LaGuna Niguel, CA 1973
Trusler, Dr. H. Marshall Carmel, IN 1975-1978
Uebel, Dr. Carlos Porto Alegre Brazil 1986-1989
University Of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Galveston, TX 1969 - 1975
Vincent, Dr. John Robert Memphis, TN 1968 - 1974
Wagner, Dr. Kurt Boca Raton, Florida 1966 - 1/1/1972
Walker, Dr. Peter New Zealand 1985 - 1986
Wallace, Anthony F. Essex United Kingdom all years
Ward, Dr. Christopher M. London United Kingdom 1979 - 1985
Weatherly, Dr. Weatherly-White Denver, CO 1968-1975
Weiner, Daniel New York, NY 1990 - 1/1/1992
Wilhelmsen, Dr. Hans Baltimore, MD 1970 - 1972, 1974
Wilkinson, Dr. Tolbert S. San Antonio, Texas 1972-1973
Williams, Dr. John New Zealand 1972-1979 1990
Williams, Dr. John E. Beverly Hills, CA 1965-1970
Wilson, Dr. H Keith Forbes New Zealand 1972, 1980 - 1984
Wilson, Dr. John M. Darlington, SC All years
Wood, Dr. W. Graham Clarksville, AR 1988
Wood, Dr. W. Graham Newport Beach, CA 1991
Worthern, Dr. Eugene Monroe, LA 1965-1980
Wynn-Williams, Dr. David Nottingham United Kingdom 1968, 1974, 1976
Yarn, Dr. Charles Atlanta, GA All years
Zahorsky, Dr. Carroll Overland Park, KS 1971
Zeller, Dr. Frank Winter Haven, FL All years
Zielinski, Dr. Victor Sydney NSW Australia All years
Zufi, Dr. David Coral Gables, FL 1974-1975, 1983

5. DEADLINE REMINDERS!

Please mark your calendar with the claim submission deadlines. Please note that most of these deadlines mean that your claim forms and materials must be received by the SF-DCT by the posted deadline. Please mail all forms early enough so that they are received by the deadline listed below. If your claim form is not received by the deadline listed below, you will not be permitted to file a claim later.

Deadline Date Type of Deadline
October 20, 2008 NOI CLAIMANTS’ Deadline to submit Explant and/or Rupture claims – Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2
June 2, 2014 Explant Claims submission deadline for Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2
June 3, 2019 Disease or Expedited Release Claim submission deadline for Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2

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Claimants’ Advisory Committee
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