CLAIMANTS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE E-NEWSLETTER

Dow Corning Bankruptcy Settlement

 

Volume 11, No. 5, March 31, 2014

Contact the CAC at: info@tortcomm.org or

phone: (419) 394-0717

fax: (419) 394-1748

 

Sybil Niden Goldrich

Ernest Hornsby, Esq

Dianna Pendleton-Dominguez, Esq.

 

This is the 110th e-newsletter (Vol. 11, No. 5) 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, click here or to reply to this newsletter, send an email to: info@tortcomm.org. Please do not hit "Reply" to this email address.

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COURT OF APPALS DENIES DOW CORNING'S MOTION TO STAY PARTIAL PREMIUM PAYMENTS

On March 31, 2014, the Court of Appeals DENIED Dow Corning's Motion to Stay (stop) the Partial Premium Payments from being issued. This is a victory for claimants!! It means the Finance Committee can begin sending award letters and checks with partial Premium Payments starting immediately. The Settlement Facility will send out the first batch of award letters and will continue to mail them on a rolling basis until everyone who is eligible for a partial Premium Payment has been notified. Checks will be mailed approximately two weeks after the award letters are sent. It will take six months or more to mail all of the letters and checks so please be patient. Because this is being done on a rolling basis, some claimants will receive their letter and check before others. Please do not be alarmed if you hear someone else has received their check and you have not. We will post when the process is complete. If you haven't received your check by that time, then you can follow-up directly with the Settlement Facility. Please do not call them now to ask when you will receive your check. A copy of the Order is on our website at www.tortcomm.org under "Court Orders" and under "Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals".

EXPLANT CLAIM DEADLINE JUNE 2, 2014 

URGENT REMINDER THAT THE DEADLINE TO FILE AN EXPLANT CLAIM IS JUNE 2, 2014. TO BE ELIGIBLE, YOU MUST HAVE YOUR DOW CORNING BREAST IMPLANT REMOVED AND YOU MUST SUBMIT THE EXPLANT CLAIM FORM AND OPERATIVE REPORT ON OR BEFORE JUNE 2, 2014. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ELIGIBILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE SETTLEMENT FACILITY OFFICES.

To file an Explant Claim, you must complete and sign the Explant Claim Form by the deadline and submit a copy of one of the following medical records that show that your Dow Corning breast implant was removed after December 31, 1990 an on or before June 2, 2014:

a.       An itemized hospital bill; or

b.      The bill from the surgeon who removed your breast implants; or

c.       The surgical report; or

d.      An insurance company's statement of benefits; or

e.       Contemporaneous hospital records (including the hospital pathology report); or

f.       The contemporaneous office notes from the surgeon who removed your breast implants; or

g.       A pre-operative medical document, together with confirmation from a medical provider or insurance company that the surgery actually took place as scheduled.

Remember, you cannot receive silicone gel breast implants to replace your removed Dow Corning breast implants or your entire Explant Payment will be denied. Claimants may receive a replacement SALINE breast implant however.

For more information, please review the Instructions to the Explant Claim Form and the Claimant Information Guide.

DEADLINE REMINDERS

Please mark your calendar with the following claim submission deadlines. Please note that 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.

Deadline Date

Type of Deadline

June 2, 2014

Explant Claims submission deadline for timely filed claimants in Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2 (NOTE: this deadline does NOT apply to NOI claimants or Late Claimants)

June 3, 2019

Disease or Expedited Release Claim submission deadline for all claims in Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2 (this deadline does NOT apply to Late Claimants)

 

If you would like to read prior CAC e-newsletters, they are available on the CAC website by clicking on "Electronic Newsletter." We urge you to visit the CAC website (www.tortcomm.org) on a regular basis to download or view relevant documents and read updates and new information. To contact the CAC, send an email to: info@tortcomm.org or send a letter to the Post Office Box address for the CAC at:

Claimants' Advisory Committee

P.O. Box 665

St. Marys, Ohio 45885

Phone Number: (419) 394-0717

Fax Number: (419) 394-1748

Email: info@tortcomm.org

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