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

Volume 5, No. 1, January 23, 2008

This is the 41th e-newsletter (Vol. 5, No. 1) 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: Please do not hit “Reply” to this email address. Please use the email address:

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


Through December 31, 2007 – 3½ years after the Dow Corning Plan’s “Effective Date,” the Settlement Facility has approved and paid almost 100,000 claims totalling $947,753,196. Of this, approximately $927.15 million has been paid to Class 5 and 6 Dow Corning breast implant claimants, $16 million has been paid to Class 7 Silicone Material Claimants and Foreign Gel Claimants, and $4.6 million has been paid to Class 9 and 10 Covered Other Product claimants.

Proof of Manufacture Reviews for Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2

Through DECEMBER 31, 2007, the SF-DCT has received 75,071 Proof of Manufacturer claim forms in Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2 (Dow Corning Breast Implant Claims). Of this number, 61,204 or 81.5% have acceptable proof of at least one Dow Corning breast implant. Of the 61,204 Dow Corning breast implant claimants with acceptable proof of manufacturer, almost 34% (one-third) or 20,643 women have been approved for a Rupture claim for their Dow Corning silicone gel breast implant.

CLASS 5, 6.1 AND 6.2
RUPTURE 20,643 71% | 45% $402,518,477.42
EXPLANT 26,991 99% | 93% $131,100,694.43
EXPLANT ASSISTANCE 508 89% | 50% $2,520,141.10
INCREASE EXPLANT (6.2 ONLY) 41 N/A | 88% $123,000.00
EXPEDITED RELEASE 16,133 90% | 71% $30,283,240.36
DISEASE OPTION 1 19,538 87% | 45% $288,726,055.65
DISEASE OPTION 2 573 79% | 22% $71,879,771.62
TOTAL 84,427 N/A $927,151,380.58

Class 7 – Silicone Gel Material Claims

Approximately 11,848 claimants in Class 7 – Silicone Gel Material Claims – have been approved for either an Expedited Release Payment ($600) or a Disease Cash-Out Offer ($3,000). Total payments to date from the Class 7 Fund are $16 million. The total fund is $57.5 million NPV. The Settlement Facility continues to review Proof of Manufacturer claims in Class 7 and expects to complete all Proof of Manufacturer reviews within the next year. We are doing everything we can to urge the Settlement Facility to expedite the Class 7 Proof of Manufacturer reviews. As Proof of Manufacturer (POM) claims are approved, the Settlement Facility will send either the Class 7 Expedited Release Payment to eligible claimants who selected this option or a Disease Cash-Out Offer to claimants who selected the disease review. There are approximately 10,363 Proof of Manufacturer files pending review, and 872 Disease claims pending review, mostly in Disease Option 1. At this time, the SF-DCT is not processing Class 7 Disease claims and likely will not process any disease claims until the POM reviews are complete.

There are a number of pending appeals before the Claims Administrator and Appeals Judge regarding the marshaling requirement for certain Class 7 claimants. No decision has been made on these appeals. We will update you on this as soon as the information is available.

Class 7 – Silicone Gel Material Claims
# Class 7 Forms Filed 54,229
# of claims that are NOT eligible based on POM review 30,738
Foreign Gel Claims Approved & Paid $600 597
Expedited Release Claims Approved & Paid $600 5,749
# of Disease Cash-Out Offers of $3,000 5,502
TOTAL # of Claims Paid (excluding those who rejected the Cash-Out Offer) 9,630
TOTAL AMT PAID as of 12/31/2007 $16,019,420

Class 9 and 10 – Dow Corning Covered Other Products

Below is a chart showing the total number of Class 9 and 10 claims filed and paid to date:

PROOF OF MANUFACTURER 7230 7213 2506     35%
EXPEDITED RELEASE 3936 1520 1538 1821 $1,741,895.10 100%
RUPTURE (Chin and Testicular) 561 120 25 25 $121,000.00 21%
INFLAMMATORY FOREIGN BODY RESP. (TMJ, finger, wrist, toe, knee & hip) 1732 674 380 347 $1,765,000.00 56%
IMPLANT FAILURE (TMJ, finger wrist, toe knee, hip & testicular) 2322 798 104 94 $514,000.00 13%
TMJ ENHANCED 1269 353 35 36 $440,500.00 10%
TOTALS 17,050 10,678 4,588 2,323 $4,582,395.10 N/A

Update on Payment of Additional and Premium Payments to Claimants in Classes 9 and 10

On December 12, 2007, the District Court entered an order approving payment of Additional and Premium Payments to claimants who have an approved Medical Condition claim in Class 9 or 10 – the Dow Corning Covered Other Products Fund. The deadline to file an appeal to the Court’s Order has now passed, and payments will be issued within the next 1-2 weeks. The proposed payment chart is set forth below:

Additional and Premium Payments for Medical Condition Claimants in Classes 9 and 10

Payment Amounts Listed are for Class 9. For claimants in Classes 10.1 and 10.2, the Claims Administrator will apply the formula set forth in Schedule III to Annex A of the Claims Resolution Procedures (i.e., 10.1 payments will be 60% of the amount listed below, and 10.2 payments will be 35% of the amount listed below)

Implant Type Base Payment Premium Payment Maximum Additional Payment Total Maximum Payment
Chin, Facial and Nasal implants $5,000 $1,000 $24,000 $30,000
Small Joint Orthopedic (fingers, wrists, hands, toes) $5,000 $1,000 $24,000 $30,000
TMJ $5,000 $1,000 $24,000 $30,000
Testicular and penile $5,000 $1,000 $24,000 $30,000
Large Joint, Hip $10,000 $2,000 $18,000 $30,000
Large Joint, Knee $5,000 $1,000 $24,000 $30,000
TMJ Enhanced $15,000 $3,000 $82,000 $100,000

Class 9 and 10 claimants who received an Expedited Release Payment are not eligible for the Additional and Premium Payments.

Premium Payments for Class 5 and 6 (Dow Corning Breast Implant Claimants)

Premium Payments for claimants in Classes 5 and 6 are not approved at this time. We do not know when they will be approved by the Finance Committee and District Court. Section 7.03(a) of the Settlement Facility Agreement provides that the Finance Committee initiates the process for paying Premium Payments by filing a recommendation and motion with the District Court requesting authorization. To assist the Finance Committee, the Plan provides that an “Independent Assessor” shall be appointed to oversee and make recommendations concerning the development of projected funding requirements and the assessment of the availability or adequacy of assets. The Finance Committee’s recommendation and motion must be accompanied by a detailed accounting of the status of claim payments and distributions under both the Settlement and Litigation Facilities. Thereafter, the parties (Debtor’s Representatives and CAC) have an opportunity to be heard on the matter. Section 7.03(a) further provides that before Premium Payments may be allowed, the court must determine that all Allowed and allowable First Priority Claims and all Allowed and allowable Litigation Payments have been paid or that adequate provision has been made to assure such payment (along with administrative costs) based on the available assets.

At this time, neither the Independent Assessor nor the Finance Committee has made any decisions regarding the payment of Premium Payments.

2. UPDATE ON PROCESSING AND PAYMENT OF NOI CLAIMS (“Notice of Intent” or “Conditional” Claimants)

On September 7, 2007, the District Court approved a Consent Order that allowed Notice of Intent (NOI) or Conditional claimants to be eligible for Explant and Rupture benefits. Previously, Dow Corning had objected to payment of Explant and Rupture claims for this group of claimants (NOI claimants have always been eligible for Disease payments). NOI claimants do not have to return the NOI Acceptance Form because all NOI claimants are now deemed to be Settling NOI Claimants.

Approximately 10,549 NOI claimants were mailed a package regarding the NOI settlement and the new deadline that applies to NOI claims. Of this, 759 packages were returned as undeliverable because the claimant had moved and did not provide a forwarding address to the Settlement Facility. It is very important that you update your address and new contact information with the Settlement Facility. If you think you may be an NOI claimant and did not receive a package, call the Settlement Facility’s toll free number (877-874-6099) to receive a package. The deadline for NOI claimants to file a claim for benefits is October 20, 2008.

There are approximately 4,700 NOI claimants in Class 5 and 6 (Dow Corning breast implant claimants). Of this number, over 2,000 NOI claimants have not submitted a Proof of Manufacturer Form. It is very important to return the Proof of Manufacturer Form to the Settlement Facility ASAP. The sooner you submit the Proof of Manufacturer Form, the sooner your claim can be reviewed to determine if you are eligible for compensation. Do not wait until the last minute to submit your claim forms. This will cause a backlog and delay processing and payment of claims.

There are approximately 1,100 Rupture and 970 Explant claims filed by NOI claimants pending review in Classes 5 and 6. Processing of these claims should be completed within the next 120 days. Explant claims will be paid in full -- $5,000 (Class 5), and Rupture claims will be paid in installments (the first payment will be $10,000) until all NOI claims are processed.

IMPORTANT! If you are an NOI claimant, then you have additional time to have your Dow Corning breast implant removed to document and submit and a Rupture claim. The deadline for NOI claimants to submit an Explant and/or Rupture claim is October 20, 2008. If you need financial assistance to have the implants removed, contact the Settlement Facility and ask about the Explant Assistance Program. Remember, the extension of the Rupture deadline applies only to NOI claimants. It does not apply to timely filed claimants.


On January 18, 2008, the Settlement Facility mailed claim form packages to those Late Claimants identified in the Court’s Order of December 12, 2007. Only those Late Claimants listed in the Order are eligible to participate in the Dow Corning Plan as a Late Claimant. No new late claims will be accepted by the parties.

If you are a late claimant, please note that you have a different deadline to apply for benefits. Not all deadlines in the Plan and claim form booklets apply to Late Claimants. Here are the deadlines for Late Claimants:

Class 5 and 6 Late Claimants. If you have at least one Dow Corning breast implant, then you must submit your Late Claim Class 5/6 Election Form and any and all claim forms for benefits with supporting documents so that they are postmarked on or before January 21, 2009. We urge you to submit your Proof of Manufacturer Form (the blue edged form) as soon as possible so that the Settlement Facility can review your claim to determine if you are in the correct class and if your proof is acceptable. You can only recover compensation in Class 5 or 6 if you have acceptable proof of a Dow Corning breast implant.

Class 7 Late Claimants. If you do not have any Dow Corning breast implants but have or had a silicone gel breast implant from either Baxter (Heyer-Schulte), Bristol (Natural Y, Surgitek, Meme, etc.), Bioplasty, Cox-Uphoff (CUI) and/or Mentor that was implanted between 1976 and 1991, then you must submit your Late Claim Class 7 Election Form and claim form with supporting documents so that they are postmarked on or before July 21, 2008.

Class 9 and 10 Late Claimants. If you have a Covered Other Product claimant (a Dow Corning implant other than a breast implant as defined in the Plan), then you must submit your Class 9/10 claim forms and supporting documents so that they are postmarked on or before July 21, 2008.

Please pay attention to your deadline. If you do not submit your claim forms and supporting documents by your deadline, then your Late Claim will be permanently dismissed and you will not receive any compensation.


On December 26, 2007, the SF-DCT released an updated list of doctors whose statement about their exclusive use of Dow Corning breast implants are being accepted by the SF-DCT. If you submit medical records that show you had implant surgery performed by one of the physicians on this list during the time frame listed, you may submit these documents to the SF-DCT for consideration and approval.

The SF-DCT reports that this list may continue to change in the future as Class 7 claims are reviewed and conflicting information about a doctor’s exclusive use of Dow Corning breast implants is noted.

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 1967 – 1980
Altaney, Dr. Franklin Charlotte, NC 1972
Anders, Dr. Christopher Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom 1977
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 1972 - 1973, 1977 - 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
Carrel, Dr. Jeffrey M. Buffalo, NY 1970 - 1989
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
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
Lapin, Dr. Ronald Norwalk, CA 1974 - 1979
Levin, Dr. Samuel South Africa 1977 - 1985
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
Marienhospital Stuttgart Hospital Germany 1970 - 1992
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 Years
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 - 1980
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 1974 - 1984
Robbins, Dr. Lawrence B. Miami, FL All Years
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, 1981, 1985
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 1973, 1976, 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1984
Stark, Dr. Richard B. New York, NY All Years
Steen, Dr. Alan St. Helena, CA 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, 1975, 1977, 1979-1980, 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


We are working with the Settlement Facility on the next release of information about claims processing and criteria on February 18, 2008. The information will be on Scleroderma claims. We aer also working to provide additional information on ACTD claims.


Please mark your calendar with the following claim submission deadlines. Note that different deadlines apply to Notice of Intent (NOI) Claimants and Late Claimants. 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
April 2, 2008 Cure Deadline for certain claimants who previously filed a claim for Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis (consult the SFDCT about your specific cure deadline)
May 1, 2008 Cure Deadline for certain claimants who previously filed a claim for Primary Sjogren’s Syndrome (PSS), Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) or Overlap Syndrome (OS) (consult the SF-DCT about your specific cure deadline)
July 21, 2008 LATE CLAIM DEADLINE FOR CLASS 7, THE SILICONE MATERIAL CLAIMANT FUND and LATE CLAIM DEADLINE FOR CLASSES 9 AND 10, COVERED OTHER PRODUCTS FUND. This deadline only applies to Class 7, 9 and 10 Late Claimants listed in the Court’s Order of December 12, 2007.
August 18, 2008 Cure Deadline for certain claimants who previously filed a claim for Systemic Sclerosis / Scleroderma (consult the SF-DCT about your specific cure deadline)
October 1, 2008 Cure Deadline for certain claimants who previously filed a claim for General Connective Tissue Symptoms (consult the SF-DCT about your specific cure deadline)
October 20, 2008 NOI CLAIMANTS’ Deadline to submit Explant and/or Rupture claims – Classes 5, 6.1 and 6.2 (this deadline only applies to NOI claimants; it does NOT apply to timely filed claimants)
November 1, 2008 Cure Deadline for certain claimants who previously filed a claim for Atypical Neurological Disease Syndrome (ANDS) (consult the SF-DCT about your specific cure deadline)
December 15, 2008 Cure Deadline for certain claimants who previously filed a claim for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) (consult the SF-DCT about your specific cure deadline)
January 21, 2009 FILING DEADLINE for LATE CLAIMANTS in CLASS 5 AND 6 to submit all claim forms and supporting documents. This deadline only applies to LATE CLAIMANTS in Class 5 and 6.
February 2, 2009 Cure Deadline for certain claimants who previously filed a claim for Atypical Connective Tissue Disease (ACTD) (consult the SF-DCT about your specific cure 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)

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