Dow Corning Bankruptcy Settlement

Volume 14, No. 10, August 31, 2017


Contact the CAC at: or

phone: (419) 394-0717 or

visit our website at:



CAC Sybil Niden Goldrich

P.O. Box 665 Ernest Hornsby, Esq.

St. Marys, OH 45885 Dianna Pendleton-Dominguez, Esq.



This is the 146th e-newsletter (Vol. 14, No. 10) 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: Please do not hit "Reply" to this email address. To contact the CAC, use the email address: or You can also contact the CAC directly at 419-394-0717.


The CAC has established a Facebook page called "Claimants' Advisory Committee, Dow Corning Breast Implant Settlement" so that we can maximize reaching as many claimants and attorneys as possible with information about the Settlement and the final closing deadline. Our website at will remain the primary way to access documents, information, and orders.

We invite you to like and follow the page where we will post updates, reminders, and important information. Please note that the page is an open, public forum, so any comments made by individuals will be seen by everyone. To protect your confidentiality, you can email us privately with any questions about the settlement at If you have questions about your claim or claim status, contact the Settlement Facility directly at 1-866874-6099 or at

Here is the link to the CAC Facebook page:



Hurricane Harvey hit Houston especially hard. We are happy to report that the staff that works at the Settlement Facility offices are safe and dry for now, although some have had to be evacuated and are in shelters and others have experienced property damage. Our thoughts are always first and foremost with their safety. We do not believe the Settlement Facility offices were impacted by the flooding. The offices are on the 17th floor where they have remained dry and safe. However, because of the flooding, the offices have been closed this week and may potentially be closed next week. We are working with the Claims Administrator on this and will update everyone as soon as we can. We know this may impact cure deadlines for some claimants and will affect getting mail delivered, and emails and phone calls returned. Please be patient and keep Houston and the SF-DCT staff in your thoughts and prayers.



KEEP CONTACT INFORMATION UPDATED WITH THE SETTLEMENT FACILITY: Keep all information regarding a claimant's name, address, phone number, email address, and attorney information current with the Settlement Facility. Attorneys and law firms should also keep their contact information current with the Settlement Facility. Many claimants have been approved for payments but they have moved and have not provided a current address. Send all updates to the Settlement Facility at: Settlement Facility, P.O. Box 52429, Houston, TX 77052.

PROBATE INFORMATION: If a claimant has died, her estate can receive the claimant's approved payments but they must certain necessary documents from the probate court. For more information on what the Settlement Facility needs, contact them toll free at: 1-866-874-6099.

ATTORNEY FEE LIMITS AND EXPENSES: The Plan sets a cap on the attorney fees payable to your attorney (if you were represented individually on your claim). The fee limits are: 10% of the first $10,000; 22.5% of the next $40,000; and 30% of amounts in excess of $50,000. The Plan also lists the types of expenses that attorneys can charge. For more information on allowable fees and expenses, review the Claimant Information Guide at Section 11 (

EXPLANT ASSISTANCE: The Explant Assistance program in the Dow Corning Settlement Facility expired in 2014. In addition, the MDL 926 Revised Settlement Program that covered other manufacturers like Bristol, Baxter, and 3M closed in 2010 so there are NO explant benefits available from either settlement. HOWEVER, if you still are implanted and need financial assistance to have the breast implants removed, you may be eligible for some financial assistance from a separate program. Contact Jeff Condra at for more information.


Please mark your calendar with the following claim submission deadline. Please note that this deadline means that your claim forms and supporting documents 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 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)

Increased Severity claims in Disease Option 1 and Disease Option 2 for all approved disease claims in Classes 5, 6.1, and 6.2.



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 ( on a regular basis to download or view relevant documents and read updates and new information.

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