CLAIMANTS' ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Dow Corning Breast Implant / Bankruptcy Settlement
Volume 16, No. 5, May 30, 2019
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Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Phone: (419) 394-0717 or
CAC Sybil Niden Goldrich
P.O. Box 665 Ernest Hornsby, Esq.
St. Marys, OH 45885 Dianna Pendleton-Dominguez, Esq.
LAST REMINDER: FINAL CLAIMS DEADLINE IS JUNE 3, 2019
All claim forms and claims of all kinds must be mailed in with a postmark date of June 3, 2019 or earlier.
No late claims will be accepted. No exceptions. No extensions.
Claim forms can be downloaded here:
- If you submit only a claim form for Disease or Proof of Manufacturer, and you do not submit supporting records for each form, then your claim will NOT be reviewed. It will be classified as "incomplete" and denied. You will NOT get a one year time period to cure deficiencies.
- The mailing address for the Settlement Facility – Dow Corning Trust is:
Settlement Facility – DCT
P.O. Box 52429
Houston, TX 77052-2429
If you want to send documents by overnight mail, send them to:
Settlement Facility – DCT
3200 Southwest Freeway, Suite 1500
Houston, TX 77027
Make sure you keep a receipt from the Post Office or overnight service showing that you mailed the documents on or before the deadline in case this becomes an issue.
You can also bring documents to the Settlement Facility offices at the address listed above but this should done only as a last resort. Claimants are strongly discouraged from doing this and are instead encouraged to send their claim submissions by mail or overnight delivery. This is primarily for law firms that need to deliver a large volume of claims. The SF-DCT will have a representative in the lobby of the building who can accept submissions. Do not go to their offices.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE DEADLINE?
Depending on the volume of claims submitted by the deadline, it could take months to open the mail and input all of the data and claims received by the final claims deadline. The remaining Premium Payment will NOT be paid during this time so please do not call the Settlement Facility about this. This takes their time away from getting the claims data input and the claims reviewed. The Finance Committee cannot make a recommendation about the remaining Premium Payment amount and timing until the data has been compiled.
During this time, the Settlement Facility will review claims, send out Notification of Status letters and award letters, and issue payments on approved Expedited Release and Disease claims. We will continue to post updates and information on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ClaimantsAdvisoryCommittee/) and in our newsletters.
DEADLINE AND OTHER REMINDERS
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE SETTLEMENT FACILITY:
Send all claim forms, submissions, address changes, and all other documents to the Settlement Facility at: Settlement Facility, P.O. Box 52429, Houston, TX 77052
PHONE NUMBER: 866-874-6099 EMAIL: email@example.com.
PROBATE INFORMATION (BENEFITS PAYABLE AFTER A CLAIMANT'S DEATH): If a claimant has died, her estate can receive the claimant's approved payments, but they must contain 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 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (http://www.tortcomm.org/downloads/CIG_ENG_5.pdf.
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 postmarked on or before the posted deadline. Please mail all forms early enough so your claim will not be late.
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 because they are not allowed to file any claims pursuant to the Agreed Order Allowing Certain Late Claims Limited Rights to Participate in the Plan's Settlement Facility, dated Dec. 12, 2007).
Increased Severity claims in Disease Option 1 and Disease Option 2 for all approved disease claims in Classes 5, 6.1, and 6.2.
ALL claimants must submit a Proof of Manufacturer Form with supporting documents on or before June 3, 2019.
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.
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