|Class 7-Silicone Gel Breast Implant Fund|
The Plan established a separate fund of money – $57.5 million – to make Expedited Release or Disease Payments to women who were implanted with certain types of silicone gel breast implants from 1976-1991. To be eligible, a claimant must have been implanted with a silicone gel breast implant made by one of the manufacturers listed below. Claimants who were implanted with a Dow Corning implant are not eligible to receive benefits from the class 7 fund.
The deadline to file a claim for class 7 benefits was June 1, 2006. No new claims are allowed.
Class 7 Payments
The Settlement Facility issued Expedited Release and Foreign Gel Claimant Payments to eligible claimants in the amount of $600.
Claimants in class 7 who applied for Disease and who "marshaled" their recoveries were sent a Disease Cash-Out Offer of $3,000. Claimants who reject the Disease Cash-Out Offer will have their disease claim reviewed and, if approved, paid up to 40% of the Class 5 compensation grid.
Class 7 Processing Update
Class 7 is a limited fund that can not pay ANY disease claims until all Class 7 claims are processed and all cure deadlines have expired. Because of this time constraint, the SF-DCT will perform an ACTD Discretionary review simultaneously with your Option 2 review when applicable.
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