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Dow Corning Breast Implant Litigation Resources

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Breast Implant News, Dow Corning Breast Implant Stories and Sharing

The Claimants’ Advisory Committee (CAC) is the official committee appointed by the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Michigian to represent the interests of women in the Dow Corning Bankruptcy Settlement Plan. They have a website with information concerning the Settlement Facility for the Dow Corning Trust (SF-DCT).

CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone Number: 419-394-0717

Fax: 419-394-1748

Email address: info@tortcomm.org,

Mailing address: Claimants’ Advisory Committee, P.O. Box 665, St. Marys, OH 45885.

You can also sign up on the website to receive a free copy of their monthly electronic newsletter by e-mail.

LATEST COURT ORDERS ON THE WEBSITE

July 31, 2014 – 6th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that tissue expanders are included in the definition of “Breast Implants” June 20, 2014 – Stipulation and Order Recommending the Appointment of the Honorable Pamela R. Harwood as Lien Judge March 31, 2014 – 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Denying Dow Corning’s Motion to Stay Partial Premium Payments February 25, 2014 – Order Denying Motion to Stay Pending Appeal.

LINKS TO RELATED WEBSITES

Settlement Facility website: www.dcsettlement.com
Email address: info@sfdct.com
Mailing address: Settlement Facility – DC Trust P.O. Box 52429 Houston, TX 77052-2429
Phone Number: (713) 874-6099
Toll free Phone Number: (866) 874-6099 (within the U.S.)
International Toll Free Number AT&T Direct Access Number: + 866 + 874 6099 (outside the U.S.)
MDL 926 Claims Office for the Revised Settlement Program:
Website: www.fjc.gov (MDL 926 Court)
Website: www.claimsoffice-926.com (MDL 926 Claims Office) The MDL 926 Claims Office website is still under development, so some “headings” do not have any information listed. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
Email address: claimsoffice926@aol.com
Mailing address: MDL 926 Claims Office P.O. Box 56666 Houston, TX 77256
Phone Number: 1-800-600-0311
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Website address: www.mied.uscourts.gov

For a Dow Corning Breast Implant Lawyer contact the Dow Corning Breast Implant Helpline

Our lawyers are private practice lawyers. They are not employed by or affiliated with the Dow Corning Claims Settlement Office. If you hire one they are your advocates for you.

Dow Corning Breast Implant Litigation Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Breast Implant Blog, Breast Implant News, Dow Corning Breast Implant Stories and Sharing, Silicone Poisoning and Silicone Breast Implants

Breast Implant Lawyers Accepting Dow Corning Breast Implant ClaimsOur Breat Implant lawyers are reviewing Dow Corning Breast Implant Claims for women implanted with Dow Corning implants prior to June 1, 1993 and who are registered with the SF-DCT.

We are here to help with your Dow Corning silicone breast implant claims and will connect you with  a female silicone breast Implant lawyer who has been  helping women for 2 decades.  Our lawyers have  helped women obtain settlements for breast implant diseases such as Lupus, Scleroderma and General Connective Tissue Diseases.

DECEMBER 3, 2015

The District Court issued an Order approving the Consent Order To Establish Guidelines for Distributions From The Class 7 Silicone Material Claimants’ Fund. This means that the Court has authorized approved disease claims in Class 7 to be paid and has approved the parties’ agreed interpretation of “marshaling.” The order will become final once the 30-day time period for appeals has expired and no appeals have been filed. Payments can begin once the Order is final. This means that payments will not begin until sometime in January 2016 or thereafter.

 

DECEMBER 1, 2015

Copy of the SFDCT letter sent to claimaints with an approved Disease Option 2 claim regarding Increased Severity – Please note the deadline date of June 2, 2019 is incorrect. The correct deadline date is June 3, 2019. To read the response, click here.

SEPTEMBER 15, 2015

Omnibus Response to Objections & Submissions Responding to Consent Order to Establish Guidelines for Distribution From Class 7 Silicone Materials Claimants Fund. To read the response, click here.

JULY 29, 2015

Scheduling Order Regarding Consent Order to Establish Guidelines for Distributions from Class 7 Silicone Material Claimants’ Fund. To read the order, click here.

JULY 17, 2015ATTORNEYS:

Wells Fargo, the paying agent for the SF-DCT, requires law firms to provide an updated w-9 before payment can be issued. You can download a copy of the updated w-9 form here. Please complete and return the w-9 to the SF-DCT.

JUNE 12, 2015

Copy of the Notice to Class 7 Claimants Establishing Guidelines mailed by the SFDCT. To read the notice, click here.

JUNE 2, 2015

Judge Hood as issued an Order Authorizing Distribution of the Notice in reference to the Class 7 Consent Order. To read the order, click here.

MAY 26, 2015

CAC FILES MOTION ASKING FOR APPROVAL TO PAY CLASS 7 CLAIMS AND TO RESOLVE THE DISPUTE CONCERNING PREVIOUSLY DENIED “MARSHALING” CLAIMS

On Friday, May 22, 2015, the CAC filed a proposed Consent Order asking the Court to authorize payment of disease claims for Class 7 claimants. Most claimants in Class 7 have been previously paid a $600 Expedited Release Payment, a Foreign Gel Claimant Payment, or a $3,000 Cash-Out Offer. Claimants that rejected the Cash-Out Offer and elected for a full disease review have been waiting for payment on their approved disease claim. With the filing of the motion, the CAC hopes that these claimants can now be paid once the Consent Order is entered by the Court.

In addition, the CAC has reached an agreement with Dow Corning regarding thousands of Class 7 claims that were previously denied by the SF-DCT on the grounds that the claimant allegedly had not “marshaled” their recoveries from their primary manufacturer (Bristol, Baxter). Under this agreement, claims will be reviewed to determine if the claimant was eligible to apply for disease compensation from the Revised Settlement Program. If so, then that claimant cannot apply for the same disease in Class 7. However, if a claimant was not eligible to receive benefits for a particular disease in the RSP, then that claimant may seek compensation from Class 7.

For example, if a claimant was an Other Registrant in the RSP, the only disease option she was eligible for was Disease Option 2 (called Long Term Benefits). Other Registrants were not eligible for Disease Option 1 (Fixed Benefits) and diseases like ACTD. These claimants may now seek compensation for Disease Option 1 from Class 7.

The SF-DCT will re-review the claims that were previously denied and will send eligible claimants either a $600 Expedited Release Payment or $3,000 Cash-Out Payment. The Cash-Out Payment is available only to those claimants who submitted a disease claim in 2006. Claimants may reject the Cash-Out Payment and instead elect for a full disease review; however, if the claim is not approved, they will not be eligible for the Cash-Out Offer again.

 

MAY 4, 2015

The MDL Common Benefit Trust fund has announced that it will offer women who were not compensated for Explantation in either the MDL or Dow Corning Settlement a chance to apply for $5,000 explant payment. For more information about this program, please click here. Please note that this program is not affiliated with either the RSP or Dow Corning Settlement Plan.

If you are having difficulty getting your medical insurance to cover the cost of the explant surgery, there is a new resource for women. The Insurance Coverage Assistance Program will be available to provide advice and assistance on how to assess this Medicare, Medicaid, and health care coverage for issues related to breast implants. This program is to be operated by the National Center for Health Research, a consumer-oriented non-profit group in Washington, D.C., that has helped women seek insurance coverage for breast implant removal. The National Center currently operates the breastimplantinfo.org website. You may email them at info@breastimplantinfo.org with your name and email address for more information, including their toll-free number. If you do not have access to email, you can call them at 202-223-4000.

FEBRUARY 10, 2015

On January 27, 2015, the Court of Appeals reversed the District Court’s authorization to make 50% partial Premium Payments. Fortunately, the SF-DCT has already made 98% of the partial Premium Payments to eligible, approved claimants. This money does not need to be repaid. Claimants can keep the partial Premium Payment checks that were issued to them. Unfortunately, the remaining 2% of claimants who did not receive their partial Premium Payment check (or returned it for reissuance, or who had lost checks) are on hold pending either a consensual resolution to pay their claims or a court order. A copy of the ruling is under the tab “Court Orders.”

February 10, 2015,

CAC filed a petition for rehearing on this ruling, asking the Court of Appeals to reconsider or rehear the issue based on what the CAC believes are two serious legal errors. A copy of the petition is under the tab “Appeals to the 6th Circuit” and then under the sub-tab “Premium Payments.”

IF YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR DOW CORNING BREAST IMPLANT CLAIM CONTACT US TODAY

 

New Silicone Breast Implant Approved

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Dow Corning Breast Implant Stories and Sharing

Breast Implant Helpline keeps you updated on all breast implant news. Years after the Dow Corning Silicone Breast Implant disaster a new silicone breast implant hits the market. The FDA has  approved a  new silicone gel breast implant from Johnson & Johnson.

 Next Generation breast Implant?

The Food and Drug Administration said it has  approved a next-generation silicone breast implant from Mentor, a unit of New Brunswick-based Johnson & Johnson. Ladies let’s remember who this is. The same folks that bring you the vaginal mesh implant that is ruing lives nationwide. We watch with skepticism. The company’s MemoryShape breast implant uses a cross-linking gel design that the FDA says is firmer than previous implants. FDA regulators approved the new implant for breast enhancement and reconstruction in women at least 22 years old.

Can Silicone Breast Implants Make A Comeback?

Silicone gel implants have made a comeback recently after safety concerns kept them off the market for nearly 25 years.

The FDA banned sales of silicone breast implants in 1992, saying manufacturers had not provided enough medical data showing their safety and effectiveness. At the time, there were worries about a connection to a variety of diseases, including cancer and lupus. Alarming cases of ruptures added to the concern. Women are still waiting on settlements from the Dow Corning Class Actions and a new breast implant explant program has been announced.

An Overview

The FDA said Friday it approved Mentor’s new implant based on studies tracking six years of data in 955 women. The agency said complications with Mentor’s MemoryShape implants were similar to those from previously approved silicone gel implants.

 New Requirements

FDA is requiring Mentor to meet a number of requirements in connection with the new approval, including:

• Tracking the 955 women with the new implant

• Conducting a new study of 2,500 women who receive the new implant

• Evaluating women’s comprehension and perception of the implant’s labeling

• Analyzing any implants that are removed from women and returned to the manufacturer

More than one in five women who get implants for breast enhancement will need to have them replaced within five years, accord to an FDA analysis of company data released in 2011. Despite that relatively high failure rate, FDA regulators concluded that the silicone-gel implants are basically safe, as long as women understand they come with complications. Some critics of the implants say the failure rate may be even higher, since many women have dropped out of the company studies.

We will be watching.

Dow Corning Breast Implant Explant Program, Breast Implant Lawyers

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Dow Corning Breast Implant Stories and Sharing

You may have received a letter from the Dow Corning Trust explaining a Breast Implant explant program. For help in understanding your rights and to speak to a breast implant explant lawyer contact the Breast Implant Helpline today

There is a Breast Implant Explant Program Deadline

The final deadline to submit an Explant Claim to the SF-DCT is June 2, 2014. You must have acceptable Proof of Manufacturer before you can be considered for the Explant benefit. The Explant benefit is $5,000.00. To qualify for this benefit, you must have your Dow Corning implants removed and not replaced with silicone.

It can take six months or longer to schedule an explant surgery and to obtain the necessary medical records from your surgeon or hospital.  If you are eligible  to apply for this benefit, you should keep this deadline date in mind. Do not  wait  to discuss your  explant surgery with your doctor. This should be done as soon as possible.

What Is Breast Implant  Explant Surgery?

Breast explant surgery  is mplant removal. Explant surgery is the process by which your breast implants are removed from the breasts. Depending upon the reason for the surgery, additional material may be removed.

Dow Corning Explant Benefits Notice

EXPLANT DEADLINE IS JUNE 2, 2014

The Settlement Facility will mail letters to Class 5 and 6 claimants on April 26, 2013 reminding them of the Explant Deadline of June 2, 2014.

What is the Explant Deadline? To be eligible for the $5,000 Explant benefit (Class 5 only), you must have your Dow Corning breast implant removed by June 2, 2014 and you cannot receive another silicone gel breast implant after that. To file a claim, you must submit the Explant Form and the operative statement from the Explant surgery. Only claimants in Class 5 and 6.1 (non-U.S. Dow Corning breast implant claimants) are eligible for the Explant Payment.

June 2, 2014 may seem like a long time away, but our experience has been that it often takes up to 6 months or more to schedule an appointment with your surgeon, schedule the surgery, and obtain the necessary medical reports (such as the Operative Report) to submit a claim by the deadline.

If your Dow Corning breast implant is not removed by June 2, 2014, then you cannot apply for the Explant benefit.There is still money available to help you remove your defective Dow implants. There is money available to help you remove your defective breast implants

 

Do You need a Dow Silicone breast Implant Claim Lawyer, Silicone Breast Implant Lawyer

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Breast Implant News

Call the Dow Corning  breast Implant Helpline and we will locate a  nationwide breast implant lawyer for you. Dow Corning breast Implant Claim Helpline is sponsoring a Nationwide Program to help women currently registered with Dow corning trust to get what they  deserve for the damage and injury of their Dow corning silicone Breast Implants. You must be registered with the Dow corning trust settlement office to participate in this free Breast Implant lawyer assistance program. This Free breast implant claims helpline program is for woman who:

 

  • are currently listed with the Dow settlement Trust
  • Silicone Breast Implant Dow Corning Claim current registrant
  • Are currently under the MDL-926 program
  • Have received a rejection notice from their current Dow Breast implant Claim Lawyer
  • Are seeking a new Dow corning Breast Implant attorney

Silicone Gel Breast Implants Class Action

April 2012 Updates – Dow Settlement

The SF-DCT has moved, and their new address effective April 3, 2012 is:

SF-DCT
3200 SW Freeway, Ste. 1500
Houston, TX  77027

Their telephone number remains the same: 1-866-874-6099.
Their P.O. Box also remains the same: P.O. Box 52429, Houston, TX  77052

Regarding Premium Payments: the matter of if and when the SF-DCT issues premium payments is now under consideration by the Court. We do not know when the Court will issue a ruling. As soon as an order is entered, we will post it on our website and contact any potentially eligible LCHB clients.

Regarding Class 7 Payments: Because some unreviewed Class 7 claims were found during an audit at the SF-DCT, the SF-DCT cannot issue any Class 7 payments until those unreviewed claims are processed and given the one year time period within which to cure deficiencies. As of this date, the SF-DCT cannot predict the exact date when Class 7 payments are going to be made, but it will probably be at least another year before they can issue payments.

REMINDER ABOUT THE EXPLANT DEADLINE: The final deadline to submit an Explant Claim to the SF-DCT is June 2, 2014. Please remember that you must have acceptable Proof of Manufacturer before you can be considered for the Explant benefit. The Explant benefit is $5,000.00 (five thousand dollars), and in order to qualify for this benefit, you must have your Dow Corning implants removed and not replaced with silicone.

Please keep in mind that it can sometimes take six months or longer to schedule an explant surgery and to obtain the necessary medical records from your surgeon or hospital. Therefore, if you want to apply for this benefit, you should keep this deadline date in mind, and not wait too long to discuss your potential explant surgery with your doctor.

A Nationwide free Service Sponsered by the Breast Implant Helpline

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California Breast Implant Lawyers look at a New Breast Implant

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Dow Corning Breast Implant Stories and Sharing

Breast Implant helpline is helping women in California who are victims of the Dow Corning Breast Implants with claims, deficiency notices and disease status. Now a new breast Implant has been approved and our Breast implant Helpline Lawyers are watching and wondering. Allergan and Mentor were part of the original silicone breast Implant disaster that left women with deformity and toxicity diseases Helping women with filed claims in Breast Implant  claims in Bakersfield, Chico, Fresno, Long beach, Los Angeles, Mendocino, Merced, Modesto, Monterery, North Bay, Palm Springs, Palmdale, Sacramento, San fransisco, San Jose, San Luis Osbispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Siskiyou, Stockton, Susanville, Ventura, Visalia and all of California.

If you received Breast implants between 1965-June 1,1993, you may be eligible to participate in the Dow Corning and/or MDL 926 class actions

New Silicone Breast Implant Approved
The third such implant sanctioned in the U.S.
March 9, 2012 RSS Feed Print

FRIDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) — Sientra Inc.'s silicone gel-filled breast implant has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for breast reconstruction or augmentation in women aged 22 or older, the agency said Friday in a news release.

Similar products made by two other manufacturers — Allergan and Mentor –– were approved previously by the FDA.

Breast reconstruction includes replacing tissue removed due to cancer or injury, while augmentation generally is used to increase breast size.

Approval of the Sientra product followed clinical testing involving 1,788 people. Adverse reactions included tightening of the area surrounding the implant, implant removal, uneven appearance and infection.

As a condition of approval, Sientra will be required to follow clinical participants for seven additional years, and to conduct a 10-year study of nearly 5,000 women to see if the implants are associated with diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and breast cancer.

Sientra is based in Santa Barbara, Calif.

We hope the new Breast Implants will be monitored successfully and  right for women. The Breast Implant Helpline is here to help

Vaginal Mesh of Today, the Breast Implant of Yesterday, Women Suffer again

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Dow Corning Breast Implant Stories and Sharing

Women nationwide are suffering from the Vaginal Mesh another dangerous rushed thru product. Years ago the silivone Breast Implants caised havoc with wome and still today the Dow Corning Settlement Trust and MDL-926 fund are dealing with payoffs to injured women

Another travesty the vaginal mesh is destroying women's lives nationwide and there were always apparent issues with this Mesh device.For more information see vaginameshhelpline.com or call 1 877 522-2123
October 22, 2010
Trial of Synthetic Mesh in Pelvic
Surgery Ends Early
By RONI CARYN RABIN
To repair the uncomfortable and potentially dangerous condition called pelvic organ
prolapse — a weakening of the muscles and ligaments that support organs like the bladder
and uterus — more gynecological and urological surgeons have been turning to a synthetic
mesh that shores up the vaginal wall.
But now researchers are reporting that women who received the mesh had so many
complications that scientists were forced to halt a clinical trial early.
The trial randomly assigned 65 women with prolapse to undergo surgical repair either with
vaginal mesh or with a more traditional procedure, colpopexy, that uses the patient’s own
ligaments to support the sagging muscles.
In an article in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, the researchers say safety reviewers
observed that more than 15 percent of the patients who received the mesh experienced
erosion, a potentially serious complication in which the skin splits and the mesh protrudes,
often resulting in pain and infections. The trial, which began in 2007, was stopped in August
2009.
In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration had issued a warning that the vaginal mesh had
been associated with complications, but it said the problems were “rare.”
The lead author of the new report, Dr. Cheryl B. Iglesia, director of female pelvic medicine
and reconstructive surgery at Washington Hospital Center in the District of Columbia, said
it made two important points.
“The bottom line is not only there were more complications,” she said, “but the mesh didn’t
prove any better than traditional surgery.”

Dow Corning Breast Implant Claims , Adverse Indicent Report

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Breast Implant Blog

MAUDE Adverse Event Report: DOW CORNING CORP.DOW CORNINGSILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANT. Dow Corning Trust Claims are still active. If you have filed a Dow Corning Claim and Need help call our Dow Corning Claims lawyers today.

DOW CORNING CORP.DOW CORNING SILICONE GEL BREAST IMPLANT

 

Rptr had initial breast implants placed following mastectomy for/ to prevent cancer. Rptr claims she has had the right implant replaced once. She has had two breast surgeries on the left, and four breast surgeries in the right; all beginning with the first implant surgery. Rptr does not have implants in now, does not know if calcium deposits occurred, and states that no biopsies were performed on tissue samples. Medical professionals have not confirmed silicone outside the breast scar tissue capsule. Rptr claims that the left heyer-shulte implant ruptured, and she had one capsular contracture. Rptr claims that the right heyer-shulte implant became a "painful contracture", and that this implant was "traveling from the original site, requiring removal". Rptr states that the dow corining implant was removed "intact", and that she suffered one capsular contracture. Rptr claims to have been diagnosed with the following after implantation: bladder/urinary chronic infections, low blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, anxiety &/or depression, lack of concentration, mood swings, getting lost or confused, balance disturbances/vertigo/dizziness, atypical multiple sclerosis, elevated cholesterol or triglicerides dry eyes, thyroid problems, hashimoto's disease, raynaud's disease, esophagitis, duodenitis &/or gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hysterectomy, chronic vaginitis, hypersensitivity or allergies to molds, dust or pollen, unusual chronic infections, connective tissue disease, sjogren's syndrome, chronic swollen lymph nodes, lymphadenopathy under anus, sun sensitive, chronic fatigue syndrome, and clumsiness/drop things.

 

Rptr had initial breast implants placed following mastectomy for/ to prevent cancer. Rptr claims she has had the right implant replaced once. She has had two breast surgeries on the left, and four breast surgeries in the right; all beginning with the first implant surgery. Rptr does not have implants in now, does not know if calcium deposits occurred, and states that no biopsies were performed on tissue samples. Medical professionals have not confirmed silicone outside the breast scar tissue capsule. Rptr claims that the left heyer-shulte implant ruptured, and she had one capsular contracture. Rptr claims that the right heyer-shulte implant became a "painful contracture", and that this implant was "traveling from the original site, requiring removal". Rptr states that the dow corining implant was removed "intact", and that she suffered one capsular contracture. Rptr claims to have been diagnosed with the following after implantation: bladder/urinary chronic infections, low blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, anxiety &/or depression, lack of concentration, mood swings, getting lost or confused, balance disturbances/vertigo/dizziness, atypical multiple sclerosis, elevated cholesterol or triglicerides dry eyes, thyroid problems, hashimoto's disease, raynaud's disease, esophagitis, duodenitis &/or gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome, hysterectomy, chronic vaginitis, hypersensitivity or allergies to molds, dust or pollen, unusual chronic infections, connective tissue disease, sjogren's syndrome, chronic swollen lymph nodes, lymphadenopathy under anus, sun sensitive, chronic fatigue syndrome, and clumsiness/drop things.

If you have a claim filed with Dow Corning Trust and need help with a deficiency notice or other letter from Dow Corning regarding your claim contact the Dow Corning Breast Implant Calim helpline today.

Attention Dow Corning Trust Claimants, Filings Before 1994

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If you have filed a claim with Dow Corning Trust and need help with the complex settlement system we have lawyers who can help you at no cost to you. To be eligible for help you must be on the Dow Corning Trust settlement list and filed a claim and have a pending Dow Corning Trust Claim. If you have problems with your MDL-926 filing or your Dow Corning Trust Claim contact us immediately for help.

1994, Breast Implants Dow Corning Trust Claims Helpline

 

If you have filed a Breast implant claim prior to 1994 and need help with the Complexities of the Dow Trust or MDL-926 we can help you.

Our Breast Implant team can help with proof of Manufacturer, Disease determinations, and deficiencey notices. We are your source for making sense of a difficult maize of requirements. Our Breast implant lawyers have helped thousands of women. Contact us for help with your settlement claims;

MDL-926 Breast Implant Revised Settlement Program:

The Revised Settlement Program (RSP) permanently closed on 12/15/10. If your diesease claim was received by Claims Office  before the deadline and you receive a deficiency notice you will have one year from the letter date to correct the deficiency.

If you are a registered claimant of the MDL 926 and have filed prior to 12/15/10 and received a deficiency notice contact the Breast Implant Helpline. If yiu have submitted additional supporting documentation and received a denial in 2011 contact the Breast Implant Helpline.

If you are a registered claimant in the MDL 926 Revised Settlement Program, and have the following:

  • Already filed a Disease Claim prior to the 12/15/2010 deadline
  • Received a deficiency notice
  • Submitted additional supporting medical records prior to 12/15/2010
  • Received a denial in 2011

You have the right to appeal the Claims Offices' ruling within 45 days of notification of your denial.

 

Dow Settlement Facility -Dow Corning Trust and Your Silicone Breast Implants

On 09/06/01 The Settlement Facility – Dow Corning Trust (the "SF-DCT")  was  created to administer silicone gel and implant claims against Dow Corning. You may contact the SF-DCT toll-free at 1-866-874-6099 or (713) 874-6099. SF-DCT and the RSP Claims Office are two separate entities. However, this maize can become extremely confusing very quickly. If you do not have a breast implant lawyer to assist you contact the Breast Implant Helpline Today.

The Settlement Facility for the Dow Corning Trust (SF-DCT) is  processing class 5 claims. Class 7 claims have not been completed yet.

11,000 claimants have been approved for either an Expedited Release Payment of $600.00 or a Disease Cash-Out Offer of $3,000.00. Total payments to date from the Class 7 Fund are $15.5 million. The total fund is $57.5 million NPV.

The Settlement Facility is still reviewing Proof of Manufacturer Claims in Class 7 and is expected to complete all Proof of Manufacturer reviews within the next year.

A breast implant Lawyer can help You

  • Help you respond to your deficiency notice
  • Get  help with proof of manufacturer
  • Get help with proof of disease diagnosis
  • Help you with you Dow Corning Trust  and the Dow Corning Trust Settlement Facility requirements and interfacing
  • Help You with any of the Settlement trust office communications
  • Be your ally and confidant  and help you deal with the process of your Breast implant claim
  • Offer support and guidance
IMPORTANT DEADLINE INFORMATION ON NOI SETTLEMENTS
A settlement has been reached between the Claims Advisory Committee and Dow Corning which allows Notice of Intent (NOI) Claimants to have their claims for Explant, Rupture and Expedited Release processed and if, eligible, paid.  If a NOI claimant has already filed an Explant, Rupture or Expedited Release, they do not need to do anything to accept the NOI Settlement.
The SF-DCT has sent out an “Acceptance of NOI Settlement” form to all eligible NOI claimants.  You can also download a copy of this form on the Claimant Advisory Committee’s web site. If you want the SF-DCT to expedite the review and payment of your claim, you will need to complete the “Acceptance of NOI Settlement” form and mail it to the SF-DCT.  When the SF-DCT receives the form, they will review your claim, and if approved, will issue payment in accordance with the Consent Order and the Plan.
Relevant deadlines from the June 1, 2004 “Effective Date”
10 YEARS Deadline to file your Explantation Claim
(For implant removals after 12-31-90)
15 YEARS
Deadline to file your Disease Claim and Increased Severity Claim
How long you will have from "NOS"
Deadlines from your receipt of "Notification of Status"
NONE SET
Time to provide Acceptable Proof of Manufacturer (POM)
for a Dow Corning implant (Class 5)
2 YEARS
Time to provide Acceptable Proof of Manufacturer (POM) for a Bristol, Baxter, Bioplasty, CUI or Mentor implant (Class 7) when submitting a claim under the Silicone Gel Material Claimant Fund.
6 MONTHS
Deadline to cure "Deficiencies" in an Explant Claim.
12 MONTHS
Deadline to cure "Deficiencies" in a Disease

 

Breast Implant Claims Help ,Filings Prior to 1994, Breast Implants Helpline

Written by lisaspitzer on . Posted in Dow Corning Breast Implant Stories and Sharing

If you have filed a Breast implant claim prior to 1994 and need help with the Complexities of the Dow Trust or MDL-926 we can help you.

Our Breast Implant team can help with proof of Manufacturer, Disease determinations, and deficiencey notices. We are your source for making sense of a difficult maize of requirements. Our Breast implant lawyers have helped thousands of women. Contact us for help with your settlement claims;

 Breast Implant Diseases and Complications

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently warned that both silicone and saline breast implants may be associated with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare form of cancer. thousands of women who have had their implants for one or two decades now are seeking medical help for symptoms which resemble arthritis, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, connective tissue disorders, and/or immune dysfunction and seem to be associated with their breast implants.

Additonial Silicone breast Implant Complications Include:

  •     Breast Pain
  •     Upper and Lower Back Pain
  •     dry eyes
  •     joint pain and swelling
  •     myalgias
  •     chronic fatigue
  •     Lupus
  •     numbness and tingling in extremities
  •     photosensitivity
  •     Chemical Sensitivities
  •     Muscle Pain, Stiffness, Unusual Fatigue
  •     Excessive Hair Loss
  •     Achy or Swollen Joints
  •     Extreme fatigue
  •     Skin Rashes
  •     Rheumatoid Arthritis
  •     Polymyositis-Dermatomyositis
  •     Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
  •     Scleroderma
  •     Sjogren's syndrome
  •     Anemia
  •     Sensitivity to Sunlight
  •     Kidney Problems
  •     Fever
  •     Difficulty Swallowing or Breathing

Breast Implant complications may be serious. You must see a physician immediately.

Symptoms of Lupus

  • Fatigue and fever
  • Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
  • Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose
  • Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure
  • Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud's phenomenon)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Headaches, confusion, memory loss

FDA and Effects of Silicone breast implants  on Children

At this time, it is not known if a small amount of silicone may pass through from the breast implant silicone shell into breast milk during breastfeeding. Although there are currently no established methods for accurately detecting silicone levels in breast milk, a study measuring silicon (one component in silicone) levels did not indicate higher levels in breast milk from women with silicone gel-filled implants when compared to women without implants.
In addition, concerns have been raised regarding potential damaging effects on children born to mothers with implants. Two studies in humans have found no increased risk of birth defects in children born to mothers who have had breast implant surgery. Although low birth weight, was reported in a third study, other factors (for example, lower pre-pregnancy weight) may explain this finding.

Manufacturers Involved in the Settlement Claims

  • Dow Corning
  • Heyer Schulte
  • American Hospital Supply
  • Natural Y
  • Surgitek
  • Replicon
  • Mentor
  • Cui
  • Brystol Meyer Squibb
  • Medical Engineering
  • McGhan Medical
  • 3M/MCGhan
  • Dow Corning
  • Baxter health care
 

Breast Implant Claims

MDL-926 Breast Implant Revised Settlement Program:

The Revised Settlement Program (RSP) permanently closed on 12/15/10. If your diesease claim was received by Claims Office  before the deadline and you receive a deficiency notice you will have one year from the letter date to correct the deficiency.

If you are a registered claimant of the MDL 926 and have filed prior to 12/15/10 and received a deficiency notice contact the Breast Implant Helpline. If yiu have submitted additional supporting documentation and received a denial in 2011 contact the Breast Implant Helpline.

If you are a registered claimant in the MDL 926 Revised Settlement Program, and have the following:

  • Already filed a Disease Claim prior to the 12/15/2010 deadline
  • Received a deficiency notice
  • Submitted additional supporting medical records prior to 12/15/2010
  • Received a denial in 2011

You have the right to appeal the Claims Offices' ruling within 45 days of notification of your denial.

 

Dow Settlement Facility -Dow Corning Trust and Your Silicone Breast Implants

On 09/06/01 The Settlement Facility – Dow Corning Trust (the "SF-DCT")  was  created to administer silicone gel and implant claims against Dow Corning. You may contact the SF-DCT toll-free at 1-866-874-6099 or (713) 874-6099. SF-DCT and the RSP Claims Office are two separate entities. However, this maize can become extremely confusing very quickly. If you do not have a breast implant lawyer to assist you contact the Breast Implant Helpline Today.

The Settlement Facility for the Dow Corning Trust (SF-DCT) is  processing class 5 claims. Class 7 claims have not been completed yet.

11,000 claimants have been approved for either an Expedited Release Payment of $600.00 or a Disease Cash-Out Offer of $3,000.00. Total payments to date from the Class 7 Fund are $15.5 million. The total fund is $57.5 million NPV.

The Settlement Facility is still reviewing Proof of Manufacturer Claims in Class 7 and is expected to complete all Proof of Manufacturer reviews within the next year.

A breast implant Lawyer can help You

  • Help you respond to your deficiency notice
  • Get  help with proof of manufacturer
  • Get help with proof of disease diagnosis
  • Help you with you Dow Corning Trust  and the Dow Corning Trust Settlement Facility requirements and interfacing
  • Help You with any of the Settlement trust office communications
  • Be your ally and confidant  and help you deal with the process of your Breast implant claim
  • Offer support and guidance

Contact the breast implant Helpline Immediately If you need help with your proof of Manufacturer or obtaining medical records  regarding proof of disease from your silicone Breast Implants. The Breast Implant Helpline is here to help you with your Breast Implant claim