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Final Claim Filing Deadline June 3, 2019

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SETTLEMENT FACILITY DOW CORNING TRUST IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CLOSING AND FINAL DEADLINE FOR ALL DOW CORNING BREAST IMPLANT SETTLEMENT CLAIMS

FINAL CLAIM SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

JUNE 3, 2019

 

Please read carefully. This affects your legal rights.

FINAL CLAIMS DEADLINE AND CLOSING OF THE SETTLEMENT FACILITY

 

PART I: WHAT IS CLOSING? WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR ME?

 

Q1. THE SETTLEMENT FACILITY WILL CLOSE TO ALL CLAIMS ON JUNE 3, 2019. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Q2. WHAT TYPE OF CLAIMS DOES THE JUNE 3, 2019 DEADLINE APPLY TO?
Q3. WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO MAKE SURE I SUBMIT MY CURE MATERIALS ON TIME?
Q4. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO MAIL IN MY DOCUMENTS SO THAT THEY ARE ON TIME?
Q5. DOES THIS DEADLINE APPLY TO PROOF OF MANUFACTURER CLAIMS?
Q6. DOES THIS DEADLINE APPLY TO EXPEDITED RELEASE CLAIMS?
Q7. I WAS TOLD I NEEDED TO SIGN MY CLAIM FORM OR I WOULD NOT BE PAID. DOES THIS MEAN I HAVE TO SUBMIT THE SIGNATURE BY THE DEADLINE?
Q8. DOES THE DEADLINE APPLY TO MY DISEASE CLAIM IF I RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE SETTLEMENT FACILITY WITH A DIFFERENT DEADLINE?
Q9. DOES THE DEADLINE APPLY TO OTHER MISSING INFORMATION IN MY CLAIMS?
Q10. THE SETTLEMENT FACILITY IS CLOSING TO ALL CLAIMS. WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING RIGHT NOW?
Q11. I CAN'T GET AHOLD OF MY ATTORNEY? (S)HE HAS ALL OF MY INFORMATION. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Q12. WHY IS THERE A DEADLINE? WHO SET THE DEADLINE?
Q13. WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS THE JUNE 3, 2019 DEADLINE?
Q14. CAN I GET AN EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE?
Q15. I RECEIVED A NOTICE IN THE MAIL ABOUT THE CLOSING AND FINAL DEADLINE. DOES THIS MEAN I AM ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENT?
Q16. WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR THE EXPEDITED RELEASE CLAIM? THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE FORM SAY THAT THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR AN EXPEDITED RELEASE PAYMENT WAS "THREE (3) YEARS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE."
Q17. I AM FILING A NEW CLAIM FOR DISEASE. WHAT IF MY DISEASE CLAIM HAS A DEFICIENCY? WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO FIX THAT DEFICIENCY?
Q18. I AM PLANNING TO FILE AN EXPEDITED RELEASE CLAIM OR A PROOF OF MANUFACTURER FORM. ARE THERE CURE DEADLINES THAT APPLY IF THESE CLAIMS/FORMS HAVE PROBLEMS?
Q19. WHAT HAPPENS IF MY DISEASE CLAIM WORSENS AFTER JUNE 3, 2019? CAN I SEND IN A CLAIM FOR INCREASED SEVERITY THEN?
Q20. WHAT IF I DON'T HAVE MY MEDICAL RECORDS SUPPORTING MY DISEASE CLAIM BY JUNE 3, 2019? CAN I JUST FILE THE DISEASE CLAIM FORM BY JUNE 3, 2019 AND SUBMIT THE MEDICAL RECORDS LATER?

 

PART II: INFORMATION ABOUT CLAIMS AND FILING CLAIMS

 

Q21. HOW DO I KNOW WHAT CLASS I AM IN? WHAT IS A CLASS?
Q22. HOW DO I APPLY FOR A PAYMENT? CAN I RELY ON MY PROOF OF CLAIM FORM I SENT IN DURING THE BANKRUPTCY?
Q23. WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT I HAVE TO DO TO APPLY FOR PAYMENT?
Q24. DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY TO SUBMIT A CLAIM?

 

PART III: CONTACT INFORMATION/HOW TO GET FORMS/HOW TO FILE CLAIMS

 

Q25. HOW DO I CONTACT THE SETTLEMENT FACILITY?
Q26. WHERE CAN I GET CLAIM FORMS?
Q27. IS THERE A WAY I CAN STAY INFORMED ABOUT DEVELOPMENTS?

 

PART IV: APPEALING YOUR CLAIM DECISION: DEADLINE FOR FILING AN APPEAL TO THE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR ON INDIVIDUAL CLAIMS

 

Q28. WHAT IS THE DEADLINE TO FILE AN APPEAL TO THE CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR?
Q29. CAN I FILE AN APPEAL TO THE APPEALS JUDGE? WHAT IS THAT DEADLINE?

 

PART V: WHAT BENEFITS CAN I APPLY FOR?

 

Q30. WHAT CLAIMS CAN I STILL APPLY FOR?
Q31. WHAT IS THE PROOF OF MANUFACTURER FORM? DO I NEED TO COMPLETE AND RETURN IT?
Q32. WHAT IS THE EXPEDITED RELEASE PAYMENT?
Q33. WHAT IS THE EXPEDITED RELEASE FORM? WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
Q34. WHAT IS THE DISEASE CLAIM? WHERE CAN I FIND THE DISEASE CLAIM FORM?
Q35. WHAT LANGUAGES ARE THE CLAIM FORMS AVAILABLE IN?
Q36. WHAT IS THE INCREASED SEVERITY CLAIM?
Q37. CAN I STILL GET MONEY TO HAVE MY IMPLANTS REMOVED?
Q38. CAN I APPLY FOR A RUPTURE PAYMENT?

 

PART VI: PAYMENT INFORMATION

 

Q39. HOW SOON WILL MY CLAIM BE REVIEWED AND PAID?
Q40. WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO PREMIUM PAYMENTS AND INCREASED SEVERITY PAYMENTS? WILL THEY BE PAID?

 

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