I have found a great deal of information at the following web site and think
it is worth reading.
If you are involved in this Class Action with Dow Corning Trust -Settlement
Facility, and as sick of their lack of timely action, nitpicking and pettiness as I am; I suggest that you Contact The Claimants'
Advisory Committee and write a letter of complaint. They need to hear from you! Email them today !
All inquiries to the Claimants' Advisory Committee should be directed to the
following email address: email@example.com or to the post office box listed below:
Claimants' Advisory Committee
St. Marys, Ohio 45885
ALSO : Write a Complaint to DOW Corning Settlement Facility by email on
their web site.
You will need your 7 digit SID # or social security number and fill out your
name and other information, but you should let them hear your complaint, as well as the CAC; because they don't care unless
we raise hell with them.
I did write a letter of complaint to both of them and also have an appointment
with a Nurse / Reviewer at SF-DCT to go over my medical records on January 30, 2009.
My Attorney's are also writing letters to them as well. Today I am accumulating
information to write to the media, newspapers etc., and see if I can get them involved again in getting the word out to the
people who need to be doing something about DOW thumbing their nose at us and the courts. It is time that they cut the crap
and paid the claims according to Court Orders.
One of my complaints:
In February of 2005, The Claimants Advisory Committee (CAC) reported having
received thousands of emails, letters and phone calls from claimants and counsel regarding the slow processing and payment
of claims at the Settlement Facility. Since July of 2004; the CAC had expressed deep concern to the management at the Settlement
Facility on numerous occasions about the slow rate of processing and other processing problems.They made every effort to correct
these serious issues, even going as far as having an outside management consultant be hired to review the claims processing
procedures at the Settlement Facility and report back on his findings and recommendations.
On January 26, 2005, the Court authorized the Finance Committee to hire Claims
Management Resolution Corporation "to conduct a claims and operations audit of the Settlement Facility Dow Corning Trust (SF-DCT).
(A copy of the order posted on the CAC web site under "Court Orders.")http://www.tortcomm.org/
Today is January 22, 2009 and I am here to tell you that none of these actions
did any good , whatsoever; because SF-DCT has gotten worse than ever. They have a deadline date of March 2, 2009, rapidly
approaching in cases like mine and they have wasted 5 months of review time in an attempt to run the clock out on me; claiming
non existent deficiencies of Medical records, regarding my disease claim. Medical Records that they had in their hands since
August 17, 2008; which they apparently didn't bother to review for 5 months.
It seems that they have deliberately made issue over the most petty and insignificant
information , totally ignoring doctor diagnoses, notices of disabilities and other physician recommendations in lieu of a
fabricated deficiency by the SF-DCT Reviewer.
They pick and choose various symptoms of one specific disease; to either allow
or disallow symptoms; according to their own rules and standards; regardless of what one or more doctors diagnose, or researchers
document as symptoms of the said disease.
For Example: In my
case; I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome including Cognitive Dysfunction or Paresthesia at The University Of Texas
Health center At Tyler Texas on October 12, 1994 by Doctor Richard S. Kronenberg .
The SF-DCT reviewers have approved my disease claims of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
and Also of Fibromyalgia; but do not accept Cognitive Dysfunction
as stated by Doctor Kronenberg in his medical report.
According to "CFIDS- Chronic Fatigue And Immune Dysfunction Syndrome
Association of America, and many doctors and researchers; Cognitive Dysfunction
is a documented symptom of this disease. It is also a symptom of Fibromyalgia, which I have been diagnosed with as well. (Both
are symptoms of Atypical Connective Tissue Disease )
To reason Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in relation to cognitive dysfunction;
One accepts the Doctors Diagnoses of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Including Cognitive
Dysfunction or Paresthesia;
One accepts that Cognitive Dysfunction or Paresthesia means exactly as stated;
Therefore, one accepts the symptoms of the disease / syndrome as stated ;
including Cognitive Dysfunction or Paresthesia regarding the diagnosed condition / illness.
In my disease claim - I am claiming Class A - Atypcial Connective Tissue Disease.
DOW refutes my claim finding a petty association of words that are not revelant to this case. The information that should
be considered is Medical Records and Doctor Diagnoses and Statements, not the raving mad words of a sick woman in pain who
is angry at their nitpicking petty processing procedures.
(Paresthesia) is the condition commonly known as "pins and needles," where
part of the body - typically a foot or hand - begins to tingle and becomes numb, or "falls asleep." Paresthesia can occur
either on a temporary or on a chronic basis. In most cases, paresthesia is a short-term condition caused by putting pressure
on a nerve, and the tingling sensation will diminish within several minutes.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
I have confirmed my symptoms by researching this disease/ syndrome with
several doctors and different sources, including - "CFIDS- Chronic Fatigue And Immune Dysfunction Syndrome Association of
America - I have been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, beginning 10/12/1994.
Although its name trivializes the illness as little more than mere tiredness,
chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, brings with it a constellation
of debilitating symptoms.
The symptoms of CFIDS are highly variable and fluctuate in severity,
complicating treatment and the ill person's ability to cope with the
Most symptoms are invisible, which makes it difficult for others to understand
the vast array of debilitating symptoms with which people with the illness must contend.
Incapacitating fatigue experienced as profound exhaustion and extremely poor
Problems with concentration and short-term memory accompanied by
flu-like symptoms such as pain in the joints and muscles, unrefreshing sleep, tender lymph nodes, sore throat and headache.
A distinctive characteristic of the illness is post-exertional malaise, a
worsening of symptoms following physical or mental exertion and requiring an extended recovery period.
I have word-finding difficulties, inability to comprehend
/ retain what is read, inability to calculate numbers and impairment of speech and reasoning.
I have visual disturbances (blurring, sensitivity to light, eye pain, need
for frequent prescription changes.
Psychological problems (depression, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks,
personality changes, mood swings)
chills and night sweats; shortness of breath; dizziness and balance problems.
Sensitivity to heat and cold;
irritable bowel (abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, intestinal gas)
low-grade fever ; numbness, tingling and burning sensations in the face and
Dryness of the mouth and eyes (sicca syndrome)also of the vagina
Gynecological problems including PMS and endometriosis; chest pains.
Rashes; ringing in the ears .
Allergies and sensitivities to noise / sound, odors, chemicals and medications;
weight changes without changes in my diet.
Light-headedness; mental fogginess;
fainting and muscle twitching