Silicone Gel Breast Implant Litigation

Tampa  Silicone Gel Breast Implant AttorneyFor nearly two decades, the law firm of Alley, Clark & Greiwe has represented more than 800 women who settled breast implant claims through opt-out litigation and various class action settlements. These clients received silicone gel-filled breast implants manufactured by one or more of the following manufacturers: Dow Corning, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Baxter, Inamed, Cox-Uphoff, McGhan, Mentor, and 3M. The Settlement Facility Dow Corning Trust (SF-DCT) administers claims of women who received Dow Corning manufactured breast implants (Class 5 claimants) or received implants that contained Dow Corning silicone gel (Class 7 claimants). There are also funds available for various types of foreign claimants and for those that received other Dow Corning manufactured products (such as TMJ implants, hip and knee joint replacements, facial implants, testicular and penile implants, and small joint replacements). The Dow Corning settlement program offers settlement payments ranging from $2,000-$300,000 to eligible breast implant claimants for explantation and disease benefits until the end of the program on June 3, 2019.

Important Deadlines - Dow Corning Settlement Plan

Type of Deadline

Action Required of You


Filing a Notice of Intent Form

Filing Notice of Intent form to assume timely 3005 claim filed on your behalf

August 30, 2004

Opt-Out Deadline

Submit the completed Participation Form Applies to: Class 5, 6.1, 6.2, 7, 9, 10.1, 10.2

November 29, 2004

Rupture Claim Deadline

Submit the Rupture Claim Form Applies to: Class 5, 9, 10.1 and 10.2 only

June 1, 2006

Silicone Material Claimant Claim Deadline

Submit the Class 7 claim form to apply for either an Expedited Release Payment or a Disease Option Payment Applies to: Class 7 only

June 1, 2006

Other Products Claim Deadline

Submit claims to the Other Products Class Applies to: Class 9, 10.1 and 10.2 only

June 1, 2006

Breast Implant Expedited Release Claim Deadline

Submit the Expedited Release Claim Form Applies to: Class 5, 6.1 and 6.2 only

June 1, 2007

Breast Implant Explant and Explant Assistance Claim Deadline

Submit the Explant Claim Form Applies to: Class 5, 6.1 and 6.2 only

June 2, 2014
(Next Business Day)

Breast Implant Disease Option Claim Deadline

Submit the Disease Option Claim Form Applies to: Class 5, 6.1 and 6.2 only

June 3, 2019
(Next Business Day)

Class 6.2, Option 3 Claim Deadline

Submit the Class 6.2, Option 3 Claim Form Applies to: Class 6.2 only

June 3, 2019
(Next Business Day)

The MDL-926 Revised Settlement Program (RSP) Claims Facility is separate from the Dow Corning Claims Facility, although both are based in Houston, Texas. The RSP Claims Facility administers claims on behalf of recipients of implants manufactured by Baxter (Heyer-Schulte), Bristol-Myers (Surgitek), 3M, Mentor, and Cox-Uphoff. While most claimants have already filed claims and received compensation from this settlement program, the final deadline for disease claims will not expire until December 15, 2010. Currently, many of the registration and claims submission deadlines for the various settlement programs have already expired and very few breast implant claims are still being litigated. If you need more information about the breast implant litigation, please contact the law firm of Alley, Clark & Greiwe to obtain more information about your legal rights.

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