Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Narrow NuvaRing® MDL Litigation PSA -- Non-Settling Plaintiffs: August 1, 2014


We mentioned this day was coming, early last week. Now. . . it has arrived.

IF you have filed a lawsuit alleging injuries from Merck's NuvaRing® interuterine birth control delivery device, and your name (and case number) is DULCE GOMEZ MORIN (4:13 CV 2627), GABRIELA LOZA (4:14 CV 467), CATHERINE LOEHR (4:14 CV 466), KATHRYN REEVES (4:08 CV 2001), JENNIFER SPENCE (4:09 CV 325), TIFFANY SMART (4:09 CV 718), LAKESHA SIMONS (4:09 CV 1214), JOANN MERCHANT (4:09 CV 1484), AOIFE CONNOLLY (4:09 CV 1504), BRANDY TAYLOR (4:09 CV 1606), MELISSA PLASENCIA (4:10 CV 62), MELLISSA HJELMSTAD (4:10 CV 395), ELTRACIE SINCLAIR (4:10 CV 680), ELIZABETH DELANEY (4:10 CV 767), COURTNEY THOMAS-MALAGARIE (4:10 CV 984), KIM ROSS (4:10 CV 990), BETTY STENHOUSE (4:10 CV 998), JOLYNCIA HINES (4:10 CV 1285), DANIELLE BACOTE (4:10 CV 1292), SAMIEKA BABERS (4:10 CV 1469), PATRICIA GUADARRAMA (4:10 CV 1726), ELIZABETH ELEDGE (4:10 CV 2258), PORSHA BOYD (4:11 CV 32), LISA TRIBE (4:11 CV 36), CAROL-ANN LUNDY (4:11 CV 448), EMILY GIES (4:11 CV 1239), JENNIFER NEVILLE (4:11 CV 1992), ROSALIE RIVERA (4:11 CV 2074), CHRISTINA GAGE (4:11 CV 2144), RONALD and SANDRA WESTBROOK (4:11 CV 2146), JAMIE OAKLEY (4:12 CV 662), WHITNEY GAINES (4:12 CV 870), SHEILA FONTANEZ (4:12 CV 1682), FACHON HAZEL (4:13 CV 511), BRANDY COOK (4:13 CV 641), MELISSA JARVIS (4:13 CV 988), AMY WILTSEY (4:13 CV 1524), AMADO and ADELITA PEREZ (4:13 CV 1620), PAULA WEST (4:13 CV 1808), MARY SNORTON (4:13 CV 1812), MICHELLE GRAY (4:13 CV 1942), VANESSA MURRAY (4:13 CV 1967), CHRISTINA PAOLI (4:13 CV 1967), KRYSTLE TANNER (4:13 CV 1967), KELLY CAROLLO-WEBER (4:13 CV 2040), ANDREA HEEBSH (4:13 CV 2041), SHEA WALTER (4:13 CV 2095), STACY BORKHOLDER (4:13 CV 2593), TIANA SPENCER (4:13 CV 2604), RACHEL FALIS (4:14 CV 11), SHEILA PATRICK (4:14 CV 1224), SHARELL WILSON (4:14 CV 127), REBECCA WATKINS (4:14 CV 532), KRISTINA KESTERSON (4:14 CV 218), SAMANTHA VINES (4:14 CV 326), TASHA ZACHODNI (4:14 CV 339), TRACY WELLS (4:14 CV 368), AMY STINNETT (4:14 CV 414), ERICA PATEL (4:14 CV 513), BARBARA LEE (4:14 CV 520) LACY JENSEN (4:14 CV 620), WHITNEY PURVIS (4:14 CV 638) or CATALINA CASTRO (4:14 CV 1329). . .

Please contact your lawyer. Since you have elected to reject the $100 million settlement, the deadlines on your individual cases began to run again, as of yesterday morning. Prompt action may well be needed to preserve your rights, here.

For all the thousands of others, you should start to see payments in the fourth quarter of 2014, or perhaps a little earlier. I suppose since the above list purports to be all the claimants who opted out, and that is a small number (50-something or so) -- compared to the more than 95 per cent of the class that did decide to participate. . . the settlement qualifies as a resounding success.

Now, go out and enjoy the summer -- have an adventure! Do go see "Get On Up!" -- the music will move you!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are missing some of the names. The majority of those who acceped Merck's offer were told by their attorneys that if they didn't accept the offer, the attorney (or law firm) would ask the court to be removed as the attorney of record. People did not generally accept the offer willingly, but could find no other attorney to represent them. Merck may think they have won, but as I see it, Merck failed thousands of women and many more who will continue to be harmed by the product.

Anonymous said...

I never opted out of anything. The firm opted me out when they sent my notification to the wrong address then refused to fix it afterwards. My name is on this list.

condor said...

I am truly sorry to hear that, Anon.

What did your lawyers say they would do about it?

If you don’t mind saying...