News - Motion Filed to Compel Distributions in NECC Bankruptcy/MDL Proceedings
A hearing was held on the afternoon of August 16 before Judge Zobel in the federal district court in Massachusetts addressing primarily motions filed to compel distributions to claimants. Attached is a copy of the motion to compel distributions we filed on behalf our clients and on behalf of other claimants here in Indiana. The primary factor delaying distributions at this point is the lack of agreement with Medicare and its administrator, CMS, regarding resolution of Medicare liens. There is a proposed agreement with Medicare to resolve those liens, but it requires approval by the Department of Justice, and that approval has not yet been secured. There has been great frustration by attorneys throughout the country, and even more by their clients regarding the delay in reaching such an agreement that would allow distributions to go forward.
St. Jude Medical Defibrillator Recall
FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.
NECC Second Payments Expected This Summer
Tort Trustee Reports Payment Expectation at MDL Status Conference
Final NECC Victims' MDL Payments Due By Summer
The second and final payments to victims of the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak should come this summer and the underlying court case should be nearing final resolution by August.
Cadden Guilty in NECC Criminal Trial
NECC owner Barry Cadden guilty on racketeering and fraud claims
What is Mass Tort Litigation?
Often seen with defective drugs or medical implants.