SFDCT / Dow Settlement Disease Criteria

Polymyositis (PM) / Dermatomyositis (DM) - Option 2
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The Settlement Facility Dow Corning Trust has recently decided to send Expedited Release Payments ($2,000) to all claimants whose cases are idle.
The Dow Settlement criteria states that if you accept this payment you can NEVER apply for a disease claim in the future, even if you become sick.
If you receive one of these checks in the mail, please do not cash it until you speak with an attorney to discuss your potential claim.
Again, if you cash this check you have effectively settled your claim and can never get any additional money.
SFDCT Medical Criteria
Learn about the medical criteria that you will need to meet in order to submit a disease claim through the SFDCT Settlement.
A claim for polymyositis or dermatomyositis must include a diagnosis of the disease made by a Board-certified rheumatologist based upon personal examination of the patient. Supporting medical documentation must affirmatively reveal that the following criteria are present:

- for polymyositis, the first four (4) criteria without the rash;
- for dermatomyositis, three (3) of the first four (4) criteria, plus the rash (#5).

Symmetrical proximal muscle weakness;
EMG changes characteristic of myositis including:
Short duration, small, low-amplitude polyphasic potential,
Fibrillation potentials,
Bizarre high-frequency repetitive discharges;
Elevated serum muscle enzymes (CPK, aldolase, SGOT, SGPT, and LDH);
Muscle biopsy showing evidence of necrosis of type I and II muscle fibers areas of degeneration and regeneration of fibers, phagocytosis, and an interstitial or perivascular inflammatory response;
Dermatologic features including a lilac (heliotrope), erythematous, scaly involvement of the face, neck, shawl area and extensor surfaces of the knees, elbows and medial malleoli, and Gottron's papules.
Compensation level: All confirmed PM/DM diagnosis will be compensated at the GCTS/PM/DM -- A Level
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