Well, that might be wishful thinking, but I did hear from my lawyers confirming our settlement negotiations will take place this month and next. So far that means very little to me since I’ve heard how long the settlement process actually takes (6+ mo). I’ll try to update information about the process and timelines, so others may know what to expect, although each law firm will likely experience something slightly different. Cases are being settled by law firm (not by severity or date you filed your claim) and their being settled in batches of similar cases. I don’t know how they are choosing which law firms settle first, but I know I’m definitely NOT one of the first.
I’ve posted the following comment from the Saiontz & Kirk law firm website in one of my own comment threads, but thought I would share it again:
I replied a while back, but it never posted. For those interested in the settlement process, once you finally receive the settlement letter it can be more than the 90 days it says for them to sign off on the settlement. Once that’s done, you will receive release papers. From there it takes 30 days and then an additional 30 or so days for it to sit in the court to verify if you have back taxes or medical liens. I’m still waiting to receive my settlement, but apparently my 30 day court review period is almost finished. The settlements do come, but from my experience can take a while. Best of luck to everyone.
Since my settlement process has only just begun, it will be interesting to see how similar it is to Randi’s.
Until I hear from my lawyers again, I’m trying not to think too much about settlement amounts and the slim chance of actually sticking it to Bayer. I only wish my husband and I were wealthy enough to hold out and not accept any kind of settlement (if we are even offered one). I wish at least a small group of plaintiffs would refuse the settlement and tell Bayer to go f**k itself. Judge Herndon seems determined to push settlements, so I’m not sure what that means for anyone who wants to proceed with the lawsuit.
Oh, and did I fail to mention how frickin’ SICK I am of taking blood thinners!!! My Lovenox alarm went off over an hour ago and I’m procrastinating taking my shot. It’s not that the shot are very painful, it’s not that it’s a big production, but after nearly two years I’m just so damn sick of doing them. My stomach is completely bruised right now, which I’m tempted to post a picture of, but I don’t think anyone would really want to see that. At the end of the day though, Lovenox shots are still better than Coumadin.