Time keeps rolling on and the most many of us can do is wait. In the meantime, this is what I’ve learned about the lawsuit up until now:
- HAVE ZERO EXPECTATIONS! Nothing ever happens as fast as you hope or in the way you were expecting.
- From when you receive a settlement offer to the time you get a first check can be 12 months. Yikes!
- Compare and contrast all paperwork requiring a signature. Make sure there are no nasty surprises hiding in whatever you sign.
- There is very little consistency between law firms. Each seems to be working the process differently and dealing with Bayer differently.
- Not everyone is working with Garretson on the Lien Resolution.
- Lien Resolution can take FOR-EV-ER!
- Patience is your greatest virtue (and your ability to keep busy and just ignore that any of this is happening).
Wow, 2014! In some aspects I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by, but in other instances it has seriously draaaaaaaaaaged. It’s been just over 3 years since my PE/DVT episode and I’m not any closer to settling my case. Part of me is OK that it’s taking so long, because, at this point if a settlement comes around it will be a bonus. If the experiences of everyone else have taught me anything it’s to have ZERO expectations.
I’m sorry for not posting much, but I’m so glad the comments sections have been busy with helpful information, tips, and encouragement from the rest of you. Some of our community members have received initial checks (YAY!!!) and some have started the settlement process. Many of you are knee-deep in the lien resolution process, which seems soooooo frustrating! And, some of you are where I am – still waiting for any tidbit of news or information about a possible settlement.
Here’s what I hope for all of you in 2014: I hope that all of you find peace and patience with wherever you are in the process. I hope that your bodies continue to heal and that your injuries (both physical and mental) fade with time. I hope you keep sharing your stories and keeping warning others of the dangers of these drugs and teach them the importance of listening to their bodies. I hope that NONE of you ever have another clotting episode, EVER!
Here’s to a healthy, prosperous, and happy 2014!