Updates and Meetings
For the Exposure Class, the Medical Monitoring Program (MMP) at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is expected to begin in late 2022/early 2023. Please review the new FAQ regarding the MMP, just posted on the FAQ page of this website. NOTE: If you filed that you needed a blood test to determine your eligibility for the MMP, you should have received (or will shortly receive) a letter from the MMP Claims Administrator, Ed Gentle, explaining how to schedule your blood test. You must schedule your blood test within 30 days of receipt of that letter. If you have any questions, please call the MMP Claims Administrator at 1-877-229-1937. If you already have your blood test, you need do nothing at this point, unless you hear from us.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to review the claims that have been submitted. We received more than 2600 claims in this process. It is our understanding that this is the largest claims filed response rate for any environmental class action in history! We are happy that so many people got the message and filed claims before the August 22, 2022 deadline.
The overwhelming response means there are a lot of claims to be reviewed. The process for reviewing claims is to check eligibility, proof of ownership, source of water, level of contamination (if applicable) and assignment of a value for recovery. As you may or may not be aware, each property is assigned a different value based upon the value of the property, the water source, and the extent of any damage to the property. It is not a quick process but we are working as fast as possible to get the money into your pockets.
We have completed the review and sent payments to approximately 500 claimants. The claims were reviewed at random. Please do not be concerned if you have not received a payment yet. We are working to review the remaining claims, get them approved, determine the amounts assigned and get the payments mailed. If you filed using an email address, you will receive an email when your claim is processed and another when the check is mailed.
Again, thank you for your patience.