REJECT the Seroquel Settlement Offer - Plaintiff Law Firms - sleazy backroom deals and the marketing of a bad settlement to those injured by Seroquel
It's no mistake that the plaintiff law firms are marketing this offer for AstraZeneca (it's in their own $$ Interest, Not the injured parties best interest). This is all part of those sleazy secret back room deals that they won't talk to their clients about.
In Fact these plaintiff law firms appear to have laid down groveling for mercy like the
This is not what injured parties sought or signed onto when they went searching for justice related to the horrendous crimes AstraZeneca perpetrated against them. Read between the lines & what the following statements by one of the plaintiff laws firms in this litigation is really saying.
There is NO JUSTICE what so ever in this settlement offer. This is only another sweet heart deal for AstraZeneca and Plaintiff Law Firms...No admission of wrong doing, No fair or adequate compensation to victims, No trial, No jury....No verdict...NO JUSTICE....
From Howard Nations Law Firm ,One of the many Plaintiff law firms involved in the Seroquel tort litigation.
Frequently asked Question regarding Seroquel Litigation Settlement:
1) After I sign and return the documents, when will I receive my funds?
AstraZeneca will not allow any claimant in this settlement to receive money until almost all of the claimants return their signed packet. The sooner all documents are signed and returned to us, the sooner you will be paid. AstraZeneca estimates no claimant shall receive their settlement funds before October 1, 2011.
2) What happens if I do not sign and return the settlement documents?
If you do not sign and return the documents, you will not be included in this settlement and you will not receive any money from this settlement. Please review the documents in your settlement packet regarding your option to decline this settlement. It is our opinion that this is the best opportunity for you to receive any compensation for your claims in the foreseeable future.
3) How will the funds be sent to me?
When AstraZeneca has approved enough settlement packets, you will be issued a check. Final checks will be issued after all claimants have submitted their forms, liens have been cleared and final expenses have been determined. If you have special instructions for your payment (such as a Special Needs Trust), you should let us know by including that information on a separate sheet of paper and returning it with your settlement documents. If you do not have a bank account, you should open one now to expedite the safe receipt of your funds.
4) How was my settlement amount calculated?
The Seroquel claims have been settled based on AstraZeneca’s costs of continuing to defend these cases rather than the nature and extent of claimants’ injuries. There is no proper legal basis to offer any claimant more or less than another claimant. All claimants are being offered the same amount. After we receive your signed settlement documents, control of your file goes to an Independent Settlement Administrator for deduction of attorneys’ fees, expenses, and any liens. Bankruptcy issues will also be addressed at that time. For more information regarding Bankruptcy and your settlement
5) When will I receive my final payment?
It will take several months for the entire settlement to fund since we must collect the signed settlement documents from all clients and forward them to AstraZeneca to review and approve. AstraZeneca estimates no claimant shall receive their settlement funds before October 1, 2011. Final payments will not be mailed until all lien and Bankruptcy issues related to your claim have been resolved.
6) Is there any way I can get paid sooner?
We will work with the Settlement Administrator to release your money as quickly as possible but we need your cooperation. The best way you can speed up the process is by sending back your signed documents as soon as possible. Keep in mind that we must receive signed settlement documents back from almost all of our clients and they must be approved by AstraZeneca before any money can be released. We will do all we can to speed up the process, but nothing can happen until we receive the signed settlement documents back in our office.
7) Can I discuss this confidential settlement with anyone?
You must not disclose the terms of this Settlement, including your settlement offer amount, to anyone except your lawyers, your accountant and/or financial advisors.
8) Do I have to pay back Medicare or Medicaid when I receive my check?
No. Any obligation to repay Medicare or Medicaid will be deducted before you receive your check.
9) What if I have filed for Bankruptcy?
If you have ever filed for Bankruptcy, we must know where you stand at the time of settlement. If you have filed in the past or are considering filing in the future, you must notify us immediately so we can discuss what needs to be done to finalize your settlement. You may email us at email@example.com.
10) What if I borrowed money against my settlement?
If you borrowed money against your settlement, your lender should have put us on notice of the loan, and we are required to deduct funds from your settlement to repay the loan before your settlement money can be released to you. Please refer to the agreement you entered into with the lender for details regarding what you owe.
11.) Will this settlement affect my government benefits such as disability, Medicare or Medicaid?
Our firm does not advise clients on the effect of settlements on government benefits other than to recommend that you confer with a specialist. Many states impose a general cap on allowed income and assets in determining eligibility for benefits. Therefore, settlement money may be an important factor for purposes of determining your eligibility to receive or continue to receive benefits and whether a period of ineligibility for benefits is applicable in your case. If you are currently receiving or seeking to receive SSI, Medicaid, or any other needs-based government benefits, we strongly advise you to immediately contact an attorney who specializes in government benefits, estate planning, special needs trusts, or elder law, to provide you further information and assist you in this area prior to your acceptance of this settlement offer.
12.) I’ve been calling the phone number provided for the Settlement Hotline and I always get a recording. Why am I not getting a live person?
Your questions are very important to us. However, in order to more efficiently handle your settlement, we have set up this hotline. All messages will be returned as quickly as possible. We ask for your patience as we try to get you and all of our clients paid as quickly as possible. Remember that you can also send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.