In accordance with Section 5.7(a)(2) of the Trust Distribution Procedures (“TDP”), before making payment on a claim, the Trust must have reasonable confidence that the medical evidence provided in support of the claim is credible and consistent with recognized medical standards. Based on currently available information, the Trust has determined that medical reports from certain physicians and screening facilities may not meet the reliability standards of the TDP. The Trust will not accept or process claims relying solely on medical information from the following physicians and screening facilities:
Dr. James Ballard
Dr. Kevin Cooper (of Pascagoula, MS)
Dr. Gregory Nayden
Dr. Todd Coulter
Dr. Andrew Harron
Dr. Ray Harron
Dr. Glynn Hilburn
Dr. Barry Levy
Dr. George Martindale
Dr. W. Allen Oaks
Netherland & Mason, Inc.
Respiratory Testing Services, Inc.
For those claims involving diagnoses based solely on one of the above physicians or screen facilities, the Trust will not use the date of diagnosis to determine the applicable statute of limitations as long as the claim is filed no later than June 30, 2012. This exception applies only to diagnosis by a physician or screening facility listed above and not to any other diagnoses an Injured Party may receive.
This policy and list may be changed or updated at the discretion of the Trustees.