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In order to guarantee proper and timely filing of over 150 claims in the New England Compounding Center (NECC) bankruptcy, attorneys John C. Thornton and Karren Schaeffer opted to go the distance—literally and figuratively—for Andrews and Thornton clients. Winter weather advisories and recent FedEx and UPS failures left nothing to chance. On the morning of January 15, 2014, Thornton and Schaeffer personally delivered the Andrews and Thornton NECC bankruptcy claims to the New York City office of Donlin Recano.

Our extraordinary clients worked with our dedicated team of attorneys and staff to analyze, compile, and strengthen the bankruptcy claims.

The successful filing of NECC bankruptcy claims marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of another in the fight to adequately compensate victims of contaminated NECC steroid injections.

The procedure for evaluation and payment of claims is under construction. The settlement fund is building with the tentative settlement of the owners and operators of NECC for approximately 100 million dollars. We are also pursuing compensation from other entities whose negligence contributed to the fungal infection epidemic such as testing and cleaning companies and, in some cases, clinics or medical groups.

Andrews and Thornton represents a number of clients who have suffered — and many who continue to suffer — from grave injuries associated with fungal infection. For over 15 years, our firm has successfully represented and recovered compensation for injuries caused by defective products sold by companies that declared bankruptcy. For further information, see Part I and Part II of our NECC bankruptcy blog series.