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A S38 Million class action settkement has becen reached on behalf of beneficiaries of deceased pediatric cancer patients who received treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (also known as "ALL") at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center or Hospital between January 1, 1977 and March 31, 1997 Para una notificaciónn Español. llamar o visitar nuestro website. Notice of a dass action settkement authorized by State of New Mexica, County of Bernalilla, Second Judicial District Court This notice is authorized by the Court to inform you about an agreement to settle a dass ction lawsuit that may affect you. The lawsuit alleges that the University of New Mexico failed to administer proper treatment protocols to pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia patients treated at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center or Hospital ("UNM") between January 1, 1977, and March 31, 1997. The settlement covers pediatric cancer patients who died as recently as December 1, 2019. The Defendant UNM says that it has done nothing wrong. The Court has not decided who is right because the parties agreed to a settlement. The Court has given preliminary approval to this settlement. The Court will have a hearing to decide whether to finally approve the settlement. Who is included in the settlement? You may be a Class Member if you are a family member or beneficiary of a deceased pediatric cancer patient diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia who was treated at UNM between Jamuary 1, 1977 and March 31, 1997 and who died on or before December 1, 2019. What is the case about? This lawsuit is principally about whether pediatric cancer patients who were treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the UNM between Jamuary I, 1977, and March 31, 1997, were given proper care. What does the settlement provide? The University of New Mexico has agreed to create a fund of $38,050,000.00 to be divided among all Class members. The Settlement Agreement, available at the website below, describes all the details of the proposed settlement. Your share of the fund will depend on the number of valid claims that are submitted by eligible Decedent Class Members, whether a deceased pediatric cancer patient has more than one statutory beneficiary entitled to compensation, the total amount of claims administration expenses, taxes, service awards to the named Plaintiffs in the case, and attorneys' fees and expenses. How do you ask for a payment? A detailed notice contains all available information. Please visit the website listed below to get one. You should submit a Claim Form once the claim filing process begins if you believe you are entitled to compensation under the settlement. You may learn how to register to receive a claim form by consulting the website described below. What are your other options? If you do not want to be legally bound by the settlement, you must exdude yourself by JULY 6, 2020 or you will not be able to suc, or continue to sue, UNM about the legal daims in this case. If you exdude yourself, you cannot get money from this settlement. If you stay in the settlement you may object to it by filing an objection by JULY 6., 2020. The detailed notice explains how to exdude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing in this case (Curenings v. Boand of Regents of the University of New Mexica, et al, Cause No. CV 2001-00579 (as consolidated with Cause No CV 2001-01409)) on JULY 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to consider whether to approve: (1) the settlement, (2) the awards to the Class Plaintiff, and (3) the request by the lawyers, representing all Class members, for up to 35 percent of the settlement fund as fees and the reimbursement of reasonable expenses. You may ask to appear at the hearing, either on behalf of yourself or through a representative, but it is not required. The hearing will take place at: Second Judicial District, Bernalillo County Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM 87102 If you have questions, visit www.UNMChildCancerSettlement.com or call (855) 534-5953. A S38 Million class action settkement has becen reached on behalf of beneficiaries of deceased pediatric cancer patients who received treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (also known as "ALL") at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center or Hospital between January 1, 1977 and March 31, 1997 Para una notificaciónn Español. llamar o visitar nuestro website. Notice of a dass action settkement authorized by State of New Mexica, County of Bernalilla, Second Judicial District Court This notice is authorized by the Court to inform you about an agreement to settle a dass ction lawsuit that may affect you. The lawsuit alleges that the University of New Mexico failed to administer proper treatment protocols to pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia patients treated at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center or Hospital ("UNM") between January 1, 1977, and March 31, 1997. The settlement covers pediatric cancer patients who died as recently as December 1, 2019. The Defendant UNM says that it has done nothing wrong. The Court has not decided who is right because the parties agreed to a settlement. The Court has given preliminary approval to this settlement. The Court will have a hearing to decide whether to finally approve the settlement. Who is included in the settlement? You may be a Class Member if you are a family member or beneficiary of a deceased pediatric cancer patient diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia who was treated at UNM between Jamuary 1, 1977 and March 31, 1997 and who died on or before December 1, 2019. What is the case about? This lawsuit is principally about whether pediatric cancer patients who were treated for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the UNM between Jamuary I, 1977, and March 31, 1997, were given proper care. What does the settlement provide? The University of New Mexico has agreed to create a fund of $38,050,000.00 to be divided among all Class members. The Settlement Agreement, available at the website below, describes all the details of the proposed settlement. Your share of the fund will depend on the number of valid claims that are submitted by eligible Decedent Class Members, whether a deceased pediatric cancer patient has more than one statutory beneficiary entitled to compensation, the total amount of claims administration expenses, taxes, service awards to the named Plaintiffs in the case, and attorneys' fees and expenses. How do you ask for a payment? A detailed notice contains all available information. Please visit the website listed below to get one. You should submit a Claim Form once the claim filing process begins if you believe you are entitled to compensation under the settlement. You may learn how to register to receive a claim form by consulting the website described below. What are your other options? If you do not want to be legally bound by the settlement, you must exdude yourself by JULY 6, 2020 or you will not be able to suc, or continue to sue, UNM about the legal daims in this case. If you exdude yourself, you cannot get money from this settlement. If you stay in the settlement you may object to it by filing an objection by JULY 6., 2020. The detailed notice explains how to exdude yourself or object. The Court will hold a hearing in this case (Curenings v. Boand of Regents of the University of New Mexica, et al, Cause No. CV 2001-00579 (as consolidated with Cause No CV 2001-01409)) on JULY 28, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to consider whether to approve: (1) the settlement, (2) the awards to the Class Plaintiff, and (3) the request by the lawyers, representing all Class members, for up to 35 percent of the settlement fund as fees and the reimbursement of reasonable expenses. You may ask to appear at the hearing, either on behalf of yourself or through a representative, but it is not required. The hearing will take place at: Second Judicial District, Bernalillo County Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM 87102 If you have questions, visit www.UNMChildCancerSettlement.com or call (855) 534-5953.