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What Are Asbestos Trust Funds?

Asbestos companies that have filed for bankruptcy protection have established asbestos trust funds to pay claims. There are about 65 active Asbestos Trust Funds totaling more than 30 billion.

Since the mid-1980s more than 100 Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Funds have been established in the U.S. At least a dozen trust funds have equities exceeding $1 billion. 

More than 30 billion dollars is currently available for distribution to qualified applicants. Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Funds have set criteria of values they pay to qualified claimants. 

Asbestos Trust Funds have paid out $18 billion for more than 3 million claims!

Who Qualifies For Asbestos Trust Funds?

Asbestos Trust Funds  

Anyone diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases is eligible to file an Asbestos Trust Fund claim.

Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers and their families for their asbestos exposure. 

If you know someone who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma contact us to learn more about your legal rights for compensation.  Workers diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as Mesothelioma have legal rights and may eligible able to recover compensation form Asbestos Trust Funds.  

Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.

How Were People Exposed to Asbestos?

Asbestos was used heavily in the U. S. building trades with peak years being 1930-1980.  

Workers and residents exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with Mesothelioma are entitled to compensation through lawsuits and Asbestos Trust Funds. An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer can help you fight against negligent manufacturers. 

Asbestos Exposure Important Information

  • Millions of workers have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace.
  • Worksites across the U. S. used asbestos on a daily basis. [Peak years 1930-80]
  • Asbestos companies were neglectful and put their employee's health at risk.
  • Your Statute of Limitations for filing an asbestos claim starts when you are diagnosed, NOT when you were exposed.

Automobile Asbestos Exposure 

Vehicle owners were exposed to asbestos in their automobiles and trucks from asbestos-containing products such as, brakes, clutches, transmissions, tires, gaskets, valves, exhaust systems, hood liners, engine components, and older car parts that contained hazardous asbestos materials

Residential Home Asbestos Exposure 

Residential homeowners were exposed to asbestos in their homes from asbestos-containing products such as; insulation, drywall, plasters, adhesives, caulking, cement, glues, tiles, roofing, siding, plumbing, wiring and over 3000 standard products. 

School Asbestos Exposure 

Teachers and students were exposed to asbestos in their schools from asbestos-containing products such as chalkboards, wallboards, plasters, pavements, sidewalks, vinyl tiles, old school buildings, cafeterias, school buses, and school demolition and renovation projects.

Job Sites With Asbestos Exposure

  • Aluminum Plants
  • Auto Plants
  • Brewing Plants
  • Chemical Plants
  • Construction Sites
  • Demolition Sites
  • Factories
  • Industrial Sites
  • Machine Shops
  • Manufacturing Plants
  • Military Bases
  • Mining Sites
  • Oil Refineries
  • Paper Mills
  • Power Plants
  • Railroads
  • Shipyards
  • Steel Mills
  • Universities & Schools

Workers exposed to asbestos are seven times more likely to die of an asbestos-related disease than the general population. 

Military Veterans and Asbestos Trust Funds

U. S. Veterans, who were exposed to asbestos during their military service, are at risk of developing Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The latency period for asbestos cancer can be 10-50 years after your initial exposure.   

There are approximately 25 million veterans in the United States. 

U.S. Navy Ships contained more than 300 asbestos-containing products and materials that were used regularly in the constructions of ships until 1980. 

Thousands of military veterans served on U. S. Navy ships with the peak exposure years from 1930-1980.

Asbestos products onboard ships included insulation, pipes, boilers, cement, sealers, gaskets, cables, tubes, valves, electrical fixtures, wiring, pumps, decking, paints, non-skid flooring, and in bulk headwalls, ship hulls, mess halls, engine rooms, navigation rooms, and sleeping quarters.  Military personnel most at risk include boilermakers, electrician's mates, enginemen, demolition workers, machinist mates, mechanics, metalsmiths, repairmen, pipefitters, ship fitters, technicians, welders, and civilian contractors.  

1 out of 3 veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

The Statutes of Limitations is the period a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit.   

Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.  

The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma begins when a person is either diagnosed or dies, not the date of their exposure.  

An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.

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Contact a Mesothelioma lawyer today for a free, no obligation Mesothelioma case evaluation to find out if you have a viable claim. 

Our Mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES by the asbestos victims or their families. You will find the contingency fees to be among the lowest in the country.  

Get a free Mesothelioma case evaluation from a qualified Mesothelioma lawyer today by calling 800.291.0963.

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Asbestos Companies Have Paid Claimants More Than $18 Billion Since the Late 1980s.

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Asbestos Trust Fund Information

National Exposure

Who is Eligible Asbestos Trust Funds

Anyone Diagnosed With Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancers is Eligible.

Asbestos Trust Fund List

ASbestso Trust Fund List Lawsuits

There are 65 Asbestos Trust Funds with $32 Billion Available For Claimants

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Start Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuiits

   About 600,000 victims have filed claims for damage from their asbestos exposure.  

Asbestos Coverup

Asbestso Coverup Lawsuits

Asbestos Companies Knew in the 1920's Asbestos Exposure Caused Mesothelioma 

Statute of Limitations

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Each State Has a Strict Statute of Limitation For Filing a Claim!

Mesothelioma Settlements

Mesothelioka Settlement Lawsuits

   Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s. 

Occupations at Risk for Mesothelioma

Trade Workers

Trade Workers Asbestos Lawsuits

   Occupational exposure is the No. 1 cause of asbestos disease   

Military Veterans

Military Veterans Asbestso Lawsuits

   There are 21.5 million living veterans that served in the U. S. military forces. 

Asbestos Exposure

ASbestos Exposure Lawsuits

  Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.   

Asbestos Products

Asbestos Product Lawsuits

   3,000 Asbestos containing products were used in the U.S.   

Asbestos Jobsites

Asbestos Jobsite Lawsuits

   70-80% of people who develop Mesothelioma have worked on job sites!   

Asbestos Companies

Asbestos Companies Lawsuits

   Asbestos Companies have put 25 Million People at Risk for Mesothelioma!   

Mesothelioma Medical Information

Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

Diagnosed Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mesothelioma is primarily diagnosed in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.

Mesotheioma Treatment

Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment

The 3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Mesothelioma Symptoms Lawyers

90% of Mesothelioma patients reported shortness of breath as their first symptom.

Secondhand Exposure

Secondhand Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits

Diagnosed Mesothelioma rates are higher among spouses of asbestos workers.

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Mesothelioma Asbestos Cancer Lawsuits

Life expectancy for a mesothelioma patient is 12 – 21 months after diagnosis.

Asbestos Lung Cancer

Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuits

There is about 15,000 Asbestos-related deaths each year in U. S.

Mesothelioma Legal Information

Why You Need a Lawyer

Law Firms Mesothelioma

An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer will get you a larger settlement!

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Nationwide Mesothelioma Claims

We have been helping Mesothelioma victims for 18 years and we can help you!

Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos Trust Funds

Over 100 asbestos companies have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Mesothelioma Statistics

Mesothelioma Facts

Each year, 14,000 cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed worldwide (3500 in U.S.)

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuits

37,000 Americans have died from Mesothelioma cancer From 1999 to 2013.

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