Approximately $30 Billion has been set aside in Trust Funds for Mesothelioma victims and their families.
Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The malignant tumors form in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. Symptoms can include shortness of breath and chest pain. The life expectancy for most mesothelioma patients is in most cases short term after diagnosis.
Asbestos exposure is the primary risk factor for mesothelioma. It accounts for a high percentage of all cases. Living with someone who works with asbestos may also increase an individual's risk for developing mesothelioma because asbestos particles can travel on skin and clothing.
Asbestos companies that declare bankruptcy are required to establish mesothelioma trust funds to help the victims of asbestos harmed by the company's products. An estimated $30 billion has been set aside by a number of companies, so there's enough money available for future claimants with asbestos-related diseases.
These trust funds are referred to as asbestos trust funds, mesothelioma trusts funds or asbestos bankruptcy trust funds. In 1994, the United States Congress established a section under the Bankruptcy Code that allowed companies with asbestos liabilities to create trust funds.
This money can be used to cover treatment costs, help with family bills, and ensure your family's future. Individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases are eligible to file claims with the trust.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, you will need to obtain the best treatment, pay for living expenses while sick, and provide for your family in the future.
If you need help filing a claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Assistance is available to start the claim process and securing an attorney who will work with you to secure the settle you are entitled too.
Please fell free to call for more information!
GARY MCDONALD, ATTORNEY AT LAW
El Dorado Arkansas (870) 862-1498