Asbestos Trust Funds

Many asbestos companies filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code. This doesn't mean these companies ceased to exist and their assets were liquidated. On the contrary, these companies continue to exist in a modified form; as part of their reorganization, most of these companies set up asbestos trust funds to benefit asbestos workers.


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Shipyard Asbestos

At its peak, 1.7 million workers were employed by U.S. Naval shipyards. Asbestos cladding and insulation was so widely used on ships that every one of these workers was likely exposed to asbestos. [High risk asbestos jobs.]

Asbestos Products

Since 1900, enough asbestos cement pipe has been manufactured to circle the earth more than 17 times. Asbestos has been used in everything from cigarette filters to mattresses, although the most common uses for asbestos over the last century been in materials for industrial and construction purposes. [Products that contain asbestos.]

Malignant Mesothelioma

Lung xray.Mesothelioma cancer is a tumor affecting the thin membranes lining some of the body's internal cavities and organs. An aggressive and deadly cancer, mesothelioma's only known cause is asbestos exposure, making it exceedingly preventable, had asbestos companies cared to try. [Mesothelioma asbestos cancer.]

Asbestos Cancer Clinical Trials

Interested in learning about new and novel treatments for asbestos cancer? Reading up on the latest clinical trials can be a good way to learn about the cutting edge in medical research. You may even find a program you and your physician think you could benefit from participating in. [Asbestos Cancer: Clinical Trials]


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