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Asbestos companies that declare bankruptcy are required to establish mesothelioma trust funds to help the victims of asbestos harmed by the company’s products.
As of May 2023, an estimated $30 billion is still available from over 100 companies, so there’s enough money for all future claimants with asbestos-related diseases.
Call (800) 326-8900 today to learn if you may be eligible to receive asbestos trust fund compensation.
As mesothelioma and asbestos lawsuit filings increased in the late 1900s, many asbestos companies responded by filing for bankruptcy to try to avoid having to pay for their wrongdoings.
The courts then required these bankrupt companies to put money aside in an asbestos trust for future victims of the company’s dangerous products.
Today, it’s estimated that more than $30 billion has been set aside in these trusts to help victims of asbestos exposure and their families.
Our firm has a dedicated bankruptcy department, led by senior attorneys, to determine our clients’ exposure history and file claims on their behalf.
A few of the companies with asbestos trust funds are:
Mesothelioma patients can submit claims to asbestos trust funds that were set up by the bankrupt companies responsible for their asbestos exposure.
The asbestos trust then provides financial compensation for those claims if the victim can prove they were exposed to the company’s product(s).
In addition to asbestos trust fund claims, patients and their families may also be able to file a mesothelioma lawsuit against any asbestos companies that have not already declared bankruptcy and created a trust fund.
Our attorneys will develop a legal strategy for your case that targets all potential sources of compensation, including asbestos trust fund claims.
It’s also important to remember that asbestos exposure and mesothelioma may be caused by more than one company’s negligence, and all companies should be held responsible.
Since many of the companies that filed for bankruptcy were leaders in the asbestos industry, it’s possible you may be able to file more than one asbestos claim if you have an asbestos-related illness.
Nationwide, we’ve helped asbestos exposure victims and their families recover more than $9.1 billion. We’ll do everything we can to get you the results you deserve.
As a leading mesothelioma law firm nationwide, Simmons Hanly Conroy can help you with every step of the legal process, fighting on your behalf for the best results possible.
Filing claims with asbestos trusts can often help clients receive compensation more quickly — and without having to go to court.
The process of filing an asbestos trust fund claim generally follows these steps:
Step 1Contact Asbestos Attorneys
With centuries of cumulative experience, our asbestos attorneys have successfully filed thousands of claims against some of the largest asbestos bankruptcy trusts.
Our team can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf — for no out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees. We only get paid if your case results in compensation.
Call (800) 326-8900 or fill out our contact form now to get started. A member of our team will ask a few questions to help determine your eligibility.
Step 2Gather Asbestos Exposure Evidence
At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we can gather the evidence to prove your exposure, determine which products you were exposed to and when, and then file any asbestos fund claims or lawsuits for you.
If you were exposed to multiple asbestos-containing products, you may qualify for compensation from multiple trusts, which we can determine for you.
Step 3File Your Claim for Review
Then, our team will recommend either an expedited review or an individual review of your claim(s):
Step 4Receive Asbestos Claims Payouts
Regardless of how your case is reviewed, we’ll do everything we can to get you as much compensation as quickly as possible.
After reviewing and approving your claim, the asbestos trust fund will provide you with compensation.
While payout timelines vary from trust to trust, clients often start to see payments within a couple months.
Several companies that mined asbestos, produced asbestos products or used asbestos in production processes have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and reorganized.
The bankruptcy courts required these companies to set up trust funds to compensate current and future individuals with valid asbestos personal injury trust claims.
The following is just a partial list of asbestos companies with established trust funds.
|Company||Asbestos Trust Fund||Created|
|A.P. Green||APG Asbestos Trust||2014|
|ABB Lummus Global||ABB Lummus Global Inc. 425(g) Asbestos PI Trust||2007|
|A-Best Products||A-Best Asbestos Settlement Trust||2006|
|ACandS||ACandS Asbestos Settlement Trust||2009|
|API, Inc.||API, Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust||2006|
|Armstrong World Industries||Armstrong World Industries Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2006|
|ARTRA Group, Inc.||Artra 524(g) Asbestos Trust||2007|
|ASARCO, LLC||ASARCO LLC Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2009|
|Asbestos Claims Management Corp. (ACMC)||NGC Bodily Injury Trust||2003|
|Babcock & Wilcox Co.||Babcock & Wilcox Company Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2006|
|Bondex International/Special Products Holding Corp.||Bondex Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2016|
|Brauer Supply Co.||Brauer524(g) Asbestos Trust||2012|
|Burns & Roe Construction Group||Burns & Roe Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2010|
|Burns & Roe Enterprises, Inc.||Burns & Roe Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2010|
|C.E. Thurston||C.E. Thurston and Sons Asbestos Trust||2006|
|Carey Canada, Inc.||Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust||1997|
|Celotex Corp.||Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust||1997|
|Christy Refractories Co. LLC||Christy Refractories Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2012|
|Combustion Engineering||Combustion Engineering 524(g) Asbestos PI Trust||2006|
|Congoleum Corp.||Congoleum Plan Trust||2011|
|DuroDyne National Corp.||Duro Dyne Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2021|
|Eagle Picher Industries||Eagle Picher Industries Inc. Personal Injury Settlement Trust||1996|
|Federal Mogul (Federal Mogul Products/Wagner)||Federal Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust – FMP Subfund||2018|
|Federal Mogul (T&N, Flexitallic, Ferodo)||Federal Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust- Turner & Newall Subfund||2007|
|Flintkote Co./Flintkote Mines||Flintkote Asbestos PI Trust||2015|
|Fuller-Austin||Fuller-Austin Asbestos Settlement Trust||1999|
|Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC (Anchor Packing Company and Garrison)||GST Settlement Facility||2018|
|General Motors Corp.||Motors Liquidation Company Asbestos PI Trust (General Motors)||2012|
|George V. Hamilton Inc.||Geo. V Hamilton, Inc. Asbestos Trust||2019|
|G I Holdings, Inc.||G-I Holdings Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2010|
|Global Industrial Technologies (Harbison-Walker)||DII Industries, LLC Asbestos PI Trust||2005|
|H.K. Porter Co.||H.K. Porter Asbestos Trust||2008|
|Hercules Chemical Co.||Hercules Chemical Company, Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust||2010|
|J.T. Thorpe Co.||J.T. Thorpe Company Successor Trust (TX)||2004|
|J.T. Thorpe Inc.||J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust (CA)||2006|
|Johns Manville Corp.||Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust||1988|
|Kaiser Aluminum||Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2006|
|Keene Corp.||Keene Creditors Trust||2006|
|Kentile Floors||Metex Asbestos PI Trust||2015|
|Lake Asbestos Of Quebec, Ltd.||ASARCO LLC Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2009|
|Leslie Controls, Inc.||Leslie Controls, Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2012|
|Maremont Corporation||Maremont Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2019|
|Metex Mfg. Corp.||Metex Asbestos PI Trust||2015|
|Mid-Valley Inc. (Halliburton)||DII Industries, LLC Asbestos PI Trust (HAL)||2005|
|National Gypsum||NGC Bodily Injury Trust||1993|
|North American Refractories Corp. (NARCO)||North American Refractories Company Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2013|
|Oakfabco Inc.||Oakfabco Liquidating Trust||2019|
|Owens Corning Corp.||Owens Corning Fibreboard Asbestos Personal Injury Trust|
– Owens Corning Subfund
|Owens Corning Fibreboard||Owens Corning Fibreboard Asbestos Personal Injury Trust|
– Fibreboard Subfund
|Pacific Insulation Co.||Thorpe Insulation Company Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2010|
|Philadelphia Asbestos Corp. (PACOR)||Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust||1989|
|Pittsburgh Corning||Pittsburgh Corning Corporation Asbestos Personal Injury|
|Plant Insulation Co.||Plant Asbestos Settlement Trust||2014|
|Plibrico Co.||Plibrico 524(g) Trust||2006|
|Porter-Hayden Co.||Porter Hayden Bodiy Injury Trust||2007|
|Quigley Co.||Quigley Company, Inc. Asbestos PI Trust||2014|
|Raymark Corp./Raytech Corp.||Raytech Corporation Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2010|
|Shook and Fletcher||Shook & Fletcher Asbestos Settlement Trust||2004|
|State Insulations Corp.||State Insulation Corporation Asbestos PI Trust||2016|
|Swan Transportation Co.||Swan Asbestos and Silica Settlement Trust||2003|
|T.H. Agriculture and Nutrition, LLC||T.H. Agriculture & Nutrition, LLC Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2009|
|Thorpe Insulation Co.||Thorpe Insulation Compmany Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2010|
|United Gilsonite Laboratories||United Gilsonite Laboratories Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2015|
|United States Mineral Products||United States Mineral Products Company Asbestos PI Settlement Trust||2008|
|USG Corp.||United States Gypsum Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2006|
|Utex Industries||Utex Industries, Inc. Successor Trust||2005|
|W.R. Grace||W.R. Grace & Co. Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust||2014|
|Western MacArthur/Western Asbestos||Western Asbestos Settlement Trust||2004|
|Yarway Corporation||Yarway Asbestos Personal Injury Trust||2015|
Not sure which trust funds you qualify for? Let us help you.
In one case, a 75-year-old U.S. Navy veteran from the Midwest was employed for almost 15 years as a pipeline inspector in the oil industry.
He was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma and wanted to seek justice from the companies that knowingly exposed him to asbestos decades ago.
Although he wanted to take legal action, he wasn’t sure which products he was exposed to.
By contacting our firm, he was able to get help:
Results: Our client received $2.4 million from mesothelioma fund claims, while the additional asbestos lawsuit settlements brought his total results to over $3 million.
Asbestos payout amounts from trusts vary according to a number of specific factors in each case, such as the:
As a leading national mesothelioma law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy has the resources and experience to help victims of asbestos exposure nationwide get the compensation they deserve.
We’ve recovered over $9.1 billion for thousands of asbestos clients across the country so far.
Get a free consultation today to see if we can help your family.
Since many of the companies that filed for bankruptcy were leaders in the asbestos industry, if you have an asbestos-related injury, it’s possible you may have one or more claims against existing or future trusts.
Your trust fund claims are handled separately from your lawsuit against solvent (non-bankrupt) defendants because federal law prohibits asbestos-related lawsuits against the reorganized company or the trust.
Key points about asbestos trust funds:
Get a free consultation today to learn what your legal options may be.
In some circumstances, you may be able to file both a mesothelioma lawsuit and an asbestos trust claim. Our attorneys are experienced in asbestos litigation and can help you decide which route is right for you.
As a leading mesothelioma law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy has the experience, resources and staff to help you file claims against all negligent parties — those who established trusts and those you can still hold accountable in court.
Why choose Simmons Hanly Conroy for your mesothelioma legal claims?
We’ve dedicated an entire bankruptcy department to these types of claims that’s led by senior attorneys who will work with you to file any asbestos claims you qualify for.
Call (800) 326-8900 now or get a free legal consultation to learn more about your options.
As of May 2023, $30 billion is estimated to still be available in the asbestos settlement fund.
Mesothelioma victims or immediate family members on their behalf may be eligible to receive mesothelioma compensation from the manufacturers of the asbestos products that caused the disease.
Our experienced asbestos attorneys can help you prove you were exposed and determine which trust funds you may be able to file a claim with. Call (800) 326-8900 now to get started.
Yes. Immediate family members or estate representatives of asbestos victims are able to file asbestos trust fund claims on their loved one’s behalf, even if they’ve already passed away.
Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if you may have a qualifying case.
While filing a mesothelioma fund claim involves an easier process than filing a lawsuit, it can be highly beneficial to work with a lawyer who can handle the legal process for you.
Because mesothelioma occurs decades after initial exposure, many patients don’t remember all the products they used or aren’t familiar with the company that made them. That’s what our lawyers can handle for you.
Let us find the evidence and file your claim. Get started now with free legal consultation.
At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees to file mesothelioma fund claims with the firm. Our attorneys only receive payment if we’re able to recover money in your case.
Asbestos trust fund payouts are paid out of the company’s trust fund. This is money that’s been set aside by an asbestos company that declared bankruptcy as a way of providing for future victims.
Asbestos claims may also refer to mesothelioma lawsuits that have been filed against asbestos companies that did not declare bankruptcy. In these cases, the money comes from the negligent company directly.
Every case is different, which makes it difficult to determine an average asbestos claim payout. There’s also never a guarantee of compensation in any case.
A number of factors can influence the amounts awarded by mesothelioma settlement funds, and many asbestos victims qualify for compensation from multiple trusts.
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, get a free consultation to see how much your claim may be worth.
Since the 1980s, more than 100 companies have established their own asbestos bankruptcy trusts.
Unfortunately, you only have a limited amount of time to file an asbestos bankruptcy trust claim after your mesothelioma diagnosis, due to state laws called the statutes of limitations.
This deadline makes it imperative to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your mesothelioma diagnosis. Get a free consultation now to see what legal options are available to you.
As a U.S. military veteran with mesothelioma, filing an asbestos or mesothelioma trust fund claim does not prevent you from filing mesothelioma VA claims or receiving VA benefits.
Contact us to discuss your unique situation and options. We have VA-accredited asbestos attorneys on staff who can answer your questions about VA benefits and file any asbestos claim(s) you may qualify for.
Asbestos trust fund payouts may or may not be subject to taxes. We recommend you consult a tax attorney regarding your specific situation.