Pittsburgh Mesothelioma Claims Attorneys

What Happens if a Company Files Bankruptcy Before a Mesothelioma Claim Is Paid?

Mesothelioma and asbestos-related litigation have been taking place for more than 30 years. The companies who knowingly and willfully exposed their employees to asbestos have been compelled to pay significant damages in these cases. Many companies filed bankruptcy in the wake of the first wave of asbestos litigation in an attempt to avoid liability.

As part of the Chapter 11 process, these companies were required to establish a trust to fund victims of asbestos exposure. There are a number of asbestos bankruptcy trusts, including the following:

  • A&I Products
  • A-Best Products Company
  • ACandS, Inc.
  • Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
  • Artra Group, Inc.
  • ASARCO, Inc.
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Burns and Roe
  • Celotex Corp.
  • C. E. Thurston & Sons
  • Christy Refractories Co.
  • Combustion Engineering
  • Congoleum Corporation
  • Eagle-Picher Industries
  • Federal Mogul Corp. (Ferodo, Flexitallic and Turner & Newall)
  • G-I Holdings Inc.
  • Halliburton
  • Harbison-Walker/A.P. Green
  • H.K. Porter, Inc.
  • Johns-Manville Corporation
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Keene Corporation
  • National Gypsum Company
  • Owens Corning/Fibreboard
  • Pacor, Inc.
  • Plibrico
  • Porter-Hayden Company
  • Raytech Corporation
  • Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company
  • T. H. Agriculture & Nutrition
  • United States Mineral Products Company
  • USG Corporation

Each of these trusts has different requirements that must be fulfilled in order to successfully process a claim. Further, once a trust runs out of money, you will be unable to recover money from this trust.

At Savinis & Kane, L.L.C., our Pittsburgh attorneys serve families across Pennsylvania and the United States. Our lawyers understand how to navigate these requirements in order to help your family obtain the fullest level of compensation. Call 412-567-4931, toll free at 866-473-7545 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation.