Many companies, when faced with liability issues related to asbestos-linked diseases like mesothelioma, have chosen to protect themselves from lawsuits by filing for bankruptcy protection in US courts.
Fortunately, when liability is a factor in these types of filings, the courts will order the company to set aside money in a mesothelioma trust fund to ensure that injured workers are able to obtain help in paying for mesothelioma treatment in Louisiana and elsewhere, while still allowing the company to reorganize itself and possibly emerge from bankruptcy protection in the future.
To qualify for compensation from mesothelioma trust funds from companies who’ve filed for bankruptcy protection, you’ll have to provide evidence of several things.
First, you’ll need proof of a medical diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma cancer. A physician will need to provide a statement confirming the diagnosis and providing any other pertinent information that may help your claim.
Your doctor should be prepared to describe clearly how asbestos is tied to your diagnosis, and the degree to which asbestos likely played a role in the development of the disease in question.
Finally, you’ll need to prove you worked at a site that has been demonstrated to be an asbestos-contaminated environment. This can be proven by employment or tax records, or even witness affidavits from old coworkers.
Often, many decades have passed since the time of employment, and records may have been lost.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we can help ensure that your claim is processed correctly and contains all the supporting evidence you need to get compensation for a mesothelioma diagnosis when the company you worked for has filed for bankruptcy protection. Call us today at 504-355-0057 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.