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If I Received Notice of a Mesothelioma Trust Fund Established by an Old Louisiana Employer, Do I File a Claim in Case I Get Sick?

Louisiana companies usually create mesothelioma trust funds as a feature of a bankruptcy reorganization, and they are intended to provide compensation to injured employees, former employees, and their families, in lieu of future litigation.

Eligibility will vary slightly between companies (and with the Veterans Administration) but in general, claims can only be made on mesothelioma trust funds if there is a specific injury related to asbestos exposure. If you are not sick from an asbestos-linked disease, you are likely not eligible to receive money from a mesothelioma trust fund.

In most cases, eligibility for mesothelioma trust funds will include family members of a sickened person. If you have lost a loved one in Louisiana to an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma, you may be able to receive compensation from the trust fund of their employer.

Your claim stands a much better chance of being processed promptly and successfully if you enlist the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys, who work with cases like yours all the time, and know what documentation and narrative is most likely to succeed.

Experienced mesothelioma attorneys also know how to gather appropriate work history information in the event that old records from your former employer have been lost or destroyed. This is very common in mesothelioma cases, because of the long latency period of the disease. Most people simply no longer have 50-year-old tax forms and pay stubs.

If you have become sick with any asbestos-related disease, the attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm can help you submit a claim for damages against your former employer’s established trust fund. Count on us to handle your matter promptly, professionally, and with all the care we would show our own family member facing the same situation.

Call us today at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans mesothelioma attorney.