Legal compensation is available for asbestos exposure victims who
suffer from serious health conditions, such as mesothelioma.
Currently there are two independent systems to receive asbestos
Trusts: Claims can be filed with the trust system that is set
up for paying asbestos liabilities of former producers of
asbestos that are now bankrupt
Litigation: Individuals can also pursue litigation with a
business that is still in operation, these are often small
companies such as local hardware stores
Unfortunately, with this two-track system, plaintiffs’ lawyers
use both the courts and the bankruptcy trusts to file claims.
Since claims and relevant evidence in the asbestos trust system
are confidential, plaintiff’s lawyers are able to secretly
extract money from the trust, while also receiving a lawsuit
payout – otherwise known as double-dipping.
Every person harmed by asbestos deserves to recover their claim
from these serious, health-related lawsuits. However, the current
system is being abused by self-serving trial lawyers who are
draining finite resources from trusts that should go to future