Trusts set up to compensate Gorham workers diagnosed with cancer

Trusts set up to compensate Gorham workers diagnosed with cancer

PROVIDENCE – Gorham Manufacturing plant workers employed before 1981 diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits.

Lung cancer, esophageal cancer, laryngeal cancer, pharyngeal cancer, stomach cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, and mesothelioma are frequently caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos-laced products were used for decades at Gorham Manufacturing, and neither employees nor management were aware of the asbestos risk, according to a press release.

To compensate cancer victims and the families of deceased cancer victims, federal bankruptcy courts have required asbestos manufacturers to set aside hundreds of millions of dollars in private trusts. Through these trusts, cancer victims can receive money damages by the filing of timely, detailed, and accurate claims.

Norris Injury Lawyers has announced a specific initiative to assist Gorham employees in recovering money set aside for them in these asbestos trusts. Cancer victims or the families of deceased victims who worked at the plant before 1981 may call 800-478-9578 for a free evaluation of their claim. Additional information is available at getnorris.com/asb.

For more information, call Robert Norris at 205-397-3111 or email rmn@getnorris.com .