Asbestos Trust Fund Established for Navy Veterans ...

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Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, affects nearly 3,000 Americans each year.  However, over one-third of the victims are military veterans.  Due to the extended latency period of the disease some veterans exposed to asbestos between the 1950s and 1970s are just now exhibiting symptoms, and are dealing with their mounting medical bills. Financial relief will soon be available for some of these veterans through the formation of a fund designated for compensation to Navy veterans who were harmed by asbestos disease. Under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan, Leslie Controls, Inc, a manufacturer that supplied asbestos-containing gaskets and valves to the U.S. Navy from the 1940s
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