Now that you have an understanding of the history of Celotex, let’s explore who is eligible to file a claim with the Trust.
The Trust is designed to provide compensation for those who have an injury as a result of exposure to asbestos mined or manufactured by Celotex, Carey Canada or their predecessor companies. The Trust also protects those who are not presently injured but may develop an asbestos-related disease in the future due to exposure.
During the bankruptcy proceeding a deadline was established for those individuals who were injured as a result of asbestos exposure. The deadline is referred to as the Bar Date, by which potential claimants must have filed a Proof of Claim. The Bar Date was March 15, 1996. Individuals who filed their Proofs of Claim on or before the Bar Date are eligible to file a claim with the Trust.
Any individuals diagnosed with an injury after the Bar Date are considered future injury claimants and may file claims with the Trust.
If you are unsure of your eligibility, you may still file a claim with the Trust. Your claim will be reviewed and we will determine your eligibility.NEXT LESSON