According to Norris Injury Lawyers, people working at the Duncan Refinery from 1981 and back who were diagnosed with various cancers may be entitled to cash benefits from multiple private trusts.

A press release stated that 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 Duncan Refinery,” the release said. “Neither employees nor management were aware of the asbestos risk.”

While Asbestos is a mineral and is harmless in its natural state, it is when the mineral is manufactured into fibrous material that the danger arises.

“When inhaled or swallowed, microscopic asbestos fibers may be permanently affixed to body tissue,” the release stated. “Over many years, these fibers may cause genetic changes that can lead to cancer.”

According to the National Cancer Institute, “It can take from 10 to 40 years or more for asbestos-related cancers to appear.”

Federal Bankruptcy Courts have required asbestos manufacturers to set aside hundreds of millions of dollars in private trusts to compensate cancer victims and the families of deceased cancer victims.

“Through these trusts, cancer victims can receive money damages by the filing of timely, detailed, and accurate claims,” the report said.

Norris Injury Lawyers have created a specific initiative to assist Duncan Refinery employees in applying for money set aside for them in the asbestos trusts.

Cancer victims or the families of deceased victims who worked at the refinery before 1981 may call 800-478-9578 for a free evaluation of their claim. Additional information is available at getnorris.com/asb.