Bondex Asbestos Trust
Asbestos Trust Funds Claims and Mesothelioma
U.S Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Funds have paid out nearly 21 billion to more than 600,000 asbestos claimants. There are about 60 active Asbestos Trust Funds with an estimated $32 billion in remaining assets.
Asbestos Settlement Trusts were established to help compensate workers and their families for asbestos exposure causing Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. When an Asbestos company establishes a Trust Fund all settlements are managed by trustees that decide the compensation amounts paid to Mesothelioma claimants. U. S. Courts allow Asbestos defendants to file for protection under a legal process known as bankruptcy reorganization. This allows the company to pay claims and stay in business.
Asbestos Trust Fund settlements typically do not come with an admission of guilt by the asbestos company that set up the trust.
Global Asbestos Disaster Study Estimates More than 39,000 USA Deaths Annually from Asbestos-Related Diseases.
Specifically, asbestos contributes to 34,270 lung cancer deaths, 3,161 mesothelioma deaths, 787 ovarian cancer deaths, 443 larynx cancer deaths and 613 chronic asbestosis death. Source: www.adao.us
Bondex Asbestos Trust
Head Quarters: Missouri
Turn out: Household/construction products
Operating status: Still currently operating
Asbestos Trust: Yes
Trust began: 2016
Trust Amount: $450 million
After Republic Power Metals filed for bankruptcy in 2014, they decided to start a trust. The company added over seven hundred million to fund a Bondex asbestos trust which started operating in 2016. The company made it so that individuals had until January 1,2020 to file a claim. An individual with an illness related to asbestos has a total of three years from diagnosis to make a claim. Currently the payment percentage is 22%.
During the 1980’s, the company started receiving lawsuit issues due to their use of asbestos in their products. In the first year of lawsuits, they only paid a little over a million dollars, but the cases only grew and by 2000 they were paying over eight million. Republic Powered Metals’ insurance was having to pay over $60 million dollars each year to cover costs. Eventually they were not able to use insurance help which forced Bondex’s holding company, Specialty Products Holding Incorporation to close in 2010. They were able to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, and the year they went bankrupt they received over ten thousand lawsuits related to asbestos issues. Most of these lawsuits were coming from Southern areas of the United States. The company paid over five hundred million during the span of 1980-2010. Then in 2014, Republic Powered Metals filed for Bankruptcy as well.
History of Asbestos Use
Originally, Bondex International was founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1959, and was considered a small brand that sold different construction materials. The business quickly profited and caught the eye of bigger brands. One brand that took notice of them was Republic Powered Metals, and in 1955 they made the decision to purchase Bondex’s parent company, Reardon. This gave the company an entry way into products with consumer focus.
Republic Powered Metals went on to continue expanding, buying more and more small companies. A lot of the smaller companies they were buying used asbestos in their products, including Bondex and a company called DAP Products Incorporated. Asbestos products use materials that are incredibly heat resistant and withstand high amounts of pressure and chemicals. Companies often add asbestos to products such as cements and roofing to achieve heat resistance. Asbestos is a group of minerals that contain fibers that stop heat, and companies are allowed to use the product as long as it doesn’t account for more than 1% of the product. Bondex’s products were using asbestos in their products above the legal limit amount. When exposed to large amounts of the materials as they were, it can cause diseases such as mesothelioma or asbestosis as well as cancers which have serious long-term effects.
They continued using the toxic materials until 1977. They stopped because the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission banned asbestos, meaning Bondex’s brand. Julius Nemeth fought the deadline and argued for an extension based on the fact that the product had been used for a long time, and it would hurt their finances.
Bondex over the next couple of years began to accumulate thousands of lawsuits until they were forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2010. They regrouped and reorganized in 2016 by creating the Bondex Asbestos Personal Injury Trust. The trust consisted of $450 million when it began accepting claims.
Bondex “Our Best Grade” Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex “Premium Joint Compound” unknown-1977
Bondex “Stays White” Mobile Home Rood Coating 1972-1981
Bondex 100-A All Purpose Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex 200-B All Purpose Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex 500-C All Purpose Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Alumination 301
Bondex Alumination 350 1967-1981
Bondex Aluminum Roof Coating
Bondex Block Filler and Primer unknown-1977
Bondex Bondek Black Mastic 1969-1981
Bondex Bondek Roof Cement 1969-1981
Bondex Bondek Roof Coating 1969-1981
Bondex Bontone Fibred Masonry Coating unknown-1974
Bondex Brod Dugan Red-I-Mix Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Cook’s Lifeline All Purpose Texture Joint and Topping Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Dramex Interior Finish unknown-1977
Bondex Dramex Ready Mixed Interior Finish unknown-1977
Bondex Dramex Ready Mixed Texture Paint unknown-1977
Bondex Dramex Spanish Texturing Paint unknown-1977
Bondex Dramex Texture Paint unknown-1977
Bondex F.O. Pierce Dramex unknown-1977
Bondex Formula 1031
Bondex GSA Joint Compound unknown-1977
Bondex Handy Patch All Purpose Patcher
Bondex Heavy Duty Liquid Aluminum Roof Coating
Bondex Hi & Dri Joint Cement unknown-1976
Bondex Hi & Dri Topping Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Joint Compound unknown-1977
Bondex Metro Interior Finish (NYC only) unknown-1977
Bondex Metro Spanish Texture Paint (NYC only) unknown-1977
Bondex Metro Texturing (NYC only) unknown-1977
Bondex Mobil Home Aluminum Roof Coating
Bondex Multi-Patch unknown-1977
Bondex NPD All Purpose Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex NPD SX Joint Cement unknown-1976
Bondex NPD SX Joint Cement Combination (kit with joint tape) unknown-1976
Bondex Penncraft Block Filler unknown-1977
Bondex Penncraft Joint Cement unknown-1976
Bondes Penncraft Pre-Mixed Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Penncraft Water Putty unknown-1977
Bondex Perma-Plastic 1969-1981
Bondex Permaroof 1969-1981
Bondex Pre-Mixed Joint Cement
Bondex Reardon’s 500-C All Purpose Joint Cement unknown 1977
Bondex Reardon’s All Purpose Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Reardon’s All Purpose Joint Topping and Texture Paint unknown-1977
Bondex Reardon’s Block Filler and Primer unknown-1977
Bondex Reardon’s Handy Patch All Purpose Patcher
Bondex Reardon’s Pre-Mixed Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Reardon’s Ready-Mixed Joint Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Reardon’s SX Joint Cement unknown-1976
Bonex Reardon’s SX Topping Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Reardon’s Water Putty unknown-1977
Bondex SX Joint Cement
Bondex SX Topping Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Trax Joint Cement unknown-1976
Bondex Trax Topping Cement unknown-1977
Bondex Trax, Texture Paint unknown-1977
Bondex Wards All Purpose Joint Cement (Ready-Mixed) unknown-1977
Bondex Wards Texture unknown-1977
Bondex Wards Wood Putty unknown-1977
Bondex Water Putty (Wood Putty) unknown-1977
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How Do Mesothelioma Trust Funds Work?
Asbestos exposure victim’s diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can submit their claims to asbestos settlement trusts belonging to the bankrupt asbestos companies responsible for their illness. Surviving relatives of mesothelioma that have died from asbestos exposure are also eligible to submit claims to responsible asbestos trust funds.
After submitting a claim, asbestos trust funds decide whether to pay a claim. The decision to pay a claim is made separate from the company that created the trust fund.
Asbestos Trust Fund Information
- There are more than 65+ Asbestos Trust Funds set up by U. S. Courts.
- Asbestos bankruptcy reorganization can be a lengthy process that can span several years.
- Asbestos Trusts publish additional information about their Trust guidelines, qualifications and rules.
- Representatives of current and future Mesothelioma claimants must consent to any significant changes to these trusts.
- Since 1988, Asbestos trusts have paid out about $17.5 billion representing more than 3 million claims.
- Since 2011, Asbestos Trust Funds have combined assets of $36.8 billion.
- Since 2010, the average percentage paid per asbestos victim is 25 percent of a claim.
- Asbestos Trust Funds set Statutes of Limitations that only allow a certain amount of time to file an Asbestos claim.
- Mesothelioma Claimants can sometimes file both Asbestos Trust lawsuits and Asbestos claims.
- S. Courts must approve the amount that is set aside before the Asbestos company will be granted bankruptcy protection.
Evidence Required to File an Asbestos Trust Fund Claim
Diagnosis: Medical Documentation, including biopsy information, and pathology report, showing claimant is diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease.
Physician Statement: The victim must also provide medical documentation to confirm the mesothelioma diagnosis, signed off by a doctor or mesothelioma specialist.
Exposure Evidence: Witness affidavits, employment records, company invoices linking a company product or facility to asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Trust Fund Claims
It is very important to contact a Mesothelioma lawyer soon after you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. The only known cause of this Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a progressive disease, with a 10-50 year-latency period developing over years or even decades in many patients. Therefore, your statute of limitations does not begin with the time of exposure. Rather, it begins with your diagnosis that you have Mesothelioma.
If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you have legal rights. But you need to act quickly, because the statute of limitations in most states is 1-3 years.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure
- Malignant Mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed in people between the ages of 50 and 75 years old.
- There are 3000-3,500 malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
- 1 in 3 U. S. military veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
Bondex Asbestos Trust and Mesothelioma Claims
A person diagnosed with Mesothelioma may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:
Factors that May Affect the Value a Mesothelioma Case Include:
- Age, Gender, Location, and Work History
- History of Military Service
- Pain and Suffering
- Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
- How Many Asbestos Products are involved with Your Exposure
There Are 4 Primary Types of Mesothelioma Claims:
Product Liability – Can be filed against companies that manufactured and distributed asbestos products.
Medical Malpractice – Can be filed against doctors or hospitals if they misdiagnose or delay your diagnosis of Mesothelioma.
Workers Compensation – Can be filed against an employer if you were exposed to asbestos while on the job.
Wrongful Death – Can be filed against asbestos manufacturers, asbestos distributors, or an employer of a product containing asbestos that directly caused a person’s death if their actions constituted gross negligence for a deceased worker s safety.
How a Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help
An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer will help you to file a Mesothelioma lawsuit to hold negligent asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies accountable for the severe pain and suffering that comes with a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
Military Veterans Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts
- $4.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a union insulator that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
- $10.2 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Paper Mill worker suffering from pleural Mesothelioma.
- $8 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a man diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
- $1.2 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 76 year-old carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma.
- $1.1 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy veteran machinist that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 71.
- $245,000 Asbestosis Settlement: For a Paper mill worker suffering from Asbestosis.
- $2.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a union pipefitter man who died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- $2.6 Million Shipyard Worker Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old shipyard worker with Mesothelioma who suffered secondhand exposure.
- $5 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Navy Boilerman who developed Mesothelioma during his service.
- $1.8 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 68.
- $7.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a woman that developed peritoneal Mesothelioma from laundering her husband s work clothes.
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Settlement Averages for Mesothelioma Lawsuits
The average verdict in a mesothelioma lawsuit is about $2.4 million, and the average settlement is between $1 million and $1.4 million according to Mealey’s Litigation Report.
Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
Mesothelioma Personal Injury Lawsuit
Can be filed by anyone after being diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.
Can be Filed against companies responsible for a victim’s asbestos exposure.
A Mesothelioma personal injury lawsuit allows victim’s to receive compensation for pain, and suffering, lost wages, costly treatment, travel, and other and related costs.
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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Can be filed by surviving family members after the death of a loved one from mesothelioma cancer.
Can be Filed against asbestos companies responsible for a victim’s asbestos exposure causing death.
A Mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit allows victims to receive compensation for burial and funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of companionship, and other and related costs.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6-year Statute of Limitations.
Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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Workers and Asbestos Containing Products
People that worked in shipyards, refineries, power plants, mills, factories, plants, salvage yards, engine rooms, installing brakes, gaskets, insulation, valves and pipes have a higher risk of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
How Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure Occurs
When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to hair and clothing. These asbestos fibers are easily transferred to others where they can accumulate in the lining of lungs that cause mesothelioma lung
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