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 until the 1980s, has established an "Asbestos PI Trust" available to Navy veterans. The plan includes a pay level based on the medical issue affecting the claimant. Amounts are also established for lung cancer and asbestosis. Claims may be filed with the trust starting in March, 2012. A copy of the bankruptcy court plan is available. For more information and to file a claim online, visit the Leslie Controls Asbestos Personal Injury Trust website.
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