From 1962 to 1972, the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation made asbestos-containing pipe covering and insulation products under the brand name Unibestos, which was widely used in industrial settings, including oil refineries, chemical plants, steel mills and power houses.  In April 2000, after more than twenty years of defending itself against personal injury and wrongful death claims for asbestos disease, Pittsburgh Corning filed for bankruptcy. Because of the widespread use of Unibestos during a particularly intense period of industrial development in the United States, many workers and their families were injured and continue to be injured by Pittsburgh Corning’s negligent failure to warn about the dangers of its asbestos products. From 1962 to 1972, the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation made asbestos-containing pipe covering and insulation products under the brand name Unibestos, which was widely used in industrial settings, including oil refineries, chemical plants, steel mills and power houses.  In April 2000, after more than twenty years of defending itself against personal injury and wrongful death claims for asbestos disease, Pittsburgh Corning filed for bankruptcy. Because of the widespread use of Unibestos during a particularly intense period of industrial development in the United States, many workers and their families were injured and continue to be injured by Pittsburgh Corning’s negligent failure to warn about the dangers of its asbestos products.

In 2016, after more than sixteen years of litigation in the United States Bankruptcy Court, the Pittsburgh Corning Corporation Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust was    established.  The Trust finally began accepting claims from injured workers and their families in March 2017.

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Some of our clients have been waiting many years for this Trust to be established. Because Unibestos was used at many of Western New York’s largest work sites, we anticipate filing a large number of claims.  Unfortunately, the Trust has been flooded with claims from across the country slowing down its   review process.  We are actively pursuing all eligible claims to be submitted, reviewed and processed.