Northwest Paper Co. workers diagnosed with cancer can secure cash benefits from private trusts
Brainerd-based plant workers employed before 1981 and diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits.
A Birmingham, Alabama-based law firm announced an initiative to assist Brainerd based Northwest Paper Co. employees in recovering money set aside for them in asbestos trusts.
Brainerd-based plant workers employed before 1981 and diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits, the firm Norris Injury Lawyers reported in a news release. 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 Northwest Paper Co.. Neither employees nor management were aware of the asbestos risk.
To compensate cancer victims and the families of deceased cancer victims, federal bankruptcy courts have required asbestos manufacturers to set aside hundreds of millions of dollars in private trusts. Through these trusts, cancer victims can receive money damages by the filing of timely, detailed, and accurate claims.
Cancer victims or the families of deceased victims who worked at the Brainerd plant before 1981 may call 800-478-9578 for a free evaluation of their claim. Additional information is available at getnorris.com/asb .
Northwest Paper Co. operated the Brainerd paper mill until 1964, when it was sold to Potlatch Forests Inc. Later owners of the paper mill included Missota Paper Company from 2003 to 2004 and Wausau Paper from 2004 to 2013, when the mill ceased operations.