UNR Trust - Medical Requirements

For Mesothelioma [MES]:

  • 10-Year latency.
  • A pathology report with findings clearly diagnosing Mesothelioma.

For Lung Cancer [LCA]:

  • 10-Year latency.
  • A pathology/autopsy report with findings clearly diagnosing lung cancer of any cell type and that the lung is the primary site of the cancer, and
  • Diagnosis based on reasonable medical certainty of underlying non-malignant bilateral pleural or parenchymal asbestos lung disease, [diagnosis based on a Grade 3 x-ray report is not acceptable]. The diagnosis must be based upon a medical report from a qualified physician, that results from a physical examination containing a diagnosis of an asbestos injury by that physician, and/or an autopsy or biopsy report which shows asbestos or ferruginous bodies, and
  • Copies of all x-ray, CAT scan and HRCT scan reports, Pulmonary Function Tests, pathology reports, and autopsy reports relied upon by the physician diagnosing bilateral pleural or parenchymal lung disease.
  • LCA claims showing only secondary exposure in Group 2 industries will not be accepted.

For Other Cancers [OCA]:

  • 10-year latency.
  • A pathology/autopsy report diagnosing the presence of cancer of any cell type originating in the colon, larynx, esophagus, pharynx, stomach, or rectum, and
  • Diagnosis based on reasonable medical certainty of underlying non-malignant bilateral pleural or parenchymal asbestos lung disease, [diagnosis based on a Grade 3 x-ray report is not acceptable].  The diagnosis must be based upon a medical report from a qualified physician, that results from a physical examination containing a diagnosis of an asbestos injury by that physician, and/or an autopsy or biopsy report which shows asbestos or ferruginous bodies in the lung tissue, and
  • Copies of all x-ray, CAT scan and HRCT scan reports, Pulmonary Function Tests, pathology reports, and autopsy reports relied upon by the physician diagnosing bilateral pleural or parenchymal lung disease.
  • OCA claims showing only secondary exposure will not be accepted.

MONITORING

In accordance with the Court approved Claims Resolution Procedures, the Trust may conduct random or other audits to verify information submitted in connection with any claim or claims.  These audits may apply to claims in general or to specific claims where Trust review of the proof provided in support of allegations raises questions or where disallowances are challenged by claimant counsel.