Health concerns of Philip Sporn Power Plant workers

Staff Report

NEW HAVEN — Insulators, pipe-fitters, electricians, welders, and other laborers employed before 1981 at the Philip Sporn Power Plant and diagnosed with various cancers are entitled to special benefits.

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 the Philip Sporn Power Plant. Neither employees nor management were aware of the asbestos risk.

Asbestos is a mineral that in its natural state is harmless. It becomes harmful when it is pulled apart or ground up into flexible fibers. Then, when inhaled or swallowed, microscopic asbestos fibers may be permanently affixed to body tissue. Over many years, these fibers may cause genetic changes that can lead to cancer.

According to the National Cancer Institute, “it can take from 10 to 40 years or more for asbestos-related cancers to appear.”

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.

Norris Injury Lawyers have announced a specific initiative to assist Philip Sporn Power Plant employees and contract laborers in recovering money set aside for them in these asbestos trusts.

Cancer victims or the families of deceased victims who worked at the power plant before 1981 may call (800) 478-9578 for a free evaluation of their claim. Additional information is available at

For more information regarding this issue, call Robert Norris at 205-397-3111 or e-mail

Information provided by Norris Injury Lawyers.

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