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White House recently rejects asbestos bill

On Tuesday, November 12, the White House rejected the Furthering Asbestos Claim Act (FACT), an asbestos bill that was highly supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

FACT aimed to set limits on asbestos trusts to file for bankruptcy. The White House rejected the bill because it would unfairly divulge the personal information of asbestos victims to the public.

The White House also said in a statement that the bill derived from the false claim that fraud is prevalent in the asbestos trust system.

Asbestos poses a huge threat to the health of people that have come into contact with it. If you have been exposed to asbestos, fill out the contact for at the top of this page to learn more about your legal options.

 

 

Hollywood actor dies of mesothelioma

Famous American actor, Ed Lauter died Wednesday, October 16 after suffering from malignant pleural mesothelioma. The 74-year-old actor achieved Hollywood notoriety from his roles in Charlie’s Angels, The Longest Yard, The Artist, and many other films.

From his diagnosis, doctors suspect that Lauter had been exposed to asbestos when he was much younger. Patients diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma typically have a 6-18 month life expectancy.

Mesothelioma is known for its latency period, a portion of time where the disease is undetectable. Due to this difficulty in diagnosis, many people who develop mesothelioma are beyond a treatable condition. If you, or someone you know, have been exposed to asbestos call 800-781-3955 to learn more about your options.

 

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