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Wisconsin governor urged not to approve asbestos lawsuit bill

Veterans and relatives of asbestos victims are urging Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker not to sign a bill that will slow down asbestos-related lawsuits, an article by the Chippewa Herald stated on March 18.

Under the new bill, which was approved by the senate recently, legal representatives of asbestos exposure claimants would have to disclose all of the companies that they intended to hold liable. As a result of this bill, veterans and the families of asbestos victims are concerned that claims will be hampered and victims may not get the justice they deserve.

Governor Walker’s spokeswoman, Jocelyn Webste,r said the new asbestos bill will make all asbestos-related lawsuits transparent.

Asbestos can cause life threatening illnesses when a person is exposed to it. To learn more about asbestos exposure and the help you can get if you are suffering from such exposure, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.

Only 2 inspectors oversee asbestos extraction in Iowa State

In the whole state of Iowa, only two persons are assigned to supervise an average of 4,500 projects annually that deal with asbestos disposal, an article by the Sioux City Journal reported on March 3.

The concern regarding the lack of inspectors in the state was raised after a project last January came under fire after a second inspection revealed that there was a lapse committed in disposing of asbestos in the area. Under Iowa’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), only inspector Tom Wuehr supervises the removal of the hazardous minerals in Iowa, while inspector Lynn Pickard, on the other hand, makes sure that Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for handling asbestos are being implemented.

A lack of asbestos inspectors is a nationwide concern, according to Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization president Linda Reinstein.

Unfortunately, people may suffer serious health problems if asbestos is accidentally inhaled. If you think you or to a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and is suffering as a result, fill out the form on the top of this page to find out more information about asbestos fibers.





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