H.R. 982 would delay justice for Americans like Joe, who died from mesothelioma
Washington, DC—Today marks National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Take Justice Back is honoring those we have lost to mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure, by fighting to protect their rights in Congress.
After leaving the army, Joe spent 20 years working for a local water company. Part of his job included working with cement pipes-exposing him to asbestos.
A few years back, Joe began experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath and coughing, which his doctors diagnosed as mesothelioma. After his diagnosis, Joe underwent many horrific and invasive medical procedures, dramatic weight loss, and a very painful battle that ultimately took his life.
Joe left behind his children and his wife of 28 years. Adding insult to Joe’s untimely death, lawmakers are now considering H.R. 982 which allows asbestos companies like the one Joe worked for – who was responsible for his cancer – to avoid responsibility.