Take Justice Back highlights six additional asbestos victim stories
David served as an electrician’s mate in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. During his tenure, he was exposed to asbestos-containing equipment and materials. From this asbestos exposure David developed mesothelioma cancer so severe he was forced to sleep in a chair because he could no longer breathe lying down. Shortly before his 50th wedding anniversary, David died.
Instead of protecting people like David, Congress is fast-tracking legislation that would grant a handout to the very same corporations that knowingly exposed millions of Americans to this deadly toxin. Today the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is marking up H.R. 982: The FACT Act. This bill threatens to delay justice and deny accountability until asbestos victims die. It also publicly reveals extensive personal information about asbestos victims, inviting invasions of privacy and potential identity theft.