AAJ President Shares Influential Asbestos Story

Asbestos is the quintessential example of corporations knowing that they are marketing deadly products and covering up the evidence for profit.  In many cases, asbestos manufacturers are fully aware that their workers were dying at alarming rates, yet they hide the dangers.

The asbestos-disease epidemic is one of the longest-running public health epidemics.  Asbestos is still legal in the United States and kills at least 10,000 Americans every year.  It is estimated that asbestos will have killed 432,465 Americans by 2029.  

In November 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 982, also known as the FACT Act. The bill allows asbestos corporations to delay and deny justice until asbestos victims die.  This bill is essentially a handout to corporations that knowingly exposed millions of Americans to asbestos.

H.R. 982 will disproportionately harm veterans who have been disproportionately exposed to asbestos. 

In the above video, American Association for Justice President Burton LeBlanc shares his personal story of how an asbestos case helped shape is career early on as a lawyer. 

If no one is accountable, no one is safe. 

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