Previously published in Examiner
Part 11 of the mesothelioma series
Each American state has a statute of limitations on the time allotted to present mesothelioma cases. New legislation has been and will be introduced at the federal level. It is essential to start a claim now, before your chances may be seriously limited or the qualifications for such lawsuits change.
Over a half of million lawsuits have been presented in American courts today, these awards have been astronomical putting some companies out of business. The government has now provided federal help to offset the enormous reparations that companies must pay.
The Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act of 2005, was an attempt to clear up the ever-rising count of lawsuits pending within the court system. It also protects large corporations from dispersing claim settlements and has changed some claimant qualifications.
This new office, Office of Asbestos Disease Compensation within the Department of Labor, provides current information on possible compensation through a government-sponsored program.
To be continued
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