The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) has been an outspoken opponent of the FACT Act (Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency) since 2012. Why? Because the FACT Act is designed to make it even more difficult for asbestos victims, including our ADAO community, to receive our “day in court” and the compensation we deserve. Asbestos disease claims 30,000 American lives each year and imports continue. That’s a fact. But that number does not include the families and children left behind with no means of financial support.
Don’t be fooled, the FACT Act wasn’t written for us – it is a special interest bill. It forces victims to reveal personal information, work history, family information and the last four digits of their Social Security numbers in order to get medical bills paid at all.
It’s time to set the real fact straight – asbestos remains legal and lethal in the United States.
I urge you to join me and sign the Asbestos Cancer Victims’ Rights Campaign petition to stop the FACT Act and share the video with your friends and family.
As I remind Congress, “For each lost lost from an asbestos-caused disease, a shattered family is left behind.”
Together, change is possible.