09 Mar '17, 8pm

#RightsA…

Imagine the horror a family endures when a loved one is diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Worse yet, the family learns that the cancer was preventable; it developed as the result of exposure to an industrial toxin. The victim and his family rightfully seek compensation for the harm caused by the company that exposed the victim to this toxic chemical. But they learn that the victim and his loved ones will be forced to disclose confidential information on public websites, including the victim’s name, address, medical information and social security data, along with how much the victim and his family receive in settlement compensation. This is the crux of what the proposed “Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2017” (H.R. 906) seeks to do. While victims and their families seeking financial compensation would be forced to expose their persona...

Full article: http://earthjustice.org/blog/2017-march/congress-unleashe...

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