Imagine you are looking to move into a big, beautiful home that was built in the early 1900s. Your family may be excited about your “new” dream home, but that dream actually may turn out to be a nightmare. During the 1900’s, many homes, buildings, offices, military barracks and other structures were built using asbestos. Until asbestos regulations were enacted during the 1970s and 80s, countless homes were constructed with asbestos building materials. So if your home was built before 1980, then chances are there is asbestos material located on or within the structure.
The U.S. Congress is hearing and determining its next move with House Resolution 982, also known as the FACT Act. If this legislation is passed, then it would require asbestos trusts to release confidential information about asbestos victims. The information would contain the last four digits of an individual’s Social Security Number, family information and their employment history.
If you believe that asbestos victims and mesothelioma patients should have more hoops to jump through and that their monetary compensation should be delayed, then you agree with the FACT Act. If you feel that Congress is going down the wrong path and you want to make sure your representative in Congress knows how you feel, then please follow the steps below.