H.R. 1737 (108th): Asbestos Victims’ Compensation Act of 2003

Introduced:
Apr 10, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Calvin “Cal” Dooley
Representative for California's 20th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 10, 2003
Length
19 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 10, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 10, 2003
Referred to Committee Apr 10, 2003
 
Full Title

To provide for the fair and efficient judicial consideration of personal injury and wrongful death claims arising out of asbestos exposure, to ensure that individuals who suffer harm, now or in the future, from illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos receive compensation for their injuries, and for other purposes.

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7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
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4/10/2003--Introduced.
Asbestos Victims' Compensation Act of 2003 - Declares physical impairment of the asbestos-exposed person to be an essential element of an asbestos claim.
States that cancer satisfies that requirement.Requires civil actions involving an asbestos claim to include the filing of a doctor-signed narrative medical report and diagnosis which:
(1) delineates an employment and exposure history;
(2) delineates a medical and smoking history;
(3) certifies that 15 years have elapsed from first exposure to diagnosis;
(4) certifies a certain level of opacity or pleural thickening on a chest x-ray or pathological evidence of a certain grade of asbestosis;
(5) certifies a certain level of asbestos-related pulmonary impairment; and
(6) contains other reports and statements as required.Sets forth required technical standards as well as rules governing consolidation, venue, removal, and the statute of limitations.

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