Asbestos kills at least 10,000 Americans every year, and Wisconsin has the 14th highest rate of asbestos deaths in the nation. Tragically, while veterans represent 8% of the nation's population, they comprise an astonishing 30% of all known mesothelioma deaths that have occurred in this country.
We owe our veterans better.
UPDATE: Asbestos lobbyists are prematurely claiming victory on this bill. The Civil Justice Council, a professional association made up of manufacturers and corporations that lobbies to change the laws governing court procedures in order to make them more favorable for big money corporate interests, recently boasted that SB 13 "is expected to pass the Senate when it reconvenes in the fall."
Tell the Wisconsin Senate and those Senators who have stood up for our veterans and other victims that we are not going to let asbestos lobbyists speak for us – nor should they.