On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the Wisconsin State Senate approved a bill that would affect how asbestos-exposure claims are brought in Wisconsin courts. Under the bill, a person with an asbestos-exposure claim would be required to disclose the identity of all of the businesses that he or she intends to bring the claim against. The trial on the claim could not proceed until six months after the disclosure. Supporters of the bill argue that the disclosure requirement prevents people from hiding multiple asbestos-exposure claims for the purpose of maximizing awards. Opponents of the bill state that the bill is designed to slow asbestos-exposure claims in hopes that the people bringing the claims will die before their claims can be decided by a court. The bill now heads to the Wisconsin State Assembly for consideration.
The Wisconsin asbestos exposure injury lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran have extensive experience helping clients who have been exposed to asbestos recover compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you know may have been exposed to asbestos and is experiencing asbestos-related health problems, contact us for a free online case evaluation.