Deterring Fraud in the Longest-Running Mass Tort in History

Faces of Lawsuit Abuse

40 years of asbestos lawsuits have bankrupted almost 100 companies, costing tens of thousands of jobs. It’s the longest running mass tort in history.

40 years of asbestos lawsuits have bankrupted almost 100 companies, costing tens of thousands of jobs.

It’s the longest running mass tort in history.

Former Washington State attorney general Rob McKenna says Congress created trust funds to help asbestos victims:

“Bankruptcy trust funds were set up to create a smoother, and frankly less burdensome, process for those who became sick from asbestos and deserved to be compensated from the companies that went into bankruptcy under a special provision of the federal code,” said McKenna.

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