H.R.1737 - Asbestos Victims' Compensation Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20] (Introduced 04/10/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/10/2003 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1737 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
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.
Introduced in House (04/10/2003)
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.