Asbestos/Silica Litigation Reform: HB 1019 (2005)
Established minimum medical criteria, based on American Medical Association recommendations,
Established minimum medical criteria, based on American Medical Association recommendations, for filing asbestos and silica claims. Revised statute of limitations for filing asbestos and silica claims. The period for filing claims begins only after a patient has demonstrated symptoms of illness. Prohibited the award of punitive damages in asbestos/silica claims. Increased standards for establishing venue in all asbestos and silica cases.
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