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"Ohio takes the lead on asbestos reform"



As David Owsiany notes in a short paper (PDF) for the Buckeye Institute, Ohio has gone a fair distance already toward asbestos reform by way of legislation restricting recovery to claimants with actual medical indications of disease. Now, amid an outcry over organized misdiagnosis and double-claiming, some advocates are hoping to take a further step: "Sen. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) introduced legislation in the Ohio Senate that mandates any plaintiff bringing an asbestos tort action must disclose any previous claims he or she has filed with asbestos trusts."

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.