The Gori Law Firm
Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day
888-362-6890
To protect your safety during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we offer telephone and video conferences, in addition to face-to-face meetings. Please contact our office today to set up a remote consultation.
More than $3 Billion Recovered For Our Clients

Illinois lawmaker to introduce asbestos lawsuit bill

Earlier this month, we wrote about a new law in Ohio which could potentially prevent the filing of some asbestos lawsuits in the state. In the coming weeks, an Illinois lawmaker reportedly has plans to introduce similar legislation in this state. If the Illinois bill passes, it could have a significant impact on potential asbestos lawsuits in Madison County and throughout the state.

Much like the Ohio bill, Illinois State Representative Dwight Kay says that his legislation will include a clause requiring all asbestos lawsuit plaintiffs to reveal all asbestos claims previously filed by them or on their behalf. If they fail to do so, they could face criminal perjury charges.

As stated in that earlier asbestos blog post, people who are sickened or injured as a result of asbestos exposure generally have two avenues for seeking damages. They may file a civil lawsuit or seek compensation from a trust, which are usually set up by bankrupt companies in order to compensate asbestos victims.

According to the proponents of these new laws, many people "double-dip" by collecting money from a trust and then filing a lawsuit in which they purposely or negligently fail to disclose that they have previously been compensated for their injuries. It is not known, however, how often this actually happens in Madison County or elsewhere.

Illinois Rep. Kay says that it is the large number of asbestos cases that are filed in Illinois every year that motivated him to create the legislation. We will continue to update our blog as (and if) the new bill progresses in the state legislature.

Source: Madison Record, "Kay to introduce legislation to prevent asbestos 'double-dipping'," Ann Maher, Dec. 12, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Why Choose The Gori Law Firm?

  1. Experience

    With over 100 years of combined legal experience, we guide our clients through the litigation process by addressing questions and concerns and about the outcome every step of the way. Read More

  2. Results

    The team at The Gori Law Firm fights hard for clients, working to get the compensation and the settlement they deserve, obtaining over $3 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Read More

  3. Team Approach

    We are more than just experienced attorneys: our team is also made up of highly trained paralegals and professionals specially trained to deal with the demands of these complex cases. Read More

  4. Faster Trial Dates

    We know that obtaining funds in a timely manner will help cover medical expenses. The Gori Law Firm works quickly to recover funds and secure the earliest possible trial dates on our client's behalf. Read More

Recognition

Super Lawyers Million Dollar Advocates Forum American Association for Justice
ABA - Defending Liberty - Pursuing Justice Illinois State Bar Association

Fill Out Our Form Today To Get A Free Case Review.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Get a Free Case Review Today

The Gori Law Firm News

The Gori Law Firm Donates to Several Area Food Pantries During the COVID-19 Crisis

Read More >

In The Community

The Gori Law Firm and Global Brew Raise More Than $20,000 at Recent Oktoberfest Event

More Community & Events >

Read Our White Paper

A Continuing Threat: How Deadly Legacy Of Asbestos Haunts Navy Veterans Today >
${site.data.firmName}

Edwardsville Office
The Gori Law Firm
156 North Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Edwardsville Law Office Map

Washington, DC Office
The Gori Law Firm
1875 Connecticut Ave. NW
10th Floor

Washington, DC 20009
Washington Law Office Map

New Orleans Office
The Gori Law Firm
909 Poydras Street, Suite 2195
New Orleans, LA 70112
New Orleans Law Office Map

Los Angeles Office
The Gori Law Firm
3878 Carson Street, Suite 210
Torrance, CA 90503
Torrance Law Office Map

New York Office
The Gori Law Firm
360 Lexington Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10017
New York Law Office Map

Orlando Office
The Gori Law Firm
37 N. Orange Ave., Suite 1100F
Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando Law Office Map

Granite City Office
The Gori Law Firm
2862 Madison Avenue
Granite City, IL 62040
Granite City Law Office Map

Get Your FREE Case Review 24 Hours A Day 888-362-6890
Close X

Contact Us For A Free Case Assessment

Back To Top