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Asbestos: Growth of Federal Claims, Court Cases, and Litigation Costs

HRD-88-53 Published: Apr 21, 1988. Publicly Released: May 20, 1988.
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In response to a congressional request, GAO provided the most current information on: (1) asbestos claims filed with the Department of Labor; and (2) the costs associated with processing claims and defending the government in court cases.

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Claims processing costsCompensation claimsCourt costsFiber inhalation diseasesLegal feesLitigationWorkers compensationAsbestosFederal courtsLaw courts