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Libby Asbestos Victim Advocate Dies

Libby Asbestos Victim Advocate Dies

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Libby Asbestos Victim Apostle Dies

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Les Skramstad, an activist for asbestos victims in the vermiculite mining town, Libby, Montana has died, his son said Monday. He had become the face and articulation for abounding from the boondocks who accept died or been actively sickened by diseases acquired by acknowledgment to asbestos.

Skramstad was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a actual attenuate anatomy of blight that has been actual acerb affiliated with acknowledgment to asbestos and aggressively attacks lung linings, a ages ago, said Brent Skramstad, Lee’s son.

“Hopefully there’s somebody who will yield his abode now,” said Skramstad of his father. “Because this is something you never wish to be dropped. You wish humans to be captivated answerable for it.”

Skramstad’s Crusade

Skramstad had become able-bodied accepted as an activist who generally batten out for asbestos acknowledgment victims in the mining town. He lobbied Congress to defended banking advice for those victims who couldn’t pay their medical bills.

Senator Max Baucus, D-Mont., batten to the Senate in account of Skramstad yesterday. He said, “Les Skramstad was not alone an abrupt apostle for his town, which was angrily wronged at the easily of W.R. Grace, but he was aswell my friend,” Baucas said.

Baucas told the adventure of his aboriginal appointment with Skramstad in 2000 if the assorted asbestos-related illnesses were aboriginal affiliated to the mine. He said Skramstad “pointed his feel and said to me, �I’ll be watching, senator.’ And he did.”

Last year, in an account with the Associated Press, Skramstad said that alone 5 of the 150 humans he acclimated to plan at in the abundance were still alive.

“It’s traveling to annihilate us, every one of us,” Skramstad said. “It’s just a amount of time.”

Before assuredly getting diagnosed with mesothelioma, Skramstad had battled asbestos-related sicknesses for years. He had ahead been diagnosed with asbestosis and developed several tumors in his stomach.

Health authorities accusation the deaths of about 200 humans on acknowledgment to the chancy dust that acclimated to arise from the mines and independent asbestos.

Harmed by asbestos? If you or a admired one has been actively afflicted or dead as a aftereffect of acknowledgment to asbestos, amuse acquaintance us today for a adulatory appointment with an established, experienced, and caring asbestos advocate who can advice you balance the advantage you may be advantaged to.

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