Compensation of asbestos victims in France

Medicine and Law. 2006 Sep;25(3):435-43. [Link]

Manaouil C, Graser M, Jarde O.

Amiens Nord Teaching Hospital, France.


The alarming development of pathologies linked to asbestos led to the creation in France of two funds to indemnify the victims of asbestos-related illnesses: the FCAATA (Fund for asbestos workers who take early retirement), which compensates for their reduced life expectancy, and the FIVA (Indemnification fund for asbestos victims) which ensures full compensation for harm suffered by asbestos victims.