Florida Asbestos Exposure Lawyers
Miami Asbestos Attorneys Represent Clients Nationwide
Asbestos is made up of a collection of six naturally-occurring minerals. These minerals are composed of fire and chemical-resistant fibers. Because of these characteristics, asbestos was incorporated into a multitude of products that were used daily, such as fireproof gear and building materials. Eventually, it became known that asbestos-exposure is a cause of mesothelioma, a fatal form of lung cancer. As a result, the federal government sought to limit asbestos use and exposure in 1972. Asbestos exposure results from swallowing or inhaling the fibers. While most people inhale trace amounts, serious injuries only occur from repeated, severe exposure.
Since 1985, The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A. has made it its goal to help victims of asbestos exposure and resulting mesothelioma. Our Miami asbestos lawyers have obtained millions on behalf of our clients since 1985. We are recognized as one of the top five law firms in the United States in the area of mesothelioma and asbestos litigation and routinely represent clients in Florida and across the nation.
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Firsthand Asbestos Exposure
When asbestos fibers are released into the air, individuals are at risk of breathing them into their respiratory system. If that happens, the fibers may become trapped for life and cause severe problems. Many industrial workers are at a higher risk for asbestos exposure because of the presence of asbestos in industrial products.
Some of the occupations which are typically associated with the onset of mesothelioma later in life are as follows:
- Automotive mechanics
- Cement Finishers
- Drywall Workers
- Foundry Workers Helpers
- Painters Paper workers
- Pipe fitters
- Power Plant Workers
- Sailors (Navy & Merchant Marine)
- Shipyard workers
- Steel and Sheet metal workers
Although the law protects workers from asbestos exposure today, past exposure could still lead to serious health problems, not only for workers, but for their families and other secondhand parties.
Secondhand Asbestos Exposure
Even if asbestos isn't present in the daily workplace, many have suffered from secondary exposure. Asbestos is undetectable without the help of lab equipment and trained technicians.
Secondary asbestos exposure can result from the following:
- Washing clothes exposed to asbestos
- Coming into contact with a person routinely exposed to asbestos
- Environmental contamination from a plant
- Improper removal of asbestos materials from a home or structure
Before asbestos limitations were imposed, many individuals-women especially-were exposed to asbestos fibers through contact with a family member who worked in an industrial occupation. Simple interactions such as hugging or washing their clothes could release asbestos particles into the air.
Many veterans have experienced cancer, mesothelioma, or other lung problems due to excessive asbestos exposure during their time in the military. Nearly every branch of the Armed Forces had some form of asbestos present in insulation.
Veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma may have been exposed to asbestos on the following:
- Aircraft carriers
- Auxiliary vessels
As these military vehicles were created with asbestos, military members often inhaled the fibers. Thousands of veterans have suffered asbestos-related sickness from the exposure.
Florida Asbestos Lawyers Fighting on Your Behalf
For over 30 years, The Ferraro Law Firm has capably represented the rights of over 20,000 victims of asbestos exposure. Our skilled Florida mesothelioma lawyers have made a name for themselves as successful asbestos litigators, unafraid to take on large corporations and fight for just compensation on their client's behalf. We are listed in Top Law Firms and Elite Trial Lawyers in addition to being members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. The Ferraro Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don't pay a single legal fee unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.
We are the firm that other firms turn to for counsel in matters such as these.
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