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Florida Asbestos Lawyer
Exposure to asbestos can put a person at risk of developing various health problems. Even small amounts of asbestos can cause illness. Many people who become sick as a result of asbestos exposure also do not develop symptoms until years after first inhaling this dangerous material.
Have you or a loved one in Florida been diagnosed with an illness that could have developed as a result of asbestos exposure? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and related losses. We at The Ferraro Law Firm can help you pursue what you might be owed.
Meet with one of our personal injury lawyers in Florida to learn more. A dedicated Florida asbestos attorney can review your case to determine how to proceed.
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Florida Asbestos Cases: Important Information
We now know that inhaling asbestos fibers can put someone at significant risk of developing mesothelioma, a potentially deadly condition. Inhalation of asbestos fibers may also cause lung cancer and/or asbestosis.
Once it was clear that asbestos has the potential to cause significant harm, the government responded by enacting legislation to limit and regulate the usage and disposal of asbestos. Unfortunately, before said legislation was enacted, asbestos was commonly used in the manufacture of various household items, including:
- Attic and wall insulation
- Car brakes
- Vinyl floor tiles
- Heat-resistant fabrics
Workplace Asbestos Exposure in Florida
Your home is not the only place where you may have been exposed to asbestos. Historically, asbestos exposure is actually more likely to occur in the workplace than in your home if you ever worked in construction or a similar field.
This may explain why deaths resulting from mesothelioma are more common in Florida than in many other states. Many of the types of jobs that put employees at risk of being exposed to asbestos play a key role in various Florida industries and the overall economy of the state.
In the past, many employers and other such parties who may have negligently allowed workers to be exposed to asbestos set up asbestos trusts when filing for bankruptcy. You may possibly pursue compensation for your losses by filing a claim to collect from an asbestos trust. You may file a lawsuit instead if this is not an option.
Frequently Asked Questions: Mesothelioma & Asbestos
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a carcinogenic, naturally occurring fibrous mineral. Known for its heat resistance and durability, asbestos has historically been used in insulation, construction materials, automotive parts, and shipbuilding materials.
Why is asbestos dangerous?
Asbestos is made up of small shard-like fibers that can easily become airborne when disturbed. If inhaled or ingested, these fibers can embed within the lining of the lungs, heart, stomach, or testes where they can cause cancer to form years or decades later.
What are asbestos-related diseases?
Asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.
What causes mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until decades after exposure.
What are the different types of mesothelioma?
Three of the most common types of mesothelioma are pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma, and pericardial mesothelioma.
What are common mesothelioma symptoms?
Common symptoms of mesothelioma include difficulty breathing and chest pains. Peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the stomach, may cause abdominal swelling, loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal pain, and nausea.
Do I qualify for compensation if I have mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a preventable form of cancer most commonly caused by asbestos exposure. If you were exposed to asbestos while serving in the U.S. military or while working in construction, mechanics, or a similar field, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact The Ferraro Law Firm for a free legal consultation.
What is the life expectancy for someone with mesothelioma?
There is no cure for mesothelioma. However, patients can receive treatments for mesothelioma that may extend their initial prognosis with proper treatment. Those diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma usually have a life expectancy that is greater than three years, though a large part of this depends on the stage the patient is diagnosed. The earlier the diagnosis, the longer the life expectancy and chance of long-term survival.
Do I qualify for compensation if I have mesothelioma?
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should immediately seek long-term medical treatment. After that, you should contact our firm to examine your legal rights. Since 1985, The Ferraro Law Firm has represented individuals with asbestos-related diseases and pursued fair compensation on their behalf. Our firm is one of the top five law firms in the U.S. handling mesothelioma and asbestos cases.
How an Asbestos Law Firm in Florida Helps
Whether you file a claim or lawsuit, you are more likely to collect the full amount of compensation you deserve if you enlist the help of a personal injury law firm in Florida. Our Florida asbestos lawyers can help by:
- Investigating your work history and other relevant background details to determine where and when you were exposed to asbestos.
- Identifying who is responsible for compensating you.
- Assessing your losses to calculate how much compensation you are entitled to.
Why Choose The Ferraro Law Firm?
Our Florida asbestos lawyers have extensive experience helping clients in your position. When you learn how we have secured millions of dollars in compensation for victims of asbestos exposure and their families, you will understand why hiring our team is the right choice. Contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation today.