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Mesothelioma Attorneys in Florida
One of the top five mesothelioma and asbestos law firms in the country. The Ferraro Law Firm has helped mesothelioma victims recover hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation.
For more than 30 years, our entire philosophy of legal practice has been based on one simple idea: Obtaining justice for victims, and holding the liable party accountable. If you or a loved one has fallen ill because a company or individual acted negligently, our firm is here to stand up for the rights they violated. Our Florida mesothelioma lawyers are here to fight for you, and we’re here to win.
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The Ferraro Law Firm’s Mesothelioma and Asbestos Resources
Our firm is one of the top five mesothelioma firms in the country. You can trust our capable Florida mesothelioma lawyers at The Ferraro Law Firm to get you the help you need.
Why Choose Our Mesothelioma Law Firm?
For years, too many companies ignored warning signs and endangered Americans with potentially harmful asbestos exposure. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s important to know that you do have legal rights – and The Ferraro Law Firm is prepared to protect those rights.
We focus on providing fierce representation with personalized attention. Our Florida mesothelioma lawyers have over 30 years of experience and we’ve recovered billions of dollars for our clients. Retaining our firm to represent you is a way to achieve justice and peace of mind after the pain you have experienced.
Brief History of Asbestos Exposure Cases
Asbestos exposure has been linked to serious, violent health effects for decades. It was banned for commercial construction, manufacturing, shipbuilding, and other purposes in the 1970s. However, asbestos was prevalently used in the ’80s, ’90s, and even in the 2000’s for products such as brakes and gaskets.
Even in the years before this substance was banned for manufacturing use in the United States, there is evidence that many major companies suppressed evidence that linked asbestos to fatal conditions such as mesothelioma. These companies put their bottom line above employee health and consumer safety. They deserve to be brought to task for their greed in cases that their negligence has harmed others.
Too often, victims never connect the disease to an exposure that may have occurred years, or even decades, earlier. Consequently, they never consult a mesothelioma lawyer who is capable of fighting for their rights and future financial well-being. At The Ferraro Law Firm, our Florida mesothelioma attorneys are uniquely positioned to assist clients throughout the United States, with offices in Miami, Washington D.C. and New York.
Who is at Risk for Asbestos-Related Sicknesses?
From car mechanics to engineers to electricians to members of the United States Armed Forces, many workers from many different industries are vulnerable to asbestos exposure, which can lead to diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. The symptoms of these diseases can take years or even decades to develop. Family members of exposed workers are also at risk due to secondhand exposure.
Even today, mechanics, construction and factory workers, and others who live in certain areas or work with materials are in danger of asbestos exposure. If you live or work in an area that may be affected by asbestos, your employer should take every precaution to protect you from exposure.
If you have questions about your rights, you should not hesitate to discuss your case with our legal team.
Exposed to Asbestos? Here’s What You Need to Know
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be wondering: What do I do next? Your first step is obviously to seek medical help. The sooner you begin treatment, the better your prognosis.
If you have reason to believe you were exposed to asbestos, talk to your doctor. Mention your possible asbestos exposure and ask for medical advice in monitoring your health for early signs of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related illnesses.
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.
Why choose our mesothelioma law firm?
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s important to know that you have legal rights—and The Ferraro Law Firm is prepared to protect those rights. Our Florida mesothelioma lawyers have over 30 years of experience and we’ve recovered billions of dollars for our clients.
Why You Need an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer in Your Corner
If you are suffering from an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma, you may be eligible to pursue compensation from the asbestos manufacturers. Often, industrial workers are exposed to asbestos on the job. If your employer failed to provide warnings about asbestos, necessary training, or protective gear, you may be able to hold them accountable for your illness as well. That’s where we come in.
When you work with The Ferraro Law Firm, we can:
- Investigate the cause of your illness
- Hold companies liable for your illness
- Pursue compensation from the liable party
- Fight for compensation that covers medical bills, pain and suffering, etc.
- Guide you through this difficult time
Perhaps you are considering an attorney, but don’t know where to start. We suggest a firm that has years of experience and is widely recognized for their work in these cases. At The Ferraro Law Firm, we give clients the support, counsel, and insight they need to take on some of the most complex cases.
Some of the reasons why people choose The Ferraro Law Firm:
- We’re the firm that other lawyers turn to for counsel
- We are one of the top five mesothelioma firms in the nation
- We have represented over 20,000 asbestos claimants
- We have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients since 1985
- We are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
At The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A., we understand that you are going through a difficult time. Our Florida mesothelioma lawyers believe that we can make your life easier and more stress-free as you navigate your legal case and health concerns. As a firm that operates on a contingency fee basis, we make sure you don’t have to worry about legal fees. In fact, you won’t pay a single fee unless we obtain just compensation on your behalf.