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Mesothelioma & Asbestos Resources
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Our Florida Attorneys Keep You Informed
Since 1985, the skilled Florida lawyers from The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A., have been fighting for the rights of asbestos exposure victims in Miami, throughout Florida, and across the nation! In our more than three decades of experience, we have gathered significant information and resources about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Having represented over 20,000 asbestos claimants, we have been recognized as one of the top five law firms in the nation for mesothelioma and asbestos claims. We are passionate about fighting for the safety and rights of workers suffering from asbestos exposure.
We have obtained more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients. Call a Florida attorney at (888) 554-2030!
What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a cancer typically caused by asbestos exposure. It develops in the mesothelium, the protective lining covering the majority of the body’s internal organs. Although rare, it is common in industrial workers and even veterans who suffered long-term exposure to asbestos.
For more information about mesothelioma, check out the following pages:
Trusted Mesothelioma Resources
While there is currently no cure for mesothelioma, research is ongoing to develop better treatments and ultimately, an answer to mesothelioma. Our Miami, FL attorneys have compiled a list of resources to help you better understand this cancer.
Browse through the following for more information:
- National Cancer Institute’s Mesothelioma – Patient Version
- National Cancer Institute’s Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment /(PDQ®)
- The Mayo Clinic: Mesothelioma
- The International Mesothelioma Program
- United States Environmental Protection Agency: Asbestos
- National Cancer Institute Asbestos Exposure Q&A
Experienced Mesothelioma Doctors
Throughout our many years of representation in the area of mesothelioma and asbestos-related cases, our Florida attorneys have come into contact with many highly-respected medical professionals in the field.
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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.
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.