Florida Mesothelioma Lawyer
If you have developed mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, you may be eligible for compensation. At The Gori Law Firm, our Florida mesothelioma lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience helping victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families fight for the compensation they deserve. We’re ready to do the same for you. Call us today for your free case review to learn more about how we can help.
The past prevalence of asbestos in everyday products, including home insulation, piping, and other building materials, and continued use in limited new products puts people in Florida and across the U.S. at risk daily. Those who have handled asbestos regularly, including shipyard workers, construction laborers, plumbers, and others, are especially at risk of serious health conditions such as mesothelioma.
Often, people who develop medical conditions caused by asbestos exposure don’t exhibit symptoms for years. However, that doesn’t preclude them from filing a mesothelioma lawsuit following diagnosis. Our Florida mesothelioma attorneys have extensive experience handling asbestos-related disease claims. We’ve helped our clients recover over $4 billion in compensation — and we can help you, too.
Florida Asbestos & Mesothelioma Attorneys
Since asbestos is present in so many industries, virtually anyone may be exposed to it at some point. However, people in certain professions are more at risk of occupational asbestos exposure than others since their work requires ongoing handling of contaminated products.
There are many locations in Florida where people can be exposed to asbestos and suffer long-term health consequences as a result. The skilled trial lawyers and asbestos attorneys at The Gori Law Firm have significant experience linking asbestos exposure to a client’s current condition, and we understand how to hold the appropriate parties accountable.
Working With Mesothelioma Clients Across Florida
Our mesothelioma attorneys in Florida offer personalized support, resources, and representation that includes exploring all avenues of compensation. Because we have handled cases involving all methods of recovering compensation for mesothelioma, we can provide helpful insight and strategies to ensure you and your family get the full and fair compensation you need. We can help with:
In a personal injury case, the victim develops health complications due to asbestos exposure. Their injury arises from another entity’s negligence in keeping them safe from asbestos exposure. A winning lawsuit can provide compensation for medical expenses, income loss, and pain and suffering. Some companies established trust funds for mesothelioma victims, allowing victims to file a claim and receive payment.
Asbestos Trust Funds
Companies manufacturing asbestos products filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 to limit their losses from potential lawsuits. As a result, multiple asbestos bankruptcy trusts were set up with billions of dollars to compensate people with asbestos-related medical conditions. Our Florida mesothelioma attorneys can help you determine if you qualify to file an asbestos trust fund claim.
Survivors of mesothelioma victims may file a wrongful death claim following the untimely passing of their loved one. Damages they may receive include reimbursement of funeral and burial and compensation for loss of companionship and emotional anguish.
VA Disability Benefits
Former U.S. service members of all branches may be eligible for various VA disability benefits and compensation if they can prove their condition resulted from service-connected asbestos exposure.
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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Florida
Initiating a mesothelioma lawsuit starts with a legal consultation. During your case review, our Florida mesothelioma attorneys will evaluate the circumstances of your case and identify key details they can use to start the investigation process.
We will assemble all available evidence to prove your claim, including medical records and tests, statements from medical providers, and documentation demonstrating a connection between your job and asbestos exposure. After compiling all the necessary details, we’ll file a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
Our legal team understands that time is of the essence in a mesothelioma lawsuit, and we work to expedite the legal process for you.
Deadlines To Taking Legal Action
Florida’s statute of limitations for personal injuries caused by asbestos exposure is two years from the date the victim was diagnosed with mesothelioma or reasonably should have known about their condition. Loved ones of people who succumb to an asbestos-related disease have two years following the individual’s death to file a wrongful death claim.
Since the legal and investigation process can take time, it’s crucial to speak to a lawyer about your options quickly so that you don’t miss the filing deadline. If you miss the filing deadline, you can lose your right to seek compensation.
Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Florida
The Gori Law Firm actively pursues compensation for victims of mesothelioma. Our award-winning Florida mesothelioma lawyers have what it takes to prove your claim and hold the appropriate parties responsible for negligently exposing you to the hazards of asbestos. We are very familiar with known asbestos sites in Florida where exposure may have resulted in your illness. We also know where to look and what process to take to recover the compensation you deserve for your diagnosis of mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.
Florida has the second-highest number of mesothelioma victims in the nation. Between 1999 and 2013, over 14,000 people died of asbestos-related illnesses. Over 4,400 people were diagnosed with mesothelioma between 1999 and 2017. Some industries where workers are at high risk of asbestos exposure include construction, power plants, and agriculture.
Asbestos Sites in Florida
There are hundreds of known locations where asbestos exposure occurred — and the list continues to expand nearly every day. Here is a small sample of Florida locations known for asbestos:
Non-Occupational Exposure to Asbestos
Workers aren’t the only ones who can develop asbestos-related diseases. Family members may be at risk of illness from loved ones who inadvertently bring asbestos fibers into their household on their clothing and skin. Asbestos fibers may be invisible to the naked eye and can disburse through the air and attach to furniture, carpeting, and other materials.
Hobbyists who enjoy DIY projects may also come into contact with asbestos when making home repairs, such as drywalling, tiling, or painting. Asbestos is also present in some consumer goods, including brake pads and some fire-retardant clothing.
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Florida Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQs
Clients typically have many questions concerning asbestos litigation, especially personal injury and wrongful death cases related to mesothelioma. Here are answers to some of the top questions our mesothelioma lawyers in Florida often hear.
What Is an Asbestos Exposure or Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses are rare, and they’re attributed to one primary cause: asbestos exposure. People who develop mesothelioma may experience severe and painful symptoms that reduce their quality of life and shorten their life expectancy. Often, asbestos exposure that leads to disease occurs at the workplace, and employees or workers can initiate a mesothelioma lawsuit to sue the entities responsible for their exposure and collect damages.
Who Can File a Mesothelioma Legal Claim?
People who receive a mesothelioma or similar asbestos-related diagnosis may initiate a personal injury claim against the parties that exposed them to asbestos, such as employers, job sites, or others. The personal representative of an individual who dies from asbestos exposure may file a wrongful death lawsuit for the benefit of surviving loved ones, including a spouse, children, or parents.
How Long Do I Have to File a Mesothelioma Claim in Florida?
Every state has statutes of limitations that limit the time an injured party has to file a lawsuit. Florida laws allow mesothelioma victims two years to initiate legal action. That time limit starts running when you discover or reasonably should have discovered that asbestos exposure caused your illness or injury.
Survivors of loved ones who die from mesothelioma or similar asbestos-related illnesses also have two years from the date of their loved one’s death to pursue a wrongful death claim.
How Much Does a Florida Mesothelioma Attorney Cost?
The Gori Law Firm provides free consultations to all Florida mesothelioma victims and loved ones considering asbestos litigation. There is no fee for our legal services unless we win compensation on your behalf.
Will I Have To Travel to File a Mesothelioma Claim?
Our Florida mesothelioma attorneys understand that asbestos-related diseases can limit your ability to travel. We offer flexible meeting options, including phone consultations. We may also come to you where you’re located if you’re unable to get to our office.
Why Choose the Gori Law Firm
The skilled Florida mesothelioma attorneys at The Gori Law Firm understand the complexities of asbestos laws, and we have helped our clients recover over $4 billion in damages for their injuries and losses. While we can’t restore your health, we can fight to hold the appropriate parties responsible for their negligent actions. Reach out today to explore your legal options with our Florida mesothelioma cancer legal team.