Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare form of cancer that is thought to occur chiefly because of asbestos exposure. The first step to getting the compensation to which you are entitled is to understand whether your health condition is linked to asbestos exposure. The mass tort attorneys at The Alvarez Law Firm specialize in mesothelioma lawsuits in Florida. 


Asbestos Exposure and Potential Lawsuits

It’s common knowledge that manufacturers and corporations were aware of the dangers related to asbestos decades ago. Based on this, they chose to cut costs and failed to warn workers of potential risks. The outright disregard for safety and blatant negligence has caused countless from the American workforce to contract deadly mesothelioma. Sadly, almost 10% of victims of mesothelioma don’t survive for more than 5 years. 

Symptoms of Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma is the predominant health condition linked to asbestos exposure. Most people develop this cancer through being exposed at their workplace. Symptoms include:

  • Painful coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal swelling

Mesothelioma: High-Risk Industries in Florida

Industries with a particularly high risk of mesothelioma linked to asbestos exposure include:

  • Shipbuilding
  • Aerospace
  • Chemical processing
  • Plumbing, electrical work, and other home repair
  • Automotive repair
  • Phosphate mining
  • Power generation
  • Construction and demolition

Many Floridians have been helped by dedicated Mesothelioma attorneys to get compensation for secondary and occupational asbestos exposure.

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Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Florida

You have the option to file two types of lawsuits after an asbestos-linked mesothelioma diagnosis – personal injury and wrongful death. Mass tort and class action lawsuits may also be filed. These claims are generally handled through multidistrict litigation. You have an excellent chance of receiving a significant sum of monetary compensation if you are suffering from mesothelioma cancer caused by the insidious product. 

Surviving family members of someone that died because of mesothelioma cancer are entitled to compensation as well. It’s critical to note that there is a $30 billion trust fund for victims suffering from lung cancer and mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. With that said, this trust fund is dwindling with every claim being awarded. 

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Time Limits for Pursuing an Asbestos Liability Claim

Florida law allows victims of mesothelioma four years to file a personal injury claim from the date of diagnosis. The statute of limitations is reduced in case of wrongful death. It is imperative that you speak with a competent attorney quickly to ensure your claim is filed in a timely manner. The specific circumstances of your lawsuit will determine how long it takes to get a resolution. Asbestos cases typically last anywhere from 18-24 months. 

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Legal Help is Here from Top-Rated Asbestos Exposure Attorneys in Florida

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or some other asbestos-related illnesses, you must not hesitate to take legal action. At The Alvarez Law Firm, our mass tort and product liability attorneys work with an unwavering dedication to resolve cases efficiently and quickly. We will do whatever it takes to help you acquire the maximum financial compensation you deserve. To set up your complimentary consultation, call 877-445-7675 or reach us online

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