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Florida Mesothelioma FAQ

Mesothelioma Cases in Florida

In Florida, asbestos was used for decades for pipe insulation, fireproofing, insulation, tiles, brakes, clutches, in shipyards, and in countless other industries. Those who were exposed to asbestos may develop mesothelioma later in life, a disease with no known cure. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos, get answers to basic questions regarding the disease, and your right to pursue compensation.

Does Workers’ Compensation Insurance cover mesothelioma cases?

While you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, the amount paid through this system in Florida is unlikely to pay the amount you need. When a negligent third party is responsible for exposing you to asbestos, it is necessary to identify the responsible parties to pursue higher levels of compensation.

Where does the Compensation Come from in a Florida Mesothelioma claim?

The asbestos industry may be the party from which you could recover compensation. At Levy Konigsberg, we have years of experience filing mesothelioma claims, with over 90 percent of our cases settling out of court. Those who suffer from this disease, or the bereaved close family who has been left without the support and care of a family member can get the legal help they need from our experienced legal team.

How Much is a Settlement or Judgment in a Mesothelioma Claim Worth?

Every case is unique and must be thoroughly evaluated to determine the amount to pursue in a claim or lawsuit. Any firm that gives you a specific dollar value, or tells you how much you could win, is not being completely honest. To determine the value of a mesothelioma injury case in Florida requires a great deal of documentation and supporting evidence.

What if My Florida Employer is No Longer in Business?

The products that led to exposure to asbestos must be identified, along with the manufacturer, and the employer for whom you worked, and any insurance companies who may have provided coverage to those parties. You must have a medical diagnosis so that we can pursue full financial compensation, including financial losses, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and other losses.

How Did People Get Exposed to Asbestos in Florida?

People were exposed to asbestos in countless ways, mostly before regulations were put in place in 1989, when the EPA issued a rule to ban most asbestos-containing products. Up until that time, asbestos was commonly used in:

  • Insulation for residences, commercial property, and government property.
  • Pipe insulation.
  • Fireproofing spray.
  • For boiler insulation.
  • In a vast range of powdered cements, plaster, and joint compounds.
  • Roof, tile, and ceiling tiles.
  • Brakes and clutches.

What Should I Do If I am Diagnosed with Mesothelioma?

If you live in Florida and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may have been exposed to asbestos at work or in your home environment. Many people move to Florida to spend their retirement years in comfort and were exposed to asbestos in another state. Levy Konigsberg has offices in several states and handles cases nationwide. Our firm has the experience and insight to take on mesothelioma cases wherever a person resides, identify where the exposure occurred, and assist in taking legal action to pursue compensation.

What if a Close Family Member Died from Mesothelioma?

If a close family member died as a result of mesothelioma, a wrongful death claim could be filed to seek compensation. Several types of damages could be pursued, including the emotional anguish associated with the loss of the support, companionship, comfort, and guidance of your loved one, lost income, as well as the financial losses from the medical care and treatment prior to death.

How Long do I Have to File a Mesothelioma Claim in Florida?

Time limits on claims are imposed under Florida law, which allows for two years from the time of a diagnosis for mesothelioma, or from the date of the death of a loved one from the disease. These time limits could differ, based on the state in which the individual was exposed to asbestos. Once the statute of limitations has run out, you are barred from filing a lawsuit to pursue compensation. It is imperative that victims of asbestos exposure who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Florida engage legal representation as quickly as possible after the diagnosis.

Contact us at (800) 315-3806 if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Florida.

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