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Asbestos was used heavily in the Florida building trades with peak years being 1930-1980.
Florida workers and residents exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with Mesothelioma are entitled to compensation through lawsuits and Asbestos Trust Funds.
An experienced Florida Mesothelioma lawyer can help you fight against negligent manufacturers that exposed you to asbestos.
Florida Asbestos Exposure Important Information
Automobile Asbestos Exposure
Vehicle owners were exposed to asbestos in their automobiles and trucks from asbestos-containing products such as, brakes, clutches, transmissions, tires, gaskets, valves, exhaust systems, hood liners, engine components, and older car parts that contained hazardous asbestos materials.
Residential Home Asbestos Exposure
Residential homeowners were exposed to asbestos in their homes from asbestos-containing products such as; insulation, drywall, plasters, adhesives, caulking, cement, glues, tiles, roofing, siding, plumbing, wiring and over 3000 popular products.
School Asbestos Exposure
Teachers and students were exposed to asbestos in their schools from asbestos-containing products such as; chalkboards, wallboards, plasters, pavements, sidewalks, vinyl tiles, old school buildings, cafeterias, school buses, and school demolition and renovation projects.
Florida Job Sites With Asbestos Exposure
Universities & Schools
Florida workers exposed to asbestos are 7 times more likely to die of an asbestos-related disease than the general population.
Asbestos Products used in Florida (1930-1980)
Building Materials & Products
Duct Insulation Products
Gloves & Mitten Products
Hair Dryer Products
Joint Compound Products
Ropes, Cords & Wicking Products
High-Risk Jobs in Florida With Asbestos Exposure
High-risk asbestos exposure jobs in Florida are insulators, boilermakers, electricians, plumbers, demolition workers, construction workers, machinists, mechanics, metalsmiths, repairmen, pipefitters, ship fitters, technicians, factory workers, welders, and civilian contractors.
Asbestos manufacturing companies knew of the deadly effects of asbestos exposure as far back as 1924 when the first Mesothelioma case was recorded in medical journals.
Asbestos manufacturers also knew as far back as the early 1960s that secondhand asbestos exposure to the families of workers could also cause Mesothelioma.
The World Health Organization estimates that asbestos exposure causes half of all deaths from occupational cancers. One hundred twenty-five million people worldwide have been in contact with asbestos in their workplace.
If you have a Mesothelioma or another asbestos-related diagnosis due to the negligence of an employer or asbestos manufacturer in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation through an asbestos exposure lawsuit.
We Help Patients Diagnosed With Mesothelioma
Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the abdomen, lining of lungs, heart, and major organs of the body. Mesothelioma cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos through the ingestion or inhaling of toxic microscopic asbestos fibers.
Once Inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers get lodged in body tissue, causing inflammation, which leads to the development of Mesothelioma cancer.
Mesothelioma Symptoms Can Include:
Abdominal Pain & Swelling
Chest Pain Under Rib Cage
Chronic Cough (Can be wet or dry cough)
Fluid in the Lungs
Lumps of Tissue in the Abdomen
Painful When Coughing
Shortness of Breath
Unexplained Weight Loss
What Causes Mesothelioma?
The cause of Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos materials and products. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, stomach (abdomen), and the heart sac. When a person breathes, inhales or ingests microscopic asbestos fibers, they can stay dormant in the body for 10-50 years before manifesting cancer symptoms.
Who is Most Likely to Get Mesothelioma?
The average age of a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 69 years old. People most likely to get diagnosed with Mesothelioma have worked around asbestos did the laundry for a worker would have been exposed.
About 3,500 people will be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma each year in the U. S., and more than 15,000 Americans will die from an asbestos-related disease (asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis).
Asbestos Trust Funds in Florida
Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure. There are more than 30 billion dollars in asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone diagnosed with Mesothelioma, contact us to learn more about your legal rights for compensation.
Florida Workers, diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, like Mesothelioma have legal rights and may eligible able to recover compensation form Asbestos Trust Funds.
Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.
Florida Veterans exposed to asbestos during their military service are at risk of developing Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The latency period for asbestos cancer can be 10-50 years after your initial exposure.
There are approximately 25 million veterans in the United States.
U.S. Navy Ships contained more than 300 asbestos-containing products and materials that were used regularly in the constructions of ships until 1980. Thousands of military veterans served on U. S. Navy ships with the peak exposure years from 1930-1980.
Asbestos products onboard ships included insulation, pipes, boilers, cement, sealers, gaskets, cables, tubes, valves, electrical fixtures, wiring, pumps, decking, paints, non-skid flooring, and in bulk headwalls, ship hulls, mess halls, engine rooms, navigation rooms, and sleeping quarters.
Military personnel most at risk include boilermakers, electrician's mates, enginemen, demolition workers, machinist mates, mechanics, metalsmiths, repairmen, pipefitters, ship fitters, technicians, welders, and civilian contractors.
1 out of 3 veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
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