To this day, you can find asbestos in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings in Florida. Despite its health risks, companies in Orlando and across the United States have exposed their workers to the dangerous mineral for decades. As a result, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma every year. Generally, those who are diagnosed with the disease have an excellent chance of recovering financial compensation from their previous employer or a victims’ trust fund.
If you or someone you love is facing a mesothelioma diagnosis, the asbestos attorneys at Morgan & Morgan’s Orlando office want to hear from you. We can assist in identifying the parties responsible for your illness, with the goal of ensuring your family’s financial future is secure.
What Causes Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare but serious form of cancer with only one cause: exposure to asbestos. Certain jobs and industries carry a higher risk of such exposure, including:
- Oil refineries
- Power plants
- Asbestos removal
- Home renovation
Generally, the more frequent your exposure to asbestos, the greater your risk of developing mesothelioma. However, you can be exposed to asbestos in other ways, such as through contact with another person.
What Are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
In the early stages of the disease, patients may experience coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and pain in the chest or abdomen. As the cancer progresses, symptoms tend to become more severe. You may lose weight and energy, and find it harder to breathe.
Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear for decades after exposure, and they often mirror those of other, less serious respiratory conditions. Thus, this disease is especially difficult to diagnose at an early stage.
Sadly, there is no cure for mesothelioma, but you may be able to increase your life expectancy with a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
What is a Mesothelioma Claim?
Mesothelioma claims help the victims of asbestos and their families recover compensation to cover the costs that accompany the illness. More often than not, these claims result in settlements outside of a courtroom. Because each claim is unique, it’s difficult to determine how much compensation you’re eligible to receive before examining all of the facts. However, some claims result in settlements and jury awards in the millions.
Contact a Mesothelioma Attorney in Orlando
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact Morgan & Morgan immediately — you may be eligible for financial compensation. Our asbestos lawyers understand how devastating a mesothelioma diagnosis is. We’re passionate about recovering the compensation you and your family deserve.
Having the right law firm on your side can make all the difference in your claim. At Morgan & Morgan, we’ve recovered billions of dollars on behalf of over 100,000 clients. With more than 500 attorneys nationwide, we have the resources and reach necessary to give you the best service possible. You’ll get access to a full legal team and 24/7 open communication with your case staff via our mobile app. And you never pay by the hour — we get paid only if we win for you.
Don’t go through this alone. The asbestos lawyers at Morgan & Morgan are ready to fight for you. To learn more, fill out this form to schedule a free case evaluation today.