Mesothelioma Lawyers in Florida
Offices in Fort Myers, Florida
Feldman & Getz, LLP
Asbestos and mesothelioma Lawyer
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Claims; Nursing Homes; Toxic Mold; Products Liability; Pharmacists Liability; Automobile Liability; Premises Liability; Class Actions. Free Initial Consultation
1617 Hendry Street
The Richards Building, Suite 205
P.O. Box 9226
Fort Myers, Florida 33902-9226
Swartz Campbell LLC. - Attorneys At Law
Environmental Litigation - Asbestos / Mesothelioma Lawyer
World Plaza, 12585 New Brittany Boulevard, Suite 21E
Fort Myers, Florida 33907 (Lee County)
Law Offices of Brad E. Kelsky, P.A.
Misdiagnosis of cancer cases of mesothelioma and asbestos. Free initial consultation, please contact, Law Offices of Brad E. Kelsky, P.A.
Address: 600 North Pine Island Road, Suite 450
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33324
Toll free 1.866.343.7888
The Law Offices of Leah H. Mayersohn, P.A.
One Financial Plaza, Suite 1514, 100 S.E. Third Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394 (Broward County)
Ft. Lauderdale Phone: 954-765-1900
West Palm Beach, Florida: 561-655-1040
The Law Offices of Paige, Trop & Weinstein, P.A.
Asbestos / Mesothelioma Lawyers
4000 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 425-S
Hollywood, Fl. 33021
Telephone: (954) 981-7150
Fax: (954) 981-7350
1570 Shadowlawn Dr.
Naples, Fl. 34104
Telephone: (239) 774-6336
777 Arthur Godfrey Road, 2nd Floor
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Telephone: (877) 722-1400
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer, almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant (cancerous) cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body's internal organs. Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity), but it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity) or the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart).
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or have been exposed to asbestos dust and fibre in other ways, such as by washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos, or by home renovation using asbestos cement products.
Symptoms of mesothelioma may not appear until 20 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos. Shortness of breath, cough, and pain in the chest due to an accumulation of fluid in the pleural space are often symptoms of pleural mesothelioma.
Symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma include weight loss and cachexia, abdominal swelling and pain due to ascites (a buildup of fluid in the abdominal cavity). Other symptoms of peritoneal mesothelioma may include bowel obstruction, blood clotting abnormalities, anemia, and fever. If the cancer has spread beyond the mesothelium to other parts of the body, symptoms may include pain, trouble swallowing, or swelling of the neck or face.
These symptoms may be caused by mesothelioma or by other, less serious conditions.
Asbestos Cancer Litigation
Asbestos litigation is the longest, most expensive mass tort in U.S. history, involving more than 6,000 defendants and 600,000 claimants. Current trends indicate that the rate at which people are diagnosed with the disease will likely increase though the next decade. Analysts have estimated that the total costs of asbestos litigation in the USA alone will eventually reach $200 billion.
While there is no medical dispute about the dangers of inhaled asbestos, the sheer volume of the liability has alarmed the manufacturers and insurance industry. The amounts and method of allocating compensation have been the source of many court cases, and government attempts at resolution of existing and future cases