Mesothelioma is a rare but deadly form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure. Many Floridians have suffered asbestos exposure in the workplace and in their homes. Individuals who develop mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases may be able to hold asbestos manufacturers liable for their injuries.
The national asbestos law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain represents mesothelioma sufferers throughout Florida and has the expertise and resources to successfully litigate even the most complex asbestos cases.
Asbestos and the Link to Mesothelioma
The majority of mesothelioma cases are linked to asbestos exposure. Asbestos is the name of several types of naturally occurring fibrous minerals that were used in thousands of products.
When asbestos products are disturbed or broken, they can release microscopic asbestos fibers into the air. Asbestos fibers are so small that they can remain in the air for several hours after they are released. The fibers can be easily inhaled by humans and then lodge themselves in the mesothelium, a thin layer of tissue that surrounds the majority of our organs. The asbestos fibers then irritate nearby cells and can eventually cause mutations which spur the growth of mesothelioma.
Where Is Asbestos Found in Florida?
Asbestos was a major product that was used heavily until the late 1970s. Asbestos fibers can be easily mixed to make materials heat and fire resistant, which means that asbestos can be found in thousands of Florida's products and buildings.
Products containing asbestos include:
- Car and train brakes
- Potting soil
- Patching compounds
- Textured paints
- Hair dryers
- Cement mixtures
- Floor and ceiling tiles
Many asbestos manufacturers failed to adequately warn consumers of the dangers associated with their products. These manufacturers and their successor companies can be held financially liable for the damages to consumers who develop mesothelioma after being exposed to the asbestos products.
Legal Representation for Florida Mesothelioma Patients
Successfully litigating a Florida asbestos claim takes the time, resources and legal experience that only a few law firms have. The law firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain has a lengthy track record of success in personal injury and asbestos litigation. Since 1984, we have represented thousands of clients and obtained over $1 billion in compensation on behalf of our clients.
To set up a free consultation with a Florida asbestos injury attorney at Humphrey, Farrington & McClain, contact us online or call 888-353-0491. We represent individuals injured by asbestos throughout Florida including in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Miami-Dade County, Broward and Palm Beach.