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Mesothelioma Is a Devastating Florida Occupational Illness

Mesothelioma, a rare yet aggressive cancer, has made headlines due to its strong link to asbestos exposure. While many are aware of its association with industries like construction and manufacturing, the connection to other workplaces in Florida might not be as widely known.

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Unfortunately, many employees aren’t aware of asbestos in their workplaces until they get ill. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma there is likely a strong link with environmental exposure. It may be a good idea to contact a Florida mesothelioma claims attorney by contacting Flaxman Law Group. Our family firm offers free, no obligation case consultations so there is no risk in finding out if you have a claim.

Could You Have Been Exposed to Asbestos in Your Florida Workplace?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. Because it is heat-resistant properties, it was used for construction materials, insulation, heavy industry applications, and other uses for many years. Eventually, it was revealed that microscopic asbestos fibers can be inhaled or ingested, and when they are they can lodge themselves in the body’s tissues. Asbestos is known as a carcinogen and over time it damages cells in the body, leading to cancer.

Today, asbestos is no longer widely used as a building material, but it remains in many workplaces and buildings. In addition, workers who were exposed to asbestos years or even decades ago are still being diagnosed with mesothelioma because the cancer can take a long time to develop. Unfortunately, when it does it is a very aggressive form of cancer.

Workers in industries such as construction, shipbuilding, and manufacturing faced significant asbestos exposure in the past, but this is only part of the story. Since asbestos was widely used in building, it can also be found in offices, schools, hospitals, and other older buildings, so workers across many industries are still being exposed. When asbestos materials are disturbed during renovations or changes to any workplace, particles can become airborne and can pose a hazard for workers.

In many cases, workers aren’t aware of whether they’ve worked in a building with asbestos or have handled any material made with asbestos. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, however, there is a good chance that workplace exposure played a role in your illness. In this situation, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free accident consultation with a mesothelioma claims attorney. We can discuss whether you have a claim and ways we may be able to prove how you were exposed.

Mesothelioma and Workers’ Compensation in Florida

If you or a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma due to occupational exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits covering medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs.

While mesothelioma has often been linked to workplace exposure, however, there are challenges with these workers’ compensation claims. You may have been exposed at a workplace years ago and the company may not even be in business. Since mesothelioma requires expensive care, insurance companies may also be reluctant to pay your rightful benefits. For these reasons, you may want to work with a Florida workers’ compensation attorney.

It’s also important to remember that you may have additional claims with a mesothelioma diagnosis. To fully explore all your options for maximizing financial recovery, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case consultation with a workers’ compensation lawyer at our Miami, Homestead, or Hollywood law offices. Our team has over 60 years of combined experience and we’ve recovered over $100 million for our clients. Most importantly, we’re a family-owned law firm with a father-son attorney team, truly committed to providing compassionate help to those who have been injured. You can reach us 27/4 at 866-352-9626 or contact us online to schedule your free accident consultation.

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