For many years the asbestos industry attempted to suppress research which linked asbestos to serious medical conditions including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. Since the manufacturing and sales of asbestos products generated huge profits, producers and distributors alike made efforts to hide from the public any evidence of their products’ harmful effects on people.
You should know that Florida has a unique set of laws that could impact your ability to file a claim. For example, Florida has statute of limitation laws that restricts the time in which mesothelioma victims and family members can file a lawsuit. Rest assured our Florida mesothelioma attorneys are prepared to help you understand the process of filing an asbestos lawsuit and guide you through the legal system.
What are the Clinical Signs of Mesothelioma?
In general, the clinical presentation of this disease may include the following:
- Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing
- Difficulty sleeping
- Pain in the chest and abdominal regions, which is generally unresponsive to analgesics
- Progressive loss of appetite and weight loss
- Pleural effusions (fluid in the chest cavity)
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer, please call our Tampa office at (813) 250-0000 to schedule a free consultation. We are sympathetic to your illness and can help guide you safely past the pitfalls that can arise during a personal injury lawsuit. Consultations are free and you don’t have to pay anything until a recovery is obtained for you.
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If you’d like to talk to a Florida mesothelioma lawyer about a potential case, contact one of the asbestos attorneys at Dennis Hernandez & Associates, P.A. You can call us 24/7 to set up a free case evaluation.