Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a type of aggressive cancer. Individuals who worked directly with asbestos or products made from asbestos are most at risk for mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. This includes industrial workers, construction workers, electricians, mechanics and veterans of the armed services. Because there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, even those who experienced limited exposure are at risk of developing mesothelioma. The symptoms of mesothelioma can develop 15 to 60 years after a person is exposed to asbestos.

If you or a loved one is one of the 2,500 to 4,000 people diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer in the U.S. each year, you know it is a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Perhaps the disease was contracted while working in a high-risk location such as a construction site, an industrial plant or a manufacturing facility. People who worked in aerospace and automotive factories were exposed to the dangers of asbestos by the actions of large and small companies alike that hid their knowledge of the negative effects of asbestos exposure from their employees.

Electronics, glass and food processing plants, as well as paper mills and pharmaceutical plants also exposed their unknowing employees to the devastation caused by asbestos. Many victims of mesothelioma are veterans of the armed services. The mass production, sale and use of asbestos placed many factory workers and others using asbestos-related products at high risk for contracting mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. The production, manufacturing and distribution companies wrongfully failed to warn the public and their own employees about the dangers of these products.

Important Steps After Diagnosis

You may be reading this right now because you are the surviving family member of a victim of mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. If so, it is not too late to seek compensation for the wrong that was done. We hold companies large and small accountable for knowingly exposing others to asbestos. If you live in Florida and you or a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma, we are available to provide you with compassionate legal advice and experienced representation.

Don't delay or you may forever lose the right to make a claim. As each day passes, the chances increase that vital evidence will no longer be available to prove your case. Our experienced, compassionate team of attorneys at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., will evaluate and file your case to seek the maximum compensation your family deserves.

As a law firm serving those affected by mesothelioma in our local central Florida community and surrounding areas, we are uniquely positioned to help clients who were unknowingly exposed to asbestos many years ago through their jobs and then moved to Florida to enjoy retirement. Unfortunately, it can take decades for symptoms of mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer to appear, and most of our clients are diagnosed when they are actively enjoying retirement. Many worked in New York and the Northeast region of the U.S. as well as in other large cities. They were often exposed to asbestos for many years.

We provide a rapid response for those affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. Through strong advocacy and our time-honored tradition of treating our clients as we would our own families, we obtain the maximum compensation that our clients and their families deserve.

Your Resourceful Mesothelioma Attorneys

The experienced team of attorneys at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., will provide information and guidance to you and your loved ones. We are here to fight for you and your family to lessen the burden of lost income and insurmountable medical bills. Our compassionate attorneys will become your strong advocates and obtain all compensation allowed by law for you and your family.

At VanNess & VanNess, P.A., our lawyers dedicate a major portion of the practice to assist individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma and their families. Our goal is to be a resource for you and your loved ones as you move forward through this challenging time. Allow our attorneys to handle the legal aspects of a mesothelioma claim for you and your family. We will also assist by recommending highly qualified medical professionals and stand ready to guide and support you and your family in any way possible.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer, call us at 352-436-4333 or toll free at 866-697-6221. You can also complete our confidential online contact form, and we will reply rapidly.