Occupations Contributing To Asbestos Exposure
Mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer are devastating diseases for victims and their families. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that strikes 2,500 to 4,000 people every year in the U.S. and is caused by exposure to asbestos. Some victims worked for companies that knew the risks of that exposure, but had little to no regard for the health of their own employees. Thousands upon thousands of people were unknowingly exposed to asbestos and products containing asbestos — while their employers only really cared about company profit.
Asbestos is made from fibers used primarily in the manufacture of building products, insulation and fire-retardant fabrics. It was heavily manufactured in the early 20th century, used extensively by manufacturing and construction companies in the 1940s, and continued to be used throughout much of the 1970s. The companies that manufactured asbestos, along with those who used asbestos-related products in construction projects of all kinds, knew at the time the serious risks associated with asbestos exposure.
Unfortunately, employees manufactured and worked with cancer-causing asbestos and products containing asbestos without any knowledge of the risks involved. Those at highest risk for mesothelioma include veterans of the armed services, power company employees, factory workers, electricians, contractors, brake mechanics, shipyard workers, merchant seamen, plumbers, mechanics, maintenance workers, engineers, Navy yard workers and laborers.
The Connection Between Mesothelioma And Florida
While nearly everyone is exposed to small amounts of asbestos at some time in their lives, working in certain industries created a higher risk for developing diseases caused by asbestos exposure — like mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. These occupations involved the manufacture and use of textiles and other products containing asbestos, such as mill workers, demolition workers, drywall removers and firefighters, as well as those working in the occupations listed above.
The mass exposure to asbestos took place primarily in the Northeast and other industrial regions of the U.S. As time went on, people who were unknowingly exposed to the dangers of asbestos retired. Many moved to Florida to live the life they had worked so hard to achieve, and for this reason, numerous victims are diagnosed with mesothelioma once they move to Florida. These victims and their families need experienced attorneys who will handle mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer cases effectively and successfully — without having to return to their hometowns to initiate legal action against those responsible.
Numerous law firms handle mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer cases on behalf of affected workers, but many of these firms are in distant cities. When you hire a law firm to handle your case from a distance, you and your family may not receive the personal attention necessary to obtain the maximum compensation possible.
One of the most important factors for achieving the highest possible compensation for a victim of asbestos exposure is the personal attention involved in obtaining a detailed knowledge of the circumstances and responsible companies surrounding a client’s exposure to asbestos. The valued personal connection our firm has with every client, along with his or her family members, ensures that our team of attorneys at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., obtains the maximum compensation allowed by law for victims of mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. We aggressively represent courageous mesothelioma victims and their family members every day, right in the town where they now live, and we show them the compassion they deserve.
Work With Our Team Of Mesothelioma Lawyers
The experienced attorneys at VanNess & VanNess, P.A., understand the importance of local counsel in mesothelioma cases. We immediately deploy our team of legal professionals and medical experts to fully explain the process of pursuing legal action in another state to our clients. Our team of attorneys is your strong advocate from start to finish, always ensuring that you receive the personal attention and compassionate care you and your family deserve.
We are here to help you in every way possible. Not only will you benefit from working with some of the largest asbestos law firms in the country, but you will also have our local team of central Florida attorneys close by — ready, willing and able to assist in every way possible when you need it the most. To speak with one of our experienced and compassionate asbestos law and mesothelioma attorneys, call us toll free today at 866-697-6221, or simply complete our confidential online contact form.