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Florida Mesothelioma Lawyers

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  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure: Mesothelioma, primarily caused by asbestos exposure, forms in organ linings when inhaled asbestos fibers irritate them and cause DNA mutations, affecting those exposed in construction, auto parts, and fireproofing.
  • Risk Factors: Risk factors include living or working in older buildings with asbestos and occupations like construction, firefighting, and mining, with secondary exposure risks for families of those in high-risk jobs.
  • Diagnosis: Diagnosis involves a physical exam, imaging tests to detect abnormalities, pleural fluid testing, and biopsies to confirm mesothelioma, highlighting the importance of early medical attention for symptoms.
  • Treatment Options: Depending on the stage of your mesothelioma, its location, and your previous health history, you may get surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy, or another treatment option to reduce your symptoms and slow the cancer.
  • To speak with someone on our experienced team, you can fill out our contact form or call (888) 506-1131.

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that forms in the protective linings of certain organs, including the lungs. This condition can form for many reasons, but asbestos exposure is the leading cause, with eight out of 10 people with mesothelioma reporting it. When inhaled, the carcinogenic fibers can travel into the lining of the lungs and other organs, irritate them, and cause the DNA mutations that lead to mesothelioma. With asbestos most often present in building and construction materials, auto parts, and fireproofing materials, many people may be at risk of exposure. Unfortunately, asbestos exposure often occurs due to someone else’s negligence, so if you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Florida, do not hesitate to obtain trusted legal representation at Throneberry Law Group.

Suffering from any form of cancer is devastating, but it can be even more tragic when another party’s negligence has caused you to be exposed to the asbestos that caused the cancer. As you navigate life as a mesothelioma patient, you need a skilled mesothelioma attorney to walk alongside you and fight for your just compensation. The right Florida mesothelioma lawyer will not only care about winning your case, but they will also care about your well-being. At Throneberry Law Group, our talented team of nationwide mesothelioma lawyers in Florida is ready to fight tirelessly for victims and their families.

Risk Factors for Mesothelioma

While scientists do not know exactly what causes mesothelioma, they have identified risk factors that can make people more susceptible. These risk factors include the following:

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure is a primary risk factor for mesothelioma, and while most products containing the material have been banned for over 30 years, you may still be exposed. Before the 1970s, asbestos was used in insulation and fireproofing materials, so if you live or work in an older building, you may be exposed if the asbestos is disturbed and released into the air during renovations or maintenance.

Occupational Exposure

Those working in certain industries may have a higher risk of asbestos exposure, especially those working in construction and automotive services, because the material is still used in some building products and car parts. Other occupations with increased risk include the following:

  • Firefighters
  • Shipyard workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Insulators
  • Miners
  • Factory workers
  • Oil refinery workers

Additionally, if you live with someone who works in a high-risk occupation, you may also be exposed because asbestos can attach to clothing, skin, and hair.

How Is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

If you experience symptoms like chest pain, difficulty breathing, and trouble swallowing, you may think you just have the flu or other virus, but they may be signs of mesothelioma. Therefore, it is critical to see your doctor if you notice these signs or know you have been exposed to asbestos. When you see your healthcare provider, they will take the following steps to confirm the diagnosis:

  • Physical examination: Your doctor will start with a physical evaluation where they check for any lumps and review your health and work history to see if you have been exposed to asbestos or have a genetic history of mesothelioma.
  • CT scan/X-ray: Next, you will undergo a chest X-ray or CT scan, which can help identify any abnormalities, signs of asbestos exposure, and fluid in the lining of the lungs, also known as the pleura.
  • Pleural fluid testing: If there is fluid buildup in the pleura, your doctor will drain it and run tests to exclude other causes.
  • Biopsy: Biopsies are used to officially diagnose mesothelioma. Your doctor will take a tissue sample from the affected area and assess it to determine if you have mesothelioma and how far it has progressed.

Other testing may be done to see if the mesothelioma has spread to other areas. If you receive a mesothelioma diagnosis, your doctor will inform you about the next steps to treat the condition, depending on the stage.

4 Treatment Options for Mesothelioma

There are several treatment options for mesothelioma, so your doctor may consider the stage of your condition, health history, and the location of the cancer to identify the best choice for you, which may include the following:

  • Chemotherapy: This treatment administers drugs through an IV that help shrink and slow the cancer while reducing symptoms.
  • Surgery: For mesothelioma caught in the early stage, you may get surgery to remove the cancer, minimize symptoms, and remove fluid buildup in the lungs.
  • Targeted therapy: Targeted therapy uses drugs that specifically attack cancer cells in the body.
  • Radiation: This treatment, often used with chemotherapy, helps kill cancer cells in specific areas of the body.

At Throneberry Law Group, we understand mesothelioma treatment can be expensive and take a long time, but you should not have to worry about footing the bill for a condition caused by someone else’s negligence. We fiercely advocate for full compensation for any expenses associated with your mesothelioma so you can focus on recovery.

Contact Throneberry Law Group’s Expert Florida Mesothelioma Lawyers to Discuss Your Case Today

You may be wary of filing a lawsuit while battling mesothelioma, but that should not stop you from seeking just compensation. At Throneberry Law Group, we understand that navigating the courts and the legal system can be intimidating, so our team guides you through the legal process and makes it as smooth as possible. We are willing to go the extra mile for you, conducting detailed investigations into the facts of your situation to ensure that you have a solid case to prove the responsible party’s negligence.

Our Florida mesothelioma attorneys possess extreme attention to detail, and we will aggressively fight for you in court if the other party does not agree to a reasonable settlement. We have a strong history of winning mesothelioma cases, and you can trust our Florida mesothelioma lawyers to represent you well and fight for the compensation you deserve. We offer free consultations, and we would be happy to discuss your case today. To speak with someone on our experienced team, you can fill out our contact form or call (888) 506-1131.

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We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
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