Florida Mesothelioma Lawyers

When you or a family member is diagnosed with mesothelioma, everything changes. We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. While no amount of compensation can buy you a medical miracle, filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help lift financial burdens so you can focus on what’s important.

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients Across Florida

If you are considering filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, we encourage you to call us to learn more. There is no cost to file a claim and contacting us with your questions is free. We also know that traveling during this time could be difficult. Our Florida mesothelioma lawyers will come to you. Over the past decade, we have represented many clients throughout Florida, including retirees and families who live in:

  • Clearwater
  • Daytona Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Jacksonville
  • Miami
  • Naples
  • Orlando
  • Palm Beach
  • Tampa
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Florida Mesothelioma Settlements

For Florida retirees and individuals impacted by a mesothelioma diagnosis, our asbestos attorneys have recovered more than $374 million in verdicts and settlements to help them pay for medical bills and hold the people who harmed them accountable. A few of Simmons Hanly Conroy’s top mesothelioma settlement amounts recovered for our Florida clients are listed below.

Our firm represents people harmed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers on an individual basis, so the results below are reflective of each individual’s mesothelioma story. Results will vary by case depending on the individual’s exposure, age, diagnosis and several other factors.

$2.4 Million

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U.S. Navy Veteran / Electrician
Pleural Mesothelioma

$6.76 Million

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Auto Mechanic
Pleural Mesothelioma

$2 Million

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Pleural Mesothelioma

  • $1.5 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded in 2015 to a Florida U.S. Navy Veteran who served aboard the USS Rehoboth and USS Curtiss
  • $1.29 million secured in 2001 for a Florida man who worked as a Mechanic in the Navy and suffered with mesothelioma
  • $750,000 in mesothelioma settlements to a Florida Navy Veteran and Sheetmetal Worker in 2007
  • $2.2 million in mesothelioma settlements granted to a Florida Pipefitter in 2000
  • $3.4 million awarded in 2004 to a Florida U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS St. Louis, USS Dash and USS Assurance
  • $881,000 in mesothelioma settlements to a U.S. Navy Veteran and Welder from Florida in 2002
  • $1.5 million granted to a Florida man diagnosed with mesothelioma in 1999 who was a U.S. Navy Veteran and Truck Driver
  • $861,000 secured in 2002 for a former U.S. Marine and Machinist from Florida found to have mesothelioma
  • $2.6 million in settlements awarded to a 78-year-old Florida Bricklayer in 2002
  • $2.7 million secured for a 49-year-old Yacht Salesman from Florida who died of mesothelioma in 2003
  • Over $5 million in mesothelioma settlements to a 52-year-old USAF Veteran and Roofer from Florida
  • $1 million secured for a Florida Truck Driver in 2007 who was affected by pleural mesothelioma
  • $4.3 million in mesothelioma settlements to a Florida man in 2000 who was a U.S. Army Veteran and Boilermaker
  • $2.8 million in settlements to a Florida Utility Worker diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2005
  • $1.1 million in mesothelioma settlements secured in 2005 for an 82-year-old U.S. Navy Veteran and Florida Electrician
  • $897,000 granted to an 85-year-old U.S. Army Veteran and Custodian from Florida who died from pleural mesothelioma in 2004
  • $1.37 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded in 2005 to a U.S. Marine Veteran/Salesman from Florida
  • $1.46 million in mesothelioma settlements in 2012 to a 59-year-old Florida man who was a U.S. Army Veteran and Shipfitter
  • $1.9 million secured in 2007 for the family of a Florida U.S. Navy Veteran and Heavy Equipment Operator who died from pleural mesothelioma
  • $882,000 granted in 2009 to a Florida woman diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma exposed through Remodeling
  • $2.1 million in Florida mesothelioma settlements to a 70-year-old U.S. Air Force Veteran and Maintenance Repairman in 2007
  • $1.4 million in Florida settlements granted to a U.S. Navy Veteran suffering from pleural mesothelioma in 2007
  • $821,000 awarded in 2008 to a Small Engine Repairman from Florida who was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1 million awarded in 2007 to a U.S. Marine Veteran and Union Laborer from Florida who died of mesothelioma
  • $2.9 million in settlements granted to a Florida Steamfitter who died from mesothelioma in 2005
  • $1.6 million secured for a Florida Union Electrician who suffered from pleural mesothelioma in 2009
  • $1.48 million awarded in mesothelioma settlements in 2013 to a 71-year-old Pipefitter from Florida
  • $1 million awarded to a Florida U.S. Marine Veteran and Laborer diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2015

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Florida

You should know that Florida has a unique set of laws that could impact your ability to file a claim.

Statute of Limitations

Florida has statute of limitation laws that restrict the time frame in which mesothelioma patients and family members can file.

Rest assured our Florida mesothelioma lawyers are prepared to help you understand the process and guide you through the legal system. We have 60 attorneys in our mesothelioma practice who solely focus on helping people like you. Each senior attorney operates within a small legal team comprised of several associate attorneys, paralegals, medical staff and investigators. This structure ensures you will receive personalized attention while your case works its way through this complex legal process.

If you’d like to talk to a Florida mesothelioma lawyer about a potential case, we are available to meet with you in your home or a location of your choosing.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Florida

Our previous experience representing mesothelioma victims in Florida is important because it means we are familiar with Florida job sites where asbestos exposure occurred.

Asbestos is a deadly mineral that has been used in thousands of products in multiple industries. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they increase a person’s risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma.

Florida, a popular retirement destination, is home to a mature population. Many of its older residents first exhibiting mesothelioma symptoms in their 50’s or later were likely exposed to asbestos from jobs they held decades ago.

Construction jobs have traditionally factored heavily in Florida’s growing economy over the decades, and the construction industry is among those industries with the highest mesothelioma rates. At thousands of job sites across the United States, including sites in and around the state of Florida, day laborers and other workers have been exposed to asbestos as part of their daily routine, placing their health, their lives and even their families’ lives in potential danger.

The difficult part is asbestos fibers are often microscopic and many workers might not know how they were exposed. If you are unsure about how your asbestos exposure might have occurred that does not mean you can’t file a mesothelioma lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys have helped our past clients identify their asbestos exposures, even exposures in other states, and they are ready to help you and your family as well. Our firm has an established track record of success in identifying work places in Florida and throughout the country that may have used asbestos.

Asbestos Sites in Florida

Over the years, a number of work sites in Florida have been linked to asbestos exposure. The following is a partial list of those sites. Please note this is not a complete list, and it does not necessarily reflect current conditions.

  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Florida Power & Light (FPL) Fort Lauderdale Power Plant
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Eglin Air Force Base
  • Jacksonville
  • St Regis Papermill
  • Anheuser – Busch Brewery
  • Bellinger Shipyard
  • U.S. Gypsum Plant
  • Jacksonville Shipyard
  • Gibbs Shipyard
  • Union Camp Chemical Plant
  • Alton Box Plant
  • Gibbs Shipyard
  • Arizona Chemical Corp. Headquarters Building
  • Panama City
  • Wainwright Shipyard
  • International Paper Mill
  • Tyndall Airforce Base
  • Smurfit-Stone Container Pulp and Paper Mill
  • Pensacola
  • St. Regis Paper Company
  • Egling Air Force Base
  • Naval Air Station (NAS)
  • Newport Chemical Plant
  • Gulf Power Co. Crist Power Plant
  • Pensacola Naval Shipyard
  • International Paper/St. Regis/Champion Paper Mill
  • Arizona Chemical Plant
  • Pace
  • American Cyanamid Chemical Plant
  • Air Products Fertilizer & Chemical Plant, fka Escambia Chemical Plant
  • Tampa
  • Nitram Chemical Plant
  • Gannon Power Plant, aka H.L. Culbreath Power Plant
  • Peter O’Knight Power Plant
  • U.S. Phosphoric Plant
  • Tampa Bay Shipbuilding, formerly Tampa Shipyards
  • Hookers Point Power Plant

If you believe your occupational asbestos exposure at a former job may have caused a mesothelioma diagnosis for you or someone you love, contact one of our Florida mesothelioma attorneys today for a free legal consultation.

Learn More About Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Download our guide:
Asbestos Litigation, Your Guide to the Legal Process.

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help you cover medical expenses and secure your family’s future well-being for years to come. Our mesothelioma lawyers will make the process as easy as possible for you and guide you through the legal system. Learn more about what to expect when filing a mesothelioma lawsuit by downloading our free introductory guide.

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Larry Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Larry’s Story

Simmons Hanly Conroy client, Larry Davis, was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in July of 2006. A true warrior in his fight against the disease, he is an inspiration to us all.

In 2010, Larry founded the South Florida Miles for Meso 8K Run and 2K Tribute Walk. The event, held in Boca Raton, Fla., each year, has raised tens of thousands of dollars to help advance treatment options for mesothelioma patients and to support work being done to find a cure.

Before his death in 2012, our Florida mesothelioma lawyers helped him and his family fight for their rights in the civil justice system.

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John Simmons is a founder and Chairman of Simmons Hanly Conroy. After serving in the U.S. Army, he went on to earn his Doctor of Law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has helped recover some of the biggest verdicts and settlements in asbestos litigation history and is rated as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.