Florida Mesothelioma Lawyers

Simmons Hanly Conroy is a national mesothelioma law firm that has fought for victims of asbestos exposure for over 20 years. We have the resources and experience necessary to help mesothelioma patients and their families across the state of Florida pursue the justice they deserve.

Our mesothelioma lawyers have recovered more than $9.3 billion on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma, including over $530 million for families in Florida alone. Call (800) 326-8900 now to learn if you may be able to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients Across Florida

When you or a family member is diagnosed with mesothelioma, everything changes. While no amount of compensation can fix the pain caused by this cancer, our mesothelioma law firm can file a lawsuit on your behalf to help lessen financial burdens and allow you to focus on your health and loved ones.

Our Florida mesothelioma lawyers will handle every step of the legal process on your behalf. We only get paid if your case results in compensation, and contacting us is free. We’ll even travel to meet you whenever and wherever is convenient for you.

Over the past 20 years, we have represented many clients throughout all of Florida, including families in:

  • Brooksville
  • Cape Coral
  • Clearwater
  • Daytona Beach
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Gainesville
  • Hollywood
  • Jacksonville
  • Miami
  • Naples
  • Orlando
  • Palm Beach
  • St. Petersburg
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • West Palm Beach
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Florida Mesothelioma Settlements

Our Florida asbestos attorneys have recovered over $530 million to help Florida families affected by mesothelioma pay for medical bills and hold those who harmed them accountable.

A few of our mesothelioma settlement and verdict amounts recovered for our Florida clients are listed below.

Roofer at work

$5.2 Million

U.S. Air Force Veteran & Roofer
Brooksville, FL

$8 Million

Auto Mechanic
Saint Petersburg, FL

Mechanic at work

$5.7 Million

Contractor & Engineman
Marathon, FL

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  • $6.88 million for an auto mechanic in Brooksville with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.4 million to a U.S. Navy veteran who served on the USS St. Louis, USS Dash and USS Assurance
  • $2.2 million for a Florida pipefitter
  • $1.29 million for an asbestos exposure victim who worked as a mechanic in the U.S. Navy
  • $2.6 million to a 78-year-old bricklayer in Florida
  • $1.5 million to a U.S. Navy veteran and truck driver with mesothelioma
  • $1.1 million for a U.S. Navy veteran and electrician
  • $5.7 million for a maintenance worker in Palatka with mesothelioma
  • $2.74 million for a U.S. Army veteran and electrician with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.46 million to a 59-year-old U.S. Army veteran and shipfitter
  • $1.9 million for the family of a Florida U.S. Navy veteran and heavy equipment operator
  • $2.1 million to a 70-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran and maintenance repairman
  • $1.4 million for a U.S. Navy veteran suffering from pleural mesothelioma
  • $1 million to a U.S. Marine veteran and union laborer who died of mesothelioma
  • $5.8 million for a mechanic and U.S. Navy veteran in Naples with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $2.9 million to a Florida steamfitter
  • $1 million for a truck driver with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.7 million for a U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Rehoboth and USS Curtiss
  • $1.6 million for a Florida union electrician who suffered from pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.37 million for a U.S. Marine veteran and salesman from Florida
  • $2.8 million for a utility worker diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $1.48 million to a 71-year-old pipefitter from Florida
  • $1 million for a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and laborer with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $4.3 million for a U.S. Army veteran and electrician with pleural mesothelioma

Our firm represents people harmed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers on an individual basis, so the results above 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.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Florida

Our Florida mesothelioma lawyers are prepared to help you understand the lawsuit process and guide you through the legal system. We have more than 40 mesothelioma attorneys at our firm who focus solely on helping people like you.

Each senior attorney operates within a small team of several experienced attorneys, legal staff members and registered nurses, which ensures you’ll receive personalized attention while your case progresses.

Your legal team can pursue mesothelioma compensation in several ways:

  • Asbestos Trust Fund Claims: Over $30 billion is estimated to still be available in asbestos trust funds for mesothelioma victims and their families — and you don’t have to step foot in court to get it.
  • Mesothelioma Lawsuits: Filing a lawsuit can secure significant compensation from the companies responsible for your asbestos exposure and illness.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans make up 33% of all mesothelioma cases because asbestos was used across all branches of the military. VA benefits can offer victims health care and monthly compensation.

Together, your team can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, from collecting evidence for your case to filing your claim in time.

Deadlines to Taking Legal Action

Florida has a unique set of laws called statutes of limitation that restrict how long mesothelioma patients and their family members have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. This makes it particularly important to contact mesothelioma attorneys in Florida as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Florida

Our knowledgeable Florida mesothelioma attorneys have helped many past clients identify where they were exposed to asbestos, a dangerous mineral that can cause asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.

More than 1 million U.S. workers were exposed to asbestos during the 20th century, and many face serious health risks to this day.

Quick Facts About Asbestos

  • Over 3,000 household and industrial products contained asbestos, including roofing shingles, talcum powder, automobile brakes, insulation, boilers and more
  • Asbestos is a natural mineral that is durable and resistant to heat and electricity
  • Multiple industries, including manufacturing, steel working, shipbuilding and more, used asbestos
  • Inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers can cause mesothelioma to develop 10-50 years after initial exposure

Florida’s economy relies heavily on the construction industry, which has an extremely high rate of asbestos exposure. This contributes to Florida’s position as one of the most at-risk states for mesothelioma.

Over the past 20 years, we’ve gathered evidence on thousands of Florida job sites where asbestos was used. It’s possible we’ve already represented someone who worked at the same spot as you.

Let us put our experience to work for your family. Call (800) 326-8900 now to get started for free.

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Asbestos Sites in Florida

Over the years, a number of building and work sites in Florida have been tied to asbestos exposure. The following is a partial list of some of those sites that have been linked. 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
  • Alton Box Plant
  • Arizona Chemical Corp. Headquarters Building
  • Anheuser – Busch Brewery
  • Bellinger Shipyard
  • Gibbs Corporation Shipyards
  • Jacksonville Shipyard
  • St. Regis Paper Company
  • Union Camp Chemical Plant
  • U.S. Gypsum Plant
  • Panama City
  • International Paper Mill
  • Smurfit-Stone Container Pulp and Paper Mill
  • Tyndall Air Force Base
  • Wainwright Shipyard
  • Pensacola
  • Arizona Chemical Plant
  • Eglin Air Force Base
  • Gulf Power Co. Crist
  • Power Plant
  • International Paper (St. Regis/Champion Paper Mill)
  • Monsanto Chemical Plant (Chemstrand)
  • Naval Air Station (NAS)
  • Newport Chemical Plant
  • Pensacola Naval Shipyard
  • St. Regis Paper Company
  • Pace
  • Air Products Fertilizer & Chemical Plant, fka Escambia Chemical Plant
  • American Cyanamid Chemical Plant
  • Tampa
  • Gannon Power Plant (H.L. Culbreath Power Plant)
  • Hookers Point Power Plant
  • Nitram Chemical Plant
  • Peter O’Knight Power Plant
  • Tampa Bay Shipbuilding (formerly Tampa Shipyards)
  • U.S. Phosphoric Plant

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These are not the only Florida companies that used asbestos.

If you believe your occupational asbestos exposure may have caused a mesothelioma diagnosis for you or someone you love, contact a mesothelioma attorney in Florida today for a free legal consultation.

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys

When you work with the Florida mesothelioma attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy, you get the personal support of a local legal team with the resources and reach of a national law firm. Meet a few of our firm’s many award-winning mesothelioma lawyers below.

Our Mesothelioma Clients in Florida

Every person diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease has a unique story. Here at Simmons Hanly Conroy, we believe there is power in sharing those stories. Our lawyers have helped many people over the decades secure mesothelioma compensation. We are honored to have been able to make a significant difference in their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

As you learn about our clients’ stories, please understand that recovery results vary. No two stories and no two cases are exactly alike. Each mesothelioma case reflects the unique parts of each person’s story.

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Larry’s Mesothelioma Story

In 2006, Larry Davis was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. He went on to found the South Florida Miles for Meso event, which raised tens of thousands of dollars for mesothelioma treatments and research.

Before his death in 2012, our Florida mesothelioma lawyers were able to help Larry and his family fight for justice and hold the companies responsible for his illness accountable.

“I think one of the best things that happened for my father was having the support and legal backing of a firm with a great reach, a huge amount of understanding and the power to get things done,” said Larry’s daughter Courtney.

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Ernest’s Mesothelioma Story

In 1955, Ernest joined the U.S. Navy as an engineman. After his service, he worked in a mechanic shop, where he replaced asbestos-containing brakes and valves before doing HVAC work.

Living his life to the fullest, Ernest took ballroom dancing classes every Wednesday night. He even opened up his own HVAC company in Florida.

However, everything changed when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

After retiring early due to his illness, Ernest contacted our Florida mesothelioma attorneys for help. We were able to secure significant compensation from the companies responsible for his illness.

Florida Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQs

What is an asbestos exposure or mesothelioma lawsuit?

A mesothelioma lawsuit is a type of legal action taken against companies that made or used products containing asbestos.

Since many companies knowingly hid the dangers of asbestos from their employees and consumers, victims may be able to hold asbestos companies accountable and pursue compensation for injuries they suffered as a result of the company’s products.

Who can file a mesothelioma legal claim?

You may be able to file a mesothelioma legal claim if:

  • You were diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease
  • You’re the family member or estate representative of someone with mesothelioma

Even if your loved one has passed away from mesothelioma, you may still be able to pursue compensation on their behalf.

Call (800) 326-8900 now to learn if you may be eligible to file a claim with the help of a mesothelioma lawyer in Florida. It costs nothing to speak with us.

How long do I have to file a mesothelioma claim in Florida?

You have only a short window of time after your mesothelioma diagnosis to file an asbestos claim due to statutes of limitations, which are state-specific deadlines on when you can file a lawsuit.

Once these deadlines pass, it’s too late to take legal action for your illness.

Because of this, it’s important to contact us as soon as possible. Our team can listen to what’s going on and let you know if you still have time to take legal action.

How much does a Florida mesothelioma attorney cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no initial or out-of-pocket costs to work with a Florida asbestos attorney.

We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for you.

Reach out to our team now to see if you qualify for compensation — for free.

Will I have to travel to file a mesothelioma claim?

Our Florida asbestos lawyers will come to you, wherever you may be and whenever it’s convenient for you. We will travel to meet with you in the comfort of your own home or in a location of your choosing.

Though we can’t guarantee you won’t ever have to travel during your case, it’s very unlikely you will need to leave the area you live in to receive compensation.

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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.