Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > Florida
Tallahassee is Florida’s capital city and one of its largest cities. The city is also arguably Florida’s most important education hub, as it is home to Florida State University and Florida A&M College.
With a population of just under 200,000, too many Tallahassee residents have been affected by the dangers of asbestos, as both Florida State University and Florida A&M College are two of the known jobsites exposing residents to asbestos.
Why Asbestos Exposure Is Harmful
Asbestos is a mineral that was popularly and regularly implemented for industrial and construction projects. Eventually, it was banned in the 1970s due to overwhelming evidence that asbestos exposure can kill victims who are exposed to asbestos fibers that are disturbed and released into the air.
Once swallowed or inhaled, the durable properties that made asbestos desirable for construction become lethal once the fibers accumulate and stick to the lining of the body. Sadly, research suggests that the durable nature of asbestos may ensure that asbestos never leaves the body once it enters.
Over time, asbestos goes to work attacking the body’s internal cavity cells, a process that can take decades to complete. Eventually, the cells will mutate into mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that moves quickly and is often fatal.
In addition to the fatal disease known as mesothelioma, exposure to asbestos can also cause asbestos-related lung cancer and a disease that scars lung tissue (asbestosis). Both asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer can be fatal as well.
The deadly nature of asbestos-related illnesses has been experienced far too often by Florida asbestos victims. Florida has suffered more malignant mesothelioma deaths than any other state, with the lone exception being California. In effect, the only state with more mesothelioma deaths is a state with over twice the number of residents.
Given the toll asbestos exposure has taken on Florida, it is unsurprising that Tallahassee has also been affected.
Tallahassee Asbestos Exposure
Both of Tallahassee’s most prominent universities are known asbestos exposure jobsites. Other sites in Tallahassee have also exposed workers and residents to asbestos risk, including:
- A.B. Hopkins Power Plant
- Blackburn Insulation Service
- City of Tallahassee Electric Department
- State Department of Agriculture
- St. Marks Generating Station
Tallahassee’s Leon County has lost more than 100 lives to asbestos-related deaths, based on estimates relying upon the CDC’s WONDER database.
If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and is grappling with a mesothelioma diagnosis, protect your legal rights by talking to a Tallahassee mesothelioma lawyer.
Talk to a Tallahassee Mesothelioma Lawyer
The Ledger Law Firm ensures your legal rights are protected when you believe your mesothelioma or asbestos-related disease was caused by a wrongful exposure. We will investigate your case and build a strong case built on evidence that shows your disease was caused by a responsible party.
This evidence will ensure you receive justice and the funds Florida law says you deserve. Contact us online today to discuss the facts of your case so we can help you pursue compensation and justice.
Mesothelioma treatment centers in Florida:
The treatment of mesothelioma is often difficult as it is often diagnosed at very late stages. This is why it is crucial to get a mesothelioma screening done if you have worked at any of the above mentioned jobsites. Florida has many treatment centers for mesothelioma. These include:
CCOP-MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT SECTION
4306 ALTON ROAD
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA 33140
DIVIDION OF CARDIO-VASCULAR AND THORASIC SURGERY
H. LEE MOFFITT CANCER CENTER AND RESEARCH INSTITUE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
MESOTHELIOMA TREATMENT SECTION
12902 MAGNOLIA DR.
TAMPA FLORIDA, 33612