Orlando Mesothelioma Lawyer
Asbestos is a hazardous substance that can be found in a wide range of products. When it is inhaled, it can result in adverse health conditions such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we can help! At the law firm of Todd E. Copeland & Associates, we are experienced attorneys with the expertise and determination to go up against the large corporations whose working conditions have been responsible for numerous mesothelioma cases in Florida and throughout the country.
What Is Asbestos And How Is It Harmful?
A mineral fiber occuring in rocks and soil, asbestos has been used in construction materials and for insulation in recent decades. It has a high fiber strength and is heat resistant and is often found in paper products, cement products, ceiling and floor tiles, roofing shingles, brake pads, transmission parts, packaging, gaskets and more. While asbestos is rarely if ever used in modern construction, exposure is still a danger during demolition and remodeling of older buildings. When aesbestos fibers are released into the air they can become trapped in the lungs and lead to lung disease and cancer.
How Is Asbestos Related To Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a condition that often does not manifest itself for several years or even decades later. It is commonly caused by faulty work conditions where employees were exposed to asbestos day in and day out. This repeated exposure might have resulted in some short-term discomfort, but most people had no idea of the long-term effects of working around this deadly poison.
Some typical work sites where high concentrations of asbestos were common include:
- Chemical Factories
- Power Plants
- Saw Mills
- Construction Sites
- Ship Yards
- Loading Docks
In Central Florida, we have a high number of retired workers. Many of them worked in these kinds of jobs, and are now experiencing the symptoms of mesothelioma. These symptoms are quite aggressive, and can include attacks on the internal lining of both the lungs and the abdomen. Costs to treat this condition can run into the hundreds of thousands, and it can completely destroy a person’s quality of life.
Todd Copeland & Associates proudly serves clients throughout Florida including the cities of Sanford, Lakeland, Haines City, Clermont, Kissimmee, Tavares, Haines City, Leesburg, St. Cloud, Eustis, Lady Lake, Apopka, and Winter Haven.
If you or someone you know has been affected by mesothelioma, it is important to find out your legal rights. At Todd E. Copeland & Associates, we will give you a FREE no obligation consultation to help you determine what may have caused your condition, and whether or not you may be eligible to file a damage claim. We understand that it you might have difficulty coming into our office, so we will meet you at your home, the hospital, or wherever is most convenient. And if you decide to go forward with us, we will take your case on a contingency basis, meaning it will not cost you anything up front. Call us today at (407) 999-8995 or toll free at (888) 999-9149 for your RISK FREE case assessment from an Orlando mesothelioma lawyer.