Florida Mesothelioma Lawyer

Many asbestos-related companies knew asbestos was dangerous and could cause mesothelioma — but they used it anyway. For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has worked to hold these companies accountable, securing over $5 Billion for mesothelioma patients and their families nationwide.

See if our Florida mesothelioma lawyers can help you pursue justice and compensation now during a free case review.

Call Us 24/7: (800) 647-3434
Get a Free Case Review
Privacy Client Agree*
Yes, I understand and agree that submitting this form does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not confidential or privileged and may be shared. I understand and agree to the Privacy Policy & Terms of Use.

Secure Submission

Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your Florida Mesothelioma Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, we believe in providing all people equal access to the justice system. That’s why our mesothelioma law firm offers free legal consultations and charges no hourly or out-of-pocket fees. We only get paid if we secure financial compensation for you and your family.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other law firms:

  • Decades of Experience: Over the past 45 years, Sokolove Law has worked on 8,600+ asbestos and mesothelioma cases across the country.
  • Dedicated Legal Team: Many experienced individuals may come together to work on your case, including a firm shareholder, asbestos attorneys, a registered nurse, paralegals, investigators, and more.
  • We’ll Travel to You: If you’re eligible to file a mesothelioma legal claim, our team can meet with you wherever it’s convenient for you — in person or virtually. There’s no cost for us to travel to you.
  • Track Record of Success: We have recovered over $5 Billion for our mesothelioma clients, and 98% of our asbestos cases result in some form of compensation.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 now to find out if you have a case. It costs nothing to speak with us.

Photo of Jim Sokolove
Diagnosed with Mesothelioma?

You may be eligible for compensation that we can fight for on your behalf. Get the help you deserve now.

Start Your Free Case Review

How Asbestos Is Linked to Mesothelioma in Florida

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used throughout the 20th century due to its strength and heat-resistant properties. However, asbestos has since been linked to dangerous health conditions like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases.

After being inhaled or ingested, asbestos fibers can become lodged in the lining of certain organs and irritate healthy tissues and cells.

Over time, the tissues and cells that have been affected by asbestos may mutate and become cancerous. In most cases, this does not happen until 20-50 years after the initial exposure.

Symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Lumps under the skin
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss

Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are so similar to those of other illnesses.

Sokolove Law has registered nurses on staff who can help you understand your mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment options.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and have a history of asbestos exposure, it's important to see your physician right away.

List of Asbestos Exposure Sites in Florida

In Florida, over 1,900 known sites have been linked to asbestos exposure.

Known asbestos job sites located in Florida include:

These are just a few workplaces throughout Florida where asbestos has been found.

It is important to note that this list does not reflect the current conditions of these locations. Many sites have since removed all asbestos-containing materials.

Use our free asbestos exposure job site database to see if you may have been exposed to asbestos while at work.

An asbestos attorney in Florida can help determine if you may have been at risk of exposure at any of these sites.

Florida Workers at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most asbestos exposures happen at work.

Since asbestos is more likely to be found at certain job sites or in certain materials, some occupations can put workers at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma.

Jobs at risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Auto or aircraft mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Cabinet makers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction workers
  • Custodial and maintenance workers
  • Drywall installers
  • Electricians
  • Factory workers
  • Firefighters
  • Insulators
  • Miners
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Shipyard workers
  • U.S. military service members

Even people who have not directly worked around asbestos can be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Often, this is due to secondhand exposure to asbestos.

Secondhand exposure happens when someone who works around asbestos or asbestos products unknowingly brings the fibers home on their clothes or in their hair, potentially exposing their entire household.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our team may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to learn more.

Billions Recovered Nationwide

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $5 Billion for thousands of mesothelioma patients and their families nationwide. Let us get you the results you deserve.

See If You Have a Case Now

What Florida Asbestos Lawyers Can Do for You

Our mesothelioma lawyers in Florida can help clients pursue compensation through a variety of avenues. Many have started to receive money in as few as 90 days.

Learn about mesothelioma lawsuits, asbestos trust funds, and VA benefits for mesothelioma below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

By working with Sokolove Law to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Florida, you can get help:

  • Identifying the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to
  • Holding the companies that manufactured those products accountable for your illness
  • Pursuing life-changing amounts of compensation for your treatment and family

Over 99% of mesothelioma lawsuits result in settlements, which means many of our clients never have to step foot in court in order to receive compensation.

$1M - $1.4M

Average Mesothelioma Settlement Amount

Our Florida mesothelioma attorneys can also help families file an asbestos claim after the death of their loved one.

Asbestos Trust Funds

When the dangers of asbestos were made public, thousands began to file lawsuits against the companies that had knowingly exposed them to this toxic mineral.

Many companies attempted to declare bankruptcy to avoid paying, but the U.S. government ordered these companies to establish asbestos trust funds for victims of asbestos exposure.

$30 Billion

Estimated Amount in Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos trust fund claims don't require you to go to court, and you may be able to access compensation from multiple trust funds if you were exposed to a variety of asbestos-containing products.

VA Claims for Mesothelioma

If you or your loved one developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure during military service, you may be able to file a claim for VA benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

$3,700+

VA Monthly Payment for Mesothelioma, Plus Free Health Care

Our VA-accredited lawyers can help you prepare your claim, even if you have been denied benefits in the past. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit will not have any impact on your VA claim.

How to File a Florida Mesothelioma Lawsuit

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a Florida mesothelioma lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our mesothelioma attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

At Sokolove Law, we can provide you with a free legal consultation to determine if you may be eligible to file a claim.

During your consultation, we will ask you questions about your life and work history to determine how you were exposed to asbestos.

If you have a case, we can travel to meet you at a time and location of your choosing at no cost to you.

Our team understands how difficult a mesothelioma diagnosis can be and how quickly medical bills can pile up. That’s why we work to get started on your case as quickly as possible — often within 24 hours of your initial call.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 now to get started.

“I was shocked at how fast Sokolove Law called me. Two days later, they were meeting with me at my house. I was in a mild shock, but it was a good shock.”
– Dennis, Firm Mesothelioma Client

2. We’ll Gather Evidence for Your Case

Asbestos exposure can take place 20-50 years before a mesothelioma diagnosis, which can make identifying the manufacturer of the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to difficult.

Thankfully, Sokolove Law has decades of experience working on mesothelioma cases, which has allowed us to compile a warehouse of evidence on:

  • Known sites of asbestos exposure
  • Asbestos-containing products
  • The companies that may have put you in harm's way

We can use our experience and evidence to identify the manufacturers responsible for your exposure and build a strong legal case on your behalf.

3. File a Florida Mesothelioma Claim

By working with an experienced legal team, you can get help filing your mesothelioma claim and ensuring that all deadlines are met and the paperwork for your case is properly submitted.

When you work with Sokolove Law, we will pursue compensation through all of the avenues available to you in order to maximize the amount of money you receive.

4. Negotiate a Mesothelioma Settlement

Your Florida asbestos attorney may be able to negotiate a mesothelioma settlement with the asbestos manufacturer on your behalf.

While the majority of cases end in a settlement, your team at Sokolove Law is also prepared to go to trial and present your case in court if needed.

There, a judge and jury will hear your case and decide how much compensation you may receive through a mesothelioma verdict.

"Our clients could receive compensation in as few as 6 weeks. The more likelihood is 2 or 3 months, and then you'll probably continue receiving various compensation for another year."
– Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney at Sokolove Law

Our Florida Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts

Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys have secured over $5 Billion for victims of asbestos exposure across the country.

A few of our past Florida mesothelioma settlements and verdicts include:

  • $4.38 Million for a home remodeler and maintenance worker in Florida
  • $3.17 Million for a Florida man who worked for AT&T for over 30 years
  • $2.53 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran exposed to asbestos in Florida
  • $2.39 Million for a boiler technician and mechanic in Holt
  • $2.08 Million for a U.S. Army veteran and laborer in Davie
  • $1.44 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran and shipfitter in Yulee
  • $2.23 Million for an aviation technician and laborer in Cantonment
  • $1.43 Million for a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and maintenance worker in Belleview

It is important to note that mesothelioma compensation is not guaranteed in any case, and settlement amounts will vary based on the facts and circumstances surrounding each individual case.

Get Help Paying for Treatment

Our mesothelioma lawyers can fight on your behalf for the compensation you need. Take the first steps toward justice now.

Get a Free Case Review

Let Our Florida Mesothelioma Lawyers Fight for You

At Sokolove Law, we understand how truly devastating a diagnosis of mesothelioma can be. Let us put our resources to work for you in your fight for justice.

Our firm has over 45 years of experience helping mesothelioma patients and their families pursue compensation from the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure.

Additionally, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs — we only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form for a free case review now. Our team is standing by 24/7 to help with any questions you may have.

Our Florida Office Locations

341 North Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751

35008 Emerald Coast Parkway
Suite 30
Destin, FL 32541

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • Florida State Bar Association

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 Asbestos & Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB): A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Florida Areas We Serve

While Sokolove Law has multiple offices in Florida, we provide our services to people throughout the entire state. Our mesothelioma lawyers can travel to you at no cost if you have a case.

Sokolove Law serves locations across Florida including:

  • Brandon
  • Cape Coral
  • Clearwater
  • Coral Springs
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Gainesville
  • Hialeah
  • Hollywood
  • Jacksonville
  • Lehigh Acres
  • Miami
  • Miramar
  • Orlando
  • Pace
  • Palm Bay
  • Panama City
  • Pembroke Pines
  • Pensacola
  • Pompano Beach
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Spring Hill
  • St. Petersburg
  • Tallahassee
  • Tampa
  • West Palm Beach
  • And more

Florida Mesothelioma Legal Questions

How do I file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Florida?

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a Florida mesothelioma lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our mesothelioma attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

There are several steps to follow when filing a mesothelioma lawsuit: 

  1. Call (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form for a free case review.
  2. If you have a case, we’ll gather evidence regarding your work history, exposure to asbestos, and diagnosis.
  3. We’ll file a legal claim on your behalf against those responsible for your asbestos exposure.
  4. We’ll negotiate a settlement on your behalf — over 99% of our mesothelioma cases result in a settlement out of court.
  5. If a settlement cannot be reached, we'll fight on your behalf in court before a judge and jury for a verdict.

How much does a Florida mesothelioma lawyer cost?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Florida mesothelioma lawyers.

We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

How much is a mesothelioma settlement worth?

The average mesothelioma settlement ranges from $1 Million to $1.4 Million, while the average mesothelioma verdict is between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.

It is important to remember that mesothelioma case values will vary depending on numerous factors, like the severity of the person’s illness and how prolonged their exposure to asbestos was.

Our Florida mesothelioma lawyers can fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case.

How quickly can my Florida asbestos lawyer get compensation?

Many clients start receiving compensation in as few as 90 days, with additional checks coming in over the next year or so until the case is fully resolved.

While the mesothelioma payout timeline will vary based on the specific details of each case, our Florida asbestos lawyers will work hard to get you the most compensation as quickly as possible.

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

In Florida, you only have 2-4 years to file a mesothelioma lawsuit due to laws called the statute of limitations. This time limit varies depending on if you’re the victim or their surviving family member.

Once the deadline passes, however, you won’t be able to pursue compensation for mesothelioma again.

Contact Sokolove Law as soon as possible, so you don’t miss your chance. Even if you think it’s too late, we may still be able to help.

Can family members take legal action if a loved one passes away from mesothelioma?

Yes. Family members can take legal action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit after a loved one passes away from mesothelioma.

Those who may be eligible include:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Estate representatives

Compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can help families pay for remaining medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and more.

Will my asbestos lawsuit be filed as a class action?

Mesothelioma class action lawsuits are rarely filed today because they often don’t provide families with as much compensation for cancer treatment and other expenses.

Instead, your asbestos lawsuit will be filed individually. This will allow your attorney to give your case the personal attention it deserves while fighting for the most compensation possible.

Florida Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help mesothelioma patients and their families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of Florida.

Some of the zip codes we serve in Florida include: 

  • 32068
  • 32210
  • 32218
  • 32225
  • 32244
  • 32246
  • 32259
  • 32703
  • 32765
  • 32771
  • 32818
  • 32808
  • 32825
  • 32828
  • 33012
  • 33015
  • 33018
  • 33023
  • 33024
  • 33025
  • 33027
  • 33032
  • 33033
  • 33063
  • 33064
  • 33065
  • 31125
  • 33142
  • 33157
  • 33161
  • 33177
  • 33178
  • 33186
  • 33311
  • 33312
  • 33313
  • 33411
  • 33414
  • 33458
  • 33463
  • 33467
  • 33511
  • 33578
  • 33647
  • 34711
  • 34744
  • 34787
  • 34953

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, call (800) 647-3434 today for a free legal consultation.

See If You Qualify for Compensation Now

Start Your Free Case Review

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Mesothelioma.” Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/mesothelioma/index.htm. Accessed on February 9, 2023.
  2. Mayo Clinic. “Mesothelioma.” Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mesothelioma/symptoms-causes/syc-20375022. Accessed on February 9, 2023.
  3. National Cancer Institute. “Malignant Mesothelioma — Patient Version.” Retrieved from https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma. Accessed on February 9, 2023.
  4. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Asbestos.” Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/asbestos. Accessed on February 9, 2023