The State of Florida allows a certain amount of time called Statute of Limitations for you to file your Mesothelioma lawsuit.

The clock starts on the day a person is diagnosed Mesothelioma or dies from Mesothelioma cancer.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.

Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 12,000-15,000 deaths each year in the United States.

Florida Statute of Limitations and Requirements

  • Documented exposure to asbestos and/or asbestos-containing products or materials.
  • Diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease from a doctor.
  • Case must be filed within 2 years from diagnosis.
  • Case must be filed 2 years from death.

Evidence Required to File an Asbestos Trust Fund Claim

Diagnosis: Medical Documentation, Pathology Report, showing claimant diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.

Physician Statement: Statement from a qualified doctor regarding the diagnosis.

Exposure Evidence: Witness affidavits, employment records, company invoices linking a company product or facility to asbestos exposure.

The Statute of Limitations varies from state to state and can be more complex when there are multiple state asbestos exposures.

There are strict deadlines for filing asbestos claims or lawsuits in Florida after becoming aware that you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or after a loved one dies from an asbestos related disease.

Your rights can vary depending on many factors such as Victim’s residence, where they were exposed to asbestos, and the location of the responsible asbestos manufacturers or distributors.

An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer who specializes in asbestos law can protect your right to file a Mesothelioma lawsuit against negligent asbestos companies.

Alert: We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. Get help today.

Nolo’s Law’s Statute of Limitations Chart for all 50 States

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.

Florida Mesothelioma and Asbestos Statistics

  • Florida ranks 2nd in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
  • The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Florida is 10.6 per million.
  • 3,432 Florida residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
  • 4,481 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Florida since 1979.
  • 109,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Florida.
  • Broward County, FL has more than 448 asbestos-related deaths and more than 335 Mesothelioma Deaths.

*Statistics on Mesothelioma and asbestos related deaths were compiled from CDC (Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics), and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and other cancer reporting sources.

Florida Resident Asbestos Exposure

Florida residents that worked with and lived around toxic asbestos products that exposed them to toxic asbestos dust and fibers are at a higher risk of developing Mesothelioma and asbestos related cancer in their lifetime. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers can lay dormant in people for 10-50 years.

Asbestos exposure is responsible for 12,000-15,000 deaths each year in the United States. Many asbestos-containing products were used during construction between 1930-1980 in federal buildings, city buildings, libraries, museums, courthouses, industrial buildings, machine shops, manufacturing plants, factories, shipyards, oil refineries, stadiums and homes throughout Florida.

There is 2,500-3,000 Malignant Mesothelioma cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U. S.

Florida Workplace Asbestos Exposure

People that worked in Florida around toxic asbestos containing products that exposed them to toxic asbestos dust and fibers are at a higher risk of developing an asbestos related cancer in their lifetime. More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos with the heaviest usage in the U. S. during 1930-1980.

Florida workers diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they were not given any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.

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Florida Counties With Mesothelioma and Asbestos Deaths


Alachua County, FL – 134 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Baker County, FL -14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Bay County, FL – 180 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Bradford County, FL – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Brevard County, FL – 541 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Broward County, FL – 964 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Charlotte County, FL – 246 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Citrus County, FL – 234 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Clay County, FL – 152 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Collier County, FL – 294 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Columbia County, FL – 55 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
DeSoto County, FL – 18 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Duval County, FL – 539 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Escambia County, FL – 284 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Flagler County, FL – 81 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Franklin County, FL – Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Gadsden County, FL – 38 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Gilchrist County, FL – Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Hardee County, FL – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Hendry County, FL – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Hernando County, FL – 312 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Highlands County, FL – 102 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Hillsborough County, FL – 689 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Holmes County, FL – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Indian River County, FL – 218 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Jackson County, FL – 26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Lake County, FL – 349 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Lee County, FL – 600 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Leon County, FL – 111 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Levy County, FL – 49 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Madison County, FL – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Manatee County, FL – 337 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Marion County, FL – 358 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Martin County, FL – 207 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Miami-Dade, FL – 745 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Monroe County, FL – 63 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Nassau County, FL – 58 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Okaloosa County, FL – 66 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Okeechobee County, FL – 49 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Orange County, FL – 358 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Palm Beach County, FL – 1,217 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Pasco County, FL – 599 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Pinellas County, FL – 1,021 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Polk County, FL – 325 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Putnam County, FL – 90 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Saint John’s County, FL – Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Saint Lucie County, FL – 290 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Santa Rosa County, FL – 129 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Sarasota County, FL – 499 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Seminole County, FL – 262 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
St. Johns County, FL – 172 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Sumter County, FL  142 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Suwannee County, FL – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Taylor County, FL – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Source: EWG Working Group 2015 Study

Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives

Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all of the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not take any action to protect workers.

They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up. This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.

  • “…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)
  • In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another company executive, Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead? he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”

Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Facts and Statistics

  • More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos.
  • Mesothelioma cases are found in 9 out of every 1 million people.
  • 3,000 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the U. S.
  • Each year in U. S 10,000 Americans will die from an asbestos related disease.
  • 30% of U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their life time.
  • 1 in 125 U. S. males who live over the age of 50 will die from an asbestos-related disease.
  • Experts believe 60,000 Malignant Mesothelioma deaths will occur between 2010 and 2030.

Florida Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

Military Veterans that have a 1 in 3 chance of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime. Veterans have the right to bring lawsuits against negligent asbestos companies for exposing them to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.

There are 21.5 million current living Veterans according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer. Navy Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War have the highest incidence of Asbestos-related diseases.

The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s. 14 in every 1,000 WW II shipyard workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat related deaths.

  • Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
  • Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
  • A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims is U. S. Veterans.

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Florida Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements

A Mesothelioma claim is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim or surviving family members as a result of hazardous exposure to asbestos.

  • $14 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a retired firefighter and Construction worker in Florida that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
  • $2 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Naval Veteran Boiler Tender suffering from Mesothelioma.
  • $21.6 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: For a Florida Man that developed Mesothelioma against Union carbide and Georgia Pacific
  • $5 Million Settlement: For a Florida man diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure while working at Ford Motor Company.
  • $3.4 Million Settlement: For an Insulation Worker against Kaylo Insulation and Owens Corning Fiberglas.
  • $2. Million Settlement: For an AC & S worker in Broward County, Florida that died from Mesothelioma.
  • $7 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Naval Operating Engineers that developed malignant Mesothelioma.
  • $3.8 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Florida Mechanic and Carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma.
  • $2.8 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Florida Dry Cleaner that died from Mesothelioma at age 80.

Florida Workers and Residents Have the Right to Sue Manufacturers that exposed them to Asbestos.

Mesothelioma Cancer

Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.

Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.

Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.

Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?

If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.

Florida Mesothelioma Lawsuit Damages


Disfigurement Damages (past and future)
Economic Damages (past and future)
End of Life Cost Damages 
Exemplary Damages
Funeral Expense Damages
Future Economic Damages
General Damages
Gross Negligence Damages
Loss of Companionship
Loss of Consortium Damages
Loss of Earning Capacity Damages
Loss of Life Damages
Loss of Wages Damages (past and future)
Medical Expense Damages
Mental Anguish Damages
Monetary Compensation Damages
Nominal Damages
Non-Economic Damages
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pecuniary and Non Pecuniary Damages
Physical Impairment Damages (past and future)
Asbestos Trust Funds
Treble Damages
Workers Compensation Damages
Wrongful Death Claims

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.

We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.

Mesothelioma Latency Period

Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.

There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts

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