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Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. If you or a loved one is facing this diagnosis, you may qualify for financial assistance. A Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyer can navigate the legal process on your behalf and pursue compensation typically worth $1 million or more. Get help connecting with a top Jacksonville asbestos lawyer now.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Jacksonville

Filing a legal claim with the help of a Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyer is the best way to seek compensation for your or a loved one’s illness.

Thousands of companies used asbestos in their products for much of the 20th century because it was cheap, durable, and a good insulator. These corporations kept selling their products even though they knew asbestos could cause cancer.

Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyers can help you hold these companies responsible and seek compensation for your family with no added stress.

A Jacksonville asbestos lawyer can:

  1. Confirm which asbestos products caused your illness
  2. Interview medical experts to help build your case
  3. File a lawsuit on your behalf
  4. Negotiate a strong settlement out of court
  5. Represent you at trial if needed

The lawyers we partner with have recovered millions of dollars for other patients with mesothelioma in Jacksonville. While every asbestos case is different and there are no guarantees, you could be entitled to similar compensation.

Find out if you can work with a mesothelioma lawyer in Jacksonville by getting a free legal consultation.

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Jacksonville Mesothelioma Law Firm

Simmons Hanly Conroy, our trusted legal partner and one of the nation’s top mesothelioma firms, stands ready to help Jacksonville families get justice.

Since the firm’s founding in 1999, its lawyers have recovered over $9.6 billion for mesothelioma victims, with over $530 million secured for clients in Florida. There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work them.

Below are some notable settlements and verdicts our partner mesothelioma law firm has secured for patients in and around Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Mesothelioma Settlements Recovered by Simmons Hanly Conroy

  • $5.74 millionMaintenance worker
  • $3.83 million Pipefitter and welder
  • $2.66 million U.S. Navy veteran and valve repairman
  • $1.89 million Mechanic and service station worker

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Jacksonville Mesothelioma Lawsuits

You or your loved one may qualify to file a Jacksonville mesothelioma lawsuit after a diagnosis.

There are two main types of Jacksonville asbestos lawsuits:

  • Personal injury lawsuit: You can file a personal injury suit if you were diagnosed with mesothelioma.
  • Wrongful death lawsuit: You can file a wrongful death suit if someone you loved passed away from mesothelioma.

A Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyer can help you quickly file an asbestos lawsuit if you’re eligible.

Jacksonville Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts

Nearly all Jacksonville mesothelioma lawsuits end in out-of-court settlements with the asbestos companies named in your claim. The average mesothelioma settlement is $1 million to $1.4 million, according to Mealey’s® Litigation Report: Asbestos.

Our partner law firm can help you start getting mesothelioma compensation quickly — often within 90 days or less.

In very rare cases, a mesothelioma settlement can’t be reached, and the lawsuit will be heard in court at a trial. A judge or jury will then decide on a winner and a payout. Trials may award more or less than if a lawsuit is settled.

A Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyer will do all they can to reach a strong settlement for you in the shortest payout timeline. They will also make sure your case is as strong as possible in the event it goes to trial.

Who Can Work With a Jacksonville Mesothelioma Lawyer?

You may qualify to work with an asbestos lawyer in Jacksonville if:

  • You’ve developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, such as lung cancer or asbestosis.
  • You’ve lost a loved one to an asbestos-related illness.

Make sure to check with an attorney even if you don’t think you’re eligible. Top Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyers can find out when, where, and how you may have been exposed to asbestos if you don’t remember.

From there, they can determine if you qualify to file a lawsuit and will do all the work for you, allowing you to seek compensation with no added stress.

Use our Free Attorney Checklist to find the right mesothelioma lawyer for your case.

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Statute of Limitations on Jacksonville Asbestos Lawsuits

Each state has a statute of limitations that determines how long you have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

You have 2 years from the date of a mesothelioma diagnosis or death of a loved one to file a lawsuit under Florida law. This may seem like a lot of time, but it can pass quickly. However, if you work with a skilled Florida asbestos lawyer, you will never miss an important deadline.

Don’t wait to hire a lawyer.

Call (866) 608-8933 now to connect with a mesothelioma lawyer in Jacksonville and learn if you can file before time runs out.

Jacksonville Asbestos Exposure Sites

Job sites across Jacksonville put workers at risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestos-containing products were widely used in Jacksonville Navy shipbuilding facilities, construction sites, and manufacturing plants from the 1930s to the early 1980s.

Examples of known asbestos exposure sites in Jacksonville include:

  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery
  • Cecil Field Naval Air Station
  • Duval County Schools
  • Glidden Chemical Company
  • Hess Oil Company
  • Mayport Navy Shipyard
  • National Container Corporation
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas
  • Saint Regis Paper Company
  • Seaboard Air Line Railway
  • U.S. Gypsum Company Plant

It takes 10 to 50 years for mesothelioma to develop after asbestos fibers are breathed in or swallowed. This most commonly happens when asbestos products are disturbed during installation, removal, or repair.

Jacksonville families could also have been exposed to asbestos secondhand if their loved one brought fibers home on their clothing, shoes, or work equipment.

How to File a Mesothelioma Claim in Jacksonville

Take the following steps when you are ready to start your mesothelioma claim in Jacksonville.

1. Consult With a Jacksonville Mesothelioma Attorney

The best Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyers will offer a free and confidential case review.

This is your opportunity to share your story, ask questions, and find out if you are eligible to move forward with a case.

Get a free case review with our partner Jacksonville asbestos attorneys now.

2. Gather Evidence

Once it’s confirmed you have a case, your Jacksonville asbestos lawyer will start gathering documents and evidence to support your lawsuit.

This evidence may include medical records and bills, military service paperwork, and past employment documents. Your attorney will use this information to determine when, how, and where you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos.

3. File the Mesothelioma Claim

After your personal injury attorneys have collected the evidence and determined which asbestos companies may be at fault, they can file your lawsuit in the correct court system and within the appropriate statute of limitations.

You won’t have to file the lawsuit yourself when working with our partner Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyers, saving you time and stress.

4. Negotiate a Settlement

After each side has had a chance to get additional information through the discovery process, settlement negotiations can begin.

Our partner personal injury lawyers will work to get the highest mesothelioma settlement in the shortest amount of time.

If both parties agree on a fair settlement amount, your mesothelioma case will come to a close without going to court. Your case may go to trial on the off chance a settlement isn’t reached.

5. Receive Your Mesothelioma Payout

You can usually expect to begin receiving compensation several weeks after your lawsuit has been settled.

Many of our partner firm’s past clients have gotten their first payouts within 90 days of filing.

Other Compensation Options for Jacksonville Mesothelioma Victims

Besides lawsuits, mesothelioma victims in Jacksonville also have other options available when it comes to pursuing compensation for their illness.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Asbestos trust funds are set up any time a manufacturer of asbestos-containing products files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This stops any lawsuits against the company but requires them to put money into a trust to pay present and future victims.

As of today, there’s over $30 billion available across all asbestos trusts. Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyers can help you file claims with any asbestos trust funds that you qualify for in addition to a lawsuit.

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Veterans Benefits

Mesothelioma victims who are veterans may also be eligible for additional benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Mesothelioma VA benefits include:

  • VA health care: Veterans and their family members can get care from VA hospitals, where their costs may be mostly or completely covered. The VA has top mesothelioma doctors on staff at select facilities to treat veterans.
  • Disability benefits: Veterans with mesothelioma typically receive the highest monthly disability payments — worth nearly $4,000 a month as of 2024 — since this cancer has a 100% disability rating.
  • Housebound benefits or Aid and Attendance (A&A): Veterans who are ill enough that they are either housebound or in need of an in-home caregiver can receive monthly benefits to help cover these costs.

Veterans may qualify for these VA benefits if their mesothelioma diagnosis can be linked back to their military service.

We can help veterans file for VA benefits while still getting compensation from lawsuits and trust fund claims. The military and government won’t be sued as part of a mesothelioma lawsuit.

What Are the Asbestos Laws in Jacksonville?

Asbestos laws in Jacksonville are governed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP).

More specifically, the FDEP runs an asbestos removal program that outlines rules and regulations for the safe removal and demolition of asbestos.

These regulations state that:

  • Any structures or buildings containing asbestos that is to be disturbed must be inspected by a licensed asbestos consultant, with notification sent to the Environmental Quality Division.
  • Asbestos-containing waste material removed from buildings must only be disposed of at approved asbestos waste disposal sites.

Find a Top Jacksonville Mesothelioma Lawyer Near You

Mesothelioma Hope can connect you with experienced asbestos lawyers in Jacksonville if you’re eligible. With help from a skilled Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyer, you and your family may be able to access significant compensation.

Here are 3 quick steps you can take now to get help:

  1. Get a free consultation with our partner law firm
  2. Learn how a Jacksonville mesothelioma attorney can help you
  3. Work with your lawyer to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation

Our partner Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyers have decades of experience and have secured millions of dollars for other residents. They may be able to help you as well.

Call (866) 608-8933 now to discuss your case in confidence.

Jacksonville Asbestos Lawyer FAQs

What is an asbestos lawyer?

An asbestos lawyer specializes in securing compensation for those with asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

These lawyers help their clients pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by asbestos-related illnesses.

They may file lawsuits against manufacturers of asbestos products, distributors, or other parties responsible for exposing their clients.

A Jacksonville asbestos lawyer can also file claims with asbestos trust funds, which are set up by bankrupt companies to compensate mesothelioma victims and their families.

Why should I work with a Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyer?

Our partner Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyers will do all of the legal work involved with filing a lawsuit and pursuing compensation on your behalf.

With their help, you may be able to get a significant payout to cover your medical bills and keep your family financially secure — with no extra stress.

Schedule a free consultation to see if a Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyer may be able to assist you.

How long does a Jacksonville mesothelioma lawsuit take?

While each lawsuit is different, many victims who’ve worked with our partner lawyers have received their first payouts in 90 days or less.

A Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyer will try to get you the highest amount of financial compensation in the shortest amount of time.

How do I choose a Jacksonville mesothelioma attorney?

When choosing an attorney to handle your case, you should make sure they:

  • Have several years of experience filing asbestos claims
  • Have secured high financial payouts for past clients
  • Work on a contingency fee basis (so you won’t pay upfront, out-of-pocket fees)

Our partner law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy has Jacksonville mesothelioma attorneys on staff who meet all of these criteria. Since the firm’s founding in 1999, its lawyers have recovered over $530 million for Florida residents.

Simmons Hanly Conroy’s Jacksonville mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you too. Contact us now to learn more.

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Melissa Crowe Schopfer is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy. Over the past 10 years, Melissa has worked on over 500 cases and recovered more than $100 million in settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of her clients. She has represented families impacted by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases in almost every state.

  • Asbestos Trial Team Leader
  • Practicing Attorney for 15+ Years
  • Has Recovered Over $100 Million
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Jenna Tozzi, RN, is the Director of Patient Advocacy at Mesothelioma Hope. With more than 15 years of experience as an adult and pediatric oncology nurse navigator, Jenna provides exceptional guidance and support to mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Jenna has been featured in Oncology Nursing News and is a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators & the American Nurses Association.

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Mesothelioma Hope is passionate about helping patients and families affected by this aggressive cancer. A mesothelioma diagnosis can be scary and isolating, but we’re here for you at every step. Hope is only a phone call away.

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