If your doctor has told you that your cancer or lung disease was caused by the asbestos that you were exposed to decades ago, you probably assume your old employer and its insurance company will pay your medical bills and will pay damages to you and your family. After all, we know now that many companies made a choice to expose their workers to asbestos rather than use safer, but more expensive, materials.
Unfortunately, while there is money available to compensate asbestos victims in many cases, the battle to get the compensation you deserve will not be easy. You should not give up, but you should understand the issues that are likely to arise if you decide to file.
If you want to recover damages, you may be faced with any or all of these issues:
If you have a medical condition that is often caused by asbestos exposure, such as colorectal or lung cancer or mesothelioma, you should contact a Florida attorney with experience in helping asbestos exposure victims. The longer you wait, the greater the chances are that you will be unable to trace it to the company or that the business will still have the money to pay your claim.