What is Florida’s Statute of Limitations on Mesothelioma Claims?

Following decades of potential exposure to asbestos, many Floridians are wondering about their options and risks regarding Mesothelioma. Below is a list of answers to common questions about mesothelioma, including: What is the statute of limitations of Mesothelioma claims in Florida?

Once diagnosed, a mesothelioma victim has a limited amount of time to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Florida. For a personal injury claim on mesothelioma, patients must file within four years of the date of their diagnosis.

For wrongful death, family must file a claim within 2 years of the patient’s death. [*As of Feb. 10, 2019, this is the Florida law. State legislation is subject to change each legislative session.]

Other FAQ About Mesothelioma:

What is Mesothelioma?

Can doctors diagnose Mesothelioma from looking at anything? Yes. An example is seen in the New England Journal of Medicine’s Mesothelioma diagnosis from electron microscopy.

Who is at risk of contracting Mesothelioma?

Watch experts from the University of Pennsylvania answer explain who is at risk for contracting Mesothelioma:

Have any Mesothelioma claims resulted in a major settlement?