Florida Asbestos Lawyer
The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Florida. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father’s death.
Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across Florida including Jacksonville, Tampa, Miami, Pensacola, Cape Canaveral, St Petersburg, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Panama City and Cape Coral to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease. Florida has the second highest ranking for asbestos related deaths in the United States.
Individuals in Florida may be exposed to asbestos at their occupation, jobsite or home from asbestos containing materials. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics and school teachers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Florida include power plants, shipyards, steel mills, industrial workplaces, chemical plants and the Florida Space Coast.
Power Plants in Florida Known for Asbestos Exposure
Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. The power plants in Florida with known asbestos exposure include:
- Anclote Power Plant,
- Big Bend Powerplant,
- Big Bear Powerhouse,
- Blackpoint Power House,
- Cape C. Fort Pierce Municipal Power Plant,
- Crystal River Power Plant,
- Cutler Ridge Power Plant,
- Crist Power Plant,
- Fort Lauderdale Electric Company,
- Ft. Myers Power Plant,
- Gannon Power Plant,
- Gulf Power Plant,
- Hookers Point Power Plant,
- Lakeland Powerhouse,
- Larsen Memorial Powerhouse,
- Port Everglades Power Plant, Unit 2,
- Port Everglades Power Station,
- Saint Lucie Nuclear Power Plant,
- St. Mark’s Powerhouse,
- Sholz Power Plant,
- Smith Power Plant or Smith Generating Plant,
- Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant and
- Vero Beach Municipal Powerplant.
Industrial Workplaces and Asbestos Exposure in Florida
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is industrial workplaces. People exposed to asbestos at these industrial workplaces may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Industrial workplaces known to have a problem with asbestos include:
- U.S. Sugar in Poughaugee,
- Dupont Corporation or Forest Wheeler,
- Mulberry Phosphate Mine and
- International Phosphate.
Shipyards in Florida Known for Asbestos Exposure
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair workers and military personnel often worked around or with asbestos. Some of the asbestos containing materials often found on the jobsite were boilers, insulation, turbines, pumps, gaskets and cement. Shipyards in Florida include:
- Atlantic Dry Dock,
- Gulf Marine Repair Corporation,
- Mayport Navy Station,
- The Hendry Corporation,
- Tampa Bay Shipbuilding,
- Gibbs Shipyard (Aerojet) in Jacksonville and St. Johns,
- Gibbs Shipyard in Tampa and
- Pensacola Naval Air Station or Pensacola Navy Yard.
Steel Mills Known for Asbestos Exposure
Industries that use electricity, heat and flames in its processes have often used asbestos in the past due to the insulating and pliable properties of asbestos. One such steel or iron mill in Florida known for asbestos exposure includes Ameristeel.
NASA and Florida Space Coast Known for Asbestos Exposure
Florida has a unique and rich space and aeronautical history. The Florida Space Coast is a region in Florida around the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Launch Site where the National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA launches space shuttles and unmanned civilian and military space vehicles. NASA used asbestos in various rockets and other applications because of its resistance to heat and fire.
Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in Florida
Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is chemical manufacturing. People exposed to asbestos at these chemical plants may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Some chemical plants in Florida include Jacksonville Chemical Plant and Petro Chemical Products.
Public Buildings and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Florida
Individuals in Florida may exposed to asbestos at public buildings or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in public buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older building and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs. Examples of older buildings or schools in Florida of known asbestos exposure include:
- Jacksonville Grammar School,
- Eustis Housing Project,
- Miami Hotel and
- Miami-Mercy Hospital.
The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.
We Will Travel to You
Our lawyers will travel throughout Florida to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.
We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 888-506-1131 or contact us online for a free consultation.