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Mesothelioma Lawyers Florida

Map of asbestosis and mesothelioma deaths in FloridaThough Florida has no naturally occurring asbestos deposits, it is ranked 2nd out of the 50 United States for asbestos-related deaths. Between 1979 and 2001, approximately 3,025 people died from diseases caused by asbestos (Note: This number is not completely accurate, as the government did not start tracking mesothelioma as a cause of death until 1999).

These deaths could have and should have been prevented. Clapper, Patti Schweizer & Mason is a mesothelioma law firm with over 30 years of success. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in settlement compensation for mesothelioma patients and their families.

Asbestos Exposure in Florida

Mesothelioma deaths in Florida are due in large part to the industries in the state that heavily used asbestos and had it shipped in. At least 1,188 shipments of asbestos were shipped from the Libby, Montana asbestos mine to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Jacksonville, Pompano Beach, and Boca Raton.

Florida is home to the Space Coast, a region around the Kennedy Space Center where NASA launches space shuttles. Producing rockets that can withstand the heat of exiting and entering the earth’s atmosphere is of critical importance to NASA. Because asbestos is extremely durable and heat and fire resistant, it was often used in the construction of the space shuttles.

Because Florida is almost completely surrounded by water, it is has a long maritime history, which begins in the mid 1500s with the arrival of the Spanish. The broad rivers and tributaries covering the state allowed for the shipbuilding industry to develop a strong foundation that continued to thrive during the time when asbestos was commonly used in the trade.

Known job sites in Florida for exposing workers to asbestos include:

Shipyards

  • Atlantic Dry Dock
  • Gulf Marine Repair Corporation
  • The Hendry Corporation
  • Mayport Navy Station
  • Offshore Shipbuilding Co.
  • Pensacola Naval Air Station
  • Tampa Bay Shipbuilding

Power Plants

  • Anclote Power Plant
  • Big Bear Powerhouse
  • Crystal River Power Plant
  • Ft. Myers Power Plant
  • Gannon Power Plant
  • Hookers Point Power Plant
  • Saint Lucie Nuclear Power Plant
  • Sholz Power Plant
  • Smith Power Plant
  • Turkey Point Nuclear Plant
  • Vero Beach Municipal Power Plant

Metalworks

  • Ameristeel

Our Mesothelioma Attorneys Can Help

Even in instances where evidence appears obvious, there may be multiple asbestos companies responsible. Our investigators and attorneys can often help us build a strong case by obtaining important records and by finding witnesses who know more about the asbestos products used in your workplace and what caused your mesothelioma. Thorough case investigation requires determination, experience, integrity and patience - the core values of our firm.

Speak with us today to find out what our law firm can do for you and your family. Contact Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason a for a free consultation.