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Asbestos entered Florida through domestic and industrial products. The toxic fibers are not naturally occurring in the state, but have had an enormous impact resulting in at least 3,000 asbestos-related deaths from the 1970s to 2001. That is a significant asbestos-related mortality rate for a state that does not contain any naturally occurring supply. The asbestos mortality rate has doubled since the government stepped in and began keeping track of mesothelioma-induced deaths.

Enclosed by two bodies of water on three of its borders, Florida is a state that naturally has a long history with the shipbuilding industry. The naval station operated as a shipyard and was developed in the 1800s. It can be assumed that this naval shipyard is like many others that contained asbestos.

In the city of Tampa between 1948 and 1993, over 96,000 tons of asbestos products were shipped from Montana to be processed in a factory there. The ore of the shipped asbestos was typically broken to produce different products. When asbestos fibers are disturbed, they infiltrate the air we breathe which it makes more likely for a person to inhale.

Asbestos, when inhaled, can attach to the lining of the lungs (pleura) and begin to scar the tissues, resulting in life-threatening diseases. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related illness, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact our leading Florida mesothelioma lawyers for a free evaluation of your case.

Where You May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos in Florida

Power Plants

  • Saint Lucie Nuclear
  • Turkey Point Nuclear
  • Sholz Power Plant
  • Hookers Point Plant
  • Anclote Power Plant
  • Ft. Myers Power Plant
  • Smith Power Plant
  • Crystal River Plant

Metal Works

  • Ameristeel

Shipyards

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

Legal Resources for Florida

The typical statute of limitations for civil cases in the state of Florida is four years from the time you were diagnosed. However, Florida also has a statute of repose which allows you a specified amount of time to file for your injury starting from the time the exposure occurred to file. If your latency period falls outside of this statute of repose time limit, you are unable to file. It is important that you seek the legal advice from one of our mesothelioma experienced attorneys to clarify which statute applies to your particular case.

For more information and for a confidential and no-obligation legal evaluation, we encourage you to contact our experienced Florida mesothelioma attorneys. We have a proven track of successfully helping numerous clients go on to win the damages they’re entitled to.