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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Asbestos Exposure in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Located 23 miles north of Miami on the Atlantic coast, the city of Fort Lauderdale is the county seat of Broward County and has a population of just over 180,000 people. Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” because of the extensive network of canals that run throughout the city; there is a total of 165 miles of waterways within the city limits. Fort Lauderdale became officially incorporated on March 27, 1911.

In the early 20th century, Fort Lauderdale experienced a land boom as did much of the state of Florida, with its population increasing over 300% in less than ten months. All supplies were transported into the city via the Florida East Coast Railway or the Port of Miami; Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades was not yet completed at this time. During World War II, Merle Fogg Field became a U.S. Naval Air Station and later, after being decommissioned by the navy, the site served as Fort Lauderdale Airport. Today, Fort Lauderdale airport is the eleventh busiest general aviation airport in the country. Several Ft. Lauderdale landmarks took place in the 1960s; Florida Power & Light Company went online with four operating units and petroleum became Port Everglades number one commodity. A few years later, 300 acres were purchased by a developer with construction plans for what would become Fort Lauderdale’s booming Southport cargo terminal.

Asbestos exposure in the workplace has been an enduring problem for Fort Lauderdale as a result of its history in the manufacturing and construction settings. Asbestos attorneys may be able to assist you if you were exposed to asbestos in Fort Lauderdale.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Fort Lauderdale

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Fort Lauderdale where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Air Operational Trng Base
  • AT&T/Southern Bell
  • Automatic Ventilating Company
  • Broward County Resource Recovery
  • Broward General Hospital
  • Broward Marine Inc.
  • Burdines, Inc.
  • Cutler Ridge Towers
  • Florida Insulation & Fireproof
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • Fort Lauderdale Airport
  • Fort Lauderdale High School
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Holy Cross Hospital
  • Lakeview Siding
  • Lancaster Distral Group
  • Marine Tower Condominium Apartments
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • North Brothers, Incorporated
  • North Shore Hospital
  • Pier 66 Hotel
  • Port Everglades
  • Port Everglades Docks
  • Port Everglades Powerhouse
  • Sunset Plastering

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

1475 N.W. 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136

Distance: 23.7 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Florida, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

Asbestos Related News in Florida

Florida Supreme Court Reviews Asbestos in Cigarette Filters Case

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up an asbestos case filed by a man who suffers from mesothelioma.

Florida DEP Cites Maverick Company For Possible Asbestos Violations

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has cited Maverick Demolition Company for asbestos violations related to the John Sunday House.

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