Gainesville, Florida is the largest city in Alachua County and is centrally located five hours from Atlanta and Miami. Once a Timucuan Indian settlement, the area is now home to the third largest university in the country, the University of Florida. In 1854, Gainesville became the county seat of Alachua County and on April 15, 1969, the city was officially incorporated. The popular sports drink, Gatorade, was invented in Gainesville for use by the University of Florida’s football team. Since its founding in 1905, the University of Florida has remained vital to local economy.
After the turn of the 20th century Gainesville witnessed the collapse of the cotton and phosphate industries that once carried the city; however, the University of Florida’s emergence revived the area and paved the way towards the future. Neighborhoods expanded and utilities were established such as Gainesville Gas Company and Gainesville Regional Utility. Following this development, several companies established sites within the city including, Deerhaven Power, General Elec Company, Koppers Company, Inc., and Florida Industrial Corp. Current largest employers in Gainesville are the University of Florida, Shands HealthCare, and City of Gainesville government.
We have confirmed that Gainesville has numerous jobsites, including Atkins Manufacturing Company and Shands Hospital, where asbestos exposure has occurred. If you have been exposed to asbestos in Gainesville, Florida you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Gainesville
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Gainesville where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Alachua General Hospital
- Atkins Manufacturing Company
- Baird Hardware Company
- Big Star Coloniel Store
- Brock and Blevins
- City of Gainesville
- Danish Bakery
- Deerhaven Power
- Florida Industrial Corp
- Gainesville Gas Company
- Gainesville Power Plant
- Gainesville Regional Utility
- Gen Elec Company
- George L. Simonds
- H F Dutton and Company
- Hilton Hotel
- J. Hillis Miller Hospital
- J. Ray Mcdermott
- Koppers Company, Inc
- Municipal Light Plant
- North Brothers, Inc.
- School "H"
- Shands Hospital
- Sunland Training Center
- Testing Lab Department of Highway
- Univerisity of Florida
- Veterans Administration Hospital
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Gainesville, Florida
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Gainesville, 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.
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando
The Rod Taylor Thoracic Care Center
1400 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32806
Distance: 99.1 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Gainesville, 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 Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has cited Maverick Demolition Company for asbestos violations related to the John Sunday House.
10,000 feet of piping containing asbestos will be replaced by 2017 as part of a $1.4 million Collier County Water project.