The city of Palatka is the county seat of Putnam County, Florida and can be found on the banks of the St. Johns River where it narrows and begins its course upstream to Lake George The fertile land surrounding the river was initially inhabited by the Muscogee and Seminole tribes; they called the area “Pilotaikita” meaning “crossing over” or “cows crossing” Palatka experienced significant growth throughout the 19th century as ferry service and roads became established On January 8, 1953, the city of Palatka was charted by the state of Florida.
By the end of the 19th century Palatka rivaled Jacksonville as the major port on the St. Johns River; Palatka had matured into a bustling center for transportation, freight, lumber, citrus, and tourism The Great Freeze of 1895 permanently destroyed Palatka’s citrus industry, forcing the community rely on industries dependent on wood and its byproducts Palatka became home to several facilities over the years, including Palatka Paper Mill, Hudson Pulp & Paper Company (currently owned and operated by Georgia Pacific), Scott Paper Mill, and Florida Pulp & Paper Company. By the 1970s, Palatka’s valuable position on the St. Johns River was fully realized by the shipbuilding industry Offshore Shipbuilding opened a facility in Palatka and specialized in repair and construction of a wide range of ships and other watercrafts; tugboats, barges, passenger ships, ferries and fishing boats were worked on at the facility Today, the facility is owned and operated by the St. John Shipbuilding company.
We have confirmed that Palatka has many jobsites where exposure to asbestos has occurred Asbestos lawyers may be able to assist you if you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos in Palatka.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Palatka
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Palatka where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Florida Power & Light Company
- Florida Pulp & Paper Company
- Georgia Pacific
- Hudson Pulp & Paper Company
- Learning Resources
- Monsanto Chemical
- Offshore Shipbuilding
- Palatka Paper Mill
- Palatka Power Plant
- Putnam Power Plant
- Robshaws Service Center
- Scott Paper Mill
- Southern Marine Corporation
- Tradewell Corporation
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Palatka, Florida
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Palatka, 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: 81.9 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Palatka, 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
The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to take up an asbestos case filed by a man who suffers from mesothelioma.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has cited Maverick Demolition Company for asbestos violations related to the John Sunday House.