West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach is the largest city of Palm Beach County and the oldest municipality in South Florida. West Palm was founded by Henry Flagler in 1893 and on November 5, 1894, the motion passed to officially incorporate the city of West Palm Beach. Soon after its incorporation West Palm became a busy frontier town with storefronts and saloons lining the streets. From 1920 to 1927, the city’s population quadrupled as part of the Florida land boom. Many of West Palm’s historic neighborhoods and buildings were constructed during this time.
Farming and sugar businesses played integral roles in West Palm’s early economy. The growing population in the 1920s led to the opening of West Palm power plants, many of which are operated by Florida Power & Light Company. Pratt & Whitney Aircraft also opened facilities in West Palm Beach during this time. World War II brought change to the local community; the Breakers Hotel became Ream General Hospital and the Biltmore was lent to the United States Coast Guard. Following the war, West Palm Beach experienced major development of swampland just west of the downtown area. The newly constructed eventually became a major shopping boulevard and tourist hotspot. Currently the largest employers in West Palm Beach are the City School System (including West Palm Beach High School and Forest Hill High School), Florida Crystals, and Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.
West Palm Beach’s active manufacturing and construction industries have put the city in a high risk category for exposure to asbestos. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in West Palm Beach, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Lary Robinson. Additionally, if you were exposed to asbestos in West Palm Beach, you may benefit from seeking the advice of an asbestos attorney.
Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in West Palm Beach
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in West Palm Beach where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.
- Aristan Ice and Electric Company
- Blue Ribbon Homes
- Breakers Hotel
- Century Village Apartments
- City Hall
- County Courthouse
- East Coast Electric Light and Power and Ice Company
- Florida Power & Light Company
- Florida Public Utilities Company
- Forest Hill High School
- Good Samaritan Hospital
- Gould Brewing Company
- Grumman Ecosystems Corporation
- Henderson Roofing Works
- Palm Beach County Solid Waste Authority
- Palm Beach Gas Company
- Palm Beach Resource Recovery Company
- Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
- Rinker Materials Corp
- Southern Utilities Company
- West Palm Beach Senior High School
Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near West Palm Beach, Florida
For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of West Palm Beach, 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.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
1475 N.W. 12th Ave.
Miami, FL 33136
Distance: 66.0 miles
Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in West Palm Beach, 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.