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Asbestos Exposure, Mesothelioma Doctors and Lawyers in Lakeland, Florida

Located midway between Tampa and Orlando, the city of Lakeland was founded in 1882 by Abraham Munn.  Munn purchased 80 acres of land in what is now downtown Lakeland, Florida.  On January 1, 1885, Lakeland became an incorporated city.  As suggested by its name, the city has numerous lakes within its borders.  A number of lakes are natural but most are former phosphate mine pits that eventually filled with water.  The more prominent lakes are Lake Parker, Lake Hollingsworth, Lake Morton, Lake Mirror, and Lake Gibson.

The Florida land boom of the early 20th century brought considerable expansion to Lakeland as established rail lines ran through the city and major structures were built.  Lakeland’s first public utility, Lakeland Electric & Water, expanded and built the Lake Mirror Power Plant in 1916.  The demand for electric power continued to increase and in 1949, construction started on the Lake Parker Plant.  The World War II era saw the opening of the Lodwick School of Aeronautics, owned by aviation pioneer Al Lodwick, who trained several thousand men to fly for the U.S. Army Air Corps.  Lakeland’s Drane Field, located in the southwest side of Lakeland, became the site where B-24 bomber crews trained. The city of Lakeland continues to grow today, with a population of over 90,000.  Current industry varies from citrus, cattle, and phosphate mining to tourism, medicine, transportation, and music.  The largest employers in Lakeland are FedEx, Saddle Creek Corporation, GEICO, and Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Use of asbestos containing products in Lakeland’s manufacturing, construction, and industrial settings has been an issue for many years.  If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Lakeland, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Lary Robinson.  Additionally, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to offer guidance if you were exposed to asbestos in Lakeland and then diagnosed with mesothelioma.           

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Lakeland

If you worked at any of these companies and/or job sites in Lakeland, Florida, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos which is known to cause mesothelioma cancer.

  • Acid Inc
  • Atlantic Coast Line Rr Company
  • Becker Industries
  • City of Lakeland Department of Electric and Water Utilities
  • Consumers Cooperative
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Lake Parker Plant
  • Lakeland Electric & Water
  • Lakeland Light and Water Department
  • Lakeland Memorial Hospital
  • Makintosh Power Plant
  • Occidental Petro & Resrch Company
  • Phosphate Mining Company

Locate a Mesothelioma Doctor near Lakeland, Florida

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma doctors and oncologists who practice near Lakeland, Florida have the expertise to assist you. More detailed information about each doctor is available by clicking on the appropriate doctor detail link. Details about their background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations and contact information is provided.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, FL 33612
Distance: 30.3 miles

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, FL 33612
Distance: 30.3 miles

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, FL 33612
Distance: 30.3 miles

Contact a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Lakeland

If you need help getting an accurate diagnosis or developing a treatment plan, the following mesothelioma cancers near Lakeland, Florida have the resources available to assist you. More detailed information about each cancer center is available by clicking on the appropriate cancer center detail link.

Tampa, FL 33612
Distance: 30.3 miles

The Rod Taylor Thoracic Care Center
Orlando, FL 32806

Distance: 48.6 miles

Cancer Support Services Near Lakeland, Florida

While receiving treatment, mesothelioma patients may find a need for temporary lodging, patient transport, physical therapy or counseling. We have compiled a list of these cancer support services near Lakeland, Florida for your convenience.

Florida Treatment Support Services

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Lakeland

Don’t lose your right to file a mesothelioma claim. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Lakeland, Florida, you may be entitled to compensation. You must file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Florida.

Asbestos Law Firms Servicing Lakeland, Florida

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM's experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

At Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

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Asbestos-Related News in Florida

Florida Supreme Court Reviews Asbestos in Cigarette Filters Case

Tallahassee, FL - July 25, 2017

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

Pensacola, FL - July 29, 2016

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

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