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Tampa, Florida is the 54th largest city in the United States and serves as county seat for Hillsborough County. On January 18, 1849, four years after Florida officially became a state, the “village of Tampa” became incorporated and was later reincorporated as a town in 1855. Tampa is part of the metropolitan area commonly referred to as the Tampa Bay area and is home to a handful of professional sports teams including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League, and the Tampa Bay Rays in Major League Baseball.

Tampa Overview

Following the Civil War, Tampa’s economy struggled up until the mid 1880s when phosphate was discovered in the Bone Valley region of the city. Soon thereafter Tampa began mining and exporting phosphate and continues to do so today, earning the nickname of “phosphate capital of the world”. After construction of the railroad the steel industry was introduced to Tampa. Companies such as Tampa Steel Erecting Company, Florida Steel Corporation, and Robert J. Clark Tampa Steel Erecting Company activated facilities in the city. The mid 20th century witnessed the emergence of two coal-fired power plants in Tampa; Big Bend Powerhouse and Hookers Power Plant opened their doors, with several plants such as Black Point Powerhouse and Lakeland Power Plant following in their steps. Many acquisitions took place over the years however Florida Power & Light Company is one of the main owners and operators. Additionally, Tampa is home to Tampa Shipyards, Inc., formerly McCloskey & Co. At one time the shipyard was also known as Tampa Ship Repair & Dry Dock Company. Tampa’s location on Florida’s western coast makes it an ideal site for a shipyard, as it is directly accessible from the Gulf of Mexico.

Tampa’s active manufacturing, shipyard and construction industries commonly use asbestos products and have therefore put workers at risk for asbestos exposure. If you have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in Tampa, you may benefit from contacting Dr. Lary Robinson. Additionally, you should know that mesothelioma law firms represent people from Tampa who were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Tampa

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

  • Acousti‐Engineering Company
  • Adamo Insulation
  • Aerodyne Investment Castings
  • Airetron Engineering Company
  • Alafia Lutz Job
  • Algerie
  • Amienois
  • Anheuser Busch, Inc.
  • Ap Green Refractories Company
  • Ap Green Services
  • Artesian
  • Badger America, Inc.
  • Barnett Bank
  • Bay-Con General, Inc.
  • Big Bend Powerhouse
  • Black Point Powerhouse
  • Board of County Commissioners of Polk County
  • Board of Education
  • Bucyrus-Erie Company
  • Budwiser Brewery
  • Buell Engineering
  • Cameron & Barkely Company
  • Chemix
  • Citro Dry Inc
  • Commercial Building
  • Consolidated Citrus Products Company
  • Continental Can
  • Dixie Linen and Uniform Company
  • Florida Portland Cement Company
  • Florida Power & Light Company
  • Florida Steel Corporation
  • Gannon Station
  • Gardinier, Inc.
  • Gaylord Container Corp
  • General Portland Cement
  • Glidden Durkee Company
  • Gulf Brass Works
  • Gulf Marine Repair
  • Gulf Power Company
  • Gulf Tampa Drydock
  • Heat & Frost Insulation
  • Hendry Corporation
  • Herman Sausage Factory Incorporated
  • Hillsborough County Animal Control
  • Hillsborough County Courthouse
  • Hilsboro Hotel
  • Hookers Point Station
  • Hookers Power Plant
  • Johns‐Manville Sales Corporation
  • Lakeland Power Plant
  • Linde Air Products Company
  • Low Rent Housing
  • Mcdill Air Force Base
  • Mid-Valley, Inc.
  • Misener, Inc.
  • Nitram Chemicals, Inc.
  • North Brothers, Inc.
  • Ocean Shipholdings, Inc.
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglass
  • Painters Union
  • Palmetto Beach Railroad Shop
  • Paul Smith Contracting Company
  • Phosphate Terminals
  • Port Sutton
  • Portland Gasoline Company
  • Robert J. Clark Tampa Steel Erecting Company
  • Rouennois
  • Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company
  • Sol Walker Scrap Yard
  • Southern Brewing Company
  • St Josephs Hospital
  • Stone and Webster Engineers
  • Tampa Armature Works
  • Tampa Bay Hospital
  • Tampa Bay Hotel Company
  • Tampa Bay Shipbuilding
  • Tampa Electric Company
  • Tampa Gas Company
  • Tampa General Hospital
  • Tampa International Airport
  • Tampa Memorial Hospital
  • Tampa Municipal Hospital
  • Tampa Plant
  • Tampa Ship Repair & Dry Dock Company
  • Tampa Shipyards, Inc.
  • Tampa Steel Erecting Company
  • Tampa Street Railway and Power Company
  • Tampa Tank & Welding
  • Tampa Water Works
  • Thatcher Glass Manufacturing Company
  • Thompson Hayward Siding
  • Tiffany Tile Corporation
  • TSR Corporation
  • U.S. Phosphoric Productions
  • Union Carbide Corporation
  • University of South Florida
  • US Post Office
  • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • West Jackson Street
  • Westinghouse Electric

Tampa, Florida Mesothelioma Doctors

We have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that practice within a 100-mile radius of Tampa, Florida. Click on a specific doctor link to obtain more information about their areas of expertise, background, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. Tawee Tanvetyanon
Moffitt Cancer Center
Magnolia Campus
Tampa, FL 33612

Dr. Eric Toloza
Moffitt Cancer Center
Magnolia Campus
Tampa, FL 33612

Dr. Lary A. Robinson
Moffitt Cancer Center
Magnolia Campus
Tampa, FL 33612

Dr. Alberto A. Chiappori
Moffitt Cancer Center
Magnolia Campus
Tampa, FL 33612

Locate a Mesothelioma Cancer Center near Tampa

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

Moffitt Cancer Center
Magnolia Campus
Tampa, FL 33612

UF Health Cancer Center
Rod Taylor Thoracic Care Center
4th Floor
Orlando, FL 32806

Cancer Support Services Near Tampa, Florida

The following cancer support services may be of help to you while you are receiving treatment for mesothelioma. Support services for mesothelioma patients include patient transport, temporary housing, physical therapy and counseling.

Florida Treatment Support Services
Long-Term Housing
  • Joe’s House 
    (Statewide)
Patient Transport
  • WeCare Medical Transportation 
    (Tampa)
    813-874-1300
  • Medical Transport Services 
    (St. Petersburg)
    800-687-0607
  • Florida Medical Transportation 
    (Lake Mary)
    407-260-1230
Physical Therapy
  • Moffitt Cancer Center 
    (Tampa)
    888-MOFFITT
  • Florida Hospital Cancer Institute 
    (Orlando)
    407-303-1700

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Tampa

If you were exposed to asbestos at a commercial, residential or military site in Tampa, Florida and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Don’t lose your right to file a lawsuit to hold those responsible accountable. You must act quickly and file your claim within the appropriate statute of limitations for the state of Florida.

Mesothelioma Law Firms Servicing Tampa, Florida

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

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.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

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.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

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.

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

Find Mesothelioma Doctors, Lawyers and Asbestos Exposure Sites Near You

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Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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