Florida Asbestos Shipyards
Asbestos exposure was and is a very real risk to workers in the shipyards throughout Florida. Whether these shipyards were owned by private corporations or were Navy shipyards, asbestos was commonly employed as an insulation material for steam pipes, hot water pipes, boilers, and incinerators because of its ability to resist high temperatures and corrosion. Asbestos dust may have built up in the areas surrounding these parts and other poorly ventilated areas of ships, exposing workers to inhaled asbestos fibers.
Ship builders, crews, and longshoremen may all have been exposed to asbestos in Florida shipyards. A study conducted by the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine shows that 86 percent of shipyard workers who spent more than 20 years on the job developed an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos disease after working in a Florida shipyard, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your damages.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our Florida mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you and your family pursue compensation. For a free asbestos mesothelioma claim evaluation, contact our Florida mesothelioma law firm. We offer:
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Asbestos Shipyards in Florida
If you ever worked in a Florida shipyard, it is possible that you have suffered occupational exposure to asbestos. Make sure that your doctor is aware of your asbestos exposure, so that he or she may monitor your health for signs of mesothelioma cancer or another disease associated with asbestos exposure, such as lung cancer or asbestosis. Mesothelioma and other cancers are most effectively treated when caught early.
Florida shipyards where workers may have been exposed to asbestos include:
- Atlantic Dry Dock
- Gulf Marine Repair Corporation
- The Hendry Corporation
- Mayport Navy Station
- Offshore Shipbuilding Co.
- Pensacola Naval Air Station
- Tampa Bay Shipbuilding
Contact a Florida Asbestos Exposure Lawyer
Individuals who worked at the above-mentioned shipyards or other Florida shipyards may have been exposed to asbestos, which can lead to respiratory diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. In many cases, the companies behind these shipyards were aware of the danger asbestos posed to their shipyard workers, but failed to make these risks known. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working in a Florida shipyard, you may have the right to hold the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure accountable for their negligence. A Florida mesothelioma lawyer at our firm can help you to determine whether you have a strong asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit case. Contact us today for a free review of your claim.