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Broward County: Population 1,018,257; It has 23 miles of beach coastline and 10 square miles of water and boast the three major cities of Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines and Hollywood. It is the second most populated county in the state of Florida and 18th in the United States. They also rank in the top ten counties in the United States for asbestos related deaths.
The City of Ft. Lauderdale, population 165,521 is one of Broward’s most popular cities. The 20th Century gave way to a healthy land boom for the City of Fort Lauderdale area as well as for much of the state of Florida. The City’s population increased nearly 300% in less than ten months. The Florida East Coast Railway and the Port of Miami served as the main forms of transport for all supplies; Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades was not yet completed at this time. During World War II, U.S. Naval Air Station came to life. After being decommissioned by the navy, the site served as Fort Lauderdale Airport. Today, Fort Lauderdale airport is the eleventh busiest general aviation airport in the country. Florida Power & Light Company electrified the city in the sixties when it went online with four operating units and petroleum became Port Everglades number one commodity. A few years later, 300 acres were purchased by a developer with construction plans for what would become Fort Lauderdale’s Southport cargo terminal. The Landmark Sunny beaches have become synonymous with spring break as well as a haven for retirees from all over the world. The construction industry has always had to keep pace with the tourism industry as well as the industrial advances of the city. Ft. Lauderdale is also called home by the Broward County Shipyard. As a result of the flourishing construction and evolution of the industrial and manufacturing businesses, asbestos exposure in the work place has been an ongoing problem for Ft. Lauderdale.
Although Asbestos clean-up and the implementation of a variety of safety guidelines began in the mid to late seventies, the effects of asbestos exposure continue to be felt throughout the United States, throughout Florida and throughout Broward County. Recently, two Broward County Judges have asked to be relocated pending testing for asbestos as a result of the death of a colleague. Because the latency period for an asbestos related illness is anywhere between 15 and 50 years, and because Asbestosis is a progressive disease without a known cure, people who were exposed in the 1930s through the 1970s are still being diagnosed today. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos related condition, let us protect your rights. Contact us for an ABSOLUTELY FREE consultation. We can assist you in determining if you have a case against the manufacturers of asbestos products. We are your neighbors Broward County. And we care.
O’Shea & Reyes, LLC, our sister law firm, is conveniently located at 5599 S. University Drive, suite 203, Davie, FL 33328. Attorney's O’shea and Reyes have a combined total of over 40 years of experience defending the rights of those who have been exposed to asbestos in Broward County and all over the world. We are located in Davie Square; just a couple miles south of 595 and the University Drive exit. Easily found between Griffin and Sterling Road.