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Past Asbestos Exposure & Recent Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was first utilized in the early 1900s for its insulating abilities, fireproof properties, and versatility. It has been estimated that over 30 million tons of asbestos was used in the American economy in industrial yards, homes, schools, shipyards, and other workplaces. Thus, asbestos exposure was widespread. 

The natural breakdown of asbestos products and subsequent sawing or cutting of the asbestos creates dust and fibers that are inhaled and can lead to mesothelioma and other severe forms of lung cancer.

Each year hundreds of Ohio men and women are diagnosed with lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and mesothelioma—asbestos-related illnesses potentially due to past asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature with a latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos. A diagnosis of mesothelioma and lung cancer is overwhelming news for the individual and their family.

Most deaths from malignant mesothelioma in the United States are the result of exposures to asbestos decades prior. However, the continuing occurrence of mesothelioma deaths among persons under the age of 55 suggests ongoing occupational and environmental exposures to asbestos fibers, despite years of action by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) aimed at limiting asbestos exposure for much of the last 40 years.

To consider ways to assist in paying for medical expenses, you may talk to Attorney Joe Lyon  for information on asbestos exposure, treatment and compensation. Filing an asbestos exposure lawsuit helps to raise the awareness of job safety, while also securing the financial compensation available to workers through multiple sources.

Cincinnati Asbestos Exposure Attorney
Identify Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

Common Areas of Asbestos Exposure

Many experienced workplace asbestos exposure. Workplaces may have been filled with toxic materials, and employers may have failed to warn of the serious health risks of the job. The most common job sites with asbestos exposure include: 

  • Shipyards
  • Steel Plants
  • Rail Yards
  • Military Installations
  • Factories & Warehouses
  • Automotive Manufacturing Plants
  • Construction & Demolition Sites
  • Paper Mills
  • Oil Refineries

Asbestos can be found in homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military circumstances. According to the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOHS), there are 75 different jobs that could have exposed workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing.  Currently, Approximately 107,000 workers are still affected by asbestos each year. 

Our Firm can help you identify the exposure sources and then initiate the proper claims so that will provide the security you and your family require.

Asbestos Exposure Questions

How Does Asbestos Exposure Occur?

When asbestos breaks down over time or with use, the fibers of the material can become airborne, presenting a risk of inhaling or ingesting the toxin. Asbestos is a cancer-causing agent, and those heavily exposed can develop scarring in the lungs and later develop lung cancer and mesothelioma.

What Materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.

Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.

Why Did Companies Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was though to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous tot he health.

Where are known asbestos expsoure sites?
Who was most at risk for exposure?

 

Learning the Source of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Exposure Settlements

The success rates of settlements regarding asbestos exposure injury are quite high. It may be necessary to prove that occupational exposure is the primary cause of lung cancer or mesothelioma, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm, and we have experience in reaching large mesothelioma settlements.

The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.

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