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The Allis-Chalmers Company, once a large manufacturing competitor of General Electric and Westinghouse, marketed and sold various industrial and power generation equipment, some which contained asbestos materials. The dangerous products, packed and manufactured with toxic materials, caused long-term injuries to many former Ohio employees and consumers around the country.

Into the late 1960s, Allis-Chalmers and other industrial manufacturers used asbestos in many electrical products as an effective insulator and heat resistant material. Asbestos, later known as a cancer-causing agent, was considered perfect insulation and packing material, endangering several thousands of workers across the United States.

Because mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses lay dormant for decades, Allis-Chalmers Corporation is still a defendant in several claims where victims allege that their health problems are the result from exposure to Allis-Chalmers asbestos-containing products.

Any former Allis-Chalmer employee could be at risk of developing severe health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati asbestos lawyer and Ohio personal injury attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims.

Allis-Chalmers Risk of Exposure

Nearly any former worker handling asbestos products manufactured by Allis-Chalmers could be at risk of developing serious asbestos-related diseases. Because Allis-Chalmers products were sold to several companies and military instillations, workers were exposed to asbestos in several different industries, including those in agriculture, electrical, power generation and shipbuilding. U.S. Naval personnel were also heavily exposed.

Employees working at Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing facilities in Ohio were likely exposed to asbestos in the factories handling and packing products, and throughout the buildings themselves. The following positions at Allis-Chalmers may face a higher risk:

•    Turbine workers
•    Electrical component assemblers
•    Electricians
•    Engine assemblers
•    Maintenance Crews
•    Insulators
•    Boiler workers
•    Machinists
•    Lathe workers
•    Packing workers

Allis-Chalmers Asbestos Products

Allis-Chalmers products like asbestos boilers and turbines were found in engine rooms in many ships in the 20th century. Allis-Chalmers built numerous industrial applications for the construction, military, power generation business and agriculture industry.

Former Allis Chalmers Employees, working in Ohio plants, and other industries using their asbestos products, have filed lawsuits and have been awarded for past and future medical costs. Workers at Ohio plants manufacturing turbines and boilers, and maintenance workers were most frequently exposed to asbestos fibers, and have solid claims against Allis-Chalmers.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Symptoms of mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related diseases may not present themselves for decades after initial exposure. When they do appear, symptoms may include:

•    Pain in the chest or lower back
•    Shortness of breath
•    Cough
•    Fever
•    Excessive sweating
•    Fatigue
•    Weight loss
•    Trouble swallowing
•    Swelling of the abdomen

Allis-Chalmers Asbestos Lawsuits

Lawyers claim Allis-Chalmers failed to protect workers and improve workplace safety. Workers were asked to handle asbestos products like gaskets, motors, turbines, packing, pumps, and electric wiring. Juries have found the company negligent in the past, and are likely to in future cases.

When companies like Allis-Chalmers have been involved in many asbestos lawsuits and forced to reorganize, they often create personal injury trusts to fund current and future liabilities. Victims can still make claims against the company and seek compensation for their damages.

The existing Allis-Chalmers Company and its established product liability trust are liable for asbestos-related diseases that develop years after victims’ initial exposure. Juries have found Allis-Chalmers liable for injuries and deaths, and awarded victims and families for medical expenses and pain and suffering. Some recent mesothelioma lawsuits have resulted in large verdicts and settlements.

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Questions about Asbestos

What is Asbestos?

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.

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.

Why is Asbestos Toxic?

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 lug 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.

Is it hard to win an asbestos case?

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.

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Why Hire the Lyon Firm

Our Firm will help you find the answers.  The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

 Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Asbestos lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in personal injury,  automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence cases.  The cases have involved successfully litigating against some of  the largest companies in the world 

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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 can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Approximately 107,000 workers are affected by asbestos each year. 

Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. It is estimated that there will be 250,000 new cases before 2020 due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.

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