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Former Atlantic Foundry employees in Akron, Ohio may have been exposed to asbestos materials at the workplace, and developed related illnesses many years later. Asbestos was commonly used in a range of building insulation, equipment and materials used in the steel industry up until the closure of the Akron Atlantic Foundry.

Foundry and steel mill workers are considered at high risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma lung cancer, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, adenocarcinoma and other cancers. When handled, or when the materials break down over time, asbestos can separate into tiny particles that are easily ingested or inhaled.

Although the use of asbestos products has dramatically decreased in recent years, the material remains in many industrial buildings build before the 1980s, placing workers at an increased lung cancer risk.

A study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine found that more than 427,000 lives were lost from 1999 to 2010 due to early deaths from mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestosis, the two most common diseases caused by asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of lung cancer that spreads across internal body membranes and is highly resistant to standard treatments. Asbestosis is a form of lung scarring caused by exposure to asbestos materials.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos lawyer investigating mesothelioma and lung cancer claims for former Atlantic Foundry workers. The Firm works nationally and accepts cases on full contingency to eliminate the financial risk from the family.  


Atlantic Foundry Asbestos Exposure


Workplace asbestos exposure can occur without the knowledge that toxins are even present. However, studies indicate that steel plant workers have developed far more lung cancer cases than employees of other industries. Asbestos was likely present in the following materials:

  • Insulation
  • Piping
  • Boilers
  • Welding rods
  • Floor and ceiling tiles
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Drywall
  • Cement
  • Furnaces
  • Gaskets
  • Fireproofing
  • Adhesives
  • Valves

According to OSHA, there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, and even a short acute duration of exposure can lead to serious health complications. Employers may have known the risks of toxic exposure and downplayed the concerns and failed to warn employees.

As a result, many lung cancer cases have been settled and plaintiffs have been compensated by asbestos trust funds, even after companies like Atlantic Foundry go bankrupt.

Former workers who have developed cancers related to their time spent at Atlantic or another steel plant can file occupational exposure lawsuits and recover rightful compensation to help pay for medical costs and personal damages.

Questions about Atlantic Foundry & Asbestos Exposure

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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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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