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Avon Lake Auto Workers: Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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Ohio workers up until the 1970s were regularly exposure to several workplace toxins that included a large amount of asbestos in buildings, factories, work facilities, equipment and work materials.

Avon Lake asbestos exposure cases may have come from a variety of sources, though workplaces in the auto industry and other heavy industries are suspected in mesothelioma and lung cancer cases.

Due to the durable and fire-resistant properties of asbestos fibers, the material was used commonly in many Ohio warehouses and factories well into the 1970s. Workers in many trades were exposed and may have inhaled or ingested the toxins, leading to the development of serious respiratory illnesses in the future.

The latency period of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers can be long, and many workers may not have been diagnosed with cancer decades after initial exposure. There is no safe level of asbestos exposure, and even a small amount of the toxin can cause severe reactions and later cause scarring in the lungs, which is a typical symptom of mesothelioma, in addition to the following:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent cough
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Unusual lumps of tissue on abdomen
  • Fever and vomiting

Joe Lyon is a Cleveland asbestos lawyer and toxic tort attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma claims.


Avon Lake Asbestos Exposure Cancer


Those employed by BF Goodrich, Ohio Assembly and other auto plants may be a higher risk for developing an asbestos illness. Maintenance workers, plumbers, electricians, machinists, and other workers in Avon Lake industry may risk the following types of cancer:

Questions about Avon Lake & 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 

Former Avon Lake Auto Workers with Mesothelioma or other Lung Cancer: 

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