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Dayton Worksites: Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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Dayton has been an important center of industry in Ohio for over a hundred years, with major corporations operating factories and plants in the surrounding area.

Dayton has been home to prominent steel plants (forgeries, foundries and mills), paper mills, railroad companies, auto part plants, appliance manufacturers, insulation factories, and drywall companies.

Many of the companies with operations in Dayton had buildings built with toxic asbestos materials, and many of the end products produced in Dayton factories contained asbestos. Any worker exposed to asbestos fibers for even a short duration may risk severe health consequences, including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio mesothelioma cancer attorney and Dayton Asbestos Lawyer representing toxin-exposed and injured workers in Dayton and throughout Ohio.


Potential Dayton Asbestos Exposure Sites



Dayton Worksite Occupations & Asbestos Exposure Risk


Asbestos Trusts for Dayton Worksites


Because of the widespread use of asbestos in Dayton workplaces, many Ohio workers develop asbestos-related diseases. Plaintiffs diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, associated with asbestos exposure, may be able to recover compensation from asbestos trusts with the help of a Dayton asbestos lawyer. Settlements can be sought from trusts including:

  • Owens-Corning
  • Fibreboard
  • GAF
  • B & W
  • Eagle-Picher
  • R. Grace
  • Halliburton
  • P. Green

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.

Where are known asbestos expsoure sites?
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 

What are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma ?

Signs & Symptoms of Mesothelioma


Asbestos fibers cause scarring in the tissue that surround the lungs and other organs. The scarring and internal damage may lay dormant for many years, before tumors form and are discovered.

By the time symptoms appear, mesothelioma cancer or other diseases are most likely in an advanced stage. Symptoms of mesothelioma can be similar to other respiratory illnesses, and will vary depending on the severity of the disease. Symptoms may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Persistent cough
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Lumps of tissue in the chest and abdomen
  • Stomach pain
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Unexplained weight loss & fatigue

Former Dayton Worksite Workers with Recent Diagnosis of Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer:  

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