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Several manufacturers, steel plants, cement companies and other industrial employers used asbestos materials at the workplace and put Ironton workers at risk of developing related illnesses like lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.

The use of asbestos was common for decades before the EPA and WHO and other health organizations warned employees and companies of the serious health impact of asbestos exposure. Asbestos was used in insulation, boilers, cement, piping and many other applications because of its durability and fire resistant capabilities.

Thousands of former Ironton workers and users Ironton made products were injured and have fallen ill with mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio mesothelioma attorney and Ironton Asbestos Exposure lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of workplace toxic tort and mesothelioma claims.

Ironton Asbestos Worksites

  • Allied Chemical
  • Alpha Portland Cement
  • Amcast Industrial Corporation
  • Barrett Chemical
  • Columbia Chemical
  • Dayton Malleable Iron Company
  • Dayton Malleable Steel
  • Henrite Products
  • Holland Furnace
  • Ironton Coke Corporation
  • Ironton Fire Brick
  • Ironton Iron
  • J. Foundry
  • KYOVA Pipe
  • Mosaic Tile
  • North American Refractories
  • Ohio Ferro-Alloys
  • Paul Moore Contracting
  • Semet-Solvay Company
  • Skelly Oil
  • Superior Cement
  • Viking Glass

Signs & Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Ironton Employees who develop lung cancer or mesothelioma may show no signs of illness for decades after initial exposure. But by the time symptoms present, mesothelioma has likely reached an advanced and terminal stage.

Medical and workplace studies indicate that inhaling asbestos fibers scars and damages tissue surrounding the lungs, which in turn may lead to lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Symptoms of mesothelioma can include the following:

  • Pain in the chest
  • Persistent cough
  • Trouble breathing
  • Lumps of tissue on chest and abdomen
  • Weight Loss
  • Stomach pain

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 Mesothelioma attorneys note that leaked internal documents have indicated that companies continually ignored warnings and used asbestos products without regard to workplace safety standards. Some companies failed to listen to damaging medical evidence, and even hid documents in order to move forward with a profitable business.

As a result, Ironton workers have fallen ill and filed asbestos exposure claims against their former employers. The number of mesothelioma victims is growing, and lawyers in Ohio are involved in asbestos litigation against several Ironton employers

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Why are these cases important?

Many experience asbestos exposure through the workplace. Workplaces may have been filled with toxic materials, and employers may have failed to warn of the serious health risks of the job. Filing a suit helps to raise the awareness of job safety.

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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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