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The Westinghouse Electric Company has been a large American electric and power generation conglomerate for many years. The company employed thousands of workers, manufacturing a wide variety of products, from home appliances to steam turbines for ships. Westinghouse had production sites in Mansfield, Cleveland and Columbus.

Asbestos was used in so many electric products, and in manufacturing sites because it is an effective insulator and heat resistant material. It was considered the perfect insulation and packing material for many years, until health agencies began reporting the deadly consequences of its widespread use.

Workers regularly exposed to asbestos can develop scarring in the lungs, leading to asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. These illnesses take many years to surface, so any former worker at an Ohio Westinghouse Electric Company plant should be cognizant of continuing medical issues.

Any formerly exposed worker at Westinghouse Electric Co. could be at risk of developing serious health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

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


Westinghouse Asbestos Exposure


Any consumer or worker handling asbestos products manufactured by Westinghouse could be at risk of later developing serious related illnesses. Workers were exposed to asbestos in several different industries, including those in electrical, construction and shipbuilding.

Furthermore, employees working at Westinghouse facilities in Ohio were likely exposed to asbestos in not only products but in the buildings in which they worked, constructed with many asbestos insulating materials. Some Westinghouse workers face a higher risk than others include the following:

•    Turbine plant workers
•    Consumer appliance assemblers
•    Electricians
•    Welders
•    Maintenance Crews
•    Insulators
•    Demolition workers
•    Boiler workers
•    Machinists


Mesothelioma Symptoms


Asbestos is classified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a known carcinogen, and leads to serious respiratory diseases like lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. Mesothelioma affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs, and may cause symptoms that include:

•    Chest pain
•    Fatigue
•    Painful coughing
•    Shortness of breath
•    Lumps of tissue in chest or abdomen
•    Weight loss
•    Fever
•    Trouble swallowing


Westinghouse Electric Asbestos


Westinghouse Electric Co. was once one of the largest electric manufacturing companies in the world.  The company built consumer products like light bulbs and lamps, and industrial products like welding rods and turbines.

Westinghouse asbestos-wrapped turbines were found in engine rooms in many ships in the last 70 years. In the 1940s Westinghouse also developed industrial gas turbines, and continued to thrive in the power generation business.

Westinghouse workers were exposed to asbestos in a variety of manufacturing environments. Westinghouse Electric manufactured many of the following asbestos-containing products:

•    Steam turbines
•    Gas turbines
•    Engines
•    Electric motors
•    Lighting controls
•    Radios
•    Audio/video equipment
•    Hair dryers
•    Refrigerators
•    Air conditioning units


Ohio Westinghouse Facilities


Before becoming the CBS Corporation, Westinghouse Electric was a large American electric appliance and power generation conglomerate, operating in many states, including Ohio and Kentucky.

The company employed thousands of workers, manufacturing a wide variety of products that included home appliances, steam turbines and a number of household construction materials and insulation that had asbestos materials interwoven into the products. Westinghouse had a production site in Louisville as well as others in Kentucky and Ohio.


•    Mansfield, Ohio
•    Cleveland, Ohio
•    Columbus, Ohio


Westinghouse Electric Asbestos Lawsuits


The current Westinghouse Company and its successors are still liable for asbestos-related diseases that develop many years after employees and consumers initial exposure.

The company has not established a settlement trust like other defendants, but thousands of mesothelioma victims are filing claims against their former employer, and many more will follow in coming years.

Westinghouse workers in Ohio, employed in Columbus, Cleveland and Mansfield plants, have filed lawsuits and have been awarded for past and future medical costs and pain and suffering.

Former workers in positions at light bulb manufacturing plants, turbine and power plant construction, and maintenance workers were most frequently exposed to asbestos fibers, and have successfully filed claims against Westinghouse.


Westinghouse Settlements


The Lyon Firm specializes in toxic tort claims and personal injury lawsuits for injured plaintiffs nationwide. Following cancer or an occupational injury, contact an Asbestos attorney to weigh your legal options and seek compensation.

Westinghouse does not exist in name, however, its successors may still be liable for asbestos-related injuries that develop years after workers’ initial exposure.

The company does not have an established settlement trust like other asbestos defendants, though that doesn’t stop hundreds of mesothelioma victims from filing toxic exposure claims against their former employer. Former workers have successfully settled lawsuits against Westinghouse.

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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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 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.

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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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