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The Cleveland, Ohio area was a manufacturing hub for several industries in much of the 20th century. Thousands of Ohio workers were employed by companies in the rubber and tire, steel, auto, printing and chemical industries.

Many Ohio companies constructed plants and buildings with asbestos materials and used asbestos in hundreds of products that workers handled on a daily basis. Cleveland area workers may have been placed an increased risk for later developing mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis.

Asbestos, used in piping, insulation, machinery, auto components and safety equipment, is extremely toxic and even a small amount has the ability to cause damage to the tissue surrounding the lungs after asbestos fibers are inhaled. Yet companies still used asbestos in Ohio facilities because it was cheap, durable, fire resistant and a proven insulator.

As a result, thousands of Ohio workers have fallen ill and developed mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Thousands of American workers are still at risk of illnesses and cancers, and those diagnosed may contact a Cleveland mesothelioma lawyer to consider the legal options.

Negligent Cleveland area employers may be held legally and financially accountable for workplace injury in Akron, Mansfield, Youngstown, Warren and Canton.

An experienced Cleveland mesothelioma lawyer can recover compensation for victims and their families. The Lyon Firm has obtained large settlements for those affected by Ohio’s long history of workplace asbestos exposure.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Toxic Tort Attorney and Cleveland Mesothelioma Lawyer reviewing Ohio workplace asbestos exposure, illnesses and injuries. Contact The Lyon Firm to discuss filing claims and potential settlement and compensation.


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Some of the companies below were notably using asbestos materials on site in machinery or built into the facilities. When asbestos materials break down they posed a serious health risk in the following corporations:

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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.

Where are known asbestos expsoure sites?

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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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