Cleveland Lung Cancer Lawyer and Ohio Toxic Tort attorney review workplace asbestos exposure cases for injured plaintiffs nationwide
The Cleveland area has been a home to heavy manufacturing for decades. The auto, tire and steel industries provided jobs in Cleveland, Akron, Mansfield, Canton, Warren, and Youngstown. This was a boon for corporate prosperity, but there have been significant public health costs, including the large number of workers injured by industrial toxic exposure.
Asbestos is one dangerous toxic that has been a concern for many years. Asbestos exposure—linked to mesothelioma and lung cancer—likely has injured and killed thousands of Ohio workers throughout the years in the auto, rubber and tire, oil and chemical, paper, and manufacturing industries.
Many companies knew of the potential dangers of asbestos materials, including machinery, insulation, piping and construction materials, yet failed to warn or protect employees. As a result, many companies have faced hundreds of personal injury lawsuits and some have established asbestos injury trusts or declared bankruptcy.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Toxic Tort Attorney and Cleveland Lung Cancer Lawyer reviewing Ohio asbestos exposure and related illnesses.
Contact The Lyon Firm to discuss filing personal injury claims and potential settlement and rightful compensation for plaintiffs in Cleveland, Akron, Mansfield, Canton, and Youngstown.
Types of Asbestos Exposure & Lung Cancer Risk
Cleveland workers may have been exposure at work sites in most large manufacturing plants. Asbestos was thought to be a perfect industrial insulator because it was cheap, durable, and fire resistant.
There is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Acute inhalation or long-term exposure can lead to a respiratory illness or cancer many years later. If workers were continually around toxic materials and failed to wear protective gear, there is a chance they will be diagnosed with an occupational asbestos exposure cancer. Companies who were responsible for workers, and failed to warn them of the safety risks, may be liable in asbestos cancer lawsuits.
When employees inhaled or ingested small fibers, they risked developing illnesses and cancers, including pulmonary fibrosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. The following companies and industries likely used asbestos and subjected employees to health risks:
- American Ship Building Company
- Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Plant
- NASA Glenn Research Center
- Cleveland Electric
- North American Refractories (NARCO)
- B.F. Goodrich
- Ford Motor
- General Tire
- General Motors
- General Electric
- Goodyear Tire & Rubber
Industries Linked to Asbestos Exposure:
- Steel Plants & Foundries
- Rubber & Tire
- Paper Mills
- Asphalt & Cement
- Oil Refining & Chemical Production
Legal Action will require the help of an experienced toxic exposure attorney. The Lyon Firm has years of experience reaching valuable settlements with companies following a diagnosis of lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis or pulmonary fibrosis.
If you or a loved one has suffered from an asbestos-related illness after working at an Ohio workplace, and have questions about treatment options and the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, a Cleveland Lung Cancer Lawyer, and he will help you answer these critical questions.