Eagle Picher Employees at Risk of Developing Asbestos-Related Cancers
Asbestos was a primary additive in several Eagle-Picher products, most notably their insulation. At one point, asbestos was used in approximately 3,000 types of products in the U.S. One of the most widespread commercial applications was with insulation products, used in both commercial and residential buildings. Eagle-Picher also manufactured asbestos-containing cement, marketed under the following brand names:
• Super 66
• One Cote
For many years, American companies manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products for various uses and industries. Eagle-Picher did not stop using asbestos in its products until the 1970s. But evidence has revealed that numerous companies involved in manufacturing and selling asbestos-containing products knew about potential risks of exposure.
Attorneys in Ohio representing victims and families claim employers concealed available health information from workers and consumers.
Nearly any former employees could be at risk of developing serious health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati, Ohio personal injury lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims.
Workers at High Risk of Asbestos Exposure
A wide variety of workers may have come in contact with Eagle-Picher asbestos insulation throughout the course of their careers. Occupations that experienced the highest exposure risks from Eagle-Picher products included insulators, roofers, and drywall installers.
Any employee who worked in the vicinity of a job using Eagle-Picher insulation may have inhaled harmful asbestos fibers as well. The company also supplied asbestos products to the U.S. military, so servicemen faced exposure risks from its products.
While many studies stress that regular exposure to asbestos can pose the greatest threat to employees, medical evidence indicates that brief exposure to asbestos can cause fatal illnesses like lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that research shows a “clear” and “strong link” between asbestos exposure and serious health issues like respiratory cancers.
Asbestos Litigation in Ohio
Even though Eagle-Picher was forced into bankruptcy, victims can still make claims against the company and seek compensation. Many mesothelioma lawsuits have resulted in large verdicts or settlements.
Lawyers say many asbestos manufacturers focused on sales and profits, and failed to improve workplace safety standards. Some companies ignored emerging damaging medical evidence, and even hid information that might damage their business.
As a result, Employees have filed asbestos-related claims against over 8,000 corporations. The number of victims is still growing, and lawyers in Ohio are currently involved in litigation.
The items made by Eagle-Picher became responsible for thousands of people becoming seriously ill. By 1982, personal injury lawsuits were being filed against Eagle-Picher Industries and it has been named a defendant in more than 150,000 asbestos-related legal claims, forcing them to create an Asbestos Trust with more than $700 million available for victims.
Legal Representation for Eagle-Picher Employees
If you or a loved one have suffered an asbestos-related illness, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.