ACandS installed asbestos insulation in commercial and industrial buildings up until 1985. Asbestos cancer lawsuits forced the company to file for bankruptcy in 2002, and an asbestos trust fund became active in 2009.
ACandS sold asbestos-containing gaskets, including the Accobest AN-B012, Accobest AS-474, Accobest AS-8073 and Accopac. These were also distributed by Armstrong World Industries.
Due to the extremely toxic nature of asbestos materials, insulators and others who worked regularly with asbestos and other carcinogenic materials are at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma and lung cancer years after exposure. Insulators, construction workers, plumbers and electricians are all likely to have been exposed to some form of ACandS asbestos insulation in the last 50 years.
There were hundreds of asbestos insulation products on the market up until the 1980s and ACandS insulators working in both residential and commercial capacities were exposed to dangerous cancer-causing fibers which could have been easily inhaled and ingested, becoming lodged in the lungs and causing scarring that is likely to lead to mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Asbestos was used in insulation because it was cheap, durable, and fire-resistant, but turns out to be an extremely toxic material that is closely associated with insulator mesothelioma cases.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Toxic Tort Attorney and Mesothelioma Trust Fund Lawyer representing injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases involving asbestos and related cancers.
Asbestos exposure is linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Asbestosis is a chronic respiratory disease. Inhaled asbestos fibers scar lung tissue and the lung disease may cause cardiac failure. There is no effective treatment for asbestosis.
Lung cancer causes the largest number of deaths related to asbestos exposure. Insulators, construction crew, plumbers and shipfitters directly exposed to asbestos products are at high risk of developing lung cancer.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer, and almost all cases of mesothelioma are linked to asbestos exposure. Workers who handle asbestos materials in enclosed spaces, like plumbers, mechanics, electricians, ship builders, insulators, Maintenance Crews and construction site crews are most likely to develop mesothelioma.
Evidence suggests that other cancers are linked to asbestos exposure, including cancers of the esophagus, larynx, oral cavity, stomach, colon and kidneys.
Attics, ceilings, and walls in residential and commercial construction as well as ships and around piping, boilers, furnaces and electrical boxes had toxic insulation. Insulation covering on pipes, ducts and other plumbing and HVAC components often contain asbestos in homes, factories and ships. Cement, plaster, and electrical panel insulation may have contained asbestos. Loose-fill asbestos was poured onto attic floors and inside walls.
Asbestos Block Insulation is also a concern, as insulation blocks were sometimes made of pure asbestos. Spray-On Asbestos Insulation was also very toxic and put insulators who applied it at extreme health risk. Many ACandS asbestos products can be damaged easily, releasing toxic fibers into the air.
ACandS installed asbestos-containing insulation products, including:
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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.
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.
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 lung cancer and mesothelioma.
If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.
Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was thought to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous to the health.
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.
The Lyon 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 19 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.
Asbestos can be found in factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military installations. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to 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 thousands of new cases due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.