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Representing California Aerojet GenCorp Workers in Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Aerojet was owned by GenCorp, a Sacramento, California company, and later merged with Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne. The company has been named in many occupational asbestos exposure cases. Many of the toxic exposure cases are related to work at the Rancho Cordova, CA work site. Defense and aviation asbestos cases are high profile, and challenging defendants, though they still provide compensation for victims nationwide. 

Although the majority of Aerojet and GenCorp asbestos lawsuits are claims related to toxic exposure of workers manufacturing rocketry and other heavy industrial equipment, other employees in California plants may have been exposed. 

Many of the past and current plaintiffs involved in aerospace asbestos litigation have developed asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Military veterans and former employees at Aerojet plants have been exposed.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated personal injury and toxic tort lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in mesothelioma and Boeing Asbestos injury claims.

Aerojet Asbestos Cancer

Aerojet and GenCorp produced rockets and high-powered propulsion systems for military aircraft and NASA space shuttles.

Because of its strength and heat-resistant properties, asbestos was often used to build aircraft components. As a result, engineers, mechanics, welders, and maintenance crew and other workers were exposed to toxins built into engines, turbines, electrical components, bearings, and gaskets.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, thousands of Americans who served in the Air Force and Navy faced asbestos exposure sometime during their military career. Veterans account for about 30 percent of all new mesothelioma cases in the United States.

Veterans are at a risk of developing mesothelioma, asbestosis, and deadly cancers because of exposure to asbestos in numerous machines, installations, barracks, ships and heavy equipment. Experts and the World Health Organization (WHO) warn that even a small amount of asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Aerospace Asbestos Exposure Risks

Aerojet workers in Nimbus, Fullerton, Downey, Rancho Cordova, or Richmond, WA may have been exposed. 

  • Welders
  • Appliance assemblers
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics
  • Engine assemblers
  • Maintenance Crews
  • Insulators

Symptoms of Mesothelioma & Asbestos Illness

Former Aerojet workers who may have been exposed to asbestos should request health screening tests by a medical professional, and contact an experienced attorney.

Mesothelioma is often overlooked because many of the symptoms are similar to other respiratory illnesses, and the latency period is quite varied. Warning signs of a serious condition may include:

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent cough—bloody mucus
  • Lumps of tissue on abdomen
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fatigue

Aerojet Asbestos Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits have been filed by former employees in California and throughout the country. Most claims involve workers who directly handled, installed, maintained and insulated Aerojet rockets and equipment.

Plaintiffs are likely to be veterans, engineers, mechanics and assemblers on the plant floors who worked with engines and asbestos-containing seals and gaskets.

Management failed in many cases to warn workers of the potential dangers and risks, and did little to protect workers, and as a result, former workers who fall ill rightly deserve compensation for pain and suffering, medical costs and lost wages.


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Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.

The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.


The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.

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A Voice for Those who have suffered

Why File an Aerojet Asbestos Claim?

Many experience toxic 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 and compensate families for their losses. 


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The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)


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