For decades, Akron worksites were a manufacturing hub for many of America’s largest corporations, particularly in the rubber industry, with large industrial plants throughout the city. The rubber industry and other manufacturing firms employed tens of thousands of Akron residents, bringing prosperity to Akron, Canton, Mansfield, Warren, Youngstown and much of northeast Ohio. But along with steady employment and the growth of large corporations came Akron worksite asbestos exposure.
Asbestos manufactures selling and distributing asbesto for use by employers in Ohio learned of the toxic hazards and dangers of asbestos as early as the 1950s. However, many asbestos companies still chose to utilize the material because it was cheap, durable and effective in various applications. These corporate decisions resulted in Akron industrial worksites being filled with toxic asbestos fibers that eventually broke down and filled workplaces exposing thousands of Akron industrial workers.
Akron workers found themselves in poorly ventilated work areas like boiler rooms and machine rooms with asbestos fibers lingering and easily inhaled and ingested. The highest risk jobs included Maintenance Crews, machinists, mechanics, painters, insulators, pipefitters and boilermakers, electricians and packing crews.
Medical experts and researchers have spent years studying the effects of working with asbestos and other dangerous chemicals in the rubber and tire industry.
The conclusion in numerous studies is always the same: the hazards of working in the rubber and tire industry is hazardous and workers have been regularly exposed to toxins and risk cancers like mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Thousands of Akron workers have already been diagnosed and suffered terminal illnesses, and many will continue to suffer as the latency period for asbestos-related diseases can be quite long.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio Asbestos Attorney reviewing Akron worksite exposure cases nationwide.
ABOUT THE LYON FIRM
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.
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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.
Many Akron workers have experienced asbestos exposure through Akron worksites. Filing an asbestos lawsuit helps to raise the awareness of product and job safety, while compensating those individuals and families who have suffered as a result of hard work and loyal job service.
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 lug cancer and mesothelioma.
Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.
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 though to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous tot he 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.
Our Firm will help you find the answers. The 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 17 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 in personal injury, automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence cases. The cases have involved successfully litigating against some of the largest companies in the world
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.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.