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AP Green Workers: Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

AP Green was a company founded in 1910 and began manufacturing bricks to resist high heat in factories and plants. The company incorporated asbestos into several refractory products, insulating cement and castable insulation. Asbestos is a cheap, accessible and durable product with a resistance to heat and flame, and as a result was utilized very heavily in some industries.

Any employee exposed to asbestos products for long durations or in an enclosed work area risked the development of cancer later in life. Asbestos diseases and cancers have a long latency period, and may not present and be diagnosed for decades after initial exposure.

Due to thousands of lung cancer and mesothelioma cases related to AP Green products and workplaces, the company faces many personal injury and toxic exposure lawsuits from asbestos victims. AP Green filed for bankruptcy in 2002 and established an asbestos trust fund for qualifying plaintiffs.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Asbestos Attorney  reviewing mesothelioma and lung cancer claims for former AP Green workers nationwide. The Firm offers full contingency fees to allow clients to focus on their health and to eliminate any financial risk of litigation. 

AP Green Asbestos Products

AP Green refractory products were used in a variety of applications, including in the boiler rooms of Navy ships and government cargo ships. The company’s cement products were used around the country in various plants and steel mills.

A.P. Green manufactures and distributed refractory products, asbestos cements, adhesives and coatings, known for their durability and fireproofing benefits. Some products contained more than 15 percent asbestos. AP Green product included:

  • SK-7 Cement—used in shipbuilding, roofing, boilers, ovens and furnaces.
  • Castable Block Mix
  • Green PC
  • Kast-O-Lite Gunning Refractory
  • Insulation Adhesive
  • Insulation Coating
  • Mizzou GR
  • Castable Mix
  • Greencast
  • Steelplant Castable
  • Dropsy Fry
  • Insblock
  • Loose Wool Insulation
  • LoAbrade GR
  • Therm-O-Flake Coating
  • Therm-O-Flake Block Insulation

AP Green Worker Asbestos Exposure

Some professions are more associated with asbestos exposure than others, usually due to the materials used in a job or a particular job site. Occupations likely to present occupational asbestos exposure include:

  • Plumbers & Pipefitters
  • Electricians
  • Maintenance
  • Welders
  • Machine operators
  • Bricklayers
  • Navy Servicemen

Asbestos & Associated Cancers & Illnesses

The vast majority of workers who develop asbestosis or mesothelioma worked in an environment where asbestos materials were present. Certain job sites may have been filled with toxic asbestos products, and employers may have failed to warn workers of the serious health risks of the job. As a result, many Ohio workers have been diagnosed with the following illnesses:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Asbestosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

AP Green Asbestos Trust Fund

AP Green filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2002 under serious legal pressure from numerous asbestos lawsuits. In 2009, the company created the APG Asbestos Trust, which contains over $900 million to compensate former workers with asbestos-related diseases. A.P. Green continues to be a defendant and co-defendant in many mesothelioma lung cancer lawsuits.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another form of lung cancer following asbestos exposure, and have questions about the available legal remedies to improve the quality of life and medical care, contact The Lyon Firm for a no-cost and confidential consultation.

You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, an asbestos attorney, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding AP Green asbestos exposure and lung cancer lawsuits.


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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.

Questions about Asbestos Exposure & AP Green

What is Asbestos?

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.

Why is Asbestos Toxic?

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.

What Materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.

Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.

Why Did Companies Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was though to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous to the health.

Is it hard to win an asbestos case?

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.

Why Hire the Lyon Firm

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  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: 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 asbestos settlements.

Former AP Green Worker Recently Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

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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.

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