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BF Goodrich Kentucky Workers: Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Asbestos was once a common industrial insulator for its strength and resistance to heat, flame, and corrosion. Nonetheless, asbestos is now known to be a dangerous carcinogen, leading to various illnesses and cancers, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

Employees who worked at tire plants or in rubber manufacturing industry in Kentucky may have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma cancer.

Even with the knowledge that their workers faced serious health hazards, corporations like B.F. Goodrich and General Tire & Rubber carried on producing dangerous products, and failed to warn employees of the risks.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos lawyer investigating mesothelioma and lung cancer claims for former BF Goodrich Kentucky workers. The Firm works nationally and accepts cases on full contingency to eliminate the financial risk from the family.  

Rubber and Tire Asbestos Exposure

Most rubber and tire factory workers in the past faced some form of exposure to asbestos. Production plants were often filled with asbestos, and workers could have been exposed in the cafeteria or the factory floor.

Even office workers and management who never directly handled asbestos materials, may have been at risk, and could develop asbestos-related illnesses. If a worker spent only two weeks in areas with the highest concentration of asbestos, that would be enough to be considered high-risk.

Hazards to Workers Nationwide

Companies like General Tire & Rubber and the B.F. Goodrich Tire & Rubber Company are known for producing automobile tires but they also manufactured a number of other products which contained asbestos, including adhesives, sealants, and aircraft components.

B.F. Goodrich also provided the marine industry with various asbestos products, sold under the brand names of Superheat and Vulcalock. Goodrich built conveying systems, transportation belts and belt drives, which contained asbestos.

Rubber & Tire Plant Locations in Kentucky

  • BF Goodrich—Paducah, KY
  • BF Goodrich—Louisville, KY
  • General Tire & Rubber Company—Mayfield, KY

General Tire & BF Goodrich Lawsuits

Injured plaintiffs around the country have filed claims against General Tire and B.F. Goodrich, many noting occupational exposure to asbestos in work sites. Many former employees worked for up to 40 years at a toxic workplace without ever knowing they were at risk.

Because there have been so many claims and lawsuits filed, an Asbestos Trust worth $80 million was set up in 2004 after a class action settlement was reached with attorneys representing thousands of U.S. rubber workers with asbestos claims.

In almost any B.F. Goodrich rubber plant in the last 50 years, asbestos fibers may have been released into the air and easily inhaled or ingested, leading to the development of cancers, asbestosis and mesothelioma. If former B.F. Goodrich employees fall ill, or are diagnosed with lung conditions, it may be a result of asbestos exposure.


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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 BF Goodrich Kentucky & Asbestos Exposure

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 thought 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 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.

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


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