Asbestos is now known to cause a litany of health problems and cancers, including asbestosis, lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and mesothelioma. But the material was used in various industries for decades before health and safety authorities warned the public of the health hazards associated with asbestos.
Why was asbestos used for so long? The material, before it was found to be extremely toxic, was thought to be the perfect insulator: it was cheap, durable, resistant against fire and plentiful. It was widely used in almost every industrial plant in boilers, electrical, insulation, machinery, adhesives, piping and HVAC systems.
Chem-Dyne, a company located in Hamilton, Ohio, was a large industrial producer of chemicals. In the 1970s, the Hamilton site also became a storage facility for chemical waste. The EPA has added the Hamilton Chem Dyne site to the Superfund list shortly after they found toxic contamination from arsenic, asbestos, benzene and other chemicals.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos lawyer investigating mesothelioma and lung cancer claims for former Chem Dyne workers. The Firm works nationally and accepts cases on full contingency to eliminate the financial risk from the family.
Hamilton, Ohio has been a city hit with thousands of lung cancer cases and asbestos-related diseases, due to industrial asbestos exposure. Plaintiffs and former workers who have suffered may be able to file claims and recover rightful compensation from their former employers.
Any former Chem Dyne employee in Hamilton, Ohio who has been diagnosed with lung cancer, adenocarcinoma, mesothelioma, asbestosis or pulmonary fibrosis may contact a toxic tort attorney and discuss potential legal action that can greatly improve the quality of life.
The three main diseases linked to asbestos exposure are asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. The latency period of any asbestos related disease is typically 20 to 30 years from initial exposure. Asbestosis is the most common asbestos lung disease and causes scarring of the lung tissue, also known as pulmonary fibrosis.
When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can lodge into the surface of the lungs and stomach and lead to cancer in the future. Several waste management firms, chemical producers and other industries used asbestos in their buildings capacities, and asbestos was found on the Hamilton, Ohio Chem Dyne plant when it was shut down.
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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.
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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 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.
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.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.