Up until the 1980s asbestos materials were regularly used in thousands of manufacturing facilities across the country, injuring countless employees, and causing deadly illnesses like lung cancer, asbestosis and Mesothelioma Cancer.
The Coca-Cola Company Bottling Works in Cincinnati is one example of a workplace that had asbestos throughout the buildings, and for many years employees may have been in danger of breathing in toxic asbestos fibers.
The Coca-Cola Company has faced several lawsuits in the past from former employees in Ohio and throughout the nation, who have made asbestos exposure claims.
Coca-Cola employees may have been exposed to the fibers from asbestos, which can become lodged in the lungs, and may cause permanent damage, and in some cases, deadly tumors. Inhaling asbestos fibers has been proven to directly cause lung cancer and other disorders, including mesothelioma.
Nearly any former worker at the Coca-Cola Bottling Works in Cincinnati could be at risk of developing serious health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos lawyer investigating mesothelioma and lung cancer claims for former Cincinnati Bottle Works workers. The Firm works nationally and accepts cases on full contingency to eliminate the financial risk from the family.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, significant occupational exposure to asbestos in the past significantly increases the risk of lung cancer and mesothelioma. The CDC classifies asbestos as a cancer-causing agent.
Even though today asbestos is not often used, thousands of new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. The CDC has reported that the annual number of mesothelioma deaths has increased in recent years, reflecting the extensive use of asbestos in workplaces in the past.
A substantial amount of asbestos materials remains in older buildings like the Coca-Cola Bottling Works in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Coca-Cola Bottling Works building was built in the late 1930s, an era when asbestos was used in many manufacturing applications, and throughout facilities as insulation in boiler rooms, piping and several other areas.
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For many decades, millions of American workers were exposed to asbestos at work sites like the Cincinnati Coca-Cola Bottling Works Company. Workers who later develop mesothelioma are usually exposed to asbestos on a regular basis, however even a short exposure to toxic asbestos materials can cause irreparable damage to the lungs and develop into deadly diseases like lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Evidence from the World Health Organization suggests there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Researchers have reported asbestos-related diseases in individuals with only brief exposures, and even in family members who were exposed only by fibers brought home from the workplace. This secondary risk is thought to derive from asbestos fibers stuck to the clothing and body of workers.
Breathing asbestos fibers into the lungs damages the neighboring tissue. This often can lead to the development of asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
According to the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, most cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed from 10 to 40 years after initial asbestos exposure.
Signs and symptoms of mesothelioma can vary, depending on where the cancer occurs. Various forms of mesothelioma can present with unclear symptoms. But by the time symptoms appear, the cancer is often advanced. Mesothelioma affects the tissue surrounding the lungs, causing symptoms that may include:
• Chest pain
• Painful coughing
• Shortness of breath
• Unusual lumps of tissue on chest
• Abdominal swelling
According to the National Cancer Institute, the following factors determine how asbestos exposure may affect an individual:
• Dose of exposure
• Duration of exposure
• Size, shape, and chemical makeup of the asbestos fibers
• Source of the exposure
• Individual risk factors, such as smoking and pre-existing lung disease
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
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.