Asbestos Exposure Attorney
Collier Chemical Workers at Increased Risk for Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
If you were ever employed by Collier Carbon & Chemical or worked in various chemical production plants, you may be at risk of developing an occupational lung disease, such as asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma. A number of known health hazards are linked to chemical production companies, and they may not have properly protected you and your fellow workers.
The asbestos materials at chemical production plants and warehouses in Kenai, Alaska and other industrial locations were not always thought to be toxic, and were used liberally throughout factories in the United States. Of course now we know asbestos exposure can directly lead to cancer and lung disease, and many former Collier staff may still be at risk.
Joe Lyon is an occupational asbestos and personal injury lawyer representing former Collier workers nationwide in lung cancer and mesothelioma claims.
Was I Exposed to Asbestos At Collier Chemical?
Certain workers at the Kenai, Alaska Collier Chemical plant may have been at a particularly high risk of toxic exposure and later developing lung diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. In many chemical plants, asbestos insulation may have been used in piping and machinery.
Mesothelioma and lung cancer can be diagnosed many years after first exposure to asbestos. When symptoms appear, they can include:
- Chest pain
- Pain in the lower back
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent cough
- Excessive sweating
- Unexplained weight loss
- Trouble swallowing
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.
NO COST UNLESS WE WIN
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.
Can I Still File a Mesothelioma Cancer Claim?
Questions about Collier Chemical Asbestos Exposure
Many chemical producers around the world used toxic insulating materials in their facilities before they knew they were carcinogenic. The asbestos insulation was thought to be perfect due to its durability and heat resistance.
If you think you were exposed to asbestos at Collier or another workplace, and later get diagnosed with a related illness or cancer, you are probably eligible to file a compensation claim from one or more asbestos trust fund.
The settlements we negotiate vary based on several factors, but mostly on what kind of illness or disease you have contracted after working for a prolonged period of time with certain employers. Some mesothelioma cases settle for 7 figures.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Asbestos Lawyer with 20 years of experience. he is currently representing victims and plaintiffs in all fifty states in a variety of toxic tort litigation. Asbestos Exposure lawsuits can be complex but Mr. Lyon works with experts nationwide to help you understand why an illness occurred and what can be done to improve your quality of life.
The Statute of Limitations for Asbestos
Cancer cases may not be diagnosed for up to 50 years after toxic exposure which is why the statute of limitations is flexible in these cases. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), many positions in the US still are at risk of asbestos exposure.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.