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Davis Besse Power Plant: Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

The Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station is a 894 megawatt (MW), nuclear power plant, located northeast of Oak Harbor, Ohio. It has a single pressurized water reactor and is operated by Energy Harbor.

The power plant has been a great employer in the region, but unfortunately, Davis Besse has been the site of several safety incidents that negatively impacted the plant’s operation. In fact, per the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Davis Besse has been the source of two of the most dangerous nuclear incidents in the United States since 1979.

Due to the risk of fire hazards at nuclear power stations, asbestos insulation was used widely before it known that the material was toxic and led directly to cancer. Changes were made at the insistence of the EPA and OSHA, though maybe a little too late. Hundreds of Davis Besse Power Plant workers may have been exposed to asbestos, risking serious cancers like mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Oak harbor, Ohio workers and other power plant workers have filed toxic exposure claims with the help of our lawyers. Plaintiffs argue that their employers did not provide safe work environments and failed to warn workers of the risks of the workplace.

Joe Lyon is an experienced asbestos lawyer investigating mesothelioma and lung cancer claims for former Oak Harbor, Ohio workers. 

A study published by the British Journal of Industrial Medicine concluded that even a small amount of asbestos exposure by power plant workers “may induce malignant mesothelioma.”

Occupational Lung Disease Symptoms

Asbestos-related illnesses lay dormant for many years and former Davis Besse workers should remain aware of possible signs and symptoms. Mesothelioma, which affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs, causes  the following signs and symptoms:

•    Chest pain
•    Fatigue
•    Painful coughing
•    Shortness of breath
•    Fever
•    Unusual lumps of tissue in the chest
•    Weight loss


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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.

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


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)