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Investigating Dayton Malleable Workers with Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Former Ohio workers in the plants and foundries of Dayton Malleable were exposed to asbestos, and years later may develop lung diseases, including cancers such as mesothelioma.

Like many foundries and companies in the aluminum and iron industry, Dayton Malleable used asbestos as a machine and building insulator on its Ohio work sites. The company’s largest foundries were in Dayton, Columbus and Ironton, Ohio.

Dayton Malleable produced malleable iron castings, mainly for the automobile industry. The Ironton, Ohio plant had an annual production of 70,000 tons of castings.

Dayton Malleable also began producing aluminum castings for auto makers in three of its ten plants. The company changed its name to Dayton Malleable Inc. in 1973 and to Amcast Industrial in 1983, and continued producing aluminum-based parts like anti-lock braking systems.

Asbestos fibers, when inhaled, can become lodged in the lungs and cause scarring. In many cases, the asbestos fibers can rest in the lungs for decades, leading cancer and mesothelioma. Many former workers at Ohio foundries in Dayton, Ironton and Columbus have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases.

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

Asbestos in Dayton Malleable Foundry

Former workers at Dayton Malleable may have been exposed to asbestos through protective garments, or from toxic building materials such as refractory bricks, floor and ceiling tiles, and liner boards.

In many foundries, asbestos insulation was wrapped around pipes, furnaces, ovens, tanks, generators, rolling mills, cranes and boilers. Also, since asbestos fibers can become attached to clothes at work sites, there was a chance of contaminating the home, and putting family members at risk.

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Symptoms of mesothelioma can depend on several factors. Those symptoms, when they present, may include the following:

•    Pain in the chest and rib area
•    Persistent cough
•    Trouble breathing
•    Lumps of tissue on the chest and abdomen
•    Stomach pain
•    Swelling of the abdomen
•    Weight loss

Occupations at Highest Risk of Exposure

There are several jobs in the metal casting industry that regularly faced asbestos exposure hazards. The types of steel plant positions at the Dayton, Columbus and Ironton, Ohio plants most commonly exposed to asbestos include:

•    Pipefitter
•    Machinist
•    Boilermaker
•    Smelter
•    Welder
•    Blacksmith
•    Insulator
•    Maintenance Crews

Legal Action for Victims of Exposure

The legal system holds American corporations responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for all workers. When companies fail to meet this responsibility, they should compensate the victims who have suffered from permanent health problems.

Many Ohio aluminum and iron plants, including Dayton Malleable plants in Dayton, Columbus and Ironton, Ohio have been involved in asbestos litigation for exposing workers to toxic materials.


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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 Dayton Malleable & Asbestos

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 though 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  Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 19 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: 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 asbestos settlements.

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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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