Thousands of former employees at rubber plants are at risk of developing mesothelioma and other forms of cancer as a result of continual asbestos exposure. The Dayton Tire and Rubber plant was no exception.
Asbestos was a popular insulator because of its flexible strength and resistance to heat and corrosion. It is now known to cause malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other serious pulmonary disorders. Asbestos filled many Ohio rubber factory facilities.
As a result, former Dayton Tire and Rubber workers employed at any point may have an increased risk of developing cancer. Unfortunately, many employers and manufacturers failed to warn employees of the known risks.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos lawyer capable of representing former Dayton Tire & Rubber workers nationwide mesothelioma or other lung cancer claims.
Ohio rubber companies are best known for producing automobile tires but they also manufactured a number of other products, including rubberized gaskets. Asbestos gaskets were used to seal pipes, pumps, and equipment. Some rubber manufacturing plants used raw asbestos in mixtures to produce rubber sheets that were used for gaskets, seals and electrical insulations.
Regardless of their employment position, many Dayton Tire workers may have faced an occupational exposure. Production sites were built with asbestos bricks, drywall, and heating and water pipes. Dayton workers are therefore at risk of the numerous illnesses linked to toxic exposure.
The following jobs are associated with an increase risk of lung cancer and other diseases:
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Asbestos-related diseases are known to have a long latency period, meaning that former Dayton Tire workers may not be diagnosed with a condition until decades after initial exposure. When they do come to light, symptoms of lung diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma may include:
• Chest pain
• Persistent cough
• Trouble swallowing
• Swelling of the abdomen
• Trouble Breathing
Former employees of Dayton Tire and Rubber and family members may have been put at risk. If former Dayton Tire workers fall ill and are diagnosed with serious lung conditions, it may be a result of past toxic exposure.
The Lyon Firm is dedicated to representing injured plaintiffs in asbestos exposure and toxic tort lawsuits nationwide. We work with industry experts to determine the root cause of cancer and reach settlements with large corporations.
Asbestos can be found in tire and rubber factories built before 1980. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are dozens of different jobs that can expose workers to toxins, with those jobs primarily involving manufacturing. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to cancer-causing agents each year.