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Delphi Auto Plant 
Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

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Representing Delphi Workers in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Thousands of Delphi workers around the world were at risk of  asbestos exposure and later developing related cancers. Many factory workers at Delphi and Warren, Ohio Packard Electric plants with asbestos faced an occupational exposure. Auto part production sites were packed with asbestos bricks, drywall, and insulation on heating and water pipes.

One of the largest manufacturers of auto parts in the U.S., Delphi was eventually separated from General Motors in 1999. Delphi had 50,000 employees in the United States at once point in history, operating over 150 manufacturing sites. Delphi made the Monsoon premium audio systems found in some GM automobiles.

In 2005, however, Delphi filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and closed 21 of its 29 plants in the United States.

Workers who directly handled and installed brake linings were heavily exposed. That includes any person packing and unpacking, installing, sanding, buffing, polishing, grinding and drilling parts for installation.

One study published by the Journal of Occupational Medicine concluded automobile makers had an increased risk of cancer. Delphi Workers may have been exposed in the following locations:

  • Delphi Auto Systems: Dayton, Vandalia and Sandusky
  • Delphi Packard: Warren, Ohio
  • Delphi Chassis: Kettering, Dayton

Knowing that workers were looking at various health hazards, corporations like GM continued manufacturing dangerous products, and failed to warn employees of the consequences. Nearly any worker in a Delphi auto plant could be at risk of developing asbestosis, lung cancer, or mesothelioma.

Delphi Asbestos Lawsuits

For many years now, auto companies have been targeted in occupational cancer claims, many as a result of their asbestos-containing brake linings and clutch facings. 

•    An auto mechanic who worked at GM for 36 years alleged that asbestos from brake linings and clutch facings caused him to develop mesothelioma. A jury awarded the victim $2 million.
•    In another case, a warehouse worker died of mesothelioma after he was exposed to General Motors asbestos products when working at a GM distribution warehouse. A New Jersey jury awarded his family more than $30 million in damages.


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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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Why are these cases important?

Many experience asbestos exposure through the workplace. Workplaces may have been filled with toxic materials, and employers may have failed to warn of the serious health risks of the job. Filing a suit helps to raise the awareness of job safety.


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Questions about Auto Plant Asbestos Exposure

What Auto Parts Contained Asbestos?



Sheets and Hood Liner Sheets

Gaskets, Packing, Valves and Heat Seals

Electrical Insulation

Spark Plugs

Heat Shields


Air Conditioning Housing


Decal Stripes



Body Putty


Why Did Delphi Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was not always known to cause cancer, and the material was strong, cheap and heat resistant.

Why Hire the Lyon Firm

Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has twenty years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a range of toxic exposure cases. Asbestos cancer claims can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of any diagnosed illness. Mr. Lyon works with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future.

Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure settlements for his clients.

Your Right to Safety

Statute of Limitations for Asbestos

Asbestos was found in many auto part producing plants, including the following:

  • Delphi Auto Systems: Dayton, Vandalia and Sandusky
  • Delphi Packard: Warren, Ohio
  • Delphi Chassis: Kettering, Dayton

According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), many careers and tasks exposed workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving manufacturing of some sort. Thousands of American auto workers are still exposed to toxins at the workplace each year. 

Our Victories

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


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)