When a loved one falls ill from toxic asbestos exposure, and develops a deadly disease, the entire family suffers, and may experience great emotional and financial hardship as a result of outstanding medical expenses and a permanent loss of wages. This is the case for thousands of Americans each year who lose a family member to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. Electricians and other hardworking Americans faced decades of asbestos exposure without knowing they were at risk.
According to the American Cancer Society, each year in the United States around 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed. These new cancer cases cause an immense amount of pain and suffering, and even though asbestos is not as widely used in American industry as it once was, new cancer cases continue to surface because the latency period of toxic asbestos fibers in the lungs causing cancer can be as long as 40 years.
Even today, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 100,000 people die each year from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease, resulting from past occupational exposures. Evidence suggests there is no safe level of asbestos exposure.
Family members who have suffered along with the asbestos victim may be entitled to compensation and may have a rightful claim against an employer for negligence and failing to provide a safe work environment for injured employees.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Asbestos lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort, electrician asbestos exposure and mesothelioma claims. Contact an experienced attorney if a family member developed a deadly disease from electrician asbestos exposure.
Not too long ago, asbestos was widely used in the majority of America’s factories, plants, warehouses, shipyards because of its flame-resistant and efficient insulating properties.
Asbestos was still used for decades after medical experts discovered the deadly effects on the human body for those regularly exposed. Many of the following types of jobs exposed Ohio workers to toxic asbestos in the last 80 years:
Surviving family members may seek benefits through established asbestos bankruptcy trusts, or through civil asbestos claims aimed at the companies responsible for exposing workers to toxic asbestos fibers for many years.
Asbestos wrongful death lawsuits can recover millions of dollars for families who suffered a great loss, help pay for medical expenses, and help rebuild a life after the wrongful death of a loved one.
If a spouse or family member died due to electrician asbestos exposure in the workplace, you are entitled to take legal action and seek compensation. You should contact an experienced attorney, and should not be intimidated by filing a claim against a corporation.
If any company contributed to the death of a family member, the company should be held accountable. Asbestos settlements can follow a diagnosis of mesothelioma, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer or asbestosis.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.
If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.
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.
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.
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.
Asbestos can be found in factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military installations. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to asbestos each year.
Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. It is estimated that there will be thousands of new cases due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.