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Representing Empire Detroit Steel Workers with Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Workers at Empire Detroit Steel plants in Dover, New Boston, and Mansfield, Ohio were exposed to asbestos, and may develop lung diseases, including mesothelioma.

Many former workers at Ohio steel plants, including Empire Detroit and Armco Steel have been diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers, and other serious diseases. The bulk of the cases have been proven to be caused by toxic work sites managed by negligent employers in the steel industry.

The Empire-Detroit Steel plants in New Boston, Dover and Mansfield, Ohio primarily produced carbon steel, which they sold to automotive, construction and appliance companies.

The fibers from asbestos can be lodged in the lungs, which can cause permanent damage, and in some cases, tumors. Inhaled asbestos fibers can directly cause cancer and other disorders, including mesothelioma.

Nearly any worker in an Ohio steel plant could be at risk of developing serious health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims. The Firm can investigate any asbestos exposure issue for Empire Detroit Steel workers in Mansfield and accepts cases on contingency fees to eliminate any financial risk for the families we represent.  

Asbestos Exposure in Mansfield Empire Detroit Steel Plant

Asbestos was used in steel plants for building and machinery insulation.  Countless Americans in steel plants in Ohio have been exposed to asbestos. Data from the World Health Organization show about 30 percent of deaths from occupational cancer each year could be caused by asbestos.

Asbestos was found in equipment that included the following:

•    Ovens
•    Hot blast stoves
•    Furnaces
•    Rolling mills
•    Tanks
•    Boilers
•    Cranes
•    Steam pipes

Steel plant positions commonly exposed to asbestos include:

•    Pipefitters & Plumbers
•    Machinists
•    Boilermakers
•    Welders
•    Insulators
•    Maintenance Crews

Asbestos Clothing 

In addition to working in the buildings themselves, steel plant workers at Empire Detroit Steel were also likely exposed to asbestos through protective garments.

The asbestos clothing was meant to protect workers from extreme temperatures, though history  shows the measures proved fatal in many cases. Toxic fibers within the clothing were released and possibly inhaled by workers at Empire-Detroit.

Breathing asbestos fibers into the lungs could serve as the primary source for victims who develop lung cancer and, possibly mesothelioma.

Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Cases of mesothelioma are often diagnosed 20 years or more after a person was first exposed to asbestos. By the time symptoms appear, the cancer has most likely reached a later stage.

Symptoms of mesothelioma include the following:

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

Compensation for Former Empire Detroit Steel Workers

Lawyers claim that asbestos manufacturers knew about potential health dangers of asbestos products but failed to warn anyone, and put profits before steel workers including Empire Detroit steel workers.

Workers at Ohio steel plants, including Armco-AK Steel, Empire Detroit Steel, LTV Steel, and Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. have been involved in asbestos litigation for many years. Employees at the Dover, New Boston and Mansfield, Ohio steel plants may have a substantial injury claim due to the amount of asbestos products they likely were exposed.


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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 Empire Detroit Steel & Asbestos Exposure

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 lug 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 tot he 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 Cincinnati Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 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: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. 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 results.

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