Representing General Electric Workers with GE Asbestos, Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims
Facing more than 400,000 asbestos claims, General Electric (GE) is still among the biggest targets of occupational asbestos exposure. Most GE asbestos lawsuits filed are claims of asbestos exposure from the company’s steam turbines. It is no secret that GE manufactured turbines containing asbestos, which were in turn installed in thousands of civilian and military sites across the country.
Many of the victims, who have developed asbestos-related illnesses, are Ohio residents, and either former GE Aviation production plant employees, or military veterans. There are around 16,000 General Electric employees in Ohio, more than any other state—the majority in the Cincinnati and Dayton area. General Electric has contributed a great deal to the Ohio economy.
However, the health cost, with mesothelioma and lung cancer among the most serious public health issues, is so significant that medical and legal experts question whether GE production sites are a financial boost, or a tragic development.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati asbestos lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and GE asbestos mesothelioma claims.
Cincinnati & Dayton GE Asbestos
General Electric opened its Cincinnati, Ohio GE Aviation facility in 1946 and began producing high-powered propulsion systems for the U.S. Air Force. The company continued to produce engines for military aircraft as well as commercial airliners.
Asbestos materials were commonly used to build aircraft components, and mechanics were exposed to asbestos concealed in engines, turbines, wiring, bearings, seals and gaskets. GE Aviation production staff and military aircraft mechanics could have been exposed to asbestos while performing routine maintenance.