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GM Defiance Foundry 
Asbestos Exposure

Reviewing GM Foundry Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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Ohio Asbestos Lawyer

Representing GM Defiance Foundry Workers in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

GM Defiance Foundry workers in Defiance, Ohio were at risk of toxic exposure if they handled or built auto parts containing asbestos. The material was likely in many different areas of the Defiance Foundry, including in the construction materials of the facility itself. Years have gone by since asbestos was regularly used in the auto industry, but there are new cancer diagnoses each year. 

Due to a long latency period that can reach 50 years, many former GM workers could have been exposed and inhaled toxins and only now begin to feel the full impact. 

Because GM produced auto parts like brake drums and other components with asbestos, even many Americans who never worked at General Motors may have been exposed by installing these products on their own. Car mechanics and many staff at body shops have fallen ill after spending years in poorly ventilated workplaces and handling asbestos products. 

GM’s toxic asbestos products may have impacted the health of auto mechanics, foundry machinists, warehouse employees, auto parts sales staff, boiler workers, as well as Delco Appliances repairers and installers.


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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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A Voice for Those who have suffered
Do I have a Toxic Exposure Claim?

You may have a valid claim if you worked at a GM plant in Defiance, Ohio or another location and later developed lung cancer, mesothelioma or an asbestos related illness. Collect your work history documentation and medical records and our lawyers can begin your claim as soon as possible. Compensation is likely for victims nationwide. 


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Questions about Defiance, Ohio Asbestos Exposure

Which Auto Parts Contain Asbestos?


Automatic transmissions

Brake linings

Brake shoes for locomotives

Clutch linings

Delco-Heat brand boilers and appliances

Disc brakes

Drum brakes


Frigidaire brand appliances


Manual transmissions

Can I File an Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit?

Asbestos Trust Funds were established so that victims of past exposure can more easily file injury claims and get the compensation they deserve without going to trial.

The liability of much of General Motors was transferred to Motors Liquidation Company Asbestos PI Trust. This included all asbestos liability claims for plaintiffs in Defiance, Ohio and nationwide. 

Why Did the Defiance Foundry Use Asbestos?

Many auto parts contained asbestos. General Motors manufactured brakes, brake linings and clutch linings with asbestos to control heat and reduce friction.

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


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)


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