Kentucky has been an important industry hub in the American Midwest for decades, with major corporations operating factories and plants throughout the state. As a result, Kentucky asbestos exposure might have been inevitable to many.
Kentucky has played home to many auto plants, steel plants (forgeries, foundries and mills), paper mills, breweries, power plants, railroad companies, appliance manufacturers, insulation factories, chemical companies and oil refineries.
Many of the companies with operations in Kentucky built factories and facilities with toxic asbestos materials, and many of the consumer products produced in Kentucky plants contained asbestos.
Health agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have called asbestos a known cancer-causing agent, and have warned that even a small amount of exposure at home or at the workplace can have devastating consequences.
But even after international bodies recognized and warned of the risks to workers, many companies continued to use asbestos in building, product and machine materials, endangering workers and families in Kentucky.
Any former Kentucky worker exposed to asbestos fibers may risk severe asbestos-related illness and injury, including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.
Joe Lyon is an experienced asbestos exposure attorney and mesothelioma cancer lawyer representing plaintiffs and injured workers in Kentucky and throughout the nation.
Several industries in Kentucky utilized asbestos for its strength, fire resistant properties and durability for decades, putting thousands of workers at risk of cancer and other asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
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Lexington and other cities in Kentucky were home to heavy industrial companies that for many decades used or manufactured asbestos materials and products.
At some workplaces, many of the buildings contained asbestos in piping, insulation, machinery and protective equipment. As a result, many Lexington workers were exposed to asbestos, and were at risk of developing deadly diseases like asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.
Lexington workers may have risked their health due to chronic or acute asbestos exposure before the 1980s, when employers did little to protect employees from workplace toxins. Lawsuits have been filed in recent years against several manufacturers and Lexington companies for endangering the health of workers around Kentucky.
Former Lexington, Kentucky employees have developed asbestosis, mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related illnesses. Because asbestos was used commonly in Kentucky factories, many workers now require compensation to help pay for mounting medical costs and lost wages.
Asbestos lawyers representing mesothelioma victims can assist in the legal process and file claims to recover compensation from existing asbestos trust funds. Employers have a duty to protect their workers, and when they fail to do so, and an injury occurs, legal cation may be necessary to recover compensation.
Asbestos fibers cause scarring in the tissue that surround the lungs and the damage can lay dormant for many years, before tumors and cancer are discovered. By the time symptoms appear, however, mesothelioma cancer is most likely in an advanced stage. Symptoms of mesothelioma may include:
Most workers at Kentucky auto, steel and manufacturing plants insulated with asbestos materials have probably faced an occupational exposure. Auto production sites were regularly built with asbestos bricks, drywall, and heating and water pipes. Some employees, however, faced higher risks than others. The following plant positions are considered high-risk:
After being diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, the next step, while considering potential legal actions, is to find the best possible mesothelioma cancer treatment centers. Mesothelioma is a relatively rare condition and may require specific treatments and specialized oncologists for the best care and chance of survival.
There are three Kentucky Mesothelioma Treatment centers, as well as a few other lung cancer treatment options for victims of asbestos-related diseases.
Kentucky is home to National Cancer Institute-recognized comprehensive cancer centers, providing mesothelioma patient care and advanced specialty care with specialized surgeons and advanced technology.
Patients diagnosed with mesothelioma have around a 30 percent chance of surviving five years after a diagnosis, though medical science is now more advanced than ever, and treatment options are expanding.
Due to the widespread use of asbestos in Kentucky workplaces, many Kentucky workers develop deadly asbestos-related diseases years later.
Plaintiffs diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, both closely associated with asbestos exposure, may file claims and recover compensation from asbestos trusts with the help of a Kentucky asbestos exposure attorney.
If you have been exposed to asbestos at a Kentucky work site, and suffered from an asbestos-related disease, contact a Kentucky mesothelioma attorney to proceed with filing a claim and potentially reaching a settlement.
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.