Asbestos Cancer Attorney
Representing Maintenance Workers in Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims
For decades, thousands of companies in a wide range of industries across the country used asbestos materials in machinery, equipment, building insulation, pipes, roofing and flooring.
As a result, many workers were exposed to toxic asbestos fibers at the workplace, and none more than maintenance workers, who worked closely with asbestos materials, often in poorly ventilated, narrow work areas that increased the risk of asbestos exposure and later developing mesothelioma, lung cancer or other asbestos-related respiratory diseases and cancers.
Maintenance Worker Asbestos Exposure was common in several commercial complexes and industries.
Joe Lyon is an experienced asbestos lawyer reviewing cases of maintenance worker asbestos exposure for plaintiffs nationwide.
Maintenance Workers Asbestos Exposure
Hundreds of asbestos-containing products were used and installed in plants, warehouses and factories before the 1980s. When the materials broke down over time or were disturbed by renovation or demolitions, the toxic fibers filled the air, endangering workers, particularly maintenance workers who were charged with handling and inspecting piping, boilers, insulation, machinery and equipment containing asbestos. Common products containing asbestos included the following:
- Heating pipes
- Roof Tiles
- Cement plumbing
- Floor tiles
Hazards of Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos is a known cancer-causing agent, according to several health agencies, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization (WHO). Experts have noted that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, meaning that even a small amount of exposure can do irreparable damage.
Long-term maintenance worker asbestos exposure is likely to lead to severe illness—often lying dormant for many years—and may include:
- Mesothelioma Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pulmonary Fibrosis
Compensation Following Workplace Exposure
Large trusts have been established by some of the most negligent companies in the country, admittedly exposing workers to toxins, and now compensating victims and families for the damages and deaths they are directly responsible for.
Injury claims and lawsuits may be filed following maintenance worker asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cases. Settlements for individuals have recovered millions, and The Lyon Firm has represented injured workers and families in mesothelioma lawsuits nationwide.
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.
Questions about Maintenance Workers Asbestos Exposure
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.
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.
Asbestos was commonly found in factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, homes, shipyards, construction sites and in many military bases. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), dozens can expose workers to asbestos, including maintenance positions. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to asbestos each year during renovation and demolition.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.