For decades, thousands of companies in a wide range of industries in Ohio and 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 Cincinnati asbestos lawyer reviewing cases of maintenance worker asbestos exposure in Ohio and for plaintiffs nationwide.
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:
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:
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.
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.