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PPG Industries Workers at Increased Risk for Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

If you have ever worked in an Ohio PPG chemical plant, you may be at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease, such as asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma. There are numerous health hazards associated with employment at a chemical production facility, and the presence of asbestos materials at the plant is a continual danger.

Asbestos was so commonly used in the chemical industry because it is very effective industrial insulator. The material is durable, cheap and highly resistant to heat and fire. As a result, many chemical plant employees may have been exposed to such toxic asbestos materials, leading to serious illnesses like mesothelioma.

There are many PPG plants operating across the country. If your employer fails to protect workers from asbestos hazards, and you develop asbestos-related diseases and lung conditions, you may have a successful claim.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos and personal injury lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims.

High Risk of Exposure: PPG Plants Asbestos

Nearly any PPG worker employed in a chemical plant could be at risk of developing occupational diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Anyone working in an older workplace where insulation may be deteriorating is at risk of inhaling toxic fibers, which can get lodged in tissue surrounding the lungs and cause permanent damage.

Chemical plants are known to contain large amounts of piping that connect manufacturing and storage areas. These pipes, as well as equipment like tanks, boilers and pumps, likely contain asbestos. Positions that may be at particular risk include engineers, maintenance workers, electricians, pump system operators, boilermakers, pipefitters, and insulators.

Symptoms of Asbestos-Related Illness

Mesothelioma and asbestosis can lay dormant for many years, and symptoms may not surface until many years after exposure. When the initial symptoms appear, they may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent cough
  • Fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Trouble swallowing

PPG Industries Asbestos Exposure

America’s chemical companies have a legal and ethical duty to provide their workers with safe working environments. When corporations fail to protect employees, they are bound to compensate families in the event of injury or death.

Workers in PPG plants who have developed occupation-related health issues should not hesitate to seek medical and expert legal assistance.

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ABOUT THE LYON FIRM

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.

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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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Why are these cases important?

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.

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Questions about Chemical Plants & Asbestos Exposure

What is Asbestos?

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.

Why is Asbestos Toxic?

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.

What Materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.

Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.

Why Did Companies Use Asbestos?

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.

Is it hard to win an asbestos case?

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.

Why Hire the Lyon Firm

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.

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The Statute of Limitations for Asbestos

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.

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