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Asbestos Exposure

Reviewing Republic Steel Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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Ohio Asbestos Attorney

representing Youngstown Republic Steel Workers in Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Asbestos exposure within the steelwork industry is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences for workers and their families. It is our mission to ensure that those who have suffered due to asbestos exposure are not only aware of their rights but are empowered to take action against responsible parties.

Our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling asbestos-related cases, including those specific to the steelwork sector. We are dedicated to holding companies and entities accountable for their negligence in exposing workers to this dangerous substance, and we strive to secure the compensation and justice our clients deserve.

At The Lyon Firm, we are not just attorneys; we are advocates for justice and the well-being of our clients. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards resolving your steelwork asbestos exposure case. Your health, your rights, and your future matter to us, and we are here to fight for you.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Steel Mill Asbestos Lawsuit?

In a steel mill asbestos lawsuit, victims or their families may be eligible to seek various types of damages to compensate for the harm caused by asbestos exposure. The specific damages available can vary based on the circumstances of the case, the jurisdiction, and the laws in place.

Common types of damages that can be pursued in steel mill asbestos lawsuits include:

  • Medical Expenses: Damages may cover the cost of medical treatments, surgeries, medications, and other healthcare expenses related to asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis.

  • Lost Wages: If asbestos-related illnesses prevent a person from working or result in lost income, victims may be entitled to compensation for past and future lost wages and earning capacity.

  • Pain and Suffering: These damages compensate the victim for the physical and emotional pain, suffering, and distress caused by their asbestos-related illness.

  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant’s conduct is found to be particularly reckless or egregious, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages are intended to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

  • Wrongful Death Damages: If the asbestos exposure resulted in the death of the victim, the surviving family members may be entitled to wrongful death damages. This can include funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of the decedent’s companionship.

It’s essential to consult with an experienced asbestos attorney who can assess the specifics of your case and determine the appropriate damages to pursue.

An attorney can help you navigate the legal process, gather evidence, and advocate for your rights to seek fair compensation for the harm caused by asbestos exposure in a steel mill.

What Does an Asbestos Cancer Lawyer Do for Your Case?

An asbestos cancer lawyer, also known as a mesothelioma attorney, plays a crucial role in representing individuals who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis, due to asbestos exposure.

Our lawyers are experienced in handling asbestos cases and provide essential services to help our clients seek compensation and justice.

Here’s what an asbestos cancer lawyer does for your case:

  • Case Investigation: After taking on your case, the lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to identify responsible parties and gather evidence to support your claim. This may include reviewing employment records, medical history, and other relevant documents.

  • Settlement Negotiations: Your lawyer will negotiate with the defendants or their insurers to reach a fair settlement. They will advocate for your interests and work to secure the maximum compensation available.

  • Litigation: If a settlement cannot be reached or if it’s not in your best interest, your attorney will represent you in court. They will present your case before a judge and jury, seeking a favorable verdict.

Asbestos cases are complex, and having an experienced attorney who specializes in this area of law is crucial. They can navigate the legal intricacies, ensure your rights are protected, and advocate for the best possible outcome for your case.

If you or a loved one is facing asbestos-related illness, it’s essential to consult with a knowledgeable asbestos cancer lawyer to explore your legal options and seek the compensation you deserve.


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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.

Republic Steel Asbestos Exposure

Steel plants presented health risks to all workers. Toxic exposure may lead to severe health risks in the future. Republic-LTV Steel had large Ohio plant operations in the following cities:

  • Newton Falls, Ohio
  • Massillon, Ohio
  • Warren, Ohio
  • Canton, Ohio
  • Niles, Ohio
  • Lorain, Ohio

Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Most jobs in the metal works industry regularly faced the hazards of asbestos exposure. The types of steel plant positions at Lorain, Niles, Warren, Canton, Massillon and Newton Falls plants most commonly associated with exposure include:

  • Pipefitter & Plumber
  • Machinist
  • Boilermaker
  • Insulator
  • Welder
  • Blacksmith
  • Millwright
  • Bricklayer
  • Maintenance Crews
  • Conductor

Republic Steel Asbestos Lawsuits

The American courts have recently held steel plants responsible for maintaining a safe work environment for workers. When steel companies have failed to meet basic safety responsibilities, they should compensate the victims of their negligent practice.

In April 2014, Republic-LTV Steel agreed to pay a $2.4 million fine to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), agreeing to settle alleged “health and safety violations” at three separate Ohio facilities, including Canton, Lorain and Massillon. The OSHA said they found over 100 violations of health and safety at the facilities, demonstrating a history of placing employees at risk.

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


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