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Asbestos Lawsuit Attorneys: Seeking Justice for Mesothelioma Victims

For decades, asbestos exposure has been a silent menace, wreaking havoc on unsuspecting individuals and tearing families apart through mesothelioma diagnoses. Our asbestos lawsuit lawyers are here to support you through the heartache and turmoil caused by asbestos. 

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With decades of experience, the toxic exposure attorneys at The Lyon Firm have successfully represented countless clients who have suffered from asbestos-related diseases due to exposure in the workplace, homes, or elsewhere. We are committed to pursuing justice and compensation for those affected by this deadly threat. 

Your well-being is our top priority, and we are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.  Contact our asbestos lawsuit attorneys online or call (513) 381-2333 to let us be your voice in the pursuit of justice.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral once prized for its unique properties, such as heat resistance and durability. For decades, companies used asbestos in a slew of products, and several industries, ranging from construction to automotive, relied on the substance. 

However, this versatile mineral came with a catch. When inhaled, the tiny asbestos fibers can become lodged in the lungs, causing devastating health issues like mesothelioma and other illnesses.

How Do I Know If I Was Exposed to Asbestos?

There are several jobs where workers are at risk of encountering asbestos-containing materials, potentially leading to the inhalation of hazardous asbestos fibers. 

If you held one of the following jobs, you may have been exposed to asbestos:

  • Construction Worker: Construction professionals often work with materials like insulation, ceiling tiles, and building components that contain asbestos during demolition or renovation projects.
  • Shipyard Worker: Asbestos was frequently used in ship construction and repair, exposing shipyard workers to the risks associated with this toxic substance.
  • Power Plant Worker: Asbestos was used in power plants for its heat-resistant properties, and individuals working in these facilities may encounter asbestos-containing materials during maintenance and repair tasks.
  • Manufacturing Worker: Workers involved in manufacturing processes particularly in producing asbestos-containing products, face the risk of asbestos exposure.
  • HVAC Technician: Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems can contain asbestos insulation, putting HVAC technicians at risk when handling or servicing these systems.

It is important to recognize that while efforts have been made to reduce asbestos exposure through regulations and safety measures, the risk still exists in older industrial settings and structures. 

If you suspect asbestos exposure in your industrial workplace, it is crucial to seek medical attention and consult asbestos exposure lawyers to explore potential compensation and legal remedies.

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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.

Mesothelioma and other illnesses have ravaged the lives of countless hardworking Americans across various occupations. It’s despicable that so many have been punished with painful and sometimes terminal conditions only for doing an honest day’s work. 

The Lyon Firm has a long history of advocating for asbestos exposure victims, going to great lengths to get our clients the compensation they are entitled to. Contact us online or call (513) 381-2333 to learn how we can help you.

How Do I Know If an Asbestos Lawyer Can Help Me?  

You can file a lawsuit if you believe your condition is a result of asbestos exposure. Some common asbestos-related illnesses that individuals or their families may seek legal action for include:

  • Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs but can also occur in the abdomen or other areas. It is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure.
  • Lung Cancer: While asbestos exposure is not the primary cause of lung cancer, it is a known risk factor, particularly for individuals who smoke.
  • Asbestosis: Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers. It results in lung scarring and breathing difficulties.
  • Pleural Disease: This includes various non-cancerous conditions affecting the lining of the lungs, such as pleural plaques, pleural effusions, and diffuse pleural thickening. These conditions can cause pain and breathing problems.
  • Other Cancers: Asbestos exposure has been associated with other cancers, such as pulmonary fibrosis, adenocarcinoma, esophageal cancer, and gastrointestinal cancers

Legal action may be pursued if your condition is linked to asbestos exposure. Also, if someone passes away from one of these asbestos-related illnesses, surviving family members may be eligible for compensation. The Lyon Firm extends its condolences for your loss and is here to offer support.  

It’s important to consult with an experienced asbestos attorney to determine if you have a valid claim based on your specific circumstances and the laws in your jurisdiction. 

What Does an Asbestos Lawyer Do for My Case?

Companies that allegedly knowingly used asbestos in their products, regardless of its horrific health impacts, are responsible for robbing thousands of their health and future. The asbestos exposure attorneys at our firm have made it their goal to rectify the destruction and devastation these manufacturers have caused. 

To get the compensation and closure you deserve, an attorney will typically: 

  • Investigate your asbestos exposure to trace your exposure history and identify all sources, whether from home products or your work environment. 
  • Gather strong evidence to show the company responsible for your exposure knew about the hazards of asbestos but used it anyway.
  • File your claim against the companies that manufactured, sold, and distributed the products that resulted in your illness.
  • Negotiate a settlement on your behalf, or should settlement negotiations fall short of a satisfactory resolution, fight for you in court to get a fair sum. 

“In a desperate life altering crisis, Joe Lyon quietly entered my life. My husband was losing battle with mesothelioma. Joe came respectfully, professionally, kindly and beneficially towards our family. I felt he was Heaven sent. It has been an honor to know and work with Joe.”

– Marlene Beal

What Type of Compensation Can an Asbestos Attorney Help Me Recover?

We understand that no amount of compensation can undo the hardships your family has had to overcome. However, a lawsuit can be crucial in alleviating the mounting financial burdens and emotional toll you face. 

Asbestos exposure attorneys can help victims or their families seek compensation for: 

  • Medical expenses: Coverage for past and future medical treatment related to mesothelioma.
  • Pain and suffering: Financial recovery for the intense physical and emotional distress caused by mesothelioma.
  • Lost wages: Coverage for past or future income lost due to the inability to work because of your illness.
  • Wrongful death: Compensation for surviving family members in the event of a loved one’s death.
  • Punitive damages: Additional monetary awards intended to punish the company responsible for your asbestos exposure. 

      Additionally, there are options available to you outside of a lawsuit. Several trust funds have been established by asbestos companies to provide financial relief to victims and their families, even if the responsible company has filed for bankruptcy.

      What Can I Expect in an Asbestos Exposure Settlement or Verdict?

      Every case is unique, so there is no set compensation amount guaranteed. Factors like the extent of your asbestos exposure, type of injury, the severity of your injury, and the company’s role in your exposure can all influence how much you may recover. 

      That said, some victims of asbestos exposure have secured substantial awards, with average settlements ranging anywhere from $1 to $2 million and verdicts reaching between $5 and $11 million. Below are just a few examples of the impressive outcomes achieved by asbestos lawsuit lawyers at The Lyon Firm on behalf of our clients: 

      • $2.7 million awarded to a surviving spouse in a mesothelioma case linked to employment in the steel mill industry.
      • $2.3 million granted to the family of a former AK steelworker following a terminal mesothelioma diagnosis.
      • $1 million received in compensation for an asbestos exposure mesothelioma claim.

      How Much Do Asbestos Lawsuit Attorneys Cost? 

      The Lyon Firm recognizes that asbestos-related illnesses bring overwhelming financial uncertainty. Asbestos exposure can disrupt your ability to provide for your family or can tragically take away a loved one who contributed to your family’s finances. 

      That’s why we work on a contingency fee system, meaning you don’t pay a cent unless we secure compensation. You can prioritize your health and family without added financial worry.

      “I want everyone, regardless of their financial situation, to have a fair chance at justice. Our firm believes that costs should never be a barrier to relief for asbestos exposure victims.”

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      How Long Will My Asbestos Exposure Claim Take?

      Given the complexities involved in each case, there is no one-size-fits-all timeline for asbestos exposure litigation. However, rest assured that we will do everything in our power to expedite your case’s progress and get your claim underway as quickly as possible. 

      Is There a Deadline for Working with Lawyers for Asbestos Claims?

      Yes. The statute of limitations sets filing deadlines for filing asbestos lawsuits, which vary by state. If the deadline passes, you can lose the chance to recover compensation. 

      We encourage you to reach out as soon as possible to learn about your legal options and avoid missing the opportunity to file a case. 

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      Why Hire The Lyon Firm

      The Lyon Firm has a strong record of representing thousands of individuals nationwide in several case types, securing millions in compensation for our clients. Mr. Lyon has personally visited clients in their homes and hospitals, going the extra mile to understand their needs and secure fair compensation.

      Fill out the form below to find out more about how we can assist you in an asbestos lawsuit.  

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      Asbestos Exposure Questions

      Was Asbestos In Schools?

      The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that there are asbestos-containing materials in the majority of schools. Asbestos was commonly used in the materials used to construct schools, which means children may be exposed anywhere on the premises.

      Nationwide, school districts have reportedly failed to warn parents and teachers about the project and also failed to use proper preventative measures to prevent exposure.

      How Were Shipyard Workers Exposed?

      For the last 75 years, shipyard workers have been among those in the U.S. workforce with an elevated risk of asbestos exposure. Particularly before 1980, it is likely that workers in the shipbuilding industry were in contact with dangerous levels of asbestos.

      A 2008 study published by the Ulster Medical Society indicated shipyard workers have an asbestosis mortality rate 16 times greater than other studied occupations.

      How Were Construction Workers Exposed to Asbestos?

      Nearly any construction, renovation, or demolition site could have the potential to expose workers to harmful asbestos fibers. Asbestos has numerous applications in the construction industry, and many were used as common practice up until the 1980s in the construction of homes, schools, and commercial buildings. 

      Medical studies estimate that the cumulative total number of asbestos-associated deaths in the United States may exceed 200,000 by the year 2030.

      How Can I Identify Asbestos In My Home?

      To the untrained eye, it may be impossible to identify an asbestos product. Even taking normal precautions, a visual inspection of a building structure is not sufficient to determine if it contains asbestos.

      There may be dangerous asbestos materials in any older building in the U.S. built before 1980, including asbestos insulation boards, ceiling tiles, cement, roofing sheets, vinyl tiles, textured coatings, pipe insulation, and loose fill insulation. If you notice the following when identifying asbestos, it may be prudent to contact a professional to help assess the risk and need for abatement.


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