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Asbestos Exposure

Investigating Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims Linked to Abex Workers

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Abex Asbestos Lawyer

Representing Abex Workers with Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Workers at Abex in Portsmouth, Virginia may have been exposed to asbestos, and could develop lung diseases, including mesothelioma.

Many former workers at Abex plants have been diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers, and other serious diseases. The bulk of the cases have been proven to be caused by toxic work sites managed by negligent employers in the transportation industry.

Abex Corporation was a manufacturer of asbestos friction products, such as brake linings for trains and trucks. Abex went bankrupt in 2001 fighting asbestos lawsuits and reorganized to develop a trust fund to handle future claims.

The company allegedly put asbestos into its brake shoes, brake pads and brake linings until 1987. Some reports suggest Abex used asbestos in its hydraulic systems, fluid power parts, aircraft control systems and components for railcars. 

In 2001, Abex filed for bankruptcy and reorganization because of litigation and liability. The reorganization plan required the company to establish an asbestos trust fund to process future asbestos claims.


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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.

Our Asbestos & Mesothelioma Victories

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


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