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Representing Mingo Junction and Bridgeport Aetna Workers in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Former workers at Aetna Standard Iron & Steel in Mingo Junction and Bridgeport, Ohio were exposed to asbestos, and may develop devastating lung diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Thousands of former workers at Ohio steel plants, including Aetna Standard have been diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers, and other serious respiratory diseases. The bulk of these cases have been proven to be caused by toxins in facilities managed by negligent employers at steel mills.

The fibers from asbestos can be lodged in the lungs, which can cause permanent damage, and in some cases, tumors. Inhaled asbestos fibers can directly cause cancer and other disorders, including mesothelioma.

Nearly any worker in an Ohio steel plant could be at risk of developing serious health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims. Our lawyers can investigate any toxic exposure issue for Aetna workers in Bridgeport and Mingo Junction and accepts cases on contingency fees to eliminate any financial risk for the families.  

Asbestos Exposure in Aetna Standard Plant

Asbestos was widely used in steel mills for building and machinery insulation. Countless Americans in steel plants have been exposed to asbestos. Data from the World Health Organization (WHO) show almost a third of deaths from occupational cancer each year could be caused by asbestos.

Asbestos was found in equipment that included the following:

•    Ovens
•    Hot blast stoves
•    Furnaces
•    Rolling mills
•    Tanks
•    Boilers
•    Cranes
•    Steam pipes

Steel mill positions commonly exposed to asbestos include:

•    Pipefitters & Plumbers
•    Machinists
•    Boilermakers
•    Welders
•    Insulators
•    Maintenance Crews

Asbestos Clothing 

In addition to working in the buildings themselves, steel plant workers at Aetna Standard were also likely exposed through protective garments.

The clothing was meant to protect workers from extreme temperatures, though history  shows the measures proved fatal in many cases. Toxic fibers within the clothing were released and possibly inhaled by workers at Aetna.

Breathing asbestos fibers into the lungs could serve as the primary source for victims who develop lung cancer and, possibly mesothelioma.

Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Cases of mesothelioma are often diagnosed 20 years or more after a person was first exposed to asbestos. By the time symptoms appear, the cancer has most likely reached a later stage.

Symptoms of mesothelioma include the following:

•    Pain in the chest and rib area
•    Persistent cough
•    Trouble breathing
•    Mysterious lumps of tissue on the chest and abdomen
•    Stomach pains
•    Swelling of the abdomen
•    Weight loss

Compensation for Former Aetna Standard Workers

Attorneys claim that the manufacturers of toxic materials knew about potential health dangers of asbestos products but failed to warn anyone. Instead, they put ease and the bottom line before steel mill workers, including Aetna Iron & Steel employees.

Staff at Bridgeport and Mingo Junction, Ohio steel plants have been involved in asbestos litigation for many years. If you worked in one of these plants, you may have a substantial injury claim due to the amount of asbestos in the facilities. 

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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.

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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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