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Asbestos Exposure

Reviewing Alcoa Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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Alcoa Aluminum Asbestos Attorney

Representing Ohio Alcoa Workers in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Former workers at the Reynolds Metals and Alcoa plants may have been exposed to asbestos, and have an increased risk to develop lung diseases and deadly cancers such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Recent medical studies have concluded aluminum smelting increases the risk of workers developing lung cancer and possibly other diseases.

Like many other companies in the aluminum and refining industry, the Cleveland, Ohio Alcoa plant commonly used asbestos as an insulator on its work sites. For decades, this dangerous material went unregulated as it posed terrible health risks, often being sent airborne and inhaled by workers in aluminum smelting facilities.

Alcoa used asbestos because the desirable properties outweighed the risks before employers knew of the extreme health consequences. The aluminum and metalworking industry used many toxic materials alongside the many corrosive chemicals and high temperatures in facilities.

Asbestos was used throughout many Alcoa aluminum plants. A natural heat resistance made it an effective insulator for many high-temp environments. The material was used in aluminum plants and metal works facilities so often that it still exists in many buildings.

Asbestos was used widely in aluminum plants, including in construction materials, machinery used to manufacture and refine aluminum, and in fireproof safety clothing.

Aluminum smelting pots often required asbestos insulation, and was replaced often. Crucibles were also crucial, and lined with refractory brick that was insulated with asbestos. For decades, aluminum plants like Alcoa insulated furnaces with asbestos to prevent burns and contain the extreme heat.

The Alcoa Corporation was founded in 1888 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and still operates as one of the world’s leading producers of aluminum. Lawsuits have been filed against the company, making injury claims for the following:

  • Disfigurement Damages (past and future)
  • Economic Damages (past and future)
  • End of Life Cost Damages   
  • Exemplary Damages
  • Funeral Expense Damages
  • Future Economic Damages
  • General Damages
  • Gross Negligence Damages
  • Loss of Companionship  
  • Loss of Consortium Damages
  • Loss of Earning Capacity Damages
  • Loss of Life Damages
  • Loss of Wages Damages (past and future)
  • Medical Expense Damages    
  • Mental Anguish Damages  
  • Monetary Compensation Damages   
  • Nominal Damages
  • Non-Economic Damages
  • Pain and Suffering Damages
  • Pecuniary and Non Pecuniary Damages
  • Physical Impairment Damages (past and future)
  • Asbestos Trust Funds  
  • Treble Damages
  • Workers Compensation Damages
  • Wrongful Death 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.

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Do I have a Toxic Exposure Case?

If you experienced asbestos exposure at Alcoa or another aluminum plant you can consider filing a lawsuit to reach a settlement and help to raise the awareness of industrial job safety.


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Questions about Alcoa Asbestos Exposure

Why Did Aluminum Companies Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was heat and fire-resistant, and was thought to be a great insulating material for smelting operations. It was used regularly before medical research showed the material was extremely hazardous to the health of workers.

Is it hard to win an asbestos cancer case?

Settlements can easily reach into the six and seven figures. It is necessary to prove that occupational exposure at an aluminum plant as the primary cause of lung cancer or mesothelioma, but this is the job of our lawyers. We are pleased to assist and provide a free consult. 

Why Hire the Lyon Firm?

Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced  Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has two decades of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states. Asbestos lawsuits can be complex but Mr. Lyon works closely with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an illness occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future.

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