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American Brake Shoe 
Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

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Ohio Asbestos Lawyer

Representing American Brake Shoe Workers in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Asbestos has long been recognized as a hazardous material, and its use in brake shoes has posed a significant risk to individuals who may have been exposed to it in various occupational settings. At The Lyon Firm, we are committed to providing comprehensive legal assistance and support to those who have suffered the consequences of asbestos exposure through brake shoes.

Asbestos exposure, particularly in the context of brake shoe applications, has led to severe health issues, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Our experienced team of attorneys is experienced in asbestos-related cases, and we are here to help victims and their families seek justice and compensation for the harm caused by asbestos-containing brake shoes.

If you or a loved one have been affected by asbestos brake shoe exposure, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for legal guidance and support. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we are dedicated to pursuing the justice and compensation you deserve.

What Kind of Settlement Can a Brake Shoe Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Secure for You?

A skilled brake shoe asbestos exposure lawyer can work diligently to secure a fair and just settlement for individuals who have suffered harm due to asbestos exposure. The specific settlement amount can vary widely based on numerous factors, including the extent of exposure, the severity of health issues, and the responsible parties involved. Here are some of the key elements that a lawyer can consider when pursuing a settlement for you:

  • Medical Expenses: If you have incurred medical bills for asbestos-related health issues, a lawyer can seek compensation to cover these costs. This can include expenses for diagnostic tests, treatments, medications, surgeries, and ongoing medical care.

  • Lost Wages: If your asbestos-related illness has caused you to miss work or led to disability, your lawyer can pursue compensation for lost wages and potential future earnings. This can be a significant portion of the settlement, especially for those whose ability to work has been compromised.

  • Pain and Suffering: Asbestos-related diseases can cause immense physical and emotional suffering. Lawyers can work to secure compensation for the pain and distress you have endured as a result of asbestos exposure.

  • Funeral Costs: In cases of wrongful death due to asbestos-related diseases, the lawyer can seek reimbursement for funeral and burial expenses, helping to ease the financial burden on the surviving family members.

  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, particularly when the responsible parties’ actions were particularly negligent or willful, punitive damages may be pursued. These damages are designed to punish the wrongdoer and can result in a larger settlement.

It’s important to note that each asbestos exposure case is unique, and the potential settlement amount will depend on the individual circumstances and the strength of the evidence.

A dedicated brake shoe asbestos exposure lawyer will evaluate your case, gather evidence, and work tirelessly to secure the best possible settlement for you, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial hardships you have endured as a result of asbestos exposure.

What Does a Brake Shoe Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Do for Your Case?

A brake shoe asbestos exposure lawyer plays a crucial role in helping victims of asbestos-related illnesses pursue legal action and seek compensation for their damages.
Here’s an overview of what a brake shoe asbestos exposure lawyer does for your case:
  • Investigation: Your lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation to identify the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure. Your lawyer will also collect and preserve evidence such as medical records, employment history, product information, and other documents that demonstrate your exposure and its impact on your health.

  • Negotiations: Experienced asbestos exposure lawyers are skilled negotiators. They will engage in negotiations with the responsible parties or their insurers to seek a fair and just settlement on your behalf. Negotiations can help avoid the time and expense of a trial.

  • Litigation: If a settlement cannot be reached or is not in your best interest, your lawyer will be prepared to take your case to court. They will represent you during trial, presenting evidence and arguments to a judge and jury.

In summary, a brake shoe asbestos exposure lawyer provides comprehensive legal support, from case evaluation and evidence collection to negotiations, trial representation, and advocating for your rights. They work tirelessly to secure fair compensation and justice for individuals suffering from the health consequences of asbestos exposure in brake shoes.


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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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A Voice for Those who have suffered
Why are these cases important?

Many experience asbestos exposure through the workplace. Workplaces may have been filled with toxic materials, and employers may have failed to warn of the serious health risks of the job. Filing a suit helps to raise the awareness of job safety.


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Brake Shoe Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits FAQs

What is brake shoe asbestos exposure, and how does it happen?

Brake shoe asbestos exposure occurs when individuals are exposed to asbestos fibers in the brake shoes of vehicles. This exposure can happen during the manufacturing, installation, repair, or removal of brake shoes that contain asbestos.

What health risks are associated with brake shoe asbestos exposure?

Exposure to asbestos in brake shoes can lead to serious health issues, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory conditions.

Who can file a brake shoe asbestos exposure lawsuit?

Anyone who has been exposed to asbestos in brake shoes and subsequently developed asbestos-related health problems, or their family members in cases of wrongful death, can file a lawsuit.

Should I join a class action lawsuit or pursue an individual claim?

Whether to join a class action or file an individual claim depends on the specific circumstances of your case. Your attorney can help you decide which option is most appropriate.

Your Right to Safety

Statute of Limitations for Asbestos

Asbestos can be found in factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military installations. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to asbestos each year. 

Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. It is estimated that there will be thousands of new cases due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.

Our Victories

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


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)