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American Steel Foundry 
Asbestos Exposure

Reviewing Steel Plant Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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Asbestos Cancer Lawyer

Representing American Steel Foundry Workers with Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Workers at American Steel Foundry and American Steel & Wire in Alliance and Cleveland, Ohio were regularly exposed to asbestos, and may later develop lung diseases, including mesothelioma cancer.

It is difficult to come to terms with the fact that steel foundry executives were familiar with the dangers of asbestos exposure yet still used materials containing the toxic mineral for many years. EPA warnings a out asbestos cancer links came to light in the 1970s. But that was a little too late for many American Steel Foundry workers in Ohio. Not long after, many in the industry were diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other illnesses. Even family members fell ill when foundry staff brought asbestos home on their clothing.

As a result, lawsuits have been filed over the years, holding steel plants responsible for the harm they caused. Asbestos trust funds were established, and now victims have an outlet for compensation. If you have been diagnosed with an occupational cancer, contact our legal team to begin a case review. We can get you the maximum payout possible.

Many former workers at steel foundries, including American Steel Foundry plants in Ohio and Illinois, have been diagnosed with occupational lung disease and cancer. 

How did this happen? Well it didn’t occur over night, but the idea of toxic exposure in general wasn’t really considered an occupational hazard in the steel industry until the late 1970s. But that time, workers may have handled all kinds of toxins and the fine dust from asbestos could have been lodged in the lungs of workers.

Nearly any worker that spent time on the floor of a steel foundry prior to the 1980s could still be at risk of developing severe conditions, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

The Lyon Firm has experienced asbestos lawyers representing former steel foundry staff nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims. The Firm investigates the unique cases of American Steel Foundry workers in Alliance, Ohio or Illinois. 

Asbestos Exposure in American Steel Plants

Asbestos was used in casting facilities and steel foundries in the constructions materials, boilers, piping and for equipment insulation. Asbestos could be found in foundry equipment that included:

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

Foundry workers at American Steel & Wire were also exposed to asbestos through the use of protective garments. The toxic garb was meant to protect workers from extreme heat, though history  shows the “safety measures” proved to be a health disaster.  Toxic fibers within the clothing broke down and inhaled by workers at American Steel Foundry.

Our lawyers believe that some asbestos manufacturers knew about the health risks associated with asbestos but failed to warn workers throughout the nation. Thus, the American workforce, including American Steel & Wire and American Steel Foundry workers, were at risk. 

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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.

Questions about American Steel Asbestos Exposure

Why Hire the Lyon Firm?

Our Firm helps you find answers, justice and compensation. The Lyon Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take your difficult and emotional case and help you cope with a serious illness. 

Joe Lyon is an experienced Asbestos Cancer Lawyer with 20 years of experience and success. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and can maximize your compensation with the proper claims. 

Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained multiple seven and six figure asbestos settlements for clients.

What Foundry Materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was in the insulation in piping, electrical, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in protective garb. 

Do I Have a case?

If you were exposed to asbestos at a steel plant, and have developed cancer or a recognized related illness, you are likely to qualify for a successful claim. 

Why Did Foundries Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was heat and fire-resistant, and was thought to be an ideal insulating material before experts proved it was extremely dangerous to worker health.

What is my cancer case worth?

This depends on your condition and your work history. If you spent years at a steel foundry and later develop mesothelioma, lung cancer or another lung disease, your claim may be worth six or seven figures.