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Reviewing American Tool Works Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Lawsuits

The American Tool Works Company, operating out of Hamilton, Ohio, is the successor to Lodge, Davis Machine Tool Company, and a large regional employer and manufacturer of lathes and other heavy industrial equipment.

The American Tool Works company has managed production facilities in Cincinnati and Hamilton, Ohio for many decades, and many of the buildings contained asbestos as an insulator. As a result, many American Tool Works employees were exposed to asbestos, and are at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Some American Tool Works lathes and other equipment manufactured before the 1980s may have contained asbestos materials. Workers and end-users may have risked injury due to asbestos exposure—most injury claims are related to exposures occurring before the 1980s.

Several lawsuits have been filed in recent years against manufacturers of industrial equipment, targeting the companies responsible for endangering the health of workers in Ohio and around the nation.

Former Ohio workers at American Tool Works have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, and other asbestos-related illnesses.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio Asbestos Lawyer investigating mesothelioma and lung cancer claims for former American Tool Works workers. 

The Firm is capable of national representation and handles cases on full contingency fee to reduce any financial risk for the clients. 

Asbestos in American Tool Works Factories

Industrial lathes, which rotate a product on its axis so that workers can reach all of its sides, commonly contained asbestos insulation around their friction components. Frequent use of such machines wears down insulation, and loose asbestos fibers become an exposure hazard when workers are not wearing protective clothing and equipment.

Asbestos was also utilized in factories like American Tool Works as heating, boiler and pipe insulation. American Tool Works buildings may have been scattered with deteriorated insulation around the facilities, and provided several asbestos hazards, possibly around the following locations:

•    Lathes and other grinding machines
•    Cement piping
•    Pipe and boiler insulation
•    Spray-applied fireproofing
•    Damaged drywall or plaster
•    Floor tiles or ceiling panels
•    Heating equipment
•    Peeling paint
•    Vinyl tiles and flooring
•    Furnace and radiator insulation


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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.

American Tool Works Workers at Risk for Mesothelioma

Employees working in buildings lined with asbestos insulation risk developing illnesses related to the asbestos exposure. Heavy asbestos exposure severely endangers a worker, though studies indicate that even a small level of occupational asbestos exposure may lead to cancer.

Factory floor workers constructing lathes and other asbestos-containing equipment are most likely at risk of serious asbestos exposure. Building maintenance crew and machine maintenance crew are also at a heightened risk. Factory machines, including lathes, grinders, and conveyor systems may have contained asbestos insulation, putting hundreds of workers at risk. Some American Tool Works positions considered high-risk:

•    Lathe and drill press operators
•    Grinding operators
•    Maintenance Crews
•    Boiler room workers
•    Insulators
•    Warehouse picking and packing workers
•    Shipping employees

Symptoms of Asbestos-Related Illness

Asbestos-related diseases and cancers may lay dormant for decades, and many workers may not be diagnosed for up to 40 years after initial exposure.
Symptoms of lung diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma may include:

•    Chest Pain
•    Painful cough
•    Fever and fatigue
•    Trouble breathing
•    Trouble swallowing
•    Swelling of the abdomen

Ohio Machine Tool Companies

•    Lodge & Davis Machine Tool
•    Curtis Manufacturing Co.
•    Wyle Laboratories
•    Fischer Industries
•    White Consolidated Industries
•    Bourn & Koch

Industries Served by American Tool Works

•    Architectural
•    Printing Press Manufacturers
•    Aerospace
•    Automotive
•    Paper Mills
•    Food Manufacturer
•    Industrial Manufacturers
•    Defense Contractors
•    Hospitals
•    Energy Equipment Manufacturers
•    Die & Mold Shops

American Tool Works Lawsuits

Former employees at Hamilton, Ohio’s American Tool Works have developed asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related conditions. Because asbestos was used commonly in Ohio factories, many workers have been adversely affected by asbestos-related illnesses, and now require compensation to help pay for past and future medical costs.

Lawyers representing mesothelioma victims claim management knew about possible dangers of asbestos, but continued producing dangerous products because there were no legal consequences at the time.

Our Asbestos Victories

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


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