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Investigating Anchor Hocking Glass Asbestos Exposure

The Lyon Firm is investigating Anchor Hocking Glass asbestos exposure claims on behalf of former employees and contractors. Glass factories and other manufacturing facilities were known to contain hazardous asbestos materials that may have caused cancer and other serious illness to those who spent time in the facilities.

Over the last 20 years, former Lancaster, Ohio workers have filed personal injury claims after being exposed to asbestos at the Anchor Hocking Glass plant. High temperature environments were common in the tempering process and asbestos insulation was used in various areas of warehouses and glass production facilities. 

For over a hundred years, Anchor Hocking has been a prominent manufacturer of glassware. Workers at Anchor Hocking melted, poured, sculpted, cut, and cleaned glass products. Employees probably never imagined that they were working in such a dangerous environment and that they handled machinery and equipment that contained asbestos and other toxins. But years later, many workers have been diagnosed with cancer that may be traced back to their time at the Lancaster, Ohio Anchor Hocking Company plant.

Tempering glass involves rapidly cooling molten glass in liquids to make it stronger. This was a boon for glass makers who produced car windows and other durable window panes and kitchen and cookware. But the process involved high-temp equipment that used asbestos products for their heat resistant properties. Only decades later was it discovered by medical experts that asbestos was extremely toxic and carcinogenic. Several health safety agencies around the world, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), WHO and NIOSH and have resolutely concluded that there is no safe exposure time to asbestos.

Lawyers at The Lyon Firm have filed occupational cancer claims for many former workers nationwide who have fallen ill due to past toxic exposure. Working in poorly ventilated areas for years without the proper protection may have directly caused serious illnesses like mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis and other cancers.


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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.

      Asbestos Related Illnesses & Cancer

      For many victims, the mounting medical expenses to treat cancer can be overwhelming. For assistance in helping finance medical costs and compensate you for damages, contact Joe Lyon for information on asbestos exposure treatment and legal recourse. Filing a toxic exposure claim may sound difficult, but our legal team makes the process as easy as possible to suit your needs. Contact us with your work history and medical records to file a claim. 

      Anchor Hocking Glass Asbestos Exposure FAQ

      How Does Asbestos Exposure Occur?

      When asbestos breaks down over time or with use, the fibers of the material can become airborne, presenting a risk of inhaling or ingesting the toxin. Asbestos is a cancer-causing agent, and those heavily exposed can develop scarring in the lungs and later develop lung cancer and mesothelioma.

      What Materials Contain Asbestos?

      Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.

      Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

      If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.

      Why Did Companies Use Asbestos?

      It was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was thought to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous to the health.

      Who was most at risk for exposure?


      Will the EPA Evaluate Asbestos Exposure?

      EPA Asbestos Approval

      The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will no longer evaluate asbestos in homes and businesses as a serious danger or health risk, as the EPA announced in recent reports.

      The EPA asbestos decisions, under Scott Pruitt, decided it is unnecessary to evaluate the health risks of the toxic substance despite the continuing workplace and home hazards that still lead to mesothelioma deaths for up to 3,000 Americans each year.

      The agency will still evaluate and require approval for any new use of asbestos, but let the already-present toxin remains in many public building, businesses, schools, houses and hospitals. Fifty-five countries have a total ban on the use of asbestos, including nations like the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Japan.

      The new EPA asbestos stance has gone mostly undeterred because the current administration sees eye-to-eye on safety deregulation and pro-corporate interests. The health and safety of American workers and consumers, however, already in danger, could lose its footing as the EPA drifts toward toxic tolerance.

      What are the EPA Standards for Asbestos?

      EPA Asbestos Standards

      According to the EPA Website, exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing lung diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. That risk is made worse by certain factors, such as smoking and long-term exposure in workplaces known to be laden with the toxin.

      There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure, and the greater the exposure to asbestos, the greater the chance of developing severe health problems. Lung disease symptoms may lay dormant after exposure, and can take years to develop.

      Asbestos-related health conditions can be difficult to identify and confused with other respiratory health issues. Healthcare professionals help identify the possibility of asbestos exposure by looking at the person’s medical, work, and environmental history. Known major health effects have been linked to asbestos exposure including lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, adenocarcinoma and mesothelioma.

      On one hand the EPA regards asbestos as a cancer-causing agent, which fills older buildings and presents health hazards to various Ohio workers and consumers, and yet the agency has not taken measures to eradicate the toxin as safety advocates say they could.

      The EPA has not properly evaluated the dangerous legacy of existing and so levels of contamination are unknown in Ohio. We do know asbestos exists in many areas in homes, schools, hospitals, factories, auto products, and workplaces but there is little help in evaluating an individual’s Ohio asbestos exposure risks.

      Despite a significant reduction in the use of asbestos in past decades, annual deaths continue because asbestos-related diseases lay dormant.

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