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Ashland Oil Workers at Increased for Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

If you or a loved one has suffered the consequences of asbestos exposure at an oil plant, you are not alone. Our team of experienced lawyers is here to provide you with the knowledge, guidance, and legal representation you need to seek justice and compensation for the harm you’ve endured.

With a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding asbestos-related illnesses and a proven track record of success in such cases, we are committed to helping you navigate the legal system and secure the settlement or compensation you deserve. Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we are dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Ashland Oil Asbestos

Ashland Oil took control of the South Point property in 1979, demolished most of the older structures and built several new plants.

Through a partnership with other corporations, they developed an ethanol processing plant that made alcohol from corn to be used as a gasoline additive under the corporate name South Point Ethanol and continued operations until 1995. The grounds and work sites were thought to have a number of hazardous chemicals and asbestos, possibly endangering workers for many years.

Asbestos in Oil and Chemical Plants

Oil production plants manage large amounts of piping that connect manufacturing and industrial buildings. These pipes, and other equipment such as ovens, tanks, boilers and pumps, contain asbestos in the following plants:

  • Canton, Ohio
  • South Point, Ohio
  • Catlettsburg, KY

Asbestos is especially toxic when it is disturbed or naturally deteriorates over time. Anyone working in the area is likely to inhale the fibers, which can get lodged in tissue surrounding the lungs and cause permanent and fatal damage.

What Are Other Oil Companies with Asbestos Risks?

•    Ashland Oil—South Point, Ohio
•    Marathon Refinery—Canton, Ohio
•    Sunoco Oil—Toledo, Ohio
•    Shell oil—Belpre, Ohio
•    BP Amoco—Toledo, Ohio
•    Pearl Oil Company—Bowling Green, Ohio
•    Gulf Oil Company—Cleves, Ohio
•    Clark Refining—Lima, Ohio
•    Marathon Ashland Petroleum—Colesville, Ohio
•    Sunoco—Haverhill, Ohio
•    Gulf Oil Refinery—Hooven, Ohio
•    Occidental Petroleum Corp—Kenton, Ohio

What Kind of Settlement Can an Ashland Oil Plant Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Help You Secure?

An Ashland Oil Plant asbestos exposure lawyer can help individuals who have been exposed to asbestos and subsequently developed asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, secure various types of settlements or compensation. These settlements typically depend on the specific circumstances of the case, the extent of the exposure, and the resultant health conditions. Here are some of the possible settlements or compensation options that a lawyer can help you pursue:

  • Personal Injury Settlement: If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease due to exposure at an Ashland Oil Plant, your lawyer can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible parties, seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.

  • Wrongful Death Settlement: In cases where a loved one has passed away due to asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma, surviving family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, and loss of companionship.

  • Workers’ Compensation: If you were exposed to asbestos while working at Ashland Oil Plant, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Your lawyer can help you navigate the workers’ compensation process and ensure you receive the appropriate benefits.

The specific type and amount of settlement or compensation you can secure will depend on the details of your case, the laws in your jurisdiction, and the liable parties involved. An experienced Ashland Oil Plant asbestos exposure lawyer will evaluate your situation, build a strong case, and work to secure the maximum compensation available to you based on your circumstances. It’s important to consult with a legal professional who specializes in asbestos-related cases to understand your options and rights fully.

What Does an Oil Plant Asbestos Exposure Attorney Do for Your Case?

An asbestos exposure attorney plays a crucial role in representing individuals or their families who have suffered harm due to asbestos exposure.

Here’s what an asbestos exposure attorney does for your case:

  • Gathering Evidence: Asbestos attorneys will collect and organize evidence to support your case. This may include medical records, work history, witness statements, and documents related to the asbestos-containing products or materials involved.

  • Identifying Liable Parties: Your attorney will identify and pursue the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure. This may include employers, product manufacturers, suppliers, contractors, or property owners.

  • Negotiations: Your attorney will engage in negotiations with the opposing parties, such as insurance companies, to seek a fair settlement on your behalf. They will work to maximize the compensation you receive.

  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, your attorney will be prepared to take your case to court. They will represent you during the litigation process, presenting your case before a judge and jury.

  • Asbestos Trust Fund Claims: If applicable, your attorney will assist you in filing claims with asbestos trust funds established by bankrupt asbestos companies to compensate victims.

It’s important to choose an experienced attorney with expertise in asbestos-related cases, as these cases can be complex and may involve multiple parties and legal avenues.

The attorney’s role is to provide the legal support necessary to help you pursue justice and receive the compensation you deserve for the harm caused by asbestos exposure.


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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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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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Questions about Ashland Oil & Asbestos Exposure

What is asbestos, and how is it related to oil plants?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in various industries, including oil plants, due to its heat-resistant and insulating properties. Asbestos exposure can occur when workers come into contact with asbestos-containing materials at these facilities.

Who can file an oil plant asbestos lawsuit?

Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos at an oil plant and have developed asbestos-related diseases, as well as their family members in the case of wrongful death, can file these lawsuits.

What are the common asbestos-related diseases associated with oil plant exposure?

Asbestos exposure can lead to diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory illnesses. These diseases may take several years to manifest after exposure.

Is there financial assistance available for asbestos victims?

Yes, there are asbestos trust funds established by companies that used asbestos-containing products. These funds provide compensation to victims. Veterans may also be eligible for benefits through the VA, and workers may seek workers’ compensation benefits.

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


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