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Atlantic Foundry Workers: Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Former Atlantic Foundry employees in Akron, Ohio may have been exposed to asbestos materials at the workplace, and developed related illnesses many years later. Asbestos was commonly used in a range of building insulation, equipment and materials used in the steel industry up until the closure of the Akron Atlantic Foundry.

Foundry and steel mill workers are considered at high risk of developing asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma lung cancer, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, adenocarcinoma and other cancers. When handled, or when the materials break down over time, asbestos can separate into tiny particles that are easily ingested or inhaled.

Although the use of asbestos products has dramatically decreased in recent years, the material remains in many industrial buildings build before the 1980s, placing workers at an increased lung cancer risk.

A study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine found that more than 427,000 lives were lost from 1999 to 2010 due to early deaths from mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestosis, the two most common diseases caused by asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of lung cancer that spreads across internal body membranes and is highly resistant to standard treatments. Asbestosis is a form of lung scarring caused by exposure to asbestos materials.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos lawyer investigating mesothelioma and lung cancer claims for former Atlantic Foundry workers. The Firm works nationally and accepts cases on full contingency to eliminate the financial risk from the family.  

Atlantic Foundry Asbestos Exposure

Workplace asbestos exposure can occur without the knowledge that toxins are even present. However, studies indicate that steel plant workers have developed far more lung cancer cases than employees of other industries. Asbestos was likely present in the following materials:

  • Insulation
  • Piping
  • Boilers
  • Welding rods
  • Floor and ceiling tiles
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Drywall
  • Cement
  • Furnaces
  • Gaskets
  • Fireproofing
  • Adhesives
  • Valves

According to OSHA, there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, and even a short acute duration of exposure can lead to serious health complications. Employers may have known the risks of toxic exposure and downplayed the concerns and failed to warn employees.

As a result, many lung cancer cases have been settled and plaintiffs have been compensated by asbestos trust funds, even after companies like Atlantic Foundry go bankrupt.

Former workers who have developed cancers related to their time spent at Atlantic or another steel plant can file occupational exposure lawsuits and recover rightful compensation to help pay for medical costs and personal damages.


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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 Atlantic Foundry & Asbestos Exposure

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was first utilized in the early 1900s for its insulating abilities, fireproof properties, and versatility. It has been estimated that over 30 million tons of asbestos was used in the American economy in industrial yards, homes, schools, shipyards, and other workplaces.

The natural breakdown of asbestos products and subsequent sawing or cutting of the asbestos creates dust and fibers that are inhaled and can lead to mesothelioma and other severe forms of lung cancer.

Why is Asbestos Toxic?

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.

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