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Avon Lake Auto Workers: Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Auto workers at Avon Lake up until the 1970s were regularly exposed to several workplace toxins that included a large amount of asbestos in buildings, factories, work facilities, equipment and work materials.

Avon Lake asbestos exposure cases may have come from a variety of sources, though workplaces in the auto industry and other heavy industries are suspected in mesothelioma and lung cancer cases.

Due to the durable and fire-resistant properties of asbestos fibers, the material was used commonly in many Ohio warehouses and factories well into the 1970s. Workers in many trades were exposed and may have inhaled or ingested the toxins, leading to the development of serious respiratory illnesses in the future.

The latency period of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers can be long, and many workers may not have been diagnosed with cancer decades after initial exposure. There is no safe level of asbestos exposure, and even a small amount of the toxin can cause severe reactions and later cause scarring in the lungs, which is a typical symptom of mesothelioma, in addition to the following:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent cough
  • Chest pain
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Unusual lumps of tissue on abdomen
  • Fever and vomiting

Joe Lyon is a Cleveland asbestos lawyer and toxic tort attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma claims.

Avon Lake Asbestos Exposure Cancer

Those employed by BF Goodrich, Ohio Assembly and other auto plants may be a higher risk for developing an asbestos illness. Maintenance workers, plumbers, electricians, machinists, and other workers in Avon Lake industry may risk the following types of cancer:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Throat Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Asbestosis


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


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