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Canton Drop Forge Plant 
Asbestos Exposure

Filing Canton Drop Forge Injury Claims

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Representing Ford Motor and Canton Drop Forge  Workers in Asbestos Cancer Claims

Thousands of Ford Motor and Canton Drop Forge Plant workers in Canton, Ohio were at severe risk of terminal health issues as a result of asbestos exposure. Depending on their occupation, forging industry workers may have faced toxic exposure. The Canton Drop Forge Plant was likely built with asbestos bricks, boilers, piping drywall, and insulation on various forging equipment. 

Canton Drop Forge, still around today, has been part of the automobile forging industry for over a hundred years. The company produced products for railways, aerospace, and, maybe the most well-known, for Ford Motor and the rest of the automobile industry. In the early years, Canton Drop Forging mostly manufactured parts for railroads then worked primarily for the auto industry.

Many workers back in the war years made aircraft parts in a facility known as Plant B. They forged parts for land and air combat forces, providing components to the aerospace industry. Canton Drop Forge expanded after the war and focused on the aerospace and oil & gas industries with turbine blades and jet engine discs. The company now services the Aerospace, Oilfield, Power Generation, Mechanical Power Transmission, and Railway industries.

Why is Asbestos Hazardous?

The material itself seemed innocuous for many years until medical experts found cancer clusters in certain areas around the country. It was discovered in many industries that asbestos was causing severe lung disease. When inhaled, asbestos dust was getting lodged in lung tissues and developing into asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. 

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio asbestos lawyer representing Canton Drop Forge Plant and Ford Motor workers in mesothelioma cancer claims.

    Symptoms of Asbestos Lung Diseases

    Asbestos-related illnesses and lung cancers have a long latency period, and many forge workers may not be diagnosed for up to 40 years after their first exposure. Symptoms of lung diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma can include:

    •    Chest Pain
    •    Cough
    •    Fatigue
    •    Trouble swallowing
    •    Swelling of the abdomen


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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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    A Voice for Those who have suffered
    Do I Have an Occupational Cancer Claim?

    If you have been diagnosed with a lung disease or cancer and have a work history in industrial workspaces, contact our lawyers to investigate your personal injury claims. The Lyon Firm works with experts nationwide to determine which asbestos cancer trust funds that you can be eligible to file a claim against. 


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    Questions about Canton, Ohio Asbestos Exposure

    Did Asbestos Cause Cancer?

    Several international health agencies, as well as the CDC, OSHA and EPA all agree that direct asbestos exposure can lead to the increased risk of mesothelioma and other related cancers. 

    What Forging Materials Contained Asbestos?

    Forging facilities commonly used asbestos in equipment and machinery due to the high-heat environment. 

    Can I File an Asbestos Cancer Claim?

    Asbestos Trust Funds were established to compensate victims of occupational lung disease in certain industries. If you worked around asbestos and later have a documented cancer diagnoses, you likely have a valuable claim. 

    Why Hire our Lawyers?

    We have 20 years of experience filing toxic exposure claims for American workers when they fall ill and need help. We have settled cases for numerous victims in the six and seven figures. 

    Asbestos was found in the auto industry, steel plants and forging facilities, among other industrial areas. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), millions of Americans were exposed to the material over the years. 

    Our Victories

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


    Asbestos (Mesothelioma)


    Asbestos (Mesothelioma)