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Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

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Ohio Asbestos Lawyer

Investigating Dayton Workers with Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Dayton has been an important center of industry in Ohio for over a hundred years, with major corporations operating factories and plants in the surrounding area.

Dayton has been home to prominent steel plants (forgeries, foundries and mills), paper mills, railroad companies, auto part plants, appliance manufacturers, insulation factories, and drywall companies.

Many of the companies with operations in Dayton had buildings built with toxic asbestos materials, and many of the end products produced in factories contained asbestos. Any worker exposed to asbestos fibers for even a short duration may risk severe health consequences, including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Ohio mesothelioma cancer attorney representing toxin-exposed and injured workers throughout Ohio.

Potential Dayton Asbestos Exposure Sites

Dayton Worksite Occupations & Asbestos Exposure Risk

  • Pipefitters & Plumbers
  • Boilermakers
  • Welders
  • Millwrights
  • Insulators
  • Maintenance Crews
  • Machine Operators

Asbestos Trusts for Compensation

Because of the extensive use of asbestos in workplaces, many workers develop related diseases. Plaintiffs diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, closely associated with toxic exposure, may seek compensation from asbestos trusts with the help of an experienced lawyer. Settlements can be sought from trusts including:

  • Owens-Corning
  • Fibreboard
  • GAF
  • B & W
  • Eagle-Picher
  • WR Grace
  • Halliburton
  • AP Green


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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 Dayton Worksites & Asbestos Exposure

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.

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?

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

Is it hard to win an asbestos case?

The success rates of settlements regarding asbestos exposure injury are quite high. It may be necessary to prove that occupational exposure is the primary cause of lung cancer or mesothelioma, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm, and we have experience in reaching large mesothelioma settlements.

Asbestos can be found in  factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, homes built before 1980. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are at least 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos. Thousands of workers are still exposed to toxins each year.