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Investigating cases for Delco Workers with  Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Delco Appliance Corporation, a subsidiary of General Motors, used asbestos in their steam boilers and various other products, putting employees of Delco and GM at risk of developing related illnesses like lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.

At our firm, we understand the unique challenges and legal complexities faced by individuals who have suffered asbestos-related health issues due to their work in the automotive manufacturing industry. 

Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we are ready to stand by your side to protect your rights and hold those responsible accountable.

Delco Workers Exposed to Asbestos Insulation

The Delco Appliance Corporation mainly produced boilers. The company’s primary product, introduced in the 1930s, was the Delco-Heat Harmonized Boiler. This boiler, utilized in many industrial and commercial applications, featured Air Cell asbestos insulation.

Air Cell insulation is a brand name for a type of insulating material and also a generic term. Resembling gray cardboard, air cell insulation was regularly used to wrap steam pipes, HVAC ducts and furnace systems. The material was available in different thicknesses, and sold in sheets.

Prior to the mid-1980s, air cell-type insulation was manufactured with asbestos, and in some cases, affixed to the pipe surfaces with asbestos adhesive.

Air cell insulation is known to become “friable” as it deteriorates, which means it can be crushed and reduced to a powder. Any asbestos insulation that is friable has the potential to spread countless toxic fibers into the air.
Once breathed into the lungs, the fibers may cause scarring and result in serious conditions such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in an Asbestos Injury Lawsuit?

In an asbestos injury lawsuit, various types of damages may be available to compensate the plaintiff for their losses and suffering. The specific damages awarded can vary depending on the circumstances of the case and the applicable laws.

Here are the common types of damages that may be available in an asbestos injury lawsuit:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes reimbursement for past and future medical bills related to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer.

  • Lost Wages: If the asbestos exposure has caused the plaintiff to miss work or has diminished their earning capacity, they may be entitled to compensation for lost income.

  • Pain and Suffering: Damages for the physical and emotional pain, suffering, and reduced quality of life experienced as a result of asbestos-related diseases.

  • Punitive Damages: In cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct by asbestos manufacturers or employers, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoers and deter future misconduct.

  • Wrongful Death Damages: If the asbestos exposure resulted in the death of the victim, their surviving family members may be eligible for compensation, including funeral expenses and loss of financial support.

It’s important to note that asbestos-related lawsuits can be complex, and the availability and amount of damages can vary based on factors such as the jurisdiction, the defendant’s liability, the plaintiff’s individual circumstances, and the strength of the evidence presented in the case. Working with an experienced attorney who specializes in asbestos litigation is crucial to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your asbestos-related injuries or losses.

Delco Lung Cancer Lawsuits

Lawyers say many asbestos-containing product manufacturers like Delco focused on profits without regard to workplace safety standards. Some companies cast aside early damaging medical evidence, and even hid information that might damage their business.

As a result, workers across the country have filed asbestos-related claims against hundreds of American corporations. The number of victims is still growing, and lawyers in Ohio are currently involved in litigation, including the claims against Delco and General Motors.


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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 Delco & Asbestos Exposure

What health issues are associated with asbestos exposure?

Asbestos exposure can lead to serious health conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory diseases.

Who can file an asbestos lawsuit?

Anyone who has been exposed to asbestos in the workplace and subsequently developed asbestos-related illnesses can file a lawsuit. This includes workers, their family members, or those who lived near asbestos-related industrial sites.

How do I prove asbestos exposure at my workplace?

Evidence of asbestos exposure may come from workplace records, witness testimonies, medical records, and expert testimony. An experienced attorney can help gather and present this evidence.

Are there time limits for seeking compensation from asbestos trust funds?

Yes, there are deadlines for filing claims with asbestos trust funds. It’s important to work with an attorney to ensure you meet these deadlines and provide the necessary documentation.

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