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Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

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Diamond Shamrock Chemical Plant Workers at Increased Risk for Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer

Asbestos, a notorious health hazard, has left a trail of devastating consequences for those who have been exposed to it, especially in the context of chemical plants. Our mission is to stand by your side, offering unwavering legal support and expertise to those who have suffered due to asbestos exposure in these industrial settings.

With years of experience and a profound commitment to seeking justice, Joe Lyon is a proven ally for individuals and families impacted by the negligence of chemical plant operators. 

Your journey to justice begins here at The Lyon Firm. We are ready to fight for your rights and hold those responsible accountable for the harm they have caused.

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

In an asbestos exposure lawsuit, plaintiffs may be eligible to seek various types of damages to compensate for the harm they have suffered due to asbestos exposure. These damages typically fall into two main categories: compensatory and punitive damages. Here’s an overview of the types of damages available in an asbestos exposure lawsuit:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes compensation for past and future medical bills related to asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer.

  • Lost Wages and Income: Plaintiffs can seek compensation for the income they have lost due to illness, treatment, or the inability to work as a result of asbestos-related health issues.

  • Pain and Suffering: These damages are intended to compensate for physical pain, emotional distress, and reduced quality of life caused by asbestos-related illnesses.

  • Loss of Consortium: Spouses or family members of asbestos victims may be entitled to damages for the loss of companionship, support, and services.

  • Punitive damages are intended to punish the responsible parties for their egregious misconduct, such as knowingly exposing individuals to asbestos without proper precautions, and to deter others from similar behavior. 

It’s important to note that the specific types and amounts of damages awarded can vary based on the circumstances of the case, the severity of the illness, the jurisdiction, and the defendant’s conduct. Moreover, asbestos exposure lawsuits may be filed as personal injury claims or wrongful death claims, depending on whether the affected individual is still alive or has passed away.

It’s advisable to consult with an experienced asbestos exposure attorney to evaluate the merits of your case, determine the appropriate damages to pursue, and guide you through the legal process to seek compensation for the harm caused by asbestos exposure.

What Does an Asbestos Injury Lawyer Do for Your Case?

An asbestos injury lawyer plays a crucial role in advocating for individuals and their families who have been affected by asbestos exposure.

Here are the key responsibilities and actions that an asbestos injury lawyer typically performs to support your case:

  • Evidence Gathering: Your attorney will collect and preserve evidence, including medical records, employment records, witness statements, and expert testimonies, to support your claim.

  • Negotiation: In many cases, asbestos injury lawyers negotiate with the defendants or their insurance companies to reach a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries and losses.

  • Advocacy in Court: Your attorney will represent you in court, presenting your case before a judge and/or jury, arguing for your right to compensation, and challenging the opposing party’s arguments.

By hiring an experienced asbestos injury lawyer, you increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for the harm you’ve suffered due to asbestos exposure. They can provide you with the legal expertise and support necessary to navigate the complexities of asbestos-related lawsuits.


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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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Questions about Chemical Plants & Asbestos Exposure

How does asbestos exposure occur in chemical plants?

Asbestos exposure can occur when workers or residents come into contact with asbestos-containing materials in chemical plants, either through direct handling, maintenance, or being in the vicinity of asbestos materials during their use or deterioration.

What health risks are associated with asbestos exposure?

Exposure to asbestos in chemical plants can lead to severe health issues, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory diseases. These conditions may take years or decades to develop after exposure.

Who can file a lawsuit related to chemical plant asbestos exposure?

Workers, contractors, residents, and family members affected by asbestos exposure in or around chemical plants may be eligible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit for chemical plant asbestos exposure?

The statute of limitations varies by jurisdiction, but it is generally a limited window of time after the discovery of the injury or illness. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to determine the applicable deadlines.

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