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Reviewing Formica Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims
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Representing Formica workers in cancer claims

The Lyon Firm is investigating Formica worker asbestos exposure claims on behalf of former employees and contractors. Formica was known to use hazardous asbestos materials in the laminate and production facilities that may have caused cancer and other serious illness to those who spent time in the facilities.

Formica Laminate is a laminated composite material invented at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Originally used to replace other materials in electrical applications, it has since been manufactured for multiple applications. Formica is best known for the heat-resistant, wipe-clean resinated laminate of paper. However, numerous other products were produced, some of which contained toxins that may have caused health issues in workers. 

Formica and other flooring products were installed with adhesives that contained asbestos, exposing thousands of Americans to toxins and later leading to cancers and lung disease. 


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    Were Formica Workers Exposed to Toxins?

    When asbestos was used in applications, it was often handled without caution as it wasn’t really known to cause cancer until many years after it was introduced to the industrial world. 

    Sometimes workers knew they were working around toxic materials and other times they were not privy to that information. But mesothelioma and lung cancer cases have shed light on the risks workers took with or without their knowledge. 

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) agree now that asbestos exposure, however short the duration, directly leads to cancer risk. Cancer clusters in industrial areas of the country helped researchers determine that there was a link between certain materials and cancer cases. 

    Many people working with Formica products have been diagnosed with lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma. A cancer diagnosis is overwhelming for many victims and when medical costs soar, our lawyers can help you file a personal injury claim. 

    Contact Joe Lyon for more information on Formica asbestos exposure, treatment and compensation. Filing a toxic exposure lawsuit holds the responsible party accountable and secures financial compensation. 

    Formica Asbestos Exposure FAQ

    What Materials Contained Asbestos?

    Asbestos was widely used in adhesives, piping, insulation, electrical components, machinery, ship holds, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many other building materials.

    Can I File an Occupational Cancer Claim?

    If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have been later diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation. File a claim with our lawyers and we will get to work on your behalf. Free consults. 

    Why Did Companies Use Asbestos?

    Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and was believed to be an ideal insulating material. History shows it was extremely hazardous to the health, and maybe employers should have done more to protect workers from the health risks. 

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