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J&L Steel 
Asbestos Exposure

Filing Steel Plant Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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Ohio Asbestos Lawyer

Representing J&L, LTV and Republic Steel Workers with Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Workers at J&L, LTV and Republic Steel in Ohio were potentially exposed to asbestos materials, and may later develop lung diseases, including mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Many former workers at our nation’s steel plants have been diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers, and other serious occupational lung diseases. Many cancer cases have been proven to be directly caused by toxic work sites managed by negligent employers in the steel mill industry.

The Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation (J&L Steel) was an American steel and iron manufacturer that operated in Pennsylvania until 1968.

The company had a large presence on the south side of Pittsburgh and along the Ohio River at Aliquippa. The Hot Metal Bridge across the Monongahela River was built to connect Eliza blast furnaces with the open hearth furnaces on the south side of the river. The company also owned coal mines in western Pennsylvania.

J&L bought Otis Steel company along the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland and a finishing plant was constructed in Hennepin, Illinois. J&L had many operations and had subsidiary steel mills in Los Angeles. In 1978, J&L Steel acquired Youngstown Sheet and Tube and later purchased a stainless steel mill from McLouth Steel Products in Detroit.

But after many years of growth, by the 1980s, LTV began to go into decline. In 1984, J & L  merged with Republic Steel.

Over the years, the company used many asbestos products. The small dust fibers from asbestos  around the steel plants could be lodged in the lungs, later leading to cancer diagnoses. 

Many J&L steel workers could still be at risk of developing serious health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

The Lyon Firm represents steel workers nationwide in toxic exposure claims and can investigate any cancer claim for J&L workers. We accept cases on contingency fees to eliminate any financial risk for victims and families. 

Asbestos Exposure in J&L Steel Plant

It was no secret that asbestos was used in steel mills and foundries for building and machinery insulation. What was a surprise was when everyone learned how toxic the material was. By the time experts concluded that asbestos exposure could cause lung cancer, millions of workers had already been exposed.

Asbestos was found in steel mill equipment that included the following:

•    Ovens
•    Hot blast stoves
•    Furnaces
•    Rolling mills
•    Tanks
•    Boilers
•    Cranes
•    Steam pipes


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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 J&L Steel Plant Asbestos Exposure

Can I File a Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to asbestos at a steel works and have been diagnosed with cancer or another related illness, you can contact our lawyers to investigate your claim. 

Why Did Steel Mills Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was a durable and heat-resistant material that was not known to be toxic until many years after it was first used in thousands of industrial operations. 

What is a Mesothelioma Case worth?

Settlement values vary with each individuals but the Lyon Firm has settled numerous lung cancer and mesothelioma cases for six and seven figures. 

Why Should I Hire the Lyon Firm?

Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced  Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 20 years of experience and is still representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states. Asbestos lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts, and Mr. Lyon knows how to best serve individuals in their unique case.

Our Asbestos & Mesothelioma Victories

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