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Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

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representing machinists following Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer diagnoses

Asbestos was commonly used in a variety of industrial applications for decades before health agencies and medical experts warned about the various health risks associated with acute and chronic toxic exposure. It has been determined that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, and there is a direct link between machinist asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

Industrial positions in factories, warehouses and machine shops has their own specific health risks in the past. Because asbestos was used for its durability, fire resistance and strength, it was used in many applications in machinery and surrounding areas. But the toxic material posed risks when it broke down and aged, placing workers at risk of developing cancer.

Asbestos materials were used in piping, insulation, flooring, as well as quite a lot of heavy equipment and machines in the workplace. Machinists in many industries and areas of manufacturing faced serious health risks when asbestos fibers broke down and filled the air in Workplace Ventilation Risks. Thousands of machinists have suffered after developing lung cancer and mesothelioma following years of asbestos exposure at the workplace.

Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Asbestos Lawyer and Ohio mesothelioma attorney representing victims of machinist asbestos exposure in Ohio and nationwide.

Machinist Asbestos Exposure

Heavy industries in Ohio and across the nation utilized asbestos materials in machinery, heavy equipment, insulation, piping, roofing and flooring. As a result, machinist asbestos exposure was not uncommon.

Due to the long latency period of lung cancer and mesothelioma, many Ohio machinists develop related diseases many years down the road. Machinist Asbestos Exposure was common in several industries, including:

  • Steel Plants
  • Auto Plants
  • Shipbuilders
  • Railroad
  • Naval Shipyards
  • Power Plants
  • Rubber and Tire Plants

Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma Cancer

Asbestos is now recognized as a cancer-causing agent, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Health experts say even a small amount of toxic exposure can lead to permanent injury and illnesses.

Since there is no hiding the fact that so many manufacturers were implicit in using dangerous materials without warning or protecting machinists, large injury settlement trusts have been established, and can be accessed by injured victims and plaintiffs.

Asbestos settlements can range from small compensation packages to million-dollar recoveries. Contact The Lyon Firm to help you recover the most compensation. Joe Lyon has represented injured machinists and plaintiffs in mesothelioma lawsuits nationwide. Former employees may file asbestos exposure claims if they have been diagnosed with the following:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Asbestosis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Mesothelioma


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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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A Voice for Those who have suffered

Why are these cases important?

Many experience asbestos exposure through the workplace. Workplaces may have been filled with toxic materials, and employers may have failed to warn of the serious health risks of the job. Filing a suit helps to raise the awareness of job safety.


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Questions about Machinist Asbestos Exposure

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was first utilized in the early 1900s for its insulating abilities, fireproof properties, and versatility. It has been estimated that over 30 million tons of asbestos was used in the American economy in industrial yards, homes, schools, shipyards, and other workplaces.

The natural breakdown of asbestos products and subsequent sawing or cutting of the asbestos creates dust and fibers that are inhaled and can lead to mesothelioma and other severe forms of lung cancer.

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.

What Materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.

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 thought 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.

Why Hire the Lyon Firm

Our Firm will help you find the answers. The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

 Experience:  Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Asbestos lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results:  Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results.

Your Right to Safety

Statute of Limitations for Asbestos Cases

Asbestos can be found in factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military installations. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to asbestos each year. 

Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. It is estimated that there will be thousands of new cases due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.

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


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