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Asbestos Exposure

Reviewing McDonnell Douglas Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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Asbestos Exposure Lawyer

Representing McDonnell Douglas and Boeing Workers in Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Settlements

McDonnell Douglas, a St. Louis company, and its later parent, Boeing, have been named in thousands of occupational asbestos exposure cases nationwide. Defense and aviation asbestos cases are high profile, and challenging, though they still provide compensation for victims nationwide. 

The majority of McDonnell Douglas and Boeing asbestos lawsuits are claims related to toxic exposure of workers and air force veterans. Those involved with the manufacturing of aircraft, turbines and other heavy industrial equipment may have been exposed for many years without any health safety protection. 

For many years, McDonnell Douglas manufactured turbines and aerospace components that contained asbestos, exposing thousands of civilians and air force personnel throughout the country.

Many of the past and current plaintiffs involved in aerospace asbestos litigation have developed asbestos-related lung diseases like pulmonary fibrosis, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Military veterans and former employees at McDonnell Douglas plants may have been put at unnecessary risk.

Joe Lyon is a toxic exposure lawyer representing individuals nationwide in mesothelioma and asbestos cancer claims.

McDonnell Douglas Asbestos Cancer

McDonnell Douglas and Boeing produced turbines and high-powered propulsion systems for military aircraft and commercial airliners.

McDonnell Douglas was a top US manufacturer for 30 years from about 1967 until 1997. The company had a big role in aircraft and aviation development and employed thousands of American engineers and mechanics. Into the 1990s, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing both made big contributions to aircraft development but at a great cost to those who worked at facilities that were packed with toxic materials.

Asbestos was often used to build aircraft components because of its great durability and fire-resistant properties. Aircraft engineers, mechanics, welders, and maintenance crew were regularly exposed to toxins built into engines, turbines, electrical components, bearings, and gaskets.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, thousands of Americans who served in the Air Force and Navy faced asbestos exposure sometime during their military service. In fact, veterans account for about a third percent of all new mesothelioma cases in the United States to this day.

Veterans were at a risk of exposure and later developing mesothelioma, asbestosis, and aggressive cancers.  The World Health Organization (WHO) warns that even a small amount of asbestos exposure can lead to 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
Do I Have an Asbestos Case?

Although many former aerospace workers experienced asbestos exposure at their workplace, some employers still dispute the related claims. Our lawyers can investigate your claims and rightfully settle a case on your behalf. We work diligently to get the maximum payout to compensate you for your damages. 


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Questions about McDonnell Douglas & Asbestos Exposure

Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to asbestos at Boeing or McDonnell Douglas at any point in your time working for the companies, and have a documented cancer diagnosis, you can file a claim. The Lyon Firm will fight to get you the maximum payout. 

Why Did Aerospace Companies Use Asbestos?

As an industrial insulator, asbestos was once thought to be the perfect material. It was cheap, tough and resistant to fire. That was until medical experts figured out if was causing cancer clusters all over the world. 

How do asbestos settlements work?

You need a documented work history that shows you were employed at a company that had asbestos on the premises, and you need a medical diagnosis of a related illness. After that, our lawyers will take care of your claim and work to get you compensated. 

Why Hire the Lyon Firm?

Joe Lyon has been involved a variety of toxic exposure cases throughout the country. Asbestos cancer cases are still filed each year and asbestos trust funds have been set up for new and future victims of past exposure. 

We have 20 years of experience in this field, and work alongside experts in every state. 

Your Right to Safety
Video: the Statute of Limitations for Asbestos

Asbestos was found in many aerospace work sites and air force bases up until the 1980s. As a result, workers and veterans were exposed regularly. You may have been exposed to toxins 50 years ago and may just now get a cancer diagnosis. You can still file a claim and get compensated for your damages. 

Our Victories

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


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)