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Monarch Aluminum 
Asbestos Exposure

Filing Monarch Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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Representing Monarch Aluminum Workers in Mesothelioma Cancer Claims

Former Cleveland, Ohio workers at the Monarch Aluminum plant may have been exposed to asbestos, and have an increased risk to develop lung diseases and aggressive cancers such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Recent medical studies have concluded casting processes and aluminum smelting increases the risk of occupational lung and bladder cancer.

Monarch specialized in aluminum and zinc alloy casting products. Like similar companies in the aluminum and metals industry, the Monarch plant commonly used asbestos as an insulator in the buildings themselves. For decades, up until the 1980s, this toxic material went unregulated as it posed terrible health risks for those who handled it.

The Monarch Aluminum company is now defunct but the factory was once a mainstay on Cleveland’s west side. The two massive buildings that housed the company were massive and likely had a great deal of toxic material within the roofing, flooring and paneling. 

Asbestos was widely used and in many instances remained safe until the material was disturbed years after instillation. When workers repaired or renovated workspaces with the toxin around, they may have ingested or inhaled the substance. Asbestos can rest in the lung tissue for up to 40 years until finally causing cancers including mesothelioma.

Joe Lyon is a toxic exposure lawyer representing injured plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of occupational lung disease and mesothelioma claims.

Asbestos in the Cleveland Monarch Aluminum Plant

Workers at Cleveland’s Monarch Aluminum factory were possibly exposed to asbestos in several areas of the industrial site. And even if workers did not handle the toxic products at all, the material could have been floating around the factory floor and increasing the risk of developing cancers. 

In metal processing plants, asbestos was commonly used on equipment that included:

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

There were some jobs in the metal and steel industries that were more risky as far as toxic exposure hazards go. The positions at Monarch most commonly exposed to asbestos included:

  • Pipefitter
  • Electrician
  • Machinist
  • Boilermaker
  • Smelter
  • Welder
  • Insulator
  • Maintenance Crews


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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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Can I File an Asbestos Cancer Claim?

If you worked at an aluminum or metal processing plant and later developed cancer or illness, you are likely eligible to file a claim with an asbestos trust fund. Our lawyers can assist you process these claims and make sure you get the maximum payout possible. 


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Questions about Monarch Aluminum Asbestos Exposure

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral that was first used in the early 1900s until the 1980s for its insulating abilities, fire-resistant properties, and durability. The material was used in almost every industry, including the steel and metal, shipbuilding, power generating, and auto industries. 

It was no longer used after the EPA and other health agencies discovered just how toxic it was. 

Can I File an Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit?

There are asbestos trusts that exist for the victims of past asbestos exposure. If you have documented work history at a facility where asbestos was known to be used, and later fell ill, you could have a claim. 

Why Did Aluminum plants Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was once thought to be the ideal insulating material before researchers found out it directly led to serious forms of lung cancer. 

Why Hire the Lyon Firm?

Joe Lyon is an experienced Toxic Exposure Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has twenty years of experience and success representing injured individuals and plaintiffs. Mr. Lyon works with experts nationwide to assist victims get the maximum compensation to pay for damages and medical costs. 

Joe Lyon has obtained numerous six and seven-figure asbestos cancer settlements.

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