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North American Refractories Company (NARCO), with factories in Ironton, Ohio, as well as other throughout the Midwest, was one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of ceramic refractory materials, which are heat-resistant materials used to line high-temperature equipment such as furnaces.

As a seasoned attorney with a deep understanding of the complexities surrounding asbestos-related cases, Joe Lyon is committed to seeking justice and compensation for those who have suffered due to the negligence of asbestos manufacturers, employers, or other responsible parties. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that asbestos-related illnesses can impose on victims and their loved ones.

Our legal team is dedicated to guiding you through every step of the legal process, offering compassionate support, expert advice, and unwavering determination to secure the best possible outcome for your case. We have a proven track record of success in asbestos litigation, having helped numerous clients recover the compensation they deserve for their pain, suffering, and medical expenses.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness resulting from refractory asbestos exposure, it’s crucial to seek experienced legal representation to hold those accountable and secure the compensation you need. The Lyon Firm is here to stand by your side, providing the legal expertise, resources, and support required to navigate the intricacies of your case.

North American Refractories Asbestos Exposure

There is also the possibility, since refractories asbestos fibers can become attached to clothes at the workplace, of contaminating the home. Family members could find themselves at risk. Workers at the following NARCO facility locations are likely to have been exposed to asbestos:

  • Ironton, OH
  • Curwensville, PA
  • Hammond, IN
  • Union, PA
  • Womelsorf, PA
  • Wyandotte, MI
  • Cohammond, IN
  • Mt Union, PA

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a North American Refractories Asbestos Lawsuit?

In a North American Refractories Co. asbestos lawsuits, victims who have been exposed to asbestos and subsequently developed asbestos-related illnesses have the opportunity to seek various types of damages. The specific damages available can vary depending on the circumstances of the case, the severity of the illness, and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the lawsuit is filed.

Some common types of damages in these lawsuits include:

  • Medical Expenses: Victims can seek compensation for all past and future medical costs related to their asbestos-related illness. This includes doctor’s visits, hospitalization, surgeries, medications, and any other necessary medical treatments.

  • Pain and Suffering: Damages may be awarded for the physical and emotional pain, suffering, and distress endured by the victim as a result of the illness. Asbestos-related diseases can cause significant pain and suffering, and compensation is intended to address these hardships.

  • Lost Wages: If the victim’s ability to work has been compromised or they have lost income due to their illness, they can seek compensation for lost wages and any potential future loss of earning capacity.

  • Funeral Expenses: In cases where the victim has passed away as a result of an asbestos-related illness, their surviving family members can seek compensation for the costs associated with the funeral and burial.

  • Punitive Damages: In certain cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible parties for their willful negligence or misconduct. These damages are intended to deter similar behavior in the future.

It’s important to note that the availability and specific amounts of damages can vary from case to case and jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The amount of compensation awarded in a refractory asbestos lawsuit is influenced by factors such as the severity of the illness, the extent of exposure, the strength of the evidence, and the ability of the responsible parties to pay.

If you or a loved one is considering pursuing an asbestos-related lawsuit, it’s crucial to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in asbestos litigation to understand your rights and potential avenues for seeking compensation.

What Does an Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawyer Do for Your Case?

An asbestos and mesothelioma lawyer plays a crucial role in helping individuals and their families pursue compensation and justice in cases related to asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma.

Here’s what an asbestos and mesothelioma lawyer can do for your case:

  • Investigation: Experienced lawyers have the resources and knowledge to investigate your asbestos exposure history, including identifying the sources of exposure and responsible parties. This may involve gathering medical records, employment history, and witness testimonies.

  • Filing a Lawsuit: If a lawsuit is warranted, your lawyer will handle all legal aspects of filing a complaint, including meeting legal deadlines, drafting legal documents, and ensuring your case is filed in the appropriate jurisdiction.

  • Negotiation: They will engage in negotiations with the defendants or their insurers to seek a fair settlement on your behalf. Negotiating a settlement can help you avoid a lengthy trial process.

  • Litigation: In cases where a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will prepare and represent you in court. They will present evidence, question witnesses, and make legal arguments to support your case.

  • Class Action or Multi-District Litigation (MDL): If your case is part of a larger group of asbestos-related cases, your lawyer may advocate for your rights within a class action lawsuit or multidistrict litigation, ensuring you receive your fair share of any settlements or awards.

An experienced asbestos and mesothelioma lawyer will bring a wealth of knowledge and resources to your case, increasing your chances of securing fair compensation and holding responsible parties accountable for your asbestos-related illness.

If you or a loved one is considering pursuing a case related to asbestos exposure, it’s crucial to consult with a qualified attorney who is fully qualified in this area of law.


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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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Questions about North American Refractories Asbestos Exposure

Which Plant Site Occupations are at Risk for asbestos exposure?

As with many manufacturers, Cleveland, Ohio’s North American Refractories supplied its products to numerous different companies, which in turn affected a wide variety of workers. The most common types of workers that were affected by refractories asbestos in NARCO’s products include:

  • Sheet workers
  • Metal workers
  • Engineers
  • Boiler Operator
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Cement Worker
  • Electrician
  • Insulator
  • Laborer
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance Crews
  • Millwright
  • Painter
  • Pipefitter
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Roofer
  • Steamfitter
  • Tile Worker
  • Welding Injuries
    What health risks are associated with refractory asbestos exposure?

    Exposure to asbestos in refractories can lead to serious health issues, including asbestos-related diseases such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

    What are the results of previous North American Refractories Lawsuits?

    NARCO and its parent companies continue dealing with the legal consequences of the damaging asbestos-containing products, which led to mesothelioma and related diseases in former employees.

    Like many other former refractories asbestos manufacturers, NARCO faced a significant number of personal injury claims. The company has reportedly been named in more than 275,000 asbestos claims.

    In one case, five victims received a ruling of $130 million against NARCO for the company’s role in endangering lives with asbestos use. In a separate lawsuit, a Texas jury ordered the company to pay over $6 million in damages to a plaintiff who developed mesothelioma after working as a pipefitter.

    Both NARCO and its parent company, Honeywell, are likely to face additional asbestos lawsuits, as related diseases often don’t present themselves until years after initial exposure.

    What is the statute of limitations for filing a refractory company asbestos exposure lawsuit?

    Statutes of limitations vary by jurisdiction, but it’s crucial to act promptly. Consult with an attorney to understand the specific time limits that apply to your case.

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