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The Lyon Firm is filing asbestos cancer claims for former Porter Hayden Company workers nationwide. The Porter products were distributed and installed in many buildings across the country, and many individuals not associated with Porter at all were still exposed to their toxic materials. They may also have a claim, and should contact legal counsel to investigate.

Up until the 1980s, Porter Hayden Company sold and installed asbestos-containing insulation. When toxic tort litigation reached a boiling point in 2002, the liabilities forced the company to file for bankruptcy. An asbestos trust fund was established in 2007 to handle future asbestos claims.

More About Porter Hayden Company

The Porter Hayden Company was first established in Baltimore in 1966 in the H.W. Porter & Co. and Reid Hayden merger. The business thrived until 1989 when the company took its final insulation installation contracts.

Over the years, Porter Hayden sold and installed asbestos insulation to a range of industrial sites and businesses. Even though Porter actually used asbestos insulation manufactured by other companies, it was still liable for the toxic products it sold.

The company was eventually hit with thousands of asbestos lawsuits from former employees and industrial workers who were exposed to the insulation at their respective workplace. Some occupations at risk of working around Porter asbestos insulation include:

  • Chemical plant workers
  • Power plant workers
  • Tobacco factory workers
  • Oil refinery workers
  • Paper mill workers
  • Metal workers
  • Brewery workers
  • Distillery workers
  • Shipyard workers

Obviously, the highest risk was handling the materials themselves, and the insulation installers who worked for Porter Hayden were heavily exposed to asbestos. Cutting or sawing of asbestos insulation materials can release large amounts of of asbestos dust that can easily be inhaled. Years after initial exposed, workers developed lung cancer and mesothelioma.


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Understanding Occupational Asbestos Exposure

A number of global health agencies, including the WHO, the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer all consider asbestos to be a known carcinogen. This means that with enough exposure to the substance, individuals are at a very high risk of later developing specific cancers. Examples of asbestos exposure illnesses include the following:

A diagnosis of mesothelioma or lung cancer is devastating news for an individual and their family. However, you may seek legal assistance to help you get through this difficult time. Our lawyers can file a claim to compensate you for all medical costs and long-term disability. 

Call our legal team to learn more about asbestos exposure, treatment and compensation. We have the resources and experience to get you the maximum payout available. Filing an asbestos exposure lawsuit helps to raise the awareness of job safety, while also securing the financial compensation available to workers through multiple sources.

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Can I File an Asbestos Lawsuit?

Following any diagnosis of an occupational cancer, our clients begin to ask themselves the root cause of the illness, and how they can pay for all the mounting medical costs associated with a serious medical condition. Our firm can provide answers, and can investigate your work injury case without any financial risk to you and your family. 

Any former worker who spent years in a high-risk position may later get diagnosed with a toxic exposure cancer. There is compensation available for these workers, and there are a number of asbestos trust funds that have been established to pay for a wide range of damages.

The Lyon Firm has two decades of experience in filing workplace toxic exposure lawsuits, and we have settled numerous cases for six and seven figure. Contact our lawyers to discuss legal action. 


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Porter Hayden Asbestos FAQ

Can I File an asbestos cancer Lawsuit?

If you have a documented work history at Porter, or in a position around Porter insulation products, and later have a confirmed cancer diagnosis, you may be eligible to file a claim. Contact our legal team to review your case. 

How were workers exposed to asbestos?

Asbestos was so widely used in several industries that many workers were exposed to the toxin almost daily. Certain workers were at higher risk, however. For example, insulators of Porter Hayden products were likely heavily exposed to the materials, and handled insulation that was produced with the deadly toxin. 

What Porter Hayden Products Contained Asbestos?

Primarily insulation. The company specialized in the installation of asbestos insulation for many years, putting workers at risk all over the country. 

Why Did Porter Hayden Use Asbestos?

The material was cheap, durable, light and fire-resistant. It was believed to be the perfect insulation component until it was revealed that it was extremely toxic. 

Why Hire the lyon firm?

Our team of lawyers works closely with industry experts around the country, and we have the ability to build a strong case. We have proven results, and we take pride in representing America’s workers. 

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