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Asbestos Exposure

Reviewing Renovation Workers Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

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representing Renovation Workers in Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

During any renovation and demolition project, worker safety should be a paramount concern. Along with the injury risks of heavy equipment, toxic exposure and demolition asbestos injury risks should be addressed prior to any minor or major construction task.

Due to the widespread use of asbestos materials in countless older buildings and structures, workers are at a heightened risk for demolition asbestos injury that can include lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.

Since asbestos materials are resistant to heat and corrosion, it was widely used in building products like pipe insulation, roofing tiles, floor tiles, soundproofing, and other various building materials. During demolition projects, all of these materials are bound to be disturbed, and the toxic fibers of asbestos materials have the ability to cause severe harm to worker’s health.

Asbestos fibers, when inhaled or ingested, are associated with health risks like mesothelioma, lung cancer, angiosarcoma, adenocarcinoma, and asbestosis.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Asbestos Lawyer and Mesothelioma Attorney reviewing demolition asbestos injury for plaintiffs nationwide.

Demolition Asbestos Injury

Several health agencies and worker safety programs have said that there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Even a small amount of asbestos inhalation can lead to severe respiratory issues or cancers that can lay dormant and present decades after initial exposure. Asbestos exposures as short as a few days have caused cases of mesothelioma cancer.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established standards for the construction industry, aimed at reducing the risk of construction and demolition asbestos injury for workers. Employers are required by law to provide protective equipment, training, and personal exposure monitoring.

If there is any risk of toxic exposure at a work site, employers must establish regulated areas, control work safety practices and do everything possible to reduce airborne asbestos levels. Should any demotion or construction company fail to provide a safe working environment for workers and injuries or illnesses are sustained, workers may have a valuable injury claim against a negligent employer.


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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 File an Injury Claim?

Many renovation workers experienced asbestos exposure at the workplace. These work sites 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 and raises money to pay for mounting medical costs. 


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Questions about Renovation Asbestos Exposure Risks

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.

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

Can you still file a toxic exposure claim many years after employment? The answer is most likely, yes. Mesothelioma and other lung cancers have been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature and many new cases are found each year due to the latency period 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.


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)


Asbestos (Mesothelioma)