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Representing Ohio Rock Creek Aluminum Workers in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Former Rock Creek Aluminum workers in Elyria or Rock Creek may have been exposed to asbestos, and have an increased risk to develop lung diseases and deadly cancers such as lung cancer and mesothelioma. Recent medical studies have concluded aluminum smelting increases the risk of workers developing lung and bladder cancer.

Like many other companies in the aluminum and refining industry, Rock Creek commonly used asbestos as an insulator on its work sites. For decades, this dangerous material went unregulated as it posed terrible health risks, often being sent airborne and inhaled by workers in aluminum facilities.

Asbestos fibers can be very dangerous, causing internal lung scarring, and in extreme cases, deadly tumors. Asbestos can rest in the lungs for many years, causing cancer including mesothelioma.

Many former workers at Rock Creek Aluminum have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, and other asbestos-related illnesses.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated personal injury lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims.

Asbestos in Rock Creek Plant

Workers at Rock Creek Aluminum were possibly exposed to asbestos in several areas of the production sites in Elyria or Rock Creek. And even if workers were not directly participating in the production process, all workers may have been exposed to asbestos and risk developing mesothelioma.

Asbestos was commonly used as insulation in equipment that included the following:

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

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Those who develop mesothelioma may not show signs of illness for several years, even decades, after their first exposure. By the time symptoms appear, however, mesothelioma has most likely reached an advanced stage. Breathing asbestos fibers into the lungs may permanently damage tissue surrounding the lungs. This could serve as the primary source for the development of mesothelioma.

Symptoms of mesothelioma can be varied, and depend on several factors. Symptoms may include the following:

•    Pain in the chest and rib area
•    Persistent cough
•    Trouble breathing
•    Lumps of tissue on the chest and abdomen
•    Stomach pain
•    Swelling of the abdomen
•    Weight loss

Medical professionals recommend that former workers at Rock Creek contact their doctor about possible exposure to asbestos.

Occupations at Highest Risk of Exposure

There are many jobs in the metal industry that regularly faced asbestos exposure hazards. The positions at Rock Creek Aluminum most commonly exposed to asbestos include:

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


Legal Action: Rock Creek Asbestos Exposure

Because of the overwhelming use of asbestos in aluminum work sites around the country, many Ohio workers affected by asbestos-related diseases have sought financial compensation through litigation.

Attorneys for victims contend that asbestos manufacturers and metal corporations knew about the serious health dangers of asbestos as early as the 1930s and failed to warn employees.


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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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Why are these cases important?

Many experience asbestos exposure through the workplace. Workplaces 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.


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Questions about Rock Creek Aluminum Asbestos Exposure

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.

Why Did Aluminum Companies Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was though to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous to the health.

Is it hard to win an asbestos case?

The success rates of settlements regarding asbestos exposure injury are quite high. It may be necessary to prove that occupational exposure is the primary cause of lung cancer or mesothelioma, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm, and we have experience in reaching large mesothelioma settlements.

Why Hire the Lyon Firm

Our Firm will help you find the answers. The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered. 

Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced  Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 19 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Asbestos lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.

Resources/Dedication: The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.

Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure asbestos settlements.

Your Right to Safety
The Statute of Limitations for Asbestos Cases

Asbestos can be found in factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military installations. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to asbestos each year. 

Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. It is estimated that there will be thousands of new cases due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.

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)