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Reviewing new Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims For Former Scott Paper employees

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Representing Scott Paper Company workers in toxic workplace exposure lawsuits

The paper industry was known to use asbestos as an insulator and a heat-resistant material in much of their machinery up until the 1980s. Asbestos was once thought to be the perfect industrial insulator until OSHA, the CDC and other safety agencies around the world found it was extremely toxic and linked to certain types of cancer.

But even as the safety hazards came to light, companies still used the toxin in many applications. The EPA did not outright ban the substance, much to the dismay of families who have suffered as a result. Cancer clusters were eventually found in many industrial areas in the United States, thought to have been related to asbestos exposure. The paper industry has seen its fair share of toxic exposure lawsuits filed against it, many of them naming defendants who should have properly trained employees on the dangers of toxic exposure.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos, whether a worker is briefly around asbestos dust or has chronic contact with the material. Reports have surfaced of employees of Scott Paper being exposed to asbestos as some point in their career, and cases have been filed on their behalf. Because paper production involves very high temperatures, asbestos was regularly used to insulate many areas in the workplace.

Joe Lyon is an experienced toxic exposure lawyer reviewing asbestos claims on behalf of Scott Paper workers and others in the paper industry. 


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Who Was at Risk at Scott Paper Company?

Maintenance workers, machinists, electricians, plumbers and pipefitters, machine operators and those in packaging at paper outfits typically faced some of the highest risks of toxic material exposure. Anyone inspecting and repairing machinery may have been inhaling asbestos dust. 

Any former employee at Scott Paper may have been exposed to toxins at the workplace. Victims of asbestos exposure may have a claim against an employer for the following:

  • Failing to warn employees of the presence of asbestos fibers on their premises
  • Failing to comply with state and federal safety regulations applicable to workplaces
  • Failing to measure the creation of airborne asbestos fibers in their workplaces
  • Failing to take measures to protect employees from exposure to airborne asbestos fibers
  • Failing to implement appropriate precautions and provide necessary safety equipment
  • Failing to supervise and coordinate the workers’ activities to guard against dangers in common work areas creating a high risk of injury to workers.
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Why File a Toxic Exposure Lawsuit?

You may be able to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, long-term disability, treatments, medications, and more. Call our attorneys now to review your claims. 


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Scott Paper Asbestos Exposure FAQ

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a natural mineral that is mined and used to produce products that can withstand high temperatures and friction. For these uses, it was added to many products in used in several heavy industries. 

Why is Asbestos Toxic?

The material itself can bebroken down over time and creates a dust that can be inhaled or ingested and later cause cancers like lung cancer, mesothelioma, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer and esophageal cancer. 

Can I File a Lung Cancer Lawsuit?

If you have been diagnosed with a cancer that has links to asbestos exposure, and you worked at Scott Paper or another paper mill that has asbestos products on the work site, you may have a valid claim. 

Why Hire the Lyon Firm

Joe Lyon has 20 years experience in the fields of toxic exposure, workplace injury, and product liability, and has filed numerous asbestos exposure mesothelioma cancer cases on behalf of clients in all fifty states. The Lyon Firm has the experience, the resources and the strong will to fight on your behalf. We have settled toxic exposure cases for six and seven figures, and we are currently reviewing a wide variety of similar cases today. Call now for a case review. 

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What is the Statute of Limitations for Asbestos Cases?

If you have been recently diagnosed with asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma or another disease linked to asbestos exposure, you are urged to seek medical care and contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Because there can be a very long latency period between the time of initial asbestos exposure and the development of cancer, victims can still file claims decades after toxic exposure at the workplace. 

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