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Asbestos Exposure

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

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Ohio Asbestos Attorney

Representing Coshcoton, Ohio Smurfit Stone Container Workers in Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Asbestos-related diseases, resulting from years of occupational exposure, are a pressing concern in the paper mill industry. Joe Lyon possesses the knowledge, experience, and unwavering dedication required to represent the rights of those affected by this silent yet devastating threat. Whether you are a paper mill worker, a concerned family member, or a survivor seeking justice, The Lyon Firm is here to provide expert legal counsel and compassionate support.

Our mission is to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence, secure compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain, and suffering, and ultimately, to help you find the closure and justice you deserve. Joe Lyon understands the intricacies of paper mill asbestos exposure cases, and we are committed to fighting tirelessly on your behalf.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation Asbestos Lawsuit?

In a paper mill worker asbestos lawsuit, there are various types of damages that may be available to the plaintiffs. These damages are intended to compensate victims for the harm and losses they have suffered due to asbestos exposure.

The specific damages that can be pursued in such cases may include:

  • Medical Expenses: Compensation for the cost of past and future medical treatments, including diagnostic tests, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and prescription medications related to asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer.

  • Lost Wages: Paper mill workers who are unable to work or have had their earning capacity reduced due to asbestos-related illnesses may seek compensation for lost income, including past and future wages.

  • Pain and Suffering: Damages to compensate for the physical pain, emotional distress, and suffering endured as a result of asbestos-related diseases. These damages are typically non-economic and can vary widely based on the severity of the illness and its impact on the individual’s quality of life.

  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant’s conduct is particularly reckless, intentional, or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in similar behavior. However, punitive damages are not always available and can vary by jurisdiction.

  • Wrongful Death Damages: If the asbestos exposure results in the death of the worker, surviving family members may pursue wrongful death damages, which can include funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.

It’s important to note that the availability and calculation of damages can vary based on the specific circumstances of each case and the laws in the jurisdiction where the lawsuit is filed.

To determine the potential damages in your particular situation, it is advisable to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in asbestos-related litigation. They can provide guidance and representation tailored to your case’s unique circumstances.

What Does a Workplace Asbestos Lawyer Do for Your Case?

A workplace asbestos lawyer, also known as an asbestos attorney, plays a critical role in helping individuals who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace and have subsequently developed asbestos-related illnesses.

Here’s what a workplace asbestos lawyer does for your case:

  • Case Evaluation: The lawyer will first evaluate the details of your case, including your work history, asbestos exposure, medical records, and the extent of your asbestos-related illness. This assessment helps determine the strength of your case.

  • Evidence Gathering: Workplace asbestos lawyers are skilled in collecting and organizing the evidence needed to build a strong case. This may involve obtaining employment records, medical records, witness statements, and other documentation that demonstrates asbestos exposure and its link to your illness.

  • Filing Lawsuits: If litigation is the appropriate course of action, your attorney will file a lawsuit on your behalf. This involves preparing and filing legal documents, meeting deadlines, and adhering to court procedures.

  • Negotiations: Workplace asbestos lawyers are skilled negotiators. They work to reach settlements with defendants, asbestos trust funds, or insurance companies on your behalf. These settlements aim to compensate you for your damages without the need for a trial.

  • Trial Representation: If a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will represent you in court. They will present your case, examine witnesses, and argue on your behalf to secure the best possible outcome.

It’s essential to hire an experienced and reputable workplace asbestos lawyer to ensure that your case is handled with expertise and diligence.

We can guide you through the legal process, advocate for your rights, and help you pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.


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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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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 Ohio Paper Mill Asbestos Exposure

What is paper mill asbestos exposure, and how does it occur?

Paper mill asbestos exposure refers to the presence of asbestos in paper mills and the potential health risks associated with inhaling asbestos fibers during the manufacturing process. Asbestos exposure can occur when workers inhale or ingest airborne asbestos fibers present in the workplace environment.

What health risks are associated with paper mill asbestos exposure?

Exposure to asbestos in paper mills can lead to serious health conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases. These conditions often have a long latency period, meaning symptoms may not appear for several years after exposure.

Who can be held responsible for asbestos exposure in a paper mill?

Responsible parties can include paper mill owners, manufacturers of asbestos-containing products used in the mill, contractors, or others who failed to adequately protect workers from asbestos exposure. Identifying the specific responsible parties is a crucial aspect of an asbestos lawsuit.

How long do I have to file an asbestos exposure lawsuit related to a paper mill?

The statute of limitations for asbestos-related lawsuits varies by state. It’s important to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure you meet the filing deadline in your jurisdiction.

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