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Representing Square D Workers with Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Workers at Square D plants in Ohio, Michigan and Iowa were potentially exposed to asbestos, and may develop lung diseases, including mesothelioma.

Square D is a manufacturer of circuit breakers and other electrical equipment headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts. Square D is now a brand of Schneider Electric, which acquired Square D in 1991.

Many former workers at Square D have been diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers, and other serious diseases. The bulk of the cases have been proven to be caused by toxic work sites managed by negligent employers in the electrical component industry.

The fibers from asbestos can be lodged in the lungs, which can cause permanent damage, and in some cases, tumors. Inhaled asbestos fibers can directly cause cancer and other disorders, including mesothelioma.

Nearly any worker in an old electrical plant could be at risk of developing serious health issues, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Asbestos Lawyer representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims. The Firm can investigate any toxic exposure issue for Square D workers and accepts cases on contingency fees to eliminate any financial risk for the families we represent.  

Where are some Square D Locations?

  • Cedar rapids, Iowa
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Detroit, MI

Asbestos Exposure at Square D Plants

Manufacturers of electrical components regularly used asbestos in for electrical panels and other products. The material did a remarkable job in protecting structures from fires and electrocution. The deadly health risks, however, were not taking as seriously as they should have been.

Electrical panels and distribution boxes were once all made with toxic materials. Electrical currents produced a lot of heat, and if not grounded well, the currents can arc and cause a fire or electrical injury. Manufacturers like Square D sought materials that could make electrical supply and distribution safe, and were quick to adopt asbestos as a solution. The cheap mineral’s resistance to heat and electricity, and could easily be mixed in with cement, plastic, fabric and paper.

Corporations, with the help of leading medical professionals, knew of the horrible effects of inhaling asbestos dust before the 1960s, but the the link between asbestos exposure and specific cancers like, such as mesothelioma was not common knowledge until the 1980s.

Was I Exposed to Asbestos at Square D?

Square D facilities may have been filled with toxic materials, and management may have failed to warn of the serious health risks of the job. Examples of related illness many workers have suffered include:

To consider ways to assist in paying for healthcare, you may talk to Attorney Joe Lyon for information on toxic exposure, treatment and compensation. Filing an occupational exposure claim helps to raise the awareness of job safety, and compensates families for the damages that were caused many years ago. 


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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.

Our Asbestos & Mesothelioma Victories

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