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GM Ternstedt Division
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Representing GM Ternstedt Workers in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Thousands of GM Ternstedt workers in Columbus and Elyria, Ohio are at risk of serious health issues as a result of asbestos exposure.

Asbestos, once prevalent in various automotive manufacturing processes, has been linked to severe health conditions such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Our attorneys are committed to helping victims and their families pursue justice, seek compensation, and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

On this page, we will provide essential information and resources to help you better understand the risks associated with asbestos exposure in the automotive manufacturing field. We will also offer insights into the legal aspects of these cases and how our dedicated attorneys can assist you in navigating the complex legal landscape.

If you or a loved one has been affected by asbestos exposure in the automotive manufacturing industry, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a compassionate and expert legal representation. Your well-being and rights are our top priorities, and we are here to guide you through the legal process with care and determination.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a GM Ternstedt Auto Manufacturing Asbestos Lawsuit?

In an automotive manufacturing asbestos lawsuit, individuals who have been exposed to asbestos and have developed related health conditions may be eligible to pursue various types of damages. The specific damages available in such cases can vary depending on factors like jurisdiction, the severity of the illness, and the circumstances of exposure.

Here are some common types of damages that may be sought in automotive manufacturing asbestos lawsuits:

  • Medical Expenses: Victims can seek compensation for all past, present, and future medical costs related to the diagnosis, treatment, and management of asbestos-related illnesses, including doctor’s visits, surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and medication expenses.

  • Lost Wages: If the illness has resulted in a victim’s inability to work, they may seek damages for lost income, including both past and future lost earnings. This can encompass wages, bonuses, and other employment benefits that have been or will be forfeited due to the illness.

  • Pain and Suffering: Asbestos-related illnesses often entail significant physical and emotional suffering. Victims can pursue compensation for the pain, discomfort, and emotional distress caused by their illness.

  • Funeral and Burial Expenses: In cases where the victim has passed away due to asbestos-related illnesses, surviving family members may seek compensation for the costs associated with the funeral and burial.

  • Punitive Damages: In some situations, if the actions of the responsible parties are found to be particularly reckless or egregious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoers and deter others from similar conduct.

It’s important to note that asbestos litigation can be complex and highly dependent on specific circumstances, including the timing and location of exposure.

Individuals pursuing such cases should consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in asbestos-related lawsuits to determine the potential damages available to them and to build a strong legal case.

What Does an Asbestos Injury Lawyer Do for Your Case?

An asbestos injury lawyer plays a crucial role in helping individuals who have suffered asbestos-related illnesses seek compensation for their injuries.

Here are some of the key tasks and services that an asbestos injury lawyer typically provides for your case:

  1. Evaluation: Your lawyer will conduct a thorough review of your asbestos exposure history, medical records, and other relevant evidence to build a strong case. They will assess the extent of your injuries and the potential liability of responsible parties.

  2. Negotiation: Experienced asbestos injury lawyers often attempt to negotiate settlements with responsible parties or their insurance companies. These negotiations aim to secure fair compensation for your injuries without the need for a protracted trial.

  3. Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, your attorney will represent you in court. They will present your case, question witnesses, and advocate for your rights during the trial.

It’s important to choose an attorney with experience in asbestos injury cases, as these cases are highly specialized and require a deep understanding of the legal, medical, and industrial aspects of asbestos exposure.

An experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal process, build a strong case, and pursue the compensation you deserve for the injuries caused by asbestos exposure.


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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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Questions about Auto Plant Asbestos Exposure

What is automotive manufacturing asbestos exposure?

Automotive manufacturing asbestos exposure occurs when individuals working in or around the automotive industry come into contact with asbestos-containing materials, leading to potential health risks due to asbestos fibers becoming airborne.

What health conditions are linked to automotive manufacturing asbestos exposure?

Exposure to asbestos in automotive manufacturing can result in serious health conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory illnesses.

Who can file a lawsuit for automotive manufacturing asbestos exposure?

Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos during their work in the automotive manufacturing industry and have developed asbestos-related illnesses, or their surviving family members in the case of wrongful death, may file lawsuits.

How long do I have to file an asbestos exposure lawsuit?

Statutes of limitations for asbestos exposure lawsuits vary by jurisdiction, so it’s crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to determine the applicable deadlines.

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