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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer

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Ohio Asbestos Lawyer

Representing Willys Overland Workers in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer Claims

Thousands of Willys Overland workers in Toledo and Elyria, Ohio are at risk of serious health issues as a result of asbestos exposure. 

Asbestos exposure in the auto industry has been a longstanding issue, and victims often face numerous health challenges and legal complexities. With The Lyon Firm’s extensive experience and expertise, we aim to provide the guidance, advocacy, and legal support necessary to help victims seek justice and compensation for their suffering.

On this page, you’ll find valuable information about the dangers of asbestos exposure within the automotive sector, legal rights, case studies, and our firm’s approach to securing justice for those affected. We’re here to help you navigate the legal process and ensure your rights are protected.

If you or a loved one has been impacted by asbestos exposure related to auto companies, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Joe Lyon and our team are ready to provide you with personalized and dedicated legal assistance. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are committed to fighting for your rights and pursuing justice on your behalf.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in an Auto Plant Asbestos Lawsuit?

In an auto plant asbestos lawsuit, victims who have suffered harm due to asbestos exposure may be eligible to pursue various types of damages. The specific damages available can vary depending on the individual case, the extent of the harm, and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the lawsuit is filed.

Here are some common types of damages that can be sought in asbestos exposure cases related to auto plants:

  • Medical Expenses: Victims can seek compensation for past, current, and future medical costs related to asbestos-related illnesses. This can include expenses for diagnostic tests, treatments, hospitalization, medication, surgery, and ongoing medical care.

  • Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: Individuals who have been forced to miss work due to asbestos-related illnesses can seek compensation for lost wages. If the asbestos-related condition permanently impairs the victim’s ability to work or earn income, they may also be entitled to damages for the loss of future earning capacity.

  • Pain and Suffering: Victims may be entitled to damages for the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by asbestos-related diseases. This type of compensation is often challenging to quantify, as it depends on the unique circumstances of each case.

  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, the court may award punitive damages to punish the responsible parties for particularly reckless or egregious behavior. These damages are intended to deter others from engaging in similar conduct.

  • Wrongful Death Damages: If the asbestos-related illness leads to the death of the victim, their surviving family members may be entitled to wrongful death damages, which can cover funeral expenses, loss of financial support, and other related losses.

It’s essential to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in asbestos exposure cases to determine the specific damages that may be available to you based on the facts of your case and the applicable laws.

Asbestos exposure cases can be complex, and legal guidance is crucial to ensure that victims and their families receive fair compensation for their suffering and losses.

What Does an Asbestos Lawyer Do for Your Case?

An asbestos lawyer, also known as a mesothelioma attorney or asbestos litigation attorney, plays a crucial role in helping victims of asbestos exposure pursue legal action to seek compensation for their injuries and losses.

Here are the key tasks that an asbestos lawyer typically performs for your case:

  1. Filing Legal Claims: The attorney will help you file appropriate legal claims, such as personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits, against the responsible parties. They ensure that all necessary paperwork is completed accurately and on time.

  2. Negotiation and Settlement: Asbestos lawyers are skilled negotiators and work to secure fair settlements on behalf of their clients. They will engage in negotiations with defendants or their insurance companies to reach a favorable resolution without going to trial.

  3. Litigation Representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will represent you in court. They will build a strong case, present evidence, and advocate on your behalf during the trial. Asbestos attorneys have experience with the intricacies of asbestos-related litigation.

In asbestos-related cases, having a knowledgeable and experienced attorney is crucial to navigate the complex legal terrain and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your suffering and losses.

We handle the legal aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on your health and well-being.


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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 auto company asbestos exposure?

Auto company asbestos exposure refers to situations where individuals working in or around automotive manufacturing plants, repair shops, or related industries have been exposed to asbestos, a hazardous mineral once commonly used in auto parts and equipment. Exposure can lead to serious health issues, including asbestos-related diseases.

What are the common sources of asbestos exposure in auto companies?

Common sources of asbestos exposure in auto companies include brake linings, clutch facings, gaskets, insulation materials, and other components that contained asbestos. Workers who handled or repaired these parts could be at risk.

What health risks are associated with auto company asbestos exposure?

Auto company asbestos exposure can lead to asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. These diseases often have a latency period, meaning symptoms may not appear for decades after exposure.

Who can file a lawsuit for auto company asbestos exposure?

Workers who have been exposed to asbestos in auto companies, as well as their family members who may have secondary exposure risks, may be eligible to file a lawsuit. This can include current and former employees, contractors, and even customers who faced exposure during repairs.

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