Many experience asbestos exposure at 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.
According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to asbestos each year.
Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. It is estimated that there will be thousands of new cases following 2020 due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.
The Lyon Firm, along with The Simmons Firm, represented a former Hamilton AK Steel worker in a mesothelioma case.
The client worked from 1960-1979 as a laborer at Diebold in Hamilton, Ohio. He also worked as a pipefitter, welder, and assembler. From 1963 to 1979, the client worked with and around asbestos materials, equipment and products. During that time, he inhaled asbestos fibers.
As a result, he suffered a terminal diagnosis of mesothelioma. The settlement will provide his family with the financial support they deserve for the loss of their dedicated loved one.