INDIANA ASBESTOS EXPOSURE


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Indiana has been a host for major industry for over much of the last century, and large corporations have opened and managed factories and plants throughout the state.

Indiana has numerous steel plants (forgeries, foundries and mills), paper mills, railroad companies, auto plants, machine manufacturers, insulation and drywall factories that may have asbestos installed in the buildings or used in the end products.

Many industrial buildings built before the 1980s were constructed with toxic materials in the pipes, roofing, flooring and insulation. Workers chronically exposed to asbestos fibers at the workplace or exposed for even a short duration may develop severe health issues, including mesothelioma, adenocarcinoma, asbestosis and lung cancer.

Joe Lyon is an experienced mesothelioma cancer attorney and Indiana lung cancer lawyer representing injured plaintiffs nationwide.

Indiana Asbestos Job Sites

Indiana Asbestos Cancer

Asbestos is most well-known for its strong insulating properties and fire resistance. Asbestos was utilized in a variety of construction and manufacturing applications for decades, until safety agencies discovered the terrible health risks it posed. Even after warnings surfaced, some companies continued to use the toxic material and placed workers at severe risk of exposure.

A substantial amount of asbestos remains in older American factories and buildings, and acute exposure to asbestos is still a threat. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says over a million U.S. workers in the construction industry may still be exposed. Indiana Workers may have been exposed at the following job sites:

Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Indiana Mesothelioma  Lawyer

Because of rampant use of asbestos in Indiana industrial workplaces, as well as schools and hospitals, many Indiana workers have been diagnosed with deadly asbestos-related diseases.

Plaintiffs diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, associated with exposure at a workplace, may be able to recover compensation (medical expenses, pain and suffering, long-term care) from asbestos trusts with the assistance of an Indiana lung cancer lawyer.

The Lyon Firm specializes in toxic exposure litigation and represents plaintiffs nationwide in mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancer cases.

Mesothelioma is a cancer involving the tissues surrounding the lungs, primarily associated with asbestos exposure. The World Health Organization (WHO) and other health agencies call asbestos a cancer-causing agent, and have warned that there is no safe level of exposure.

Researchers have found asbestos-related diseases in workers with only brief toxic exposures. Workers in Indiana are at risk of developing mesothelioma in certain industries that relied heavily on the material in building construction and machinery.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to asbestos increases the risk of asbestosis, lung cancer, adenocarcinoma and mesothelioma. About 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in Indiana and throughout the U.S. each year, according to the American Cancer Society.

Thousands of former Indiana workers have filed injury claims against their employers for failing to provide a safe work environment and for failing to warn workers of the potential risks of their particular workplace. The Lyon Firm represents clients throughout Indiana, including families in:

  • Anderson
  • Fort Wayne
  • Gary
  • Indianapolis
  • La Porte
  • Marion
  • Richmond
  • South Bend

Joe Lyon is a highly-rated asbestos attorney and Indiana mesothelioma lawyer investigating the root cause of asbestos-related illnesses for victims and plaintiffs nationwide.

Indiana Mesothelioma Treatment

After receiving a definitive mesothelioma diagnosis, it is crucial to locate a mesothelioma treatment center and specialist in asbestos-related diseases who can determine the most effective treatment options. There are a few options for treatment centers in Indiana, including:

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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 Asbestos

How Does Asbestos Exposure Occur?

When asbestos breaks down over time or with use, the fibers of the material can become airborne, presenting a risk of inhaling or ingesting the toxin. Asbestos is a cancer-causing agent, and those heavily exposed can develop scarring in the lungs and later develop lung cancer and mesothelioma.

What Materials Contain Asbestos?

Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.

Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.

Why Did Companies Use Asbestos?

Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was thought to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous to the health.

Who was most at risk for exposure?

 

What are the EPA Standards for Asbestos?

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According to the EPA Website, exposure to asbestos increases the risk of developing lung diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. That risk is made worse by certain factors, such as smoking and long-term exposure in workplaces known to be laden with the toxin.

There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure, and the greater the exposure to asbestos, the greater the chance of developing severe health problems. Lung disease symptoms may lay dormant after exposure, and can take years to develop.

Asbestos-related health conditions can be difficult to identify and confused with other respiratory health issues. Healthcare professionals help identify the possibility of asbestos exposure by looking at the person’s medical, work, and environmental history. Known major health effects have been linked to asbestos exposure including lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, adenocarcinoma and mesothelioma.

On one hand the EPA regards asbestos as a cancer-causing agent, which fills older buildings and presents health hazards to various Ohio workers and consumers, and yet the agency has not taken measures to eradicate the toxin as safety advocates say they could.

The EPA has not properly evaluated the dangerous legacy of existing and so levels of contamination are unknown in Ohio. We do know asbestos exists in many areas in homes, schools, hospitals, factories, auto products, and workplaces but there is little help in evaluating an individual’s Ohio asbestos exposure risks.

Despite a significant reduction in the use of asbestos in past decades, annual deaths continue because asbestos-related diseases lay dormant.

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