The Lyon Firm is committed to helping victims of asbestos exposure by fighting for rightful compensation and finding the proper mesothelioma treatment centers when necessary.
Asbestos exposure at Ohio work sites has been known to cause lung disease and mesothelioma cancer. These industry risks have been known for decades, but employers ignored the warnings from safety agencies and put workers at risk in industries including shipbuilding, rubber and tire production, oil refining, chemical production, auto plants, steel plants and others.
Companies have stopped using asbestos materials, however the damage has been done, and widespread corporate negligence has resulted in thousands of cancer cases of asbestos origin.
Thousands of Ohio residents have died from Mesothelioma Cancer and dozens of former workers are diagnosed with the deadly disease each year. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer affecting the lining of the lungs and heart, and is nearly always fatal.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Cincinnati Asbestos Lawyer and Ohio Toxic Tort Attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in a wide variety of toxic tort and mesothelioma claims. Mr. Lyon has arranged settlements with liable employers and reviewed Ohio Mesothelioma Treatment centers for cancer victims.
Mesothelioma treatment options depend on a patient’s age, general health, the cancer’s size and location, the rate of cancer spreading, and how the cancer has responded to other treatments. Patients at Ohio mesothelioma treatment centers have access to the latest treatment protocols, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy agents or a combination of treatments:
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Mesothelioma, lung cancer, adenocarcinoma and asbestosis may lay dormant for decades after initial exposure, and symptoms may not present until many years later. When signs of illness do appear, however, typical symptoms include:
After exposure, a patient may develop malignant mesothelioma, a cancer that grows in the thin layers of tissue that surrounds the lungs and other organs.
Mesothelioma may cause symptoms similar to those of lung cancer, which can include lumps of tissue in the chest area, chest pain, painful coughing, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath and weight loss. The cancer can grow in other places within the body, including:
Each person’s cancer is unique, though almost all cancers have similar stages. Mesothelioma Cancer is the most common type, and starts in the pleura, or the lining of the lungs and chest wall. Stages of malignant pleural mesothelioma are dependent on the cancer spreading to predictable locations:
According to a recent study at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, mesothelioma patients who undergo aggressive multimodal treatment live almost twice as long after diagnosis than those who do not. The researchers found that a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation extended survival time significantly, regardless of the stage of cancer.
The team of researchers recommends that all patients diagnosed with mesothelioma be evaluated by multidisciplinary teams experienced in the management of mesothelioma for consideration of aggressive multi-modality (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) treatment.
The study, published by the American Journal of Clinical Oncology utilized the National Cancer Database to review data on cancer patients and survival rates.
Malignant mesothelioma is a type of deadly cancer caused primarily by asbestos exposure that occurs in the thin layer of tissue that covers internal organs. Mesothelioma most often affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs. This type is called Mesothelioma Cancer.
Other, rarer types of mesothelioma affect tissue in the abdomen, around the heart and the testicles. Mesothelioma treatments are available, but for most people with mesothelioma there is no cure.
The Anderson Center study began with 20,561 mesothelioma patients identified from 2004 to 2014. Of those cases, overall median survival was:
The use of tri-modal treatment showed a survival advantage regardless of lymph node involvement or cancer stage. It also provided a clear contrast to the less aggressive treatment plans many patients still choose.
The researchers wrote, “The greatest estimated treatment effect on survival was observed when cancer-directed surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy were combined, which underscores the importance of tri-modality therapy…currently available therapeutic modalities seem to result in improved survival.”
Among the patients in the study mentioned above, 2,015 received only chemotherapy, around 850 patients received only surgery, and 274 were able to complete the tri-modal regimen. As these treatment procedures have certain risks, the researchers emphasize the need for patients to find a center with experience treating mesothelioma.
Sometimes it isn’t possible to remove all cancer in a patient, though surgery can help to reduce the signs and symptoms caused by mesothelioma. Surgical options may include the following:
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.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was first utilized in the early 1900s for its insulating abilities, fireproof properties, and versatility. It has been estimated that over 30 million tons of asbestos was used in the American economy in industrial yards, homes, schools, shipyards, and other workplaces.
The natural breakdown of asbestos products and subsequent sawing or cutting of the asbestos creates dust and fibers that are inhaled and can lead to mesothelioma and other severe forms of lung cancer.
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.
Asbestos was widely used in piping, insulation, electrical components, machine parts, packaging, flooring, ceiling tiles, roofing, and in many building materials.
If you were exposed to asbestos at your workplace, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation.
Asbestos was cheap, durable, fire-resistant and light, and was though to be the perfect insulating material before research showed it was extremely hazardous to the health.
The success rates of settlements regarding asbestos exposure injury are quite high. It may be necessary to prove that occupational exposure is the primary cause of lung cancer or mesothelioma, though this is the job of The Lyon Firm, and we have experience in reaching large mesothelioma settlements.
Our Firm will help you find the answers. The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered.
Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced Asbestos Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 19 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Asbestos lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.
Resources/Dedication: The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.
Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure asbestos settlements.
Asbestos can be found in factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military installations. 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 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.