The risk of cancer among persons exposed to ionizing radiation in the workplace has been a subject of study since the 1940s, when increased mortality from leukemia was reported among working radiologists.
Since then, numerous studies have identified an elevated cancer risk among various occupationally exposed groups, such as aerospace workers at industrial facilities, like General Electric in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Employees at General Electric in Ohio, and other aerospace companies and contractors around the country may be regularly exposed to dangerous ionizing radiation, which can lead to the development of several deadly cancers including brain tumor formation called glioblastoma.
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a common malignant brain tumor in American adults, often developed after occupational exposure of ionizing radiation. The cancer is quite deadly, with a median survival time of 12 to 15 months. Each year in the United States, about 23,000 new patients are diagnosed with brain cancer and 16,000 deaths are reported from brain and other central nervous system cancers.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio Lawyer who has represented individuals nationwide in personal injury claims, and is currently representing former General Electric employees.
If you have been exposed to Ionizing Radiation, and have questions about your legal rights, please contact The Lyon Firm.
American Aerospace Corporations
General Electric Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio is large employer, though is only a part of the entire aerospace industry in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the aerospace industry employs around 444,000 American workers. The following large companies employ the majority of employees in the industry:
- General Electric
- Boeing Corp.
- Lockheed Martin Corp.
- United Technologies
- Northrop Grumman