Workplace toxic exposure cases help empower employees to fight for their right to be protected, satisfactorily informed, and to stay safe. They also bring awareness to challenge and higher the expectations of companies who are not serving their employees justly.
If you were exposed to toxins or chemicals at the workplace, and your employer failed to warn you or provide basic protections and training, you may be able to file suit for an unsafe work environment that led to a serious injury or illness. Contact the Lyon Firm to investigate your unique case and to determine whether your employer is liable for your injuries.
Paints, stains, varnishes, adhesives, lacquers, top coats, primers, sealers and spray paint products may all contain toxic chemicals that can potentially cause cancer with chronic exposure.
Safety experts have expressed concern over paint employees working closely with chemicals linked to leukemia, AML, myelodysplastic syndrome, lymphoma and multiple myeloma.
The Lyon Firm is experienced in representing plaintiffs in workplace toxic exposure cases. Joe Lyon has worked with workers nationwide who have developed cancer, illnesses or diseases following toxic paint exposure.
Those working in paint production plants, as well as painters, construction workers, renovators, and body shop workers may be at risk of paint-related cancers.
Benzene is a highly-volatile chemical used in many solvents and paint products. In 2010, the World Health Organization said exposure to Benzene was a “major public health concern.”
It is a concern because Benzene is a toxin that may cause blood cancers such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute non lymphatic leukemia. The IARC classifies it as a group 1 carcinogen. Benzene is considered as toxic as substances such as asbestos.
The American Public Health Association reports that three million workers in United States, including employees at paint manufacturing plants, are at risk.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured workers and families against companies due to a toxic product or unsafe workplace to obtain just compensation under the law.
(Hamilton County, Ohio): Confidential Settlement. Lead Counsel in a case that involved secondary lead exposure to two children. Their father worked at a local recycling plant that routinely recycled computer equipment. The company violated numerous OSHA regulations related to providing safety equipment and clothing to prevent lead particles from being transferred home. As a result, the Plaintiffs father transferred lead dust to his children who then suffered lead poisoning. The case was covered extensively by the Cincinnati news media and referenced in peer-reviewed medical literature. The settlement will provide educational needs to the children who suffered neurological injuries due the exposure.