Overview of asbestos in Ohio
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos is the name given to six fibrous minerals used to resist heat and chemicals:
These asbestos minerals have been used in a variety of products, including insulation, building materials and vehicle brakes.
Throughout Ohio, mesothelioma and other illnesses related to asbestos exposure have destroyed the lives of those who have been exposed and their families. Difficult and draining medical treatments and even death may lie ahead. A mesothelioma diagnosis is physically, emotionally, and financially devastating.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact mesothelioma lawyers who can make those responsible accountable for their actions. While legal recourse cannot reverse a medical situation, it can bring some peace of mind and financial recovery. Call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. at 888-312-3965 or contact us online to speak with an experienced attorney today.
Who is at risk?
Exposure to asbestos can lead to the development of mesothelioma.
Federal regulations are in place to restrict use of asbestos. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set restrictions in Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act requiring employers to provide a workplace environment "free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm."
However, you may have been exposed before the federal government enacted these laws. Symptoms of mesothelioma often do not appear until years or even decades after exposure.
Some industries and job situations put workers at greater risk of asbestos exposure, including—
- Workers at factories, chemical plants, power houses, construction sites, mines, and mills
- Contractors who work with insulation and asbestos textiles
- Brake specialists
- Building renovators and demolition specialists
- Firefighters and emergency workers
- Railway workers
And risk is not limited to these sites. Even schools and homes can jeopardize the lives of children and adults, as can living near a plant or other facility where asbestos is used, or washing the clothes of someone who worked with asbestos.
These Ohio job sites may have exposed you to asbestos
At James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., one of our goals at our law firm is to bring awareness to those who may be at risk for mesothelioma. If you have worked at any of the following Ohio job sites, you may have been exposed to asbestos.
|Akron||Goodyear, Uniroyal Tire|
|Ashtabula||Ashtabula Titanium Plant|
|Athens||EM Poston Power Plant|
|Barberton||Babcock and Wilcox|
|Belpre||Carbon Black, Shell Oil
|Beverly||Muskingum River Power Plant|
|Brilliant||Cardinal Power Plant|
|Cheshire||Kyger Creek Power Plant—Ohio Valley Electric
Gavin Power Plant
|Cincinnati||Emery Chemical, Redding Power Plant|
J and L Steel-Jones Laughlin Steel
LTV Steel-East fka Republic Steel – Cleveland
Ford Stamping Plant
|Cole Grove||Carlyle Tile Factory|
Timkin Roller Bearing
Dayton Malleable-Ironton Iron-Amcast
|Detroit||Marine City Power Plant|
|Dilles Bottom||Ohio Edison – Dilles Bottom Power Plant
RE Burger Power
|Galipolis||Galipolis Electric Company|
|Hannibel||Consolidated Aluminum-Ormet Aluminum|
Novamount Chemical – Aristech
US Chemical – Aristech
|Ironton||Alpha Portland Cement
Dayton Malleable – Ironton Iron-Amcast
Allied Chemical-Ironton Coke-McLouth Steel
|Jackson||Jackson Iron and Steel|
|Loraine||Connors Steel-HK Porter-Steel of Lorain
Ford Motor Plant
United States Steel Corp
|Mansfield||Armco Steel (also known as Empire Steel)|
|Piketon||Goodyear Atomic Plant|
|South Point||U.S. Steel|
Edison Electric Powerhouse
If you have been exposed to asbestos in Ohio or other states
Direct or indirect short-term and long-term exposure to asbestos can cause harm and result in mesothelioma.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. at 888-312-3965 or contact us online to speak with one of our lawyers. We also handle cases involving defective drugs, products liability, wrongful death, and other serious injuries.