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Workplace and military asbestos exposure in Ohio has been a serious issue. Prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to the development of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Because treatments for these conditions can be expensive, you may wish to consult a local lawyer who can help you get compensation and hold responsible companies accountable for their negligence. Learn more about legal options available in Ohio below.

01. Laws and Regulations

Ohio Asbestos Laws and Regulations

Ohio has several agencies that oversee businesses’ adherence to federal and state-level asbestos regulations.

Training and Licensing of Ohio Asbestos Professionals

The Ohio Department of Health’s Asbestos Program is in charge of regulating the training and licensing of asbestos contractors. Depending on the position, such as an abatement worker or an abatement contractor, individuals will need to complete either an application for certification or an application for asbestos contractor licensure. Chapter 3710 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 3701-34 of the Ohio Administrative Code further specify these laws.

Asbestos Abatement in Ohio

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency oversees the handling of asbestos with regulations specified under the “Asbestos Emission Control” rules. These laws set standards for renovations and demolitions, as well as controls for active and inactive disposal sites for asbestos materials, which generally adhere to NESHAP standards. Further regulations can be found in Chapter 3745-20 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

Ohio Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace

Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout Ohio have exposed unsuspecting workers to asbestos. We have listed below some of the most egregious jobsites and employers who have been named as defendants in mesothelioma lawsuits filed in Ohio.

Ohio Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

  • Akron

    • B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company
    • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
  • Alliance

    • Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Barberton

    • Babcock & Wilcox Company
  • Canton

    • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
  • Chillicothe

    • Mead Pulp and Paper Company
  • Cincinnati

    • Keebler Biscuit Company
  • Cleveland

    • Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company
    • J & L Steel Corporation
    • Ltv Steel Mill
    • N. A. S. A.
    • Republic Steelcorp
  • Columbus

    • Ohio State University
  • Dayton

    • General Motors Corporation
    • Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  • Hamilton

    • Champion International Paper Mill
  • Lima

    • Proctor & Gamble
  • Martins Ferry

    • Wheeling Steel Corp
  • Middletown

    • Armco Steel Corporation
  • Oberlin

    • Oberlin Gas and Electric Company
  • Painesville

    • Diamond Alkali Company
  • Steubenville

    • Wheeling Steel Corporation
  • Stratton

    • W.H. Sammis Generation Station
  • Toledo

    • Sun Oil Company Refinery
  • Warren

    • Republic Steel Corporation

In addition to the list above, asbestos exposure has occurred at many other locations in Ohio as well. If the site where you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos is not on the list above, contact an attorney to see if the job site in question had a history of exposing workers to asbestos.

03. Lawsuits

Ohio Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Residents of Ohio who lived in the following cities and towns have filed mesothelioma lawsuits to protect their rights and to seek compensation from negligent manufacturers and distributers of asbestos.

  • Ada, OH
  • Amelia, OH
  • Amherst, OH
  • Ashland, OH
  • Baltimore, OH
  • Batavia, OH
  • Beavercreek, OH
  • Bell Fountain, OH
  • Beloit, OH
  • Berlin Center, OH
  • Bradford, OH
  • Brecksville, OH
  • Broadview Heights, OH
  • Brunswick, OH
  • Bucyrus, OH
  • Canal Winchester, OH
  • Canfield, OH
  • Canton, OH
  • Celina, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Circleville, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Cleves, OH
  • Clinton, OH
  • Columbia Station, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Conneaut, OH
  • Cortland, OH
  • Crooksville, OH
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Defiance, OH
  • Delaware, OH
  • Delphos, OH
  • Dillonvale, OH
  • Dover, OH
  • Dubin, OH
  • East Liverpool, OH
  • Euclid, OH
  • Fairborn, OH
  • Fairview Park, OH
  • Findlay, OH
  • Franklin, OH
  • Galena, OH
  • Garfield Heights, OH
  • Genoa, OH
  • Grafton, OH
  • Granville, OH
  • Gratiot, OH
  • Greenville, OH
  • Hamilton, OH
  • Harrison, OH
  • Hebron, OH
  • Holgate, OH
  • Hopedale, OH
  • Hubbard, OH
  • Huber Heights, OH
  • Independence, OH
  • Lakewood, OH
  • Lewisburg, OH
  • Lexington, OH
  • Liberty Center, OH
  • Liberty Township, OH
  • Lima, OH
  • Lorain, OH
  • Maineville, OH
  • Mansfield, OH
  • Miamisburg, OH
  • Middletown, OH
  • Milford, OH
  • Monclova, OH
  • Monroe Falls, OH
  • Montpelier, OH
  • Mt. Vernon, OH
  • Newark, OH
  • North Canton, OH
  • North Royalton, OH
  • Oak Harbor, OH
  • Pataskala, OH
  • Paulding, OH
  • Pennysville, OH
  • Pickerington, OH
  • Saint Paris, OH
  • Salem, OH
  • Sandusky, OH
  • Sheffield Lake, OH
  • Solon, OH
  • Spring Valley, OH
  • Springfield, OH
  • Streetsboro, OH
  • Strongsville, OH
  • Toledo, OH
  • Troy, OH
  • Van Wert, OH
  • Venedocia, OH
  • Vienna, OH
  • Wadsworth, OH
  • Wapakoneta, OH
  • Warrensville Heights, OH
  • Waynesville, OH
  • West Alexandria, OH
  • Whitehouse, OH
  • Wickliffe, OH
  • Worthington, OH
  • Youngstown, OH
04. Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlements Obtained for Ohio Workers

We have listed below a few of the verdicts and settlements compensating victims of asbestos exposure in Ohio.

  • $12.1 MILLION: Pipefitter/Household – 60 years old
  • $4.2 MILLION: Plantworker/Household – 58 years old
  • $4.2 MILLION: Laborer – 63 years old
  • $3.5 MILLION: Sheetmetal Worker – 69 years old
  • $3.4 MILLION: Navy/Construction – 84 years old
  • $3.3 MILLION: Pipe Organ Builder – 71 years old
  • $3.0 MILLION: Laborer/Teacher – 66 years old
  • $2.7 MILLION: Navy/Steamfitter – 65 years old
  • $2.3 MILLION: Household – 50 years old
  • $2.1 MILLION: Construction/Navy – 78 years old

Note: Every case is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact a reputable Ohio lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.

05. Law Firms

Ohio Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Firms

The following law firms have lawyers who specialize in handling mesothelioma cases. These firms either have offices in Ohio or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Ohio residents. They have knowledge of asbestos companies that have unknowingly caused exposure to asbestos to unsuspecting workers.

Dean, Omar & Branham, LLP is a law firm dedicated to using the legal profession to make our community safer. When someone is badly hurt because someone else did not act reasonably, we are here to help provide whatever justice the legal system can give the family who has been wronged.

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national mesothelioma law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

At The Gori Law Firm, we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

06. Filing Deadlines

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Filing Deadlines

The length of time an individual has to file a mesothelioma lawsuit varies from state to state. The length of time also will vary depending on whether you are filing a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit. The deadlines for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in the state of Ohio are stated in the table below.

Mesothelioma Filing in Ohio
Personal Injury

2 years after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

2 years after death from mesothelioma

Gathering the evidence necessary to file a mesothelioma lawsuit can be time-consuming, so it is important to begin the process as soon as possible. Talk to a lawyer experienced with asbestos-related claims to make sure that you and your family do not lose your right to compensation.

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