Asbestos Cancer Attorney

“I have been there so many times before and NOW I will be there for YOU and your family.”
- Tim Misny - The man that “Makes Them Pay!®”

“Please understand that the slogan, I’ll Make Them Pay!® is not a guarantee of payment. Both liability and real damages must be proven with preponderance of the evidence.” – Tim Misny

Asbestos Cancer Attorney

Asbestos Cancer Attorney

If you or a family member were exposed to asbestos in the workplace and have been diagnosed with cancer, you have the right to seek compensation for medical care, lost wages and pain & suffering.

I will help you every step of the way.  I’ll find out which companies are responsible for exposing you to asbestos and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

I will help you with issues concerning:

  • Proving the source of asbestos
  • Asbestos in brake pads and shoes
  • Asbestos-related cancers
  • Union workers exposed to asbestos
  • Workers’ compensation and asbestos exposure

The Legal Process

If you have been diagnosed with cancer due to asbestos exposure, you may also be entitled to damages (in addition to workers’ compensation benefits) by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. To recover these damages, however, you can’t go it alone; you will need my help.  Asbestos litigation has become necessary as we’ve seen the catastrophic health problems asbestos exposure has caused. For more than 40 years, I have helped thousands of injured victims recover significant monetary damages, but more so, they have peace of mind knowing their needs, and the needs of their families were taken care of.

Proving the source of asbestos exposure is a critical step in the legal process.

  • Before a lawsuit can be filed on your behalf, liability must be determined. As a mesothelioma lawyer, I will be able to identify the companies that manufactured & distributed asbestos to your employer. We will need to know the number of years you were employed in the asbestos-filled environment, and the name of your employer.

  • We will file a product liability lawsuit (for personal injury or wrongful death) against the companies that manufactured or distributed the asbestos for failure to warn the public. 

  • Lastly, we may file a bankruptcy claim with the bankruptcy trust. Asbestos manufacturers and distributors will not be able to be protected from a bankruptcy filing. Roughly 28 asbestos companies have filed for bankruptcy protection due to asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits. The court required these companies to set up trusts to pay out compensation to future asbestos claimants. 

Health Issues From Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure can lead to several health conditions, including:


A mesothelioma diagnosis is hard on you and your family. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. It is primarily caused by inhaling asbestos fibers, which can become lodged in the lining tissues and trigger the development of cancerous cells over time. Symptoms may include chest pain, shortness of breath, coughing, and weight loss.


Asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that occurs when asbestos fibers are inhaled and cause scarring and inflammation in the lung tissues. This scarring, known as fibrosis, makes breathing difficult and can lead to long-term respiratory problems. Symptoms of asbestosis may include persistent coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, fatigue, and finger clubbing.

Lung Cancer

Inhalation of asbestos fibers increases the risk of developing lung cancer. The carcinogenic properties of asbestos can cause genetic mutations in lung cells, leading to the uncontrolled growth of cancerous tumors. Symptoms of asbestos-related lung cancer are similar to those of other lung cancers and may include coughing, chest pain, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and unexplained weight loss.

Pleural Disorders

Asbestos exposure can result in various pleural disorders, including pleural plaques, pleural effusion, and pleural thickening. Pleural plaques are localized areas of thickened and calcified scar tissue that form on the pleural lining. Pleural effusion occurs when excess fluid accumulates in the space between the lung and the chest wall. Pleural thickening refers to the abnormal thickening and scarring of the pleural lining. These conditions can cause chest pain, breathing difficulties, and reduced lung function.

Ovarian Cancer

Although less common than other asbestos-related conditions, there is evidence linking asbestos exposure to an increased risk of ovarian cancer. Asbestos fibers can reach the ovaries through the bloodstream or by direct extension from the peritoneal lining. Ovarian cancer symptoms can include abdominal pain, bloating, pelvic discomfort, changes in bowel habits, and loss of appetite.

Being diagnosed with any type of cancer is incredibly hard to deal with. Mesothelioma lawyers have been working to make sure asbestos litigation holds these companies responsible. For over 40 years, I’ve been fighting these same fights for you. As one of the most highly experienced mesothelioma attorneys in Ohio, I will take care of the legal process, so you can focus on your health! If you believe your illness was caused by asbestos exposure, call me today, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When an individual passes away as a result of a disease caused by asbestos exposure, such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, or asbestos-related lung cancer, you need to take action. As an asbestos lawyer, I’ve seen families struggle financially after the death of their loved one, due to asbestos exposure.

Wrongful death lawsuits are legal actions initiated by the surviving family members or beneficiaries of the deceased, seeking compensation for the loss of their loved one due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another party.

In the context of asbestos-related diseases, lawsuits typically allege that the deceased was exposed to asbestos due to the negligence of asbestos manufacturers, employers, or other entities responsible for their safety. The family may argue that the defendants failed to adequately warn the public about the dangers of asbestos, or failed to provide a safe working environment.

By filing a wrongful death claim, you will seek to recover damages for various losses experienced by the surviving family members. These can include financial losses such as medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, and loss of support. Mesothelioma law firms may also seek compensation for the emotional pain, suffering, and loss of companionship endured by the family due to the untimely death of their loved one.

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit allows the family to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions or negligence. It can provide a means to obtain financial support to cope with the costs and burdens associated with the loss.

If this has happened to you, or someone you know, you need to call me! My mesothelioma law firm has the experience and dedication you need to prove negligence and wrongdoing. Asbestos suits are a complex legal process I will help you navigate. At the end of the day, I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Helping Union Workers Obtain Compensation for Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos was used primarily in the manufacturing of products and building materials and therefore many of the workers exposed to it were in the manufacturing and construction industries. Workers in these industries typically belong to labor unions. Although union workers can collect workers’ compensation, they may need additional compensation to cover losses from asbestos-related cancers.

Union Workers Who May Be Entitled to Additional Compensation

If you work, or have worked in the following industries and became ill because of exposure to asbestos, call me today:

Steel workers

Steel workers are involved in the production and shaping of steel structures. They may encounter asbestos in older steel mills, as asbestos-containing materials were commonly used for insulation and fireproofing in these facilities.

Iron workers

Iron workers assemble and install structural iron and steel components. They may come into contact with asbestos when working on older buildings or bridges where asbestos-containing materials, such as insulation or fireproofing, were used.

Auto workers

Auto workers manufacture or repair vehicles. In the past, asbestos was used in various automotive components, including brakes, clutches, and gaskets. Handling or repairing these parts without proper precautions can lead to asbestos exposure.


Electricians install and maintain electrical systems. They may encounter asbestos while working in older buildings where asbestos-containing materials were used for insulation around electrical wires or in electrical panels.


Boilermakers construct, install, and repair boilers, tanks, and vats. Asbestos was commonly used in boiler insulation and gaskets, so boilermakers may have been exposed to asbestos during the maintenance or repair of these systems.


Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks, and other masonry materials to construct buildings and structures. While bricklaying itself doesn’t involve direct asbestos exposure, they may encounter asbestos-containing materials when working on older buildings.


Plumbers install and repair plumbing systems. Contact with asbestos can happen when working on older buildings where asbestos-containing materials were used for pipe insulation, gaskets, or sealants.

Railroad workers

Railroad workers perform various tasks related to maintaining and operating rail systems. They may have been exposed to asbestos when working on older trains, as asbestos was used in components like brakes, insulation, and gaskets.

Construction workers

Construction workers are involved in various aspects of building construction. Asbestos exposure can happen when working on renovation or demolition projects involving older buildings, where asbestos-containing materials were commonly used in insulation, roofing, or flooring.

Mill workers

Mill workers operate machinery in manufacturing facilities. In the past, asbestos was used in insulation around machinery or pipes, exposing mill workers to asbestos fibers during their daily operations.

Pipe fitters

Pipe fitters install and repair pipes in various systems, such as plumbing, heating, or industrial pipelines. They may have been exposed to asbestos when working with asbestos-containing pipe insulation or gaskets used in older systems.

I come from a blue-collar background.  My grandfather helped build the terminal tower, but sadly was killed on the job.  I appreciate your hard work and dedication and in turn, I will be dedicated to ensuring you are fairly compensated!

Damages To Be Collected

When filing a lawsuit due to a health condition resulting from asbestos exposure, various types of damages can be sought to compensate the affected individual. The damages that can be collected may include:

Medical Expenses

This covers the cost of medical treatments, surgeries, hospital stays, medications, rehabilitation, and any other healthcare-related expenses incurred due to the asbestos-related condition. The compensation aims to reimburse you for past medical expenses and provide financial support for ongoing and future medical needs.

Lost Wages

Lost wages seek to compensate the individual for the income they were unable to earn due to their health condition. It covers the wages, salaries, and other employment benefits that the person would have received if they hadn’t been affected by the asbestos-related illness. This includes both past income loss and potential future loss of earnings.

Pain and Suffering

Pain and suffering damages are intended to compensate you for the physical pain, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life caused by the asbestos-related condition. This includes the physical discomfort, mental anguish, anxiety, depression, and other non-economic damages experienced due to the illness.

Loss of Consortium

Loss of consortium damages may be awarded to the spouse or partner of the affected individual. It compensates for the loss of companionship, love, affection, sexual relations, and emotional support due to the illness caused by asbestos exposure.

Funeral Expenses

In cases where the individual has passed away due to an asbestos-related condition, the lawsuit may seek to recover funeral and burial expenses. This covers the costs associated with the funeral service, burial or cremation, cemetery plot, headstone, and other related expenses.

Punitive Damages

In certain circumstances, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant for their particularly egregious conduct or willful disregard for safety. Punitive damages aim to deter similar behavior in the future and provide an additional financial penalty to the responsible party.

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Stephen Burks
20:12 21 Jan 22
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14:33 06 Dec 21
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Gianna Colucci
12:56 04 Nov 21
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Brandon Hagerdon
Brandon Hagerdon
20:53 18 May 21
I met Tim 6 years ago when he was working with my mother. Since then we were able to stay in touch and build a... relationship. I reached out to Tim recently about an opportunity and he was able to connect the dots and help me with this. During this process he gave me his direct number to contact him if need be. If you are in need of any sort of help, I would recommend Tim every more
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Jimmie Graham
19:26 30 Mar 21
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Paul McFadden
13:29 20 Jan 21
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Rick Miller
Rick Miller
18:55 21 Dec 20
If I could reach into the sky just to pull more than 5 stars down for a rating I would! I have used other lawyers in... the past and it was such a pain to reach them when I needed them. Tim is in all honesty there for you. He gave me his personal phone number, and at anytime or any day he answered. If I had to leave a message I could count to 10 and he would already be calling me back. He also was willing to talk on the weekends! He didn’t just forward me to an impersonal automated system or a person with no experience. I will NEVER use another person for legal advice. He’s gracious enough to give me guidance whenever I have a question. No matter how complex. This may sound like an advertisement but I assure you this man was more in touch when I had an issue than my own family. A reasonable and caring family man who will MAKE THEM PAY!Thank you Timread more
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PJ Camargo/Authentik Movement Training
01:51 22 Oct 20
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Scott Plate
16:49 10 Oct 20
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Mike M
Mike M
04:44 09 Oct 20
As a young man, I worked at a local garden center. I came from a family that had too many problems to list. I felt I... was never destined to be anything good. I had always wanted to be a police officer since I was a little boy. But, one side of my family told me that I would never be good enough to do it. Anytime I brought it up, they knocked me down until I started to believe that I could never accomplish my dream. One day, about 20 years ago, while working at that garden center, a very tall man came in and asked me to help him select plants. As we walked around the garden center, he struck up a conversation with me. He was very friendly and kind. I was a skinny teenager in dirty blue jeans and a t shirt. This man was dressed very nicely and I was surprised at how nice he was to me. During our conversation, he asked me what I wanted to do with my life after school. I told him that I wanted to be a police officer but many people told me that I’d never make it. I told him how my very own father said I wasn’t smart enough, brave enough, and I was wasting my time. I remember looking at the ground while I explained this to him. The man stopped and got serious. His voice dropped an octave and he looked me dead in the eyes. He pointed his finger at me and told me that I could make anything of my life that I wanted. He told me that it was up to ME to make my life goals come true. He told me to ignore anybody who tells me otherwise. He assured me that if I studied hard in school and never gave up on my dreams that they would become a reality. He told me to say it. I said “I can do it”. In that moment, I thought that if a complete stranger saw something in me, than maybe it could be true.After I helped him through the checkout and he left, many different employees at the garden center asked me if I knew who that man was. I did not. They told me, “That’s Tim Misny!” Once I figured out “who” Tim Misny was, my confidence grew. It was a pivotal moment. One in which steered the rest of my life. His words stuck with me. I worked hard and obtained my Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I was hired by a local Law Enforcement Agency at the age of 21. I was sent to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Academy, which was an extremely tough place to be, to say the least. At the Academy, they try to break those who don’t have a determined spirit. On days I wanted to quit, I remembered Tim’s words. Maybe it was fate, maybe it was random chance.... I’ll never know But, Tim Misny helped me have the confidence and determination that was necessary to be where I’m at today. I’ve been a law enforcement officer for over 16 years. I’ve told this story to many of my coworkers.Tim, you’ll never understand how your words that spring day helped shape my future. Your words enabled me to provide a great life for myself and my family. I’m forever grateful.Mikeread more
Eric Evans
Eric Evans
21:02 04 Oct 20
Tim has represented me twice, once 30 years ago and again just recently. I was too young to fully appreciate his... expertise when he represented me the first time (as i was a minor who was the victim of an accident - he won for us, incidentally), but I'm old enough and wise enough now to really appreciate how truly great he is. First off, how many attorney's actually give you their cell phone number and actually answer? I would contend very, very few. Secondly, he has a street fighter mentality combined with a sharp legal intellect which makes you immediately think "I'm so glad this guy is on my side." I was really in a bind recently and Tim came through in spades - he is THE person I would call if I were in trouble or needed help - at a minimum he would know who I should talk to and direct me there (he knows his own limits, which is the key to a wise person) - at a maximum he would take on my fight himself and I'd have full confidence in his ability to deliver the best possible outcome for me - he fights for you like you're family - can't say it better than more
Benjamin Firstenberg
Benjamin Firstenberg
19:32 28 Sep 20
I worked as an intern for Tim the summer of 2017 and it was an unbelievable experience both for my career and personal... development. He treats his employees with a level of respect, appreciation and honesty that I've truly not seen anywhere else that I've worked. We've stayed in touch these past few years and I'm still learning from Tim, whether it be the way he sees the world, his career advice or his commitment to his family. He's an honest man who treats people more
David Shelton
David Shelton
01:13 30 Jun 20
I don't know much about Tim the lawyer, but I do know about Tim the man. Tim the man befriended me as a youth and gave... me the motivation to excel in school. Tim the man wrote the letter that got me into college and got me a helpful scholarship. Tim the man gave me an internship while in college. Tim the man has been a friend to me for over ten years. He makes himself available day or night whether I need advice or just want to talk about the day. There a lot of stigmas about attorneys (and they are earned) but Tim Misny bucks the stereotype. And if Tim the lawyer is half a good as Tim the man, he will live up to his word, and make them more
Mike Mercer
Mike Mercer
00:16 17 Jan 20
WOW! It is the only way to describe the tremendous experience I was afforded, when I contacted and then retained Tim... Misny, to handle a case for me. I had been injured in an automobile accident and needed help and direction, Tim and his staff provided both.The personal attention and clarity of the matter and specifics, gave me a state of comfort and satisfaction that I could have found nowhere else! I will be forever grateful to have Tim Misny as my attorney and my friend!I am a businessman in the Greater Cleveland area and have directed various members of my staffs as well as personal friends to Tim for solutions to their personal injury case needs. All my referrals have been more than pleased with the service and personal treatment they have received from Tim and his staff.I strongly recommend Tim Misny and his associates should you ever need the finest legal services available in Ohio! Trust is his number one priority, trust in knowing that you will be his client second, his friend first!read more
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The Law Offices of Tim Misny

Cleveland Office
3100 E. 45th St.
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Cleveland OH 44127
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Disclaimer: All lawsuits are different and the Law Offices of Tim Misny make no representation or promise that it can obtain the same results in other legal matters. Nothing in this webpage constitutes a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any future legal matter.