Cleveland Mesothelioma Lawyer

“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

Cleveland Mesothelioma Lawyer

Cleveland Mesothelioma Lawyer

Were you exposed to asbestos while on the job, and were then diagnosed with mesothelioma or other type of cancer?

I have dedicated more than 40 years of my life to helping injured victims.  Hundreds of millions of dollars have been awarded to my clients for their life-altering injuries, and I can help you too.

Call me today and I’ll Make Them Pay!® FREE Case Review.  No Out of Pocket Costs.


What Should You Do if You are Diagnosed with Mesothelioma?

Your health is the most important issue, and therefore understanding your treatment options is essential. Speak to your doctor or oncologist to discuss what treatment options are available to you.

Secondly, you must understand your legal rights. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you were most likely exposed to asbestos. For decades, the asbestos insulation manufacturers knew that asbestos was hazardous, yet because of pure greed, they elected not to warn people of the danger. As a top mesothelioma attorney, the greed sickens me. However, you may have a right to monetary recovery against those manufacturers.

If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is very important to contact me as soon as possible. There are strict statutes of limitations for filing a wrongful death or personal injury claim related to being exposed to asbestos and subsequently diagnosed with mesothelioma.

In Cleveland, Ohio some of my mesothelioma clients already receive workers’ compensation benefits. However, they may also recover damages in a separate personal injury lawsuit. Dependents who have lost a family member to wrongful death as a result of asbestos acquired mesothelioma, can also file for damages.

What Is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that consists of long, thin fibers. It has been used for various purposes due to its desirable properties such as heat resistance, durability, and insulating capabilities.

One of the main uses of asbestos has been in construction materials, including insulation, roofing, flooring, and cement products. It was also commonly used in automotive parts, textiles, and fireproofing materials. Its fire-resistant properties made it particularly appealing for many applications.

However, exposure to asbestos can pose severe health risks. The danger lies in the microscopic fibers released into the air when asbestos-containing materials are damaged or disturbed. When these fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can become lodged in the lungs or other parts of the body.

Over time, prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can cause various health conditions, including:


This is a chronic lung disease characterized by scarring and inflammation of lung tissues. It can lead to breathing difficulties, coughing, and permanent lung damage.

Lung Cancer

Exposure to asbestos is a known cause of lung cancer. Smokers exposed to asbestos face an even higher risk.


This is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. It is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure.

The latency period between being exposed to asbestos and the development of related diseases is often long, typically ranging from 10 to 50 years. This makes it challenging to identify and diagnose asbestos-related illnesses early on.

Due to the recognized health hazards, many countries have imposed strict regulations on the use of asbestos. In some cases, its use has been banned altogether. Proper handling and removal of asbestos-containing materials are essential to prevent fiber release and subsequent exposure.

It’s crucial for individuals who work in industries or environments where asbestos is present to follow safety protocols, such as wearing protective clothing and using appropriate respiratory equipment. Regular monitoring and testing of asbestos levels in buildings and facilities are necessary to ensure the safety of occupants and workers.

Mesothelioma is a catastrophic injury, and you are due financial compensation. If you live in the Cleveland, Ohio area, call me for a free consultation, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Symptoms Of Mesothelioma

Symptoms of mesothelioma can vary depending on the type and stage of the disease. Here are some common symptoms associated with mesothelioma:

Persistent cough

A chronic cough that does not go away or worsens over time may be a symptom of mesothelioma. The tumor growth in the lining of the lungs or abdomen can irritate the respiratory system, leading to a persistent cough.

Shortness of breath

As mesothelioma progresses, it can cause fluid buildup in the lungs, leading to breathing difficulty. This symptom may be accompanied by chest pain, and a feeling of tightness or heaviness in the chest.

Chest pain

Mesothelioma-related chest pain can be sharp, persistent, or dull in nature. It is often caused by the tumor pressing against the chest wall or affecting the nerves in the area.


People with mesothelioma may experience extreme tiredness and lack of energy. Fatigue can result from the body’s immune response to the disease, as well as the physical and emotional strain associated with battling cancer.

Unexplained weight loss

Rapid and unexplained weight loss can occur as mesothelioma progresses. Cancer-related weight loss is often due to a combination of factors, including loss of appetite, metabolic changes, and the body’s energy expenditure to fight the disease.

Abdominal pain and swelling

For individuals with peritoneal mesothelioma (affecting the lining of the abdomen), abdominal pain, and swelling may occur. This can be caused by tumor growth and the accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity.

Bowel changes

Mesothelioma can affect the digestive system, leading to changes in bowel habits such as diarrhea or constipation. These changes can be caused by the tumor pressing against the intestines or other gastrointestinal disturbances.

If someone experiences these symptoms, particularly if they have a history of asbestos exposure, it is important to call your doctor. Then, if you are in or around Cleveland, Ohio, you need to call me!

Treatments For Mesothelioma

There are several treatment options available for mesothelioma, and the choice of treatment depends on factors such as the stage of the disease, location of the tumor, and the patient’s overall health. Here are some common treatments for mesothelioma along with their side effects:


Surgical options for mesothelioma include pleurectomy/decortication (removal of the pleural lining) and extrapleural pneumonectomy (removal of the affected lung and surrounding tissues). Side effects may include pain, infection, bleeding, fluid accumulation, respiratory complications, and potential long-term effects such as decreased lung function or chest wall deformities.


Chemotherapy drugs, either administered orally or intravenously, are used to kill cancer cells or slow their growth. Side effects can vary depending on the drugs used but may include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, hair loss, decreased blood cell counts, increased risk of infection, and potential damage to healthy cells.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy involves using high-energy beams to target and destroy cancer cells. Side effects can include fatigue, skin changes in the treated area (such as redness, itching, or dryness), loss of appetite, nausea, and potential damage to nearby healthy tissues or organs.


Immunotherapy drugs help stimulate the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. Side effects may include fatigue, flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, muscle aches), skin rash, diarrhea, and potential immune-related adverse events affecting various organs.

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy drugs target specific genetic or molecular abnormalities present in cancer cells, disrupting their growth. Side effects can vary depending on the specific drugs used but may include skin rashes, diarrhea, liver abnormalities, high blood pressure, and potential effects on other healthy cells or organs.

Multimodal therapy

This approach combines two or more treatment modalities, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, to optimize outcomes. Side effects can be cumulative and may vary depending on the specific combination of treatments utilized.

These treatments not only affect how you feel and have many side effects, but they are very expensive. Your long-term health may depend on these therapies. For over 40 years I have represented victims and their families, and you deserve to recover damages!

Mesothelioma Facts:

  • Approximately 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed annually in the USA.
  • Mesothelioma is 3X more common in men than in women.
  • Mesothelioma is 10X greater in men aged 60 – 70 than in men aged 30-40.
  • 8 million US workers have been exposed to asbestos over the last 50 years.
  • Up to 300,000 new cases of mesothelioma are expected to occur over the next decade.
  • Exposure to asbestos is the single known cause of malignant mesothelioma.
  • People exposed to asbestos 30, 40, 50, and even 60 years ago are now being diagnosed with mesothelioma. This means that although exposure to asbestos may have taken place years prior, the disease can lay dormant and then present itself 10 to 50 years later.

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Jobs With Most Asbestos Exposure

Several occupations have historically been associated with a higher risk of exposure due to the nature of the work and the prevalent use of asbestos-containing materials. Here are some jobs commonly linked to exposure:

Construction workers

Construction workers, including carpenters, electricians, plumbers, and insulation installers, may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials during the renovation, repair, or demolition of buildings constructed before asbestos regulations were implemented. They may encounter asbestos in insulation, pipes, flooring, roofing materials, and various construction products.

Shipyard workers

Shipyard workers, including shipbuilders, repairers, and maintenance personnel, were exposed to asbestos in shipbuilding materials such as insulation, gaskets, pipes, boiler rooms, and engine components. The confined spaces and poor ventilation within ships increased the risk of asbestos fiber inhalation.

Industrial workers

Workers in industries such as manufacturing, power generation, chemical plants, and refineries may encounter asbestos in equipment, machinery, boilers, pipes, and insulation used to protect against heat and fire. Maintenance and repair tasks in these settings could lead to exposure.

Automotive mechanics

Mechanics who worked with older vehicles and brake or clutch repairs were at risk of being exposed. Many older pads, clutches, and gaskets contained asbestos, and when these components were damaged or replaced, asbestos fibers could be released into the air.


Insulators installed and maintained insulation materials in various industrial, commercial, and residential settings. Asbestos was commonly used in insulation due to its fire-resistant properties, so insulators faced direct contact with asbestos-containing materials during installation and removal.

Demolition workers

Demolition workers involved in tearing down or renovating older structures faced a significant risk of being exposed. Breaking down asbestos-containing materials without proper precautions or protective gear could release asbestos fibers into the air, putting workers at risk.

Ohio Jobs Where You May Have Been Exposed To Asbestos

You or a family member may have been exposed to asbestos on the job at one of the following hazardous facilities:

  • General Motors plants in Norwood, Warren or Mansfield
  • American Sheet & Tin Plate Company in Alliance
  • Columbus Steel Company
  • General Electric in Canton
  • Goodyear Aircraft in Canton
  • Ford Motor Company in Cincinnati
  • American Steel Foundry in Alliance
  • Dayton Power & Light
  • Akron Gas Company
  • B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company in Avon Lake
  • Diamond Rubber Company in South Akron
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Akron

At the Law offices of Tim Misny in Cleveland, Ohio, I work night and day to fight for our community. For over 40 years, I have fought with greedy firms who place profit above the health of consumers.

Call me today and I’ll Make Them Pay!® FREE Case Review.  No Out of Pocket Costs.


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Christine Filippelli
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Jake Ferri
Jake Ferri
23:46 01 Aug 22
I have no case and no one that I need Tim Misney to make pay, just wanted to say the best part of my day is getting to... drive by his billboards. His People's Eyebrow is immaculate and the new billboard with him on the motorcycle is downright bitchin'. Thank you Tim Misney for significantly improving the quality of my more
Jennifer Malainy
Jennifer Malainy
22:44 19 Jul 22
My favorite lawyer. Truly one of the kindest, smartest, and most genuine humans I have ever met. There is only one TIM... MISNY and he will make them pay!! God more
01:16 16 Feb 22
I spoke to Amy and Christine about a possible personal injury case involving my father and they were both helpful,... professional, knowledgeable and responsive. Although they could not help us with our case, I would highly recommend them!read more
Stephen Burks
Stephen Burks
20:12 21 Jan 22
It really comes down to what people say and do when they don't think anyone that matters is listening or they'll get... anything in return.There's the Tim Misny you see on the billboards and on TV, but there's another Tim Misny that I know up close and personal.The Tim Misny I know is genuinely passionate about helping the hard working little folks who get pushed around the big folks. He actually, really honestly cares about people who run into bad luck at no fault of their own. Tim has quietly, out of the sight of cameras and with no fanfare shared generously with the marginalized in our society; single moms, Veterans and others without expecting anything in return.He calls them like he sees them and you wouldn't want to take your troubles to anyone more
mark colucci
mark colucci
14:33 06 Dec 21
Mr. Misny is an angel here on earth and the BEST attorney in Ohio. He has helped my daughter who is in law school when... she needed the guidance most. He is a class act, a great family man, and extremely caring. If you need a lawyer in this field I would HIGHLY recommend. There is no other lawyer, in my opinion, better than Tim Misny.Thank you Tim for being a light in this community!read more
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Damon Mitchell Sr .1st. (The Old-Man !!! Pop's !!!)
02:43 27 Nov 21
Advice on Law question? Also Advise to do more research for Different types of Situations that’s Criminal and Civil... Pursuits!City, State and Above State Level Situation .Pro Se !read more
Gianna Colucci
Gianna Colucci
12:56 04 Nov 21
Mr. Misny is the best! I am a 27-year-old single mother, and I am finishing law school in May at Cleveland-Marshall... College of Law. When I found myself jobless during the height of the pandemic, I knew I needed help. Going into the legal profession, I wanted to be JUST LIKE Mr. Misny because I knew he was the most successful attorney in the industry. I called him up one day just for the hell of it to see if there was anyway he could help me. I never thought such a big name/reputation like him would respond to me. However, when he learned of my financial situation he PERSONALLY called my cell phone within 5 minutes of my email. Not only has he helped me secure employment, but he continues to teach me every single day what it takes to be the BEST lawyer in the legal profession. I am forever thankful for Mr. Misny. He changed my life. He continues to inspire me every single day, and I am so proud that he took me under his wing and is my mentor. He is the most intelligent, kindest, caring attorney I have ever met, and he is giving me the tools I need to be the most successful lawyer I can be o give my four-year-old son, Gregory, the life he deserves. THANK YOU MR. TIM MISNY. I owe my entire future legal career to you because if you didn't take the time out of your busy day to call me that day and help me when no one else would, I would not have been able to stay in law school. You change lives every single day. Keep being you Tim. There is no one like Tim more
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
Jimmie Graham
Jimmie Graham
19:26 30 Mar 21
Tim is hands down the best lawyer in town. He was able to guide me through the legal process and keep me informed at... all stages. Which allowed me to not stress and focus on life. He was able to get me the best deal possible in my court case. One thing that blew me away is that he gave me his direct cell number and answered anytime I had a question which is rare with most lawyers. 100% Misny is the guy! There's a reason he's on literally every billboard in more
Paul McFadden
Paul McFadden
13:29 20 Jan 21
My relationship with Tim goes back over 30 years and is one of great trust and mutual respect. Tim represented me at a... critical point in my life and I will always be indebted to him for the difference he made. He is always just a phone call more
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
I've had the pleasure of getting to know Tim personally over the past 2 years. Beyond him being an incredible lawyer &... 'Jack of all trades ' he is an amazing friend. One thing I love most is that he is family oriented & always making quality time for his loved ones. He inspires me to be a great role model &father figure one day. Tim loves nature & shares the true beauty of nature with how he raises his kids. From biking through trails & having his kids learn how to nurture the family garden - he teaches valuable lessons on how to appreciate the world we live in. I know that Tim is just a phone call away & always urgent to responding no matter the situation. He has given me some of the greatest advice & continously throwing positive energy my way! I'm honored to know him & be a friend of his. He is the true practioneer of changing lives & paying it forward. He has taught me so much in just a short amount of time. Tim Misny, a man that wakes up every single day to make a difference!read more
Scott Plate
Scott Plate
16:49 10 Oct 20
Tim has created a highly visible and effective law practice, and despite his decades of experience, he has never once... forgotten why he got into this business in the first place: to help people. He puts his whole heart into his work, and he works hard for everyone he represents. He has a gift for tuning out the noise and tuning into the core of what his clients need, and making it clear he has heard them. As a result, we feel empowered. He is smart, resourceful, creative, positive, and solution-oriented. His abundant energy makes people feel better, stronger, and valued. He loves and promotes his community; he gives back generously, and he always leaves everything better than he found it. Tim is a true man of action, and a man of his word. Could not recommend him more more
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.
Suite 444
Cleveland OH 44127
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Willoughby, Ohio 44094

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