Oregon Mesothelioma

Oregon Asbestos Attorney

The Throneberry Law Group provides aggressive representation and compassionate support for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma, including Oregon. Our principal attorney has intimate knowledge of this swift and devastating disease, from his proven advocacy on behalf of many clients and from the personal experience of his own father's death.

Our dedicated team is focused on helping victims and their loved ones across Oregon including Portland, Eugene, Salem, Gresham, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Medford, Springfield, Bend and Corvallis to recover compensation for mesothelioma or other asbestos disease.

Individuals in Oregon may be exposed to asbestos at their occupation, jobsite or home from asbestos containing materials. Occupations with a higher than normal likelihood to be exposed to asbestos include plumbers, pipefitters, boilermakers, steamfitters, electricians, mechanics and school teachers. Jobsites where there is a likelihood of asbestos exposure in Oregon include shipyards, steel mills/metal works, chemical plants, power plants and oil refineries.

Power Plants in Oregon Known for Asbestos Exposure

Power plants have used asbestos for its heat and fire resistance properties. Until the 1970's, asbestos insulation was used in power plant equipment such as turbines, boilers, tanks, pumps, steam pipes, valves and other equipment throughout the power plant. As a result, workers in the utility industry were at high risk of exposure to asbestos-containing products. Power plants in Oregon known for asbestos exposure include Ogden Martin Energy Plant, PG&E Power Plant and Warm Springs Power Plant.

Oil Refineries and Asbestos Exposure in Oregon

Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is oil refining. People exposed to asbestos at these oil refineries may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Oil refineries in Oregon includes the Shell Oil Refinery in Portland.

Shipyards in Oregon Known for Asbestos Exposure

Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is the ship building industry. Marine construction and repair workers and military personnel often worked around or with asbestos. Some of the asbestos containing materials often found on the jobsite were boilers, insulation, turbines, pumps, gaskets and cement to name a few. Shipyards in Oregon include:

  • Albina Shipyard,
  • Astoria Voyage Repair Station,
  • Cascade General Shipyard,
  • Dyer Shipyard,
  • Gunderson/FMC Shipyard in Portland,
  • Kaiser Shipyard in Portland,
  • Northwest Marine Ironworks,
  • Portland Shipyard,
  • South Portland Shipyard,
  • Swan Island Shipyard,
  • Tongue Point Naval Shipyard and
  • Williamette Iron and Steel Yard.

Steel Mills and Metalworks in Oregon Known for Asbestos Exposure

Industries that use electricity, heat and flames in its processes have often used asbestos in the past due to the insulating and pliable properties of asbestos. The steel or iron mills and metalworks in Oregon known for asbestos exposure include Martin-Marietta Aluminum Company and Oregon Steel Mills, Inc.

Chemical Plant Asbestos Exposure in Oregon

Another industry with a history of asbestos usage is chemical manufacturing. People exposed to asbestos at these chemical plants may be at risk of developing mesothelioma. Some chemical plants in Oregon include:

  • Borden Chemical Plant,
  • Chevron Chemical Fertilizer Plant,
  • Chipman Chemical,
  • Georgia-Pacific Resin Plant,
  • Hercules Power Company,
  • Pennwalt Sodium Chlorate Plant,
  • Portland Gas & Coke Company,
  • Rhone-Poulenc Chemical Plant and
  • Stouffer Chemical Plant.

Older Building and Residential Exposure to Asbestos in Oregon

Individuals in Oregon are primarily exposed to asbestos at their workplace or at home while working with asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs, for example, were used in the construction industry and a lot of construction materials in buildings and homes. ACM for construction material included wall board, insulation, ceiling and floor tiles to name a few. The problem arises during the renovation of older building and homes and the proper safety precautions are not in place to remove the ACMs.

The asbestos at the jobsite or contained in materials is most dangerous when it is disturbed or damaged because it can become airborne and when inhaled can attach to the mesothelial lining of the lung. This exposure can result in mesothelioma, the deadly form of cancer that can affect the lining of the lungs or abdomen or the heart.

We Will Travel to You

Our lawyers will travel throughout Oregon to assist victims and families. We provide a free case evaluation and there are no attorney fees unless we trace the sources of asbestos exposure and hold those parties accountable for monetary damages.

We understand the medical urgency and the financial impact of mesothelioma, asbestosis or asbestos-related lung cancer. For experienced, personalized representation during this very trying time, call us at 866-337-7516 or contact us online for a free consultation.