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Oregon Mesothelioma

Oregon Asbestos Attorney

At the Throneberry Law Group, we understand that mesothelioma victims are often left to face a number of issues including large medical bills and other costs. We focus on providing the most engaged and compassionate legal representation possible. Not only do we have experience helping mesothelioma victims pursue legal action all over the country, our principal attorney lost his father-in-law to the devastating disease.

We have helped people in Oregon pursue legal action against the parties responsible for their mesothelioma exposure in Beaverton, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Medford, Portland, Salem, and Springfield.

The Centers for Disease control report that 716 people in Oregon died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2015. While the entire state of Oregon has a particularly high mesothelioma rate, Multnomah and Clackamas have the highest mesothelioma occurrence rates. Workers in the state who are engaged in the shipbuilding, chemical, paper production, or manufacturing industries are at a heightened risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma, but Oregon residents all over the state encounter objects that contain asbestos on a daily basis.

Asbestos Exposure at Oregon Power Plants

Before the dangers of asbestos were widely known, power plants used the material in a variety of equipment including boilers, tanks, and valves. Some of the power plants in Oregon where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include the following:

  • Ogden Martin Energy Plant
  • PG&E Power Plant
  • Warm Springs Power Plant
Asbestos Exposure at Oregon Oil Refineries

Much like the power plant industry, oil refineries relied on asbestos for many years to suppress high heat and fires. One Oregon oil refinery where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos is the Shell Oil Refinery.

Oregon Shipyards and Asbestos Exposure

Located along the Pacific coast, there are numerous shipyards in Oregon. Before it was discovered that asbestos exposure could result in several forms of deadly cancer, asbestos was used in ships as well as in the various pieces of machinery found at shipyards including turbines and pumps. Some of the shipyards in Oregon include:

  • Albina Shipyard
  • Astoria Voyage Repair Station
  • Cascade General Shipyard
  • Dyer Shipyard
  • Gunderson/FMC Shipyard
  • Kaiser Shipyard
  • Northwest Marine Ironworks
  • Portland Shipyard
  • South Portland Shipyard
  • Swan Island Shipyard
  • Tongue Point Naval Shipyard
  • Williamette Iron and Steel Yard
Asbestos Exposure at Oregon Metalworks

Because metalworks use heat and flames on a daily base, the industries used large amounts of asbestos before the 1980s when the dangers associated with the substance became common knowledge. Some of the metalworks in Oregon where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include Martin-Marietta Aluminum Company and Oregon Steel Mills Incorporated.

Oregon Chemical Plants and Asbestos Exposure

The chemical industry also preferred asbestos for many years due to the material's durable nature. Some of the Oregon chemical plants where workers are known to have been exposed to asbestos include:

  • Borden Chemical Plant
  • Chevron Chemical Fertilizer Plan
  • Chipman Chemical
  • Georgia-Pacific Resin Plant
  • Hercules Power Company
  • Pennwalt Sodium Chlorate Plant
  • Portland Gas & Coke Company
  • Rhone-Poulenc Chemical Plant
  • Stouffer Chemical Plant
The Risk of Asbestos Exposure for Oregon Residents

There are 22 sites in Oregon where asbestos is located, including 12 natural deposits and 3 asbestos mines. Additionally, there is asbestos in buildings all across the state as the material was commonly used in wall tiles and insulation. While asbestos is not dangerous in its resting condition, if it is disturbed, its tiny fibers can become airborne and then inhaled by those nearby. Once asbestos is inhaled, it can become lodged in the lining of major internal organs, and may result in a mesothelioma diagnosis years or decades later.

Our Experienced Mesothelioma Attorneys Will Come to You

If a mesothelioma diagnosis has left you or a loved one unable to travel, our legal counsel is prepared to meet you at a location of your choosing. During a free consultation, we will discuss your various options for pursuing compensation. We also understand that many mesothelioma victims are faced with a large amount of medical bills, which is why we do not ask for fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. Contact our law office today by calling (888) 506-1131 or schedule an appointment with us online.

Client Reviews
You are the reason my mother was able to cope with losing a loved one. You and your staff are always helpful and go above and beyond to help. You have been great to my family and especially my mother. My mother would always come out of your office with a peace of mind. R.S.
We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg