Oregon Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Residents and workers in Oregon were exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers with highest exposure years being between, 1920-1980. Mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers are typically diagnosed 10-50 years after initial exposure.
Thousands of asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout the state of Oregon in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
Oregon shipyard workers, construction workers, mechanics, power plant workers, mill workers, steel workers, railroad workers, pipefitters, plumbers, Insulators, electricians, and laborers are at higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
Global Asbestos Disaster Study Estimates More than 39,000 USA Deaths Annually from Asbestos-Related Diseases.
Specifically, asbestos contributes to 34,270 lung cancer deaths, 3,161 mesothelioma deaths, 787 ovarian cancer deaths, 443 larynx cancer deaths and 613 chronic asbestosis death. Source: www.adao.us
Asbestos Exposure in Oregon
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products in Oregon contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.
Oregon Workers and Residents that were exposed to asbestos are at higher risk (7 times) than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
It can take 10-50 years after initial asbestos exposure before symptoms of Mesothelioma may appear. People that were exposed to asbestos in Oregon decades ago are walking time bombs. There is no clear way of knowing if a person will develop Mesothelioma, but most people diagnosed are around 70 years of age.
If you worked in an industry in Oregon that exposed you to deadly asbestos fibers a Mesothelioma lawyer can help you seek compensation for medical expenses resulting from a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to the skin, hair and clothing. These asbestos fibers are easily transferred to others where they can accumulate in the lining of lungs that cause Mesothelioma lung cancer.
Oregon Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
More than 101,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Oregon. High asbestos exposure was in Grant County, Jackson County, and Josephine County.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Oregon included; asbestos ceiling & floor tiles, asbestos mixed in paints, asbestos mixed in cement, asbestos used in boilers, asbestos used electrical wiring, roofing materials, plumbing pipes & gaskets, attic insulation, heating and air-conditioning products, car and truck brakes, welding equipment, fire retardant clothing & gloves, drywall, fiberboard, wallboard, asbestos tape, vinyl flooring, fireproofing materials, fireplaces, ovens, etc.
Oregon Mesothelioma Asbestos Deaths
|Oregon Asbestos-Related Deaths 1999-2013||3,731|
|Oregon Asbestosis Cancer Deaths||456|
|Oregon Mesothelioma Cancer Deaths||640|
|Oregon Estimated-Asbestos Cancer Deaths||2,640|
Oregon Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure Information
Oregon Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- Oregon ranks 9th in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Oregon is 14.7 per million.
- 1,700 Oregon residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 2,300 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Oregon since 1979.
- Cuyahoga County, OH has more than 329 asbestos-related deaths and more than 330 Mesothelioma Deaths.
*Statistics on Mesothelioma and asbestos related deaths were compiled from CDC (Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics), and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and other cancer reporting sources.
Mesothelioma Facts and Statistics
- More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos.
- Mesothelioma cases are found in 9 out of every 1 million people.
- 3,000 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the U. S.
- Each year in U. S 10,000 Americans will die from an asbestos related disease.
- 30% of U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their life time.
- 1 in 125 U. S. males who live over the age of 50 will die from an asbestos-related disease.
- Experts believe 60,000 Malignant Mesothelioma deaths will occur between 2010 and 2030.
Oregon Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Military Veterans that have a 1 in 3 chance of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime. Veterans have the right to bring lawsuits against negligent asbestos companies for exposing them to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.
There are 21.5 million current living Veterans according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer. Navy Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War have the highest incidence of Asbestos-related diseases.
The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s. 14 in every 1,000 WW II shipyard workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat related deaths.
- Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
- Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
- A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims is U. S. Veterans.
Oregon Mesothelioma Settlements and Awards
A Mesothelioma claim is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim or surviving family members as a result of hazardous exposure to asbestos. Here is a list of some noteworthy Oregon Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts.
$5.4 Million Jury Award to a Portland, Oregon Navy pipefitter after it had been discovered that he was exposed to asbestos while working in the military from 1960-64. He had been exposed to asbestos–containing building products manufactured by Kaiser Gypsum.
$5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict for an Oregon Dry Kiln and Boiler Mill Worker Philo, Oregon.
$8.75 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: for an Oregon Carpenter diagnosed with Mesothelioma from asbestos-containing drywall cement.
$2.4 Million Settlement for an Oregon Steel Worker that developed Mesothelioma from asbestos job site exposure.
$1.5 Million Settlement for an Oregon HVAC Worker Diagnosed with Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure in workplace.
$1.03 Million Settlement for an Oregon woman diagnosed with mesothelioma at age 60. She was exposed to asbestos from her father’s work clothes who worked as an insulator.
$1.07 Million Settlement for an Oregon radio technician diagnosed with mesothelioma at age 58.
$1.1 Million Settlement for an Oregon millwright who worked in Grants Pass, Oregon in 1960s-70s that was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
$1.1 Million Settlement for an Oregon paper Mill worker diagnosed with mesothelioma who at Crown Zellerbach Paper Mill in Oregon.
$1.1 Million Settlement for an Oregon insulator diagnosed with mesothelioma at age 70 who worked at Oregon power plants, refineries, paper mills, and industrial buildings.
$1.3 Million Settlement for a Portland, Oregon construction worker diagnosed with mesothelioma at age 64 that worked on home remodeling projects that used asbestos-containing drywall, joint compound and sheetrock panels.
$1.3 Million Settlement for an assembly line worker diagnosed with mesothelioma at age 63 form asbestos exposure working at Alcoa Aluminum Plant and Crown Zellerbach in Portland, Oregon.
$1.5 Million Settlement for an Oregon insulator diagnosed with mesothelioma at age 61 that worked repairing ships at Swan Island Shipyard in Portland, Oregon.
$1.6 Million Settlement for an Oregon union laborer diagnosed with mesothelioma that worked at several industrial facilities throughout Oregon.
$1.7 Million Settlement for an Oregon factory worker diagnosed with mesothelioma that was exposed to asbestos while working around insulators and boilermakers at pulp and paper mills in Springfield, Oregon.
Oregon Workers and Residents Have the Right to Sue Manufacturers that exposed them to Asbestos.
Asbestos Exposure in Oregon Neighborhoods Pre-1980
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Oregon Asbestos-Related Deaths
Baker County, OR – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Benton County, OR – 61 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Clackamas County, OR – 458 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Clatsop County, OR – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Columbia County, OR – 62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Coos County, OR – 92 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Crook County, OR – 20 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Curry County, OR – 39 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Deschutes County, OR – 130 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Douglas County, OR – 175 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Hood River County, OR – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Jackson County, OR – 302 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Jefferson County, OR – 20 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Josephine County, OR – 91 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Klamath County, OR – 99 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Lane County, OR – 302 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Lincoln County, OR – 95 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Linn County, OR – 135 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Malheur County, OR – 30 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Marion County, OR – 250 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Morrow County, OR – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Multnomah County, OR – 623 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Polk County, OR – 78 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Tillamook County, OR – 45 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Union County, OR – 40 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Washington County, OR – 257 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Yamhill County, OR – 111 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Source: EWG Group 2015 Study
Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives
Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all of the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not take any action to protect workers.
They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up. This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.
- “…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)
- In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company “a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another company executive, “Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead?” he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”
Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.
Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Oregon Mesothelioma Lawsuit Damages
Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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Products Containing Asbestos – Pre-1980
Oregon workers and laborers that were exposed to asbestos products are at 7 times higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.