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Many Oregon shipyards, buildings, and work sites relied on asbestos through the 1980s. This put thousands of workers and families at risk of asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer. Oregon mesothelioma lawyers can help those with this rare cancer access compensation and justice.

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Recent Settlements:

  • $3.69 million - Navy Veteran
  • $1.56 million - Army Veteran
  • $1.6 million - Electrician
  • $3.9 million - Auto Mechanic
  • $1.48 million - Pipefitter

Represented victims in:

  • Bandon
  • Bend
  • Dallas
  • Eugene
  • Madras
  • Milwaukie
  • Portland
  • Rainier
  • Roseburg
  • Salem

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Working Mesothelioma Lawyers in Oregon

Those with mesothelioma cancer in Oregon may be able to access compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-based products. For decades, manufacturers used asbestos even though it could cause deadly illnesses and hid the risks.

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Mesothelioma killed nearly 1,650 Oregon residents from 2001 to 2010.

Mesothelioma has no cure and treatment costs can reach half a million dollars — or more. Thankfully, a mesothelioma lawyer in Oregon can help you get the compensation to fight this disease through a lawsuit.

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Oregon Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Lawyers file mesothelioma lawsuits against the manufacturers of asbestos-based products. These companies deserve to pay if they caused someone to develop mesothelioma.

Victims usually receive $1 Million to $2.4 Million from these lawsuits.

It costs nothing for you to file a mesothelioma lawsuit and a lawyer takes on almost all of the legal burdens. This makes the lawsuit process easier for you and your family.

Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts in Oregon

Mesothelioma lawsuits reach settlements in over 95% of cases.

Mesothelioma settlements award $1 Million on average and save time by avoiding a court trial.

Lawsuits that do not reach settlements go to trial before a jury. Trial juries may side with either the mesothelioma victim or the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.

If the manufacturers win the trial, the victim gets nothing. In other cases, Oregon mesothelioma verdicts have awarded asbestos victims with millions.

Recent Oregon mesothelioma verdicts included:

  • $8.75 Million to a former carpenter and his family in 2016. The victim was exposed to asbestos during the 1970s while working on construction sites. Trial evidence showed that the companies knew asbestos was dangerous as early as 1965.
  • $5.4 Million to an Oregon couple after the husband developed mesothelioma from using asbestos-based products. The jury found that the manufacturers of the products knew asbestos was deadly in the 1930s but didn’t run tests or warn the public for over 50 years.

Learn more about recent settlements and trial verdicts by contacting an Oregon mesothelioma lawyer.

Statute of Limitations in Oregon

The statute of limitations is a deadline for filing a lawsuit.

These statutes vary with state and other factors, such as whether a mesothelioma victim or their family members are filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim. This makes statutes of limitations hard to understand without a lawyer’s help.

Connect with a mesothelioma attorney in Oregon as soon as possible to make sure your lawsuit is filed within the statute of limitations. Otherwise, you or a loved one can never file a lawsuit to receive compensation — even if you have a valid case.

Asbestos Trust Funds and Statutes of Limitations

If the statute of limitations has passed, you may still be eligible for compensation through an asbestos trust fund.

Asbestos trust funds are funded by bankrupt manufacturers to pay mesothelioma victims. These trusts are not subject to state law and set their deadlines.

An experienced Oregon mesothelioma lawyer can help you secure compensation through a trust fund or lawsuit. Learn more with a free case review.

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Asbestos Rules and Regulations in Oregon

The state of Oregon follows both state and local asbestos rules and regulations.

At the federal level, Oregon follows the national standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to prevent asbestos from causing harm.

These rules include:

  • Asbestos emission limits
  • Renovation/demolition requirements for asbestos-based buildings
  • Workplace safety regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

State rules regulate asbestos abatement (removal) projects and how workers are trained to safely remove this dangerous mineral.

Local asbestos regulatory agencies include:

  • Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA)
  • Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
  • Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Oregon OSHA)

In fall 2018, Oregon adopted other requirements for handling asbestos-containing

Oregon’s DEQ requires property owners and contractors to:

  • Identify asbestos-containing materials
  • Properly remove, seal, and/or dispose of asbestos waste from demolition and renovation projects

An Oregon mesothelioma lawyer can determine if these laws will impact your case.

Asbestos Sites in Oregon

Oregon shipyards and other work sites put thousands at risk of asbestos exposure. Oregon houses one of the largest shipyards on the West Coast: the 60-acre Swan Island Shipyard.

Before the 1980s, asbestos was used in just about every ship built in this facility. This created hazardous conditions for Oregon shipbuilders and Navy servicemen.

Other examples of asbestos sites in Oregon include:

  • 3M Company, White City
  • Federal Courthouse, Portland
  • Oregon Shipbuilding, Portland
  • Oregon State Hospital, Salem
  • Georgia Pacific Resin Plant, Albany
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland
  • Portland State University, Portland
  • Shell Chemical, sites across the state
  • Reynolds Aluminum Plant, Troutdale
  • Tektronix Electronics Plant, Beaverton
  • Kaiser Shipyard, Portland, Swan Island
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, Portland
  • Willamette Iron and Steel Shipyard, Portland
  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, Medford

Oregon mesothelioma lawyers at top mesothelioma law firms have access to a complete list of asbestos sites in the state. Contact a lawyer today to learn where you were exposed. You may qualify for financial benefits to cover your expenses.

Oregon Veterans & VA Information

Because of widespread asbestos use in the military, one-third of all mesothelioma cases affect veterans. The military used asbestos to build bases, vehicles, and ships until the early 1980s.

Nearly 300,000 Oregon citizens served in World War II or Vietnam. Any of these veterans — and others — could be at risk of mesothelioma if they were exposed to asbestos while they served.

Oregon Veterans Benefits

After working with Oregon mesothelioma lawyers to secure compensation, veterans can access other benefits through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

The VA provides vital services such as:

  • Aid & attendance benefits
  • Disability compensation
  • Health care services
  • Pensions for veterans and spouses

Veterans can also get high-quality medical care from VA mesothelioma specialists.

These VA mesothelioma specialists include:

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The VA has many offices, clinics, and medical centers in Oregon that can help veterans. See where these offices are located below.

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Portland Regional Office, Portland

VA Medical Centers

  • VA Portland Health Care System, Portland
  • Roseburg VA Health Care System, Roseburg
  • White City or VA Southern Oregon Rehabilitation Center, White City

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

  • Bend CBOC
  • Morrow County VA Telehealth Clinic (Boardman OR)
  • Brookings VA Clinic
  • Wallowa County VA Telehealth Clinic (Enterprise OR)
  • Eugene Health Care Center
  • Eugene VA Downtown Clinic
  • Fairview Clinic
  • Grants Pass West VA CBOC
  • Hillsboro CBOC
  • Klamath Falls CBOC
  • La Grande (OR) Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Lincoln City Clinic
  • North Bend VA Clinic
  • Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)
  • Salem CBOC
  • North Coast CBOC (Warrenton OR)

Veterans Centers

  • Central Oregon Veterans Center (Bend)
  • Eugene Veterans Center
  • Grants Pass Veterans Center
  • Portland Veterans Center
  • Salem Veterans Center

Veterans who want to file for VA benefits should first reach out to an Oregon mesothelioma lawyer. These lawyers can gather all of the needed documents and details for a claim. Veterans can then work with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to file a VA benefits claim.

AML and VFW Service Officers in Oregon

VSOs have been trained by the VA to help veterans apply for military benefits. These VSOs partner with organizations like The American Legion (AML) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to help veterans.

The AML, VFW, and other veterans organizations have nearly 250 service offices in Oregon.

These offices include:

  • Portland
    • American Legion
    • American Red Cross
    • Disabled American Veterans
    • Fleet Reserve Association
    • National Association of Black Veterans
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
    • The Retired Enlisted Association
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Salem
    • American Legion
    • American Red Cross
    • Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
    • The Retired Enlisted Association
    • Veterans of World War I of the USA
  • Eugene
    • Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Hillsboro
    • Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Bend
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Medford
    • American Legion
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Springfield
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Corvallis
    • Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Albany
    • American Legion
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Grants Pass
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans with mesothelioma can contact these offices to connect with a VSO. They can also reach out to Oregon mesothelioma attorneys to access other forms of compensation.

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Consulting an Oregon Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, work with a mesothelioma lawyer in Oregon to access compensation today.

Experienced Oregon mesothelioma lawyers can:

  • Gather the facts of your case
  • File your lawsuit
  • Secure compensation

Oregon mesothelioma lawyers can also help you find agencies in your area that may offer additional assistance.

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