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Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Workers exposed to asbestos

Founded in 1920, the company exploits hydrocarbon in the United States, as well as in the Middle East. While asbestos is not present in the facilities of Occidental Petroleum Corporation today, former employees were heavily exposed to it during the last century. Consequently, numerous workers came to struggle with terrible diseases as a result of occupational asbestos exposure. The headquarters of the company is currently in Houston, Texas. In 2018, Occidental Petroleum Corporation was the ninth largest petroleum manufacturer in Texas. If you developed a disease as a result of workplace asbestos exposure while working at this company, you are eligible for compensation, which our skillful attorneys will help you recover.

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Occidental Petroleum Corporation employees exposed to asbestos

Drilling for petroleum involved the use of asbestos before 1980, when the employment of the dangerous mineral was finally regulated by national federal agencies. For this reason, numerous former workers came to suffer from awful diseases as a consequence of occupational asbestos exposure while working at Occidental Petroleum Corporation. If you have a diagnosis which is the result of workplace asbestos exposure, please contact our law firm for a free of charge case review. After a thorough discussion, our attorneys will tell you with certainty if you have a case. If you do, they will gladly help you recover the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional distress. The occupational groups that were exposed to the asbestos products of this company are:

Our attorneys, who have been pursuing asbestos exposure cases since 1990, will file a personal injury claim with Occidental Petroleum Corporation, which is bound to result in the money you are entitled to. While the legal process is complex, it will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to send your lawyer your employment and medical records as evidence of occupational asbestos exposure and of related diagnosis. Eventually, you will receive the maximum compensation available for your injury. However, it is important to know that asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 3 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states, which should prompt you to take legal action immediately.

Thousands of Occidental Petroleum Corporation employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Histoplasmosis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Occidental Petroleum Corporation workers


During the last century, secondary asbestos exposure was a very frequent occurrence among the family members of asbestos workers. If you shared a living space with a family member who was, at the time, working for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, you were inevitably exposed to asbestos, since employees were not provided with the protective equipment they needed when handling asbestos. Thereby, workers would bring home asbestos fibers on their clothes, skin and hair. By coming in contact with a worker of Occidental Petroleum Corporation on a regular basis, secondary asbestos exposure was bound to occur. Their wives would be exposed to asbestos while laundering their work clothes, whereas their children would inhale and ingest asbestos fibers when greeting their fathers upon returning home from the job. In the regrettable event that you came to struggle with a disease you suspect is the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure, do not hesitate to contact our attorneys, as they specialize in toxic exposure cases and will gladly review your case. If they find you eligible for compensation, they will file a claim with the company to recover the maximum compensation available for your injury. The only documents you will need to provide your attorney with are the employment records of your family member and your medical records, which will be used as evidence to support your claim. In the end, you will receive the money you deserve within 3 months to one year, depending on the severity of your diagnosis.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

It is not uncommon for victims of workplace asbestos exposure to refuse to seek compensation during their lifetime, usually out of fear of a long and complicated legal process. Nevertheless, if you lost a family member to a disease that occurred as a result of occupational asbestos exposure, we can help you file a wrongful death claim so that you can recover the compensation you deserve on their behalf. Although complex and tedious, the legal process will require minimal involvement on your part, as you will only have to send your attorney the employment and medical records of your deceased loved one, as well as their death certificate, which must state that their life was claimed by a disease stemming from asbestos exposure. Afterward, our resourceful legal team will carefully take care of the remaining aspects of your case. Eventually, you will receive fair compensation on behalf of your lost family member if you choose to work with our law firm. It is important, however, to keep in mind that wrongful death asbestos exposure cases have a statute of limitations of 2 years from the moment of death in the majority of states, which should make taking legal action a priority for you.