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Exposed to Asbestos in Oregon?

Oregon, with its vast coastal area, developed maritime and shipbuilding industries as major businesses. Most asbestos-related diseases affected people involved in construction and ship repairs.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Oregon?

The potential asbestos exposure sites in Oregon include shipyards, oil refineries, chemical plants, construction sites, and naval facilities.

Albany

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Albany

45 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Ati Wah Chang
• Duraflake Company
• Georgia-Pacific Resin Plant
• Kraft Paper Mill
• Oregon Metallurgical Corp
• Pulp Mill
• Stokeley Van Camp
• Teledyne Wah Chang
• Wah Chang Corporation
• Western Kraft Corporation
• Western Kraft Pulp & Paper Mill
• Willamette Valley Company
• Willamette Industries, Inc.
• Willamette Paper Mill
• Wood Fiberboard Company

Astoria

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Astoria

34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Astoria Electric Company
• Astoria Marine Shipyard
• Clatsop County Fairgrounds
• Pacific Power and Light Company
• Tongue Point Naval Shipyard

Beaverton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Beaverton

64 Asbestos related deaths (1999-2013)

• Cor Company
• General Supply Company
• Tektronic, Inc.
• Tektronix Electronics Plant
• Western Corrugated Inc.
• Western Kraft

Bend

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bend

130 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bend Water Light and Power Company
• Brooks Scanlon Incorporated
• Brooks Scanlow Inc
• Brooks Williamette Company
• Brooks-Scanlon Lumber Company
• Daw Forest Products
• Sunrise Utility Company
• Williamette Company

Coos Bay

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Coos Bay

92 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Coos Bay Cardboard Plant
• Coos Bay Timber Company
• Evans Products Company
• Georgia Pacific Power Company
• Menasha Paper Company
• U S Plywood
• Weyerhauser Paper Mill

Corvallis

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Corvallis

61 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Camp Adair
• Neptune Microfloc, Inc.
• R.L. Elfstrom Inc.

Eugene

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Eugene

151 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Associated Plywood Mills
• Bailey Hill
• Bohemia Lumber Company
• Cascade Fiber Company
• Domestic Laundry
• E J Bartels Company
• Eugene Fruit Growers Association
• Eugene Water & Electric
• Eugene Water Board
• KERG
• Lane County Electric Company
• Lane Mill
• Lane Plywood
• Weyerhaeuser
• Williamette Valley Wood Chemical Company

Forest Grove

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Forest Grove

64 Asbestos related deaths (1999-2013)

• Stimson Lumber Company
• Suburban Pools Incorporated

Halsey

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Halsey

45 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Can Company
• Armstrong Cont & Supplies
• James River Paper Corporation
• Pope and Talbot

Junction City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Junction City

100 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Agri Pac
• Eugene Fruit Growers Association
• Georgia Pacific Corporation
• Valley Plywood Company

La Grande

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
La Grande

40 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boise Cascade Corp
• Borden Chemical Company
• E O C
• Oregon Sugar Company
• Weyerhaeuser

Lebanon

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Lebanon

45 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Cascade Plywood Corp
• Crown Willamette Paper Company
• Crown Zellerbach Corp
• US Plywood Corporation

Medford

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Medford

100 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Consolidated Freightways
• Medford Corp
• Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
• Robert Duff Water Treatment Plant
• Sabroso Company

Newberg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Newberg

111 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Publishers Paper Company
• Rust Engineering Company
• Smurfit Corporation
• SP Newsprint Company
• Spalding Pulp & Paper Company
• Yamhill Electric Company

Pendleton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Pendleton

78 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Domestic Laundry
• Fiberglas Engineering & Supply Company
• Harris Pine Mills
• Pendleton Woolen Mills

Portland

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Portland

623 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Aberdeen Victory
• Acme Trading & Supply Company
• Adrian Victory
• Agm22
• Agors 12 and 13 Piping
• Airport
• Albert B Cummins
• Albina Engine & Machine Works Shipyard
• Albina Engine & Marine Shipyard
• Albina Machine Works
• Albina Shipyards
• Alcoa Cavalier
• Alcoa Clipper
• Alcoa Corsair
• Alexander Graham Bell
• Alma Victory
• American Pipe & Construction
• American Ship Dismantlers
• Appleton Victory
• Armstrong Cont & Supplies
• Armstrong Cork Company
• Arthur Riggs
• Asbestos Supply
• Associated Meat and Kenton Meat Packing
• Austin Construction Company
• Barge - Cement
• Bartells E J Company
• Battle Mountain
• Battle Rock
• Beacon Rock
• Belgium Victory
• Beloit Victory
• Belva Lockwood
• Bents Fort
• Berkheimers
• Big Bend
• Billings Victory
• Binger Hermann
• Binghamton Victory
• Blitz Weinhard Company
• Boilermakers Union Local 72
• Boise Cascade Corporation
• Boise Cascade Paper Mill
• Bradford Island
• Brookfield
• Brooks Scanlon Lumber Company
• Bryce Canyon
• C J Jones
• Calif Container Corp
• Cannon Beach
• Capitol Reef
• Casa Grande
• Cascade General Inc.
• Cass Gilbert
• Castle Pinckney
• Cedar Breaks
• Celilo
• Central Heating Company
• Century Fund Incorporated
• Chaco Canyon
• Chalmette
• Champoeg
• Chase Bag Company
• Chelsea Victory
• Chemawa
• Chevron Asphalt Refinery
• Chevron Chemical Fertilizer Plant
• Chief Joseph
• Chipman Chemical
• Chisholm Trail
• Choctaw Trail
• Christopher Greenup
• City of Portland Ore Garbage Crematory
• Claremont Victory
• Clark Victory
• Cleveland Abbe
• Clinton Kelly
• Coffeyville Victory
• Columbia Asbestos Company
• Columbia Exporters
• Columbia I and S, Inc.
• Columbia Steel Casting Company
• Commercial Ironworks Shipyard
• Computer Facility
• Consolidated Metals
• Consolidated Metco Foundry
• Continental Can Company
• Coquille
• Corvallis
• Coulee Dam
• Council Crest
• Coxcomb Hill
• Crater Lake
• Crown Columbia Pulp and Paper Company
• Crown Zellerbach Corporation
• Delazon Smith
• Delta Electric
• Delta Industries
• Dewitt Clinton
• Dillingham Shipbuilding
• Doernbecher Manufacturing Company
• Dollar-A-Day Car Rental
• Dominican Victory
• Don Basset Company
• Donner Lake
• Downbecker Manufacturing Company
• Dwyer Lumber Company
• Dyer Shipyard
• E H Harriman
• E J Bartells Company
• Edward Eggleston
• Edwin Booth
• Egg Harbor
• El Morro
• Electric Steel Foundry Company
• Electronic Specialty Plating Shop
• Elija White
• Elk Basin
• Ener Tec
• Escanaba Victory
• Esco Corporation
• ESCO Steel
• Ezra Meeker
• Fallen Timbers
• Felix Hathaway
• Fiberglas Engineering & Supply Company
• Fibreboard Paper Box Plant
• Flintkote
• Floating Marine Ways
• Fmc Shipyard
• Forbes Road
• Franklin Macveagh
• Fred Meyer Stadium Store
• G W Goethals
• Georgia Pacific Corporation
• Georgia Pacific Pulp & Paper
• Gervais
• Gideon Welles
• Gilbert Stuart
• Gilmore Steel Corporation
• Glacier Park
• Glenn's Ferry
• Gonzaga Victory
• Government Camp
• Grace R Hebard
• Grand Mesa
• Grand Rapids Store Equipment Company
• Grande Ronde
• Grande Teton
• Grants Pass
• Gray's Harbor
• Green Bay Victory
• Griffith Rubber Mills
• Gunderson Brothers Shipyard
• H C Hasford
• Hadley
• Hall J. Kelley
• Hallidie Henshaw Bulkley Company
• Halls of Montezuma
• Harders Collective
• Harry Lane
• Henderson Luelling
• Henry Failing
• Herbert Malarkey Paper Company
• Hercules Powder
• Hibbing Victory
• Homestead
• Hood River
• Horace White
• Hovenweep
• Hydro-Blast Corporation
• IBM
• Industrial Air Products Company
• Inland Power & Light Company
• Inter Mountain Gas Company
• International Paper Company
• J M Harder Plumbing & Heating
• James Whitcomb Riley
• Joel Palmer
• John Ball
• John Deere
• John Furniture Company B P
• John Straub
• Joshua Tree
• Kaiser Shipyard
• Kaiser Steel
• Kemp & Throndsen
• Kenneth A J Mackenzie
• King's Canyon
• Klamath Chemical
• Klamath Falls
• Kleenair Product
• La Grande Victory
• Lake Champlain
• Laurel Hill
• Leonard Construction Company
• Libby, Mcneill & Libby
• Lincoln Station
• Linde Air Products Company
• Lloyd Center
• Longview Victory
• Lord Brothers
• Louis Agassiz
• Lowndes
• Lucretia Mott
• Lundy's Lane
• Madison Tower
• Marcus Whitman
• Mark Twain
• Masons Supply Company
• Mayflower & Arms Bottling
• Meacham
• Mechanicsville
• Meier and Frank Company
• Mesa Verde
• Metalclad Insulation Corporation of Oregon
• Metalclad Products Corp
• Midwest Farmer
• Mobil Refinery
• Modoc Point
• Morgan Plumbing & Lease
• Mount Hood Railway Power Company
• Muir Woods
• Multnomah County Farm Power Station
• Murphy C H
• N E Ayer and Company
• N. P. West Side Team Track
• Nabisco
• Nehalem
• New Echota
• New London
• New System Laundry
• Nickajack Trail
• North Western Electric Company
• Northern Pacific Terminal
• Northfield
• Northwest Bell Telephone Company
• Northwest Marine Iron Works
• Northwestern Electric Company
• Ochoco
• Oglethorpe Victory
• Oliver Wendell Holmes
• Omark Industries
• Oregon Laundry and Dry Cleaners
• Oregon Linen Rental
• Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation
• Oregon Shipyards
• Oregon Steel Mills, Inc.
• Oregon Trail
• Oregon Washington Rr and Navigation Company
• Oregon Water Light and Railway Company
• Oregonian Publishing Company
• Otto Castrow Company
• Owen Summers
• Owens Illinois Glass Company
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Owyhee
• Pacific Carbide & Alloys
• Pacific Coast Biscuit Company
• Pacific Power and Light Company
• Paramount Oil Refinery - Portland
• Parkrose Water District
• Pendleton Woolen Mills
• Penn Walt Chemicals
• Penn Walt Corporation
• Peninsula Lumber Company
• Pennsylvania Salt Chemical Plant
• Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company
• Pennwalt Chemical
• Pennwalt Sodium Chlorate Plant
• Pequot Hill
• Philip Schuyler
• Pierre Gibault
• Pilot Butte
• Pinnacles
• Pioneer Valley
• Pipe Spring
• Platt Park
• Plattsburg
• Pleasant Armstrong
• Poole, Mcgonigle & Jennings
• Portland Electric Power Company
• Portland Gas & Electric
• Portland Gas and Coke Company
• Portland General Electric Company
• Portland Machine Company
• Portland Power & Light
• Portland Railway Light and Power Company
• Portland Shipyard
• Portland State Services
• Portland Tug & Barge
• Portland Woolen Mills
• Portland Artificial Ice Company
• Precision Cast Parts
• Prince L Campbell
• Public Works Engineering Company
• Publishers Paper
• Pulpit Rock
• Pump Pipe & Power Company
• Queenston Heights
• Radar Punatics Company
• Raderfab Construction
• Rainier
• Republic Steel Corporation
• Rhone-Poulenc Chemical Plant
• River Raisin
• Ross Hammond Company
• Sackett's Harbor
• Saguaro
• Saint Helens Pulp Mill
• Salem Maritime
• Sam Jackson Park
• Samuel Colt
• Samuel Parker
• Schenectady
• Scotts Bluff
• Segundo Ruiz-Belvis
• Shasta Insulation
• Shawnee Trail
• Shell Chemical Plant
• Shell Oil
• Shepler Refrigeration
• Sidney Edgerton
• Silver Creek
• Silver Peak
• Simeon G Reed
• Simon Benson
• Simon Bolivar
• Simpson Logging Company
• Smoky Hill
• Spokane Portland and Seattle Railway Company
• Standard Oil
• Stanford Newel
• Stauffer Chemical Plant Oregon
• Steam Laundries
• Steens Mountain
• Stephen A. Douglas
• Stephen G. Porter
• Stone Webster Engng. Corp
• Stones River
• Stoney Creek
• Stony Point
• Sully's Hill
• Surface Combustion
• Swan Island Shipyard
• Table Rock
• Teeples & Thatcher
• Terminal Transfer
• Texaco Oil
• The Dalles
• Therm-O-Seal Insulation Company
• Tri State Mill Supply
• Troy Laundry Company
• Tuolumne Meadows
• Twin City Light and Traction Company
• U.S. Bakery
• Umatilla
• Union Carbide Corporation
• Union Meat Company
• Union Oil Company
• Union Pacific R R Company
• Verendrye
• Victory Loan
• Villamart Store
• W.L.R. Emmett
• Wallowa
• Warrior Point
• Washington Irving
• Wells Fargo Company
• Western Engineers
• Western Foundries
• Western-Kraft Company
• White Oak
• White Sands
• Willamette Industries, Inc.
• Willamette Iron & Steel Company Shipyard
• Willamette Shipyard
• Willamette Valley Company
• William Cullen Bryant
• Williamette Shipyard
• Wisco
• Wolf Creek
• Wolff and Quicker Iron Works
• Yale Union Laundries
• Zidell Explorations
• Zidell Shipyard
• Zimmerman, Wells Brown Company

Prineville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Prineville

20 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Hudspeth & Rine Inc
• Miller Lumber
• Ochoco Lumber Company
• US Forest Service

Riddle

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Riddle

87 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Hammond Nickel Smelting
• Hanna Nickel Smelting Company
• Roseburg Lumber Company

Roseburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Roseburg

87 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Mar Linn Timber Company
• Roseburg Lumber Company
• U S Plywood Corp

Salem

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Salem

250 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boise Cascade Paper Mill
• Bowen Brothers
• California Packing Corp
• Capitol Manor
• Cascade Warehouse
• Columbia Metals
• L.H. Hoffman
• Northwest Natural Gas Company
• Oregon Pulp & Paper Company
• Paulus Brothers Packing Company
• Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing
• Sears Roebuck & Company
• Terminal Ice & Cold Storage

Springfield

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Springfield

151 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Borden Chemical Company
• Chembond
• Mountain States Power Company
• Northwest Corp
• Rosborough Lumber Company
• Springfield Lumber Division
• Springfield Utility
• Weyerhaeuser Corporation
• Weyerhaeuser Timber Company
• Weyerhauser Paper Mill
• Willamette Industries
• Willamette Valley Wood Chemical Company

Toledo

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Toledo

95 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Can Company
• Combustion Engineering
• Georgia Pacific Corporation
• Georgia Pacific Pulp & Paper
• Spruce Production Div Plant

Wauna

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Wauna

17 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boise Cascade Corporation
• Crown Zellerback Corp
• James River
• Wauna Paper Mill

White City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
White City

100 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• 3M Company
• Boise Cascade Corporation
• Certain Teed
• Forrest Industries
• Olson Lawyer Lumber Company

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Oregon

If you have been exposed to asbestos dust at your workplace routinely, you are likely to develop mesothelioma or lung cancer due to asbestos inhalation. In such circumstances, you can file an asbestos claim against the companies responsible for your disease but within a set period. The statute of limitations sets the time. In Oregon, a person intending to file an asbestos claim must do so within three years from knowing about the asbestos exposure in the workplace and the disease.

The three-year period is also applicable to a wrongful death asbestos claim that can be filed by family members of a deceased patient.

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Eligible Conditions for Asbestos Compensation

Workers, veterans, or family members that experienced past asbestos exposure may first notice some minor symptoms, like shortness of breath. They may attribute such symptoms to other causes, like aging. But, the result of medical checks and investigations can show past asbestos exposure in the workplace has led to a current asbestos-associated disease. If you find yourself in this scenario, the help of counsel experienced in representing asbestos cases is essential. Our lawyers will assist you in navigating the legal system and fighting for compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. These are the asbestos diseases approved for asbestos claims:

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Gallbladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Oregon

Current and former residents of Oregon diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations are only three years from the date of the diagnosis (for personal injury asbestos claims) and the time of death (for wrongful death asbestos claims). In 90% of the cases, we file asbestos trust fund claims rather than going through a lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys will help you with the steps involved in the asbestos claim process.

Bankruptcy trust claims

Asbestos trust funds were set up years ago to pay people that are sick and have been injured by asbestos. However, as asbestos trust funds do not have enough money to pay all asbestos claims fully, they offer a set percentage of the legal demand. But, the funds are typically dispersed faster than in lawsuits. Asbestos trust fund claims are usually handled out of court.

Preparing the claim

The quicker we can get the information from you and get it filed with the asbestos trust funds, the quicker the payment will come. In the beginning, we are on a fact-finding mission, but it's not as intensive as a typical lawsuit would be. It's more of an administrative process.

Gathering the information

Initially what is required from the asbestos trust fund is to prove exposure to that particular's asbestos trust fund product or products and you also have to show that you've been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. First, we will qualify the medical reports. Then, we have to prove how you were exposed: primarily through occupation or secondarily through a family member that you lived with and who worked directly with or around asbestos-containing products. For occupational exposure, you have to tell us where you have worked at and inform us about any products that were in your working environment.

Filing your claim

We make the process simple, and we don't put anything other than the actual necessity on you to provide certain documentation to prosecute your asbestos claim. As soon as we get the necessary information, we can start filing that with the asbestos trust funds and expect payment within a couple of months.

Claim evaluation

Asbestos trust funds usually qualify the asbestos claim and pay it under two processes. "Expedited Review" is based on a minimum set of probable medical and asbestos exposure criteria and applications receive a schedule amount that is not negotiated. "Individual Review" allows for asbestos claim amounts up to a published maximum. Factors that determine the actual amount can include but are not limited to, age at diagnosis, jurisdiction, and the settlement history of your counsel.

Claim payment

Trustees make a determination and decide whether they will or won't pay the asbestos claim. Usually, payment comes within a couple of months, and we can set up a stream of revenue for our clients. You will benefit from a variable continual cash flow which adds up to a lot over time.

At Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., we strive to get you the best asbestos claim results possible. To pay out asbestos claims, asbestos trust funds managers rely on something called case valuation matrix. Case valuation matrix is a document approximating historical settlements values and assigning different values for compensable cancer types. The base dollar amounts vary by state or region because location sets occupational asbestos exposure levels. The table below provides the average settlement values, by disease level, at asbestos trust funds with seven disease levels, as presented in Rand Corporation's report on Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts.

AVERAGE AMOUNTS PAID BY ASBESTOS TRUST FUNDS

Mesothelioma (Level VIII)
$215,000
Lung Cancer 1 (Level VII)
$40,000
Lung Cancer 2 (Level VI)
$20,000
Other Cancer (Level V)
$22,000
Severe Asbestosis (Level IV)
$42,000
Asbestosis/Pleural Disease (Level III)
$19,000
Asbestosis/Pleural Disease (Level II)
$8,000

Disclaimer:  Compensation for your asbestos case will be calculated starting from the base calculation matrix, increasing or decreasing the level of compensation according to the specifics of your case. Factors that can affect the value of your case include, but are not limited to, your location, age, work history, pain and suffering, the asbestos products involved in occupational exposure, and expenses related to your illness. Individual cases vary based on such factors, and previous results don't ensure an equal outcome. The factors specific to your case make it difficult to predict its value before you file an asbestos claim. So, determining how much your case is worth can be a complicated process. If you have any questions about settlements and your legal rights, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

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Why Residents in Oregon Choose Us?

We are a team of skilled lawyers with in-depth knowledge regarding asbestos litigation across Oregon. We are familiar with the asbestos laws followed in Oregon, and by this, we focus on helping our clients through the legal process of pursuing an asbestos claim. We also perform a detailed investigation to check whether all the sources of your asbestos exposure in the workplace have been mentioned in the asbestos claim. Our long-standing success in helping our clients obtain the maximum possible compensation they deserve has made Oregon residents choose us. As we work with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, we can advise you on the best available medical treatment near to your home.

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