Asbestos was used throughout history, but most extensively from the late 1800’s through the mid-1970s. Many companies hid the asbestos content of their products, and did not tell their workers or customers about the dangers of asbestos.
Today, asbestos continues to kill and injure thousands of Americans each year, including the roughly 3,000 who are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year.
Mesothelioma is a cancer in the lining of the lung (the pleura) or in the abdomen (the peritoneum). Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos only. Most mesothelioma patients are in their sixties or older, and were exposed to asbestos decades ago in naval shipyards or in construction or manufacturing jobs.
Treatment options may be limited or nonexistent following a diagnosis of mesothelioma. With post-diagnosis life spans averaging 18 months, doctors will do everything they can to prolong and improve the quality of a patient's life. However, at some point, a competent medical professional will likely recommend talking with an experienced mesothelioma attorney.
Asbestos was used in thousands of common products. We know the products, and we know where they were used. We use our experience to trace your exposures to asbestos, and help you get the compensation you are entitled to.Call our asbestos attorneys location in Portland, OR today for a free consultation