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Portland Mesothelioma Lawyer

You’ve been diagnosed with a cancer you shouldn’t have. Now, you need a Portland mesothelioma lawyer to fight for your rights.

The legal advocate you’re looking for is right here for you. We are Frost Law Firm, PC, and our life’s work is protecting those whose lives were forever changed by the terrible disease known as mesothelioma.

Diagnosed With Mesothelioma? Our Portland Mesothelioma Attorneys Can Help.

We’re not like other law firms. The attorneys on our team have lost family members to asbestos-related diseases. We know what you’re going through. It’s our mission to support mesothelioma patients and families during their most challenging times—and we’ve worked our entire careers to be the best at doing just that.

Our lawyers know your time is precious. And we don’t waste it. We do the hard work and get results for you, so you can focus on what’s truly important.

To learn more about the services we provide to mesothelioma patients filing legal claims and lawsuits in Portland, please schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation on our website or by phone.

How To File a Mesothelioma Claim in Portland, Oregon

If you are exploring options for filing a mesothelioma claim, we encourage you to first speak with a Portland mesothelioma attorney who can walk you through your legal options. There are a few different legal means for pursuing justice after a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Patients or their surviving family members may be entitled to recover compensation through:

  • Mesothelioma lawsuits filed against companies or other entities
  • Wrongful death claims filed by family members on a deceased loved one’s behalf
  • Asbestos trusts funds established by bankrupt companies to pay former employees for their losses
  • VA benefits available for eligible veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs

The sooner you speak with a mesothelioma attorney, the more time you have to assess your options and make the decision that is best for you and your family. Don’t let a legal timeline bar you from the compensation you deserve.

Is There a Statute of Limitations for Portland Mesothelioma Cases?

In Portland and elsewhere in Oregon, a law called a statute of limitations dictates how long victims have to file a claim against liable parties. Because of wide differences in how asbestos cases are handled legally—and the fact that there may be as many as 50 years between asbestos exposure and cancer diagnosis—you will need to speak with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer to determine the exact time limit that applies to your particular case.

Mesothelioma patients should not delay. Act now before you are no longer eligible to pursue compensation. Contact Frost Law Firm, PC today to discuss your rights at no cost.

Asbestos Exposure and Malignant Mesothelioma

Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring minerals known for being strong, durable, and heat resistant. Because of these properties, manufacturers used asbestos products widely in building materials for decades throughout the last century before (and even after) the health risk became common knowledge.

Inhalation of asbestos fibers causes mesothelioma cancers and other asbestos-related illnesses like lung cancer and asbestosis (a form of lung damage).

Mesothelioma is a cancer that forms in the tissue that comprises the lining of organs, particularly the lungs. Pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lungs, is the most common type of this disease. The only known cause is the inhalation of asbestos fibers.

Victims of asbestos inhalation may not show symptoms of the disease until 20, 30, 40, or even 50 years after exposure. This makes it difficult for medical providers to diagnose and treat mesothelioma before it is too late. After diagnosis, treatment is often palliative, meaning it seeks to make patients comfortable without the ability to cure the illness.

Asbestos Exposure Sites in Portland, Oregon

Living and working in Portland for any extended amount of time means you may have been exposed to asbestos at some point in your lifetime. Not everyone who comes into contact with this mineral will go on to develop cancer. But most mesothelioma victims are able to trace their illness back to an asbestos exposure site.

An exposure site is often a place of employment, but can also be a residence, school, or other area in which the patient was subjected to a hazardous environment. In Portland, Oregon, a patient may have been exposed to asbestos at one or more of these types of sites:

  • Shipyards
  • Factories
  • Construction sites
  • Homes or apartment buildings built before the 1980s
  • Schools, hospitals, and other public structures built pre-1980s
  • Asbestos mines
  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants

Between the years 1999 and 2013, Multnomah County had more asbestos-related deaths than any other county in Oregon.

Due to the high number of known asbestos exposure sites in our area, efforts have increased over the last several decades to manage asbestos sites safely. Asbestos fibers, when disturbed, can enter the air and water, affecting potentially thousands of individuals within a wide radius. Agencies like the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and Port of Portland Land Quality and Waste Management program are responsible for making sure asbestos materials are identified and removed safely.

Just a few of the sites that are known to contain or once contained asbestos materials in the Portland area include:

  • Reed College
  • Griffith Rubber Mill
  • Portland International Airport
  • Swan Island Municipal Airport
  • St. Vincent Hospital (now Providence St. Vincent Medical Center)
  • Good Samaritan Hospital (now Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center)
  • Emanuel Hospital (now Legacy Emanuel Medical Center)
  • Supreme Perlite Company
  • Rhone-Poulenc Agricultural Company
  • 1300 North River Road Warehouse
  • Concordia University
  • Vermiculite Northwest Company
  • Blitz-Weinhard Brewing Company
  • Oregon Shipbuilding Corporation
  • Willamette Iron and Steel Company

How To Dispose of Asbestos in Portland, OR

The City of Portland warns residents to be cautious when conducting demolition, renovation, or asbestos abatement projects that could release toxins into the city’s sewer and water systems. If you believe your home may contain asbestos materials, you should hire an Oregon-licensed asbestos abatement contractor.

Only two landfills in the Portland, OR area are authorized to accept asbestos waste. You must make an appointment before taking waste to the facility. Call to discuss fees, hours, and delivery rules.

The two authorized asbestos landfills in the Portland area are:

A Metro Central household hazardous waste facility is also equipped to handle small amounts (“two sealed 25-pound double-lined 6 mil asbestos bags”) of asbestos waste from non-commercial customers. You can contact Metro Central at 503-234-3000 to inquire about pricing, how to properly package asbestos products, and other details.

Additionally, Oregon DEQ has the authority to approve household hazardous waste collection events held by local government. To learn more and inquire about upcoming collection events in your area, you can reach out to your county contact representative through the DEQ website.

Which Workers Are Most Likely To Develop Mesothelioma?

There are several jobs that put workers more at risk for developing mesothelioma than others. Because of the nature of the work, employees in these fields are more likely to be exposed to asbestos fibers. And, for much of recent history, companies have not always done their part to protect workers from getting sick.

Portland firefighters, construction workers, mechanics, miners, ship workers, and U.S. Navy veterans are among the most likely to suffer a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Frost Law Firm Fights for Hardworking People and Families

We want mesothelioma patients and others fighting asbestos-related diseases to know they have a powerful friend at our law office.

Our lawyers stand up for hardworking individuals in the face of corporate negligence. You deserve compensation for medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost income, and other financial losses. And we know how to get you what you deserve.

Were you diagnosed with an asbestos illness after living or working in Portland or another part of Oregon? We are here for you.

Meet Your Mesothelioma Lawyers

We at Frost Law Firm, PC have a team highly equipped to handle even the most complex asbestos litigation.

Founded by Attorney Scott L. Frost, who lost his father to asbestos-related lung cancer, our law office works tirelessly to stay informed, knowledgeable, and sharp in our field. We routinely partner with doctors, military personnel, industry experts, and others who can help us build the strongest case possible.

Are you ready to meet your lawyers? We are a family of litigators made up of attorneys who:

  • Have won millions on behalf of clients
  • Are decorated with numerous awards in the legal industry
  • Have a military background
  • Are well-known speakers and educators in our field of specialty
  • Possess a reputation of respect in courts across the country
  • Are passionate about what we do for our clients

Please feel free to read more about our attorneys here. We look forward to meeting you in person.

Hiring a Mesothelioma Attorney: FAQs

Here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions about the basics of hiring a mesothelioma advocate. Please reach out to our law office directly with your individual questions.

What Does a Mesothelioma Attorney Do?

A mesothelioma attorney is someone trained to guide families through the process of recovering justice after a preventable cancer diagnosis. Our expertise in asbestos litigation gives us a platform from which to offer sound legal advice, help make decisions, connect with resources, and do the complicated legal legwork on behalf of our clients.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Portland Mesothelioma Lawyer?

Every law firm handles attorney fees in its own way. Frost Law Firm, PC takes most cases on a contingency fee basis. This model takes our fees as a small percentage of your compensation amount. So we don’t take any upfront fees or charge an hourly rate. We only get paid if we win your case for you.

When Should I Call an Attorney?

If you haven’t already, the best time to contact a Portland mesothelioma attorney is now. There are statutes of limitations that restrict the amount of time you have to recover compensation. Learn your options now before making a decision that will affect your and your family’s future.

You can contact Frost Law Firm, PC by phone or through our online contact form here on the website.

How Much Does a Case Evaluation Cost?

Our mesothelioma case evaluations are 100% free—and you are under no obligation to hire our law firm simply because you meet with us for a case consult. A free consultation is an opportunity for us to see if we are the right fit for each other.

Should I Bring Anything to My First Meeting?

You are not required to bring anything to your initial consultation at our law firm. But if you have documents readily available to support your diagnosis and potential asbestos exposure—like doctor’s notes or employment records—it’s a good idea to bring them. This can give us a clearer picture of the facts of your case and how we can best help you secure the compensation you are entitled to.

How Long Will My Mesothelioma Case Take?

We hate to say “it depends,” but it’s hard to give a better answer to this question. Each case is unique from the one before it.

In our experience, the best outcomes can’t be rushed. So when we hear other law firms promise a payout within a certain amount of time, we wonder if their clients are really getting the full amount they deserve.

We believe we need to be both efficient and thorough, setting our clients and their spouses and children up for the most secure future. Our cases usually reach a conclusion within a few months to a year or more.

Contact Frost Law Firm, PC for a Free, Confidential Case Consultation

Frost Law Firm, PC is a team of advocates who have devoted their careers to fighting for those whose lives were changed by asbestos-related diseases. For many years, we have helped families on the West Coast and across the country deal with the aftermath of a cancer that never should have happened.

A mesothelioma settlement or verdict can change your life. Talk to us now. There is no cost to learn more about how you can protect your family’s future.

Our Experience Is Personal

Scott L. Frost’s Family Experience with Lung Cancer

For most of his life, Scott L. Frost’s father, who was in the construction industry, worked with and sold products containing asbestos without knowing the materials were dangerous. He was diagnosed with lung cancer 40 years after starting his career, leading Scott’s family to fight like they had never fought before.

Pictured here with his wife of over 50 years, Scott’s father eventually succumbed to the cancer. Since then, Scott has made it his mission to do everything in his power to make sure corporations understand how dangerous asbestos is and prevent future generations from suffering as his family did, as well as support research that may lead to finding a cure.

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