Mesothelioma Attorney in Portland
Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Oregon
Mesothelioma is an extremely serious disease that can lead to extensive
medical bills and possible death. At Angel Law, P.C., we care about our
clients and can take every necessary measure to help them obtain the compensation
You can get the legal help that you need by speaking with our legal team
at Angel Law, P.C. where we are committed to pursuing the best legal results
for our clients.
Contact our Portland mesothelioma attorney today!
If you have a potential case regarding mesothelioma, our Portland mesothelioma
lawyers can help you fight for the fair compensation you need. We take
our clients' cases seriously to maximize the chance of a successful
outcome. There is a time limit when filing a mesothelioma claim, so get
started today with a
Learn More About Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Asbestos Exposure, Asbestosis and Mesothelioma
In many cases, a person who has been exposed to asbestos will at some point
develop asbestosis, a disease of the lungs with symptoms which may include
chest pain, dry cough, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, weight loss,
clubbing of the fingers and toes. Furthermore, asbestosis creates a significantly
greater risk of developing mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a disease that results from exposure to asbestos. About
2,000 to 3,000 new diagnoses of mesothelioma occur each year in the United
States, according to the American Cancer Society. It is a rare form of
cancer that develops in the cells of the mesothelium. The only current
known cause is exposure to asbestos, during various occupations.
Even relatively small amounts of exposure to asbestos can result in mesothelioma.
If a worker brings asbestos fibers home, his or her entire family can
be affected by the disease. Although asbestos has been removed from consumer
products for more than a quarter of a century, these fibers are still
Patrick Angel: An Attorney with a Track Record of Success in Asbestos Cases
Angel Law, P.C. represented an engineer who worked in the Portland shipyards
years and years ago and was exposed to dangerous asbestos fibers while
inspecting and designing miles of pipe systems as part of the ships'
building process. Exposure to asbestos fibers in the workplace created
scarring in his lungs over time called pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis
or in this case asbestosis is a dangerous and degenerative disease that
can ultimately cause the
death of the exposure victim. In this case we negotiated confidential settlements
from numerous manufacturers of asbestos products which had been present
in the shipyards over several years.
Common Causes of Mesothelioma
Most patients who are currently suffering from mesothelioma were exposed
to asbestos fibers between 20 and 40 years prior. Victims are retired
workers of shipyards and occupations within the field of construction.
Some of the common jobs that involve exposure to asbestos include:
- Floor tile installers
- Brake mechanics
- Dry wall installers
Workers who play a part in the demolition of old buildings with asbestos
materials are often exposed to asbestos even still. Mesothelioma occurs
when asbestos fibers are inhaled or swallowed, which then affects the
surface of the mesothelium. This causes a disruption of regular cell activity
in the mesothelium which results in cell division from mitosis. A malignant
tumor can result from this process.
We Represent Mesothelioma Victims in Oregon
Asbestos lawsuits continue to be filed against the company that manufactured
or installed the asbestos or from the victims' trust fund.
Personal injury cases involving mesothelioma are very complex and should be handled by a professional
and experienced lawyer with a strong understanding of the case. You should
not attempt to handle this case on your own.
Contact our Portland mesothelioma lawyer from Angel Law, P.C. today to
fight for justice!
Our mesothelioma attorney is an aggressive advocate for individuals who are suffering from the effects
of asbestos exposure. We can carefully assess your case to determine an
effective approach to recover the compensation you deserve. From there,
we can take the necessary action to fight for justice!
Frequently Asked Questions About Mesothelioma
At Angel Law, P.C., we have a strong knowledge of mesothelioma cases and
can provide you with the counsel that you need. Below, we have answered
a number of frequently asked questions regarding mesothelioma. If you
have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our firm at your
What must I prove when filing a mesothelioma lawsuit?
As the plaintiff of a mesothelioma lawsuit, you will need to prove that:
- An injury occurred
- The injury was the result of the defendant's negligence
- Losses resulted from the injury
Proof of exposure must be proven because asbestos is the only known cause
of the disease. Some of the types of evidence that can be proven include:
- Records of medical and financial expenses
- Reports of other employees in similar situations who contracted mesothelioma
- Proof of the employer's knowledge of the danger
- Estimate on length of time you were exposed
How do I file a mesothelioma lawsuit?
Every individual's mesothelioma case is different from the next, but
a general overview of the process includes the following steps:
- Preparing to file
- Attorney files your paperwork
- All parties respond
- Discovery if court denies the request
- Settlement if parties can agree
- Trial if case is not settled out of court
- Appeals if the jury reaches a verdict that is not favorable to the plaintiff
What type of damages can a collect in a mesothelioma case?
Plaintiffs within a mesothelioma case can recover compensation for various
purposes. If you have suffered from this disease, you can recover compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Travel expenses for treatment
Call our firm today if you are seeking compensation! We can help you fight
for just compensation today.
How can mesothelioma be treated?
Several different options are available for the treatment of mesothelioma,
but for some, there is no cure. Chemotherapy may be an option for the
treatment of mesothelioma if the chemicals can effectively target the
cancer cells. Radiation is also considered by doctors as a possible option
for the treatment and prevention of mesothelioma. In rare circumstances,
surgical procedures are used to remove the surrounding tissue. Your doctor
may also have other options for your treatment.
Are you ready to file your mesothelioma claim?
When you are prepared to file a claim for compensation, we are ready to
work with you. Fill out a free case evaluation form today so that we can
review your claim. Our firm may be able to file a lawsuit for the damages
Contact Angel Law, P.C. now!