DEQ issues asbestos fine to Athena, Oregon resident. Get a free mesothelioma lawsuit evalution below.
In February 2008, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a $6,358 penalty to a man for the unlawful handling of asbestos-containing material at his Athena residence. Such outrageous and reckless behavior may ultimately result in lawsuits.
A DEQ air quality specialist said a neighbor complained to the department when they spotted the Oregon resident tearing down siding from an area of the house.
When the inspector investigated the site, he reportedly found shattered siding and informed the man the siding likely contained asbestos. He also told him that shattering the material released harmful fibers into the air.
Sadly, this is just one example of many our firm has come across where the failure to handle asbestos properly has imperiled the lives of others.
Perhaps you have worked in a high-risk industry and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Or, you may have lost a parent or spouse to an asbestos-related illness. In such situations, an entire family is confronted with important decisions about the future. These include the option of seeking compensation from those responsible for your circumstances.
Since 1986, our lawyers have dedicated themselves to helping those with mesothelioma and their families seek compensation for their illness. Weitz & Luxenberg is a leading plaintiffs' law firm that has represented people affected by mesothelioma for over 20 years. Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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