Why Should I File a Claim?
Many workers were exposed to asbestos at an oil refining facility or another industrial setting. Refineries may have been filled with toxic materials, and employers had a duty to warn of the serious health risks of the job. Filing an occupational cancer lawsuit can compensate victims for medical costs and other losses.
Questions about Chevron Oil Refinery Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos Products in Oil Refineries
Oil refinery asbestos equipment may have included toxic gaskets, sealants, valves, piping and pumps. Refinery pumps were sealed and repaired with asbestos adhesives and sealants.
Dozens of manufacturers once made asbestos products that oil refineries utilized. Some of the largest manufacturers include the following:
- W. Chesterton Companyseals, packing, gaskets and hydraulic and pneumatic seals
- Garlock Sealing Technologiesgaskets, seals, pump packing, valve packing
- Hercules Packing Corporationasbestos gaskets
- Johns Manvillebuilding materials, pump packing, asbestos cement, adhesives, putty and insulation
- Philip Careyboilers, industrial equipment and pipes
- Pittsburgh CorningUnibestos pipe insulation
If you were exposed to asbestos at at Chevron work site, and have developed cancer or a related illness, you are likely to qualify for compensation. If you worked at the El Segundo, California Chevron Oil Refinery or another, contact the Lyon Firm to initiate a claim and reach a settlement.
Joe Lyon is an experienced Asbestos Cancer Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has two decades of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex toxic tort litigation. Asbestos cancer lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an illness. Mr. Lyon works with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an illness occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future.
The Statute of Limitations for Asbestos Cases
Asbestos was commonly found in many areas in oil refining facilities. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), many workers today may even carry the same risk of toxic exposure.
Mesothelioma and lung cancer cases have been diagnosed and former workers are still at risk due to a latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.