WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "Because the average diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is in their 70's, and because only the diagnosed victim will know the specifics of how, where, or when they were exposed to asbestos, it is vital that the victim and their family try to develop a checklist of the specifics of their asbestos exposure. Leaving an important part out could literally cost the diagnosed victim hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost compensation."
For more information a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members can call the Mesothelioma Compensation Center anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via their web site at http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
Mesothelioma Compensation Center's suggested checklist for all diagnosed victims or family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma:
- Does the diagnosed victim recall where, or under what circumstances they were initially exposed to asbestos, and the time frames involved? As an example the diagnosed victim served in the US Navy from 1965 to 1969, and served on three ships. His place of work on the ship was the boiler room.
- If the diagnosed victim can narrow down the time frames, and the place, or places they were exposed to asbestos, do they have any recollection of the types of parts, or equipment that contained asbestos in their workplace? The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "It is this type of specificity that could dramatically improve the diagnosed victims prospects for much better compensation."
- Does the diagnosed victim recall the names, or possibly have the contact information of coworkers who may have witnessed the exposure?
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "While we can get the nation's best mesothelioma attorneys to the victim's home within 48 hours after calling us at 866-714-6466, having at least some of this information in place will be priceless for one of these incredibly skilled legal specialists. With this type of information they can start designing the mesothelioma compensation claim on the spot with the goal being the best possible compensation for the victim." http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
Information About Mesothelioma From The Mesothelioma Compensation Center For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families:
High-risk groups for exposure to asbestos include: the US Navy, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s.
US Navy Veterans account for about one-third of all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma each year. The average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Each year between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is 100% attributable to exposure to asbestos.
The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include: Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including: California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, or Alaska. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "If you call us at 866-714-6466, we will see to it that you have on the spot access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, because these incredibly skilled legal experts consistently get the best financial compensation results for their clients." http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control's web site: www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm
M. Thomas Martin
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