NEW YORK, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We set our highest priority to those that fall in the category of US Navy Veterans who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. We simply want them to receive the very best possible financial compensation for this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. We are specifically urging a US Navy Veteran who has mesothelioma to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 if their exposure to asbestos took place at a Navy Shipyard.
"We also make it a priority to ensure a US Navy Veteran is literally talking to some of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys because to receive the very best possible mesothelioma compensation, a Navy Veteran will need the nation's top mesothelioma attorneys.
"This group of people with mesothelioma is as what we refer to as 'extreme exposure' to asbestos victims. In most instances, the asbestos exposure took place below deck in a confined area of the ship while it was at a shipyard for an overhaul or retrofit. The Navy sailor would be assisting shipyard workers for up to 10-12 hours per day, and in many instances the Navy Veteran had to remain on the ship to sleep. We have spoken first hand with dozens of individuals that were in this circumstance that would wake up in the morning thinking they had been covered in snow. In reality-it was asbestos that they were covered in and had been breathing all night as they slept." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
If the Mesothelioma Victims Center had just one vital tip for a US Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or their family it would be:
- "Please call us at 800-714-0303 to make certain you are talking directly with some of the nation's most skilled, experienced, and capable mesothelioma attorneys as opposed to a local car accident attorney."
"The best mesothelioma compensation settlements are a result of the nation's top full-time mesothelioma attorneys who specialize in financial compensation for US Navy Veterans. Also, we need to emphasize we are not talking about a possible $1,100 per month VA disability check; we are talking about a compensation settlement that could be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more," says the group.
Most US Navy Veterans who were exposed to asbestos at a shipyard were exposed at one of the following US Navy Shipyards:
- Norfolk Naval Shipyard http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Shipyards/Norfolk/
- Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bremerton, Washington) http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Shipyards/PSNS-IMF/
- Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Maine http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Shipyards/Portsmouth/
- New London, Connecticut Submarine Base: http://www.navymwrnewlondon.com/
- Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard: http://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Shipyards/PHNS-IMF/
- Brooklyn Navy Shipyard-Brooklyn, New York-Closed 1966
- Boston Navy Yard-Boston, Massachusetts-Closed 1974
- Philadelphia Naval Shipyard-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Closed 1995
- Long Beach Naval Shipyard-Long Beach, California-Closed 1997
- Hunters Point Naval Shipyard-San Francisco, California-Closed 1974
According to the CDC, the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.
However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives a US Navy Veteran with mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.
High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, manufacturing/factory workers, pulp or paper mill workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, miners, construction workers, insulators, rail road worker, roofers, or firemen. As a rule, these types of workers were exposed to asbestos in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. US Navy Veterans make up about one-third of all US Citizens who are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303. Please don't shortchange yourself when it comes to mesothelioma financial compensation." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html
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SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center