WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering a sad story as another reason why diagnosed victims of mesothelioma should call them at 866-714-6466 to get more information about the nation's top mesothelioma before they make the mistake of hiring a local personal injury attorney to handle a mesothelioma compensation claim.
About a year ago the Victims Center was contacted by the wife of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma who lived in the Midwest. She was on the verge of hiring a local personal injury attorney and contacted the group about wanting a national caliber mesothelioma attorney to review the circumstances of her husband's possible exposure to asbestos during the 40 years he worked as a boiler technician for the US Navy, followed by a career at an automotive manufacturing facility in Michigan. The Mesothelioma Victims Center did everything possible to persuade her against hiring the local attorney, who in this particular case, specialized in car accidents, by explaining how the attorneys they suggest handle only mesothelioma cases, and get better compensation results for their clients. Unfortunately the wife decided against Victims Center's advice and hired the local attorney. The decision probably cost the now widow, and her family over a million dollars. To date she has received about $60,000 in compensation, and the local personal injury attorney is no longer returning her phone calls. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We want to use the example of this widow of why we try our hardest to educate every single diagnosed mesothelioma victim that shopping for a local attorney just simply isn't worth it. At least once a week we get a call from the wife, son, or daughter of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma who have reached out to us because they understand why having instant access to the nation's most skilled, and experienced mesothelioma attorneys is extremely important, because they had to learn the hard way." For more information diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members are encouraged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.com
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
The average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Victims of mesothelioma are frequently misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma*. Mesothelioma is 100% attributable to exposure to asbestos.
One-third of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma served in the US Navy. Other high-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include: 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. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
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, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "If you call us at 866-714-6466, we will see to it that you have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys who consistently get the best compensation results for their clients." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.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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SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center