WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "In many instances, we are not afforded the opportunity or privilege of talking to the actual diagnosed victim of mesothelioma because they have already passed away. Just in the last month we spoke to a family whose loved one was being treated for pneumonia, and died. A autopsy revealed the cause of death was from a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma; not pneumonia. In another example the family of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, had only a few days after the actual diagnosis before he died. The good news in both instances the family members called us, and we were able to help these grieving families get to the nation's best mesothelioma compensation attorneys."
"After speaking with both of these families, it was clear that they were scrambling to figure out what to do next. We are so glad in both instances we heard from the families, and in both instances we believe the families will receive substantial compensation for their loss, because they now have two of the nation's top mesothelioma compensation attorneys working on their compensation claim. This is why we urge diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or in cases like this their family members to call us anytime at 866-714-6466, because there is no group more passionate about making certain all diagnosed victims receive the best possible compensation. 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, Oklahoma 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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