WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Because the average age of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old, and because victims are frequently misdiagnosed with pneumonia, the Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging family members to call on behalf of their loved one. "From our experience, often times victims can be too weak or sick to call on their own, which is why we stress that the family gets involved and call us anytime at 866-714-6466," says the Mesothelioma Victims Center.
"In order for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma to get the best possible compensation, it is absolutely vital the attorney representing the victim has a complete understanding of how or where the diagnosed victim could have been exposed to asbestos. To ensure this happens please call us at 866-714-6466, and we will do everything possible to have one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys in the victim's home within forty-eight hours for a one-on-one conversation about how and where the victim was possibly exposed to asbestos. It is this vital information that becomes the foundation for the most successful types of mesothelioma compensation settlements." 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