WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to better help diagnosed victims of mesothelioma in the United States understand just how important having a power of attorney is, the Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging anyone suffering from mesothelioma to call 866-714-6466 for a thorough explanation on why giving power of attorney to a very trusted family member is so incredibly vital. The Center is offering to help diagnosed victims who visit http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com with information on retaining the services of a successful attorney or law firm to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim, who will also help with issues related to power of attorney.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Within the last month we have heard from three different families in the midst of full meltdown because a diagnosed victim had not assigned power of attorney to a trusted family member before passing away. Without a will, there is not very much we can do to help a family after a mesothelioma victim succumbs to this rare disease. To ensure that victims and families have the most up-to-date information on how to establish a power of attorney, we have found a useful article from CNN Money.
"Don't be foolhardy in thinking that you'll be fine without power of attorney. Our experience in dealing with the aftermath of families who decided to forgo establishing a will tells us that too many victims succumb to mesothelioma and leave an enormous headache on the unprepared family. Another thing we see all too often is little research done on finding the very best mesothelioma compensation attorneys to advance a compensation claim. The result is usually the same: losing out on possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation because they hired a local personal injury attorney who may or may not have ever dealt with a claim like this.
"One of the first questions we ask families in this situation is, 'Who is a very trusted family member that is willing and able to handle being the power of attorney?' Typically it ends up being the victim's wife, or their adult son/daughter."
For more information about how vital it is to have one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers working on behalf of your diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, all victims and/or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. The attorneys the Center will suggest do not overlook something as vital as power of attorney. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.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 Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's.
US Navy Veterans account for a significant portion of all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma each year. According to the US Centers for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Each year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.
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 Compensation Center receives a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.
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 on a nationwide basis." http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.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
M. Thomas Martin
SOURCE Mesothelioma Compensation Center