WASHINGTON, July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is urging all individuals and their family members to call them immediately at 866-714-6466 if a medical doctor has suggested mesothelioma is a possibility. Without a proper diagnosis for this rare cancer, caused directly by asbestos exposure, compensation is basically impossible as the Center would like to explain. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "We literally get two to three calls a week from individuals calling on behalf of a deceased parent or relative. When we ask about a confirmation of mesothelioma, they often admit that there was no diagnosis. Many had no idea they needed a diagnosis in order to pursue compensation. This is when we have to tell them that no diagnosis, no compensation. Pretty sad stuff.
"If a medical doctor has suggested to a parent or loved one that mesothelioma may be showing on an x-ray please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can carefully help them figure out two important things:
- How incredibly vital it is to have a biopsy and confirmation from a pathologist confirming the presence of mesothelioma.
- After diagnosis, it is imperative that the diagnosed victim have on-the-spot access to the nation's most experienced mesothelioma lawyers who have handled countless successful compensation claims for other victims.
"We don't want to see even one single diagnosed victim of mesothelioma get financially shortchanged. We also want to avoid the potential for victims of this rare cancer to get treated for pneumonia, because he/she was in their 70s, and a doctor misdiagnosed them. If you have a loved one with a Navy history, or asbestos exposure in an industrial, or a manufacturing and is now showing signs of pneumonia, please tell the person's doctor about the asbestos workplace exposure." http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
The American Cancer Society asks, "How is malignant mesothelioma diagnosed? Mesothelioma is most often diagnosed after a person goes to a doctor because of symptoms they are having. If there is a reason to suspect you might have mesothelioma, your doctor will examine you and use one or more tests to find out. Symptoms might suggest that the problem could be mesothelioma, but tests will be needed to confirm the diagnosis."
For attribution purposes please refer to the American Cancer Society website on this topic. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/malignantmesothelioma/detailedguide/malignant-mesothelioma-diagnosed
High risk groups for exposure to asbestos include the US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, steel mill workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, welders, insulators, auto mechanics, machinists, construction workers, or miners. 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, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, 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.
"Before you hire a lawyer to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim please call us first, so you get it right." 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