WASHINGTON, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now launching an initiative focused on professional roofers who had years of exposure to asbestos while tearing off or installing roofs, because as the group would like to explain, the compensation for these types of people can be significant, provided they have the highest caliber legal team advancing their compensation claim. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Would a professional roofer trust an inexperienced crew to install a flat roof, if the crew had never heard of the word "flashing?" The answer is no. We have the same argument for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma when it comes to them hiring a lawyer or law firm to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim. If the lawyer or law firm is inexperienced, the diagnosed victim will not get adequately compensated, especially if they fall into a category of construction workers such as roofers.
"The reason we are so focused on former roofers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma is because we have spoken with several in the last few months, and it was extremely enlightening. For those who do not know, the process of removing and installing a roof in the rain during the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s was not practiced because of the potential for property damage. The problem with this approach is that roofing only took place in dry conditions. The prefect conditions for asbestos fibers to become airborne are when the air is dry and there is nothing to contain the nearly microscopic fibers. The potential for asbestos exposure in a roof tear off or roof installation is off the charts, especially if there was no wind.
"We also want to add that many types of flat roofs, roofing felt, insulation, and roofing shingles during the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, almost all contained asbestos, and these products were available in all 50 states.
"Our big fear, know that mesothelioma is an incredibly rare form of cancer, is that victims miss out on an opportunity like what we do. We cannot emphasize enough just how vital it is for diagnosed victims to call us at 866-714-6466 before they hire an attorney to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim, especially if they were exposed to asbestos while working as a roofer. You don't want a lawyer to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim involving roofing products that contained asbestos, if they have never done one before." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
For attribution please refer to the EPA website titled, "Learn About Asbestos." http://www2.epa.gov/asbestos/learn-about-asbestos
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
According to the CDC the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma.
High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, steel mill workers, oil refinery workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
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 Victims Center receives a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, or Alaska.
For an up to date map from the CDC showing the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma please refer to their web site on this topic. http://www2.cdc.gov/drds/worldreportdata/figuretabledetailsarchive.asp?FigureTableID=139&GroupRefNumber=F07-02
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 possible financial compensation results for their clients." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.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 Victims Center