WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging US Navy Veterans who served between the 1950s and the 1980s to tell their primary care physician if they were exposed to asbestos on a US Navy ship, or at a US Navy installation because early detection of mesothelioma can open numerous treatment option possibilities as well as help the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers design a much better claim for the victim. For more information about the Mesothelioma Victims Center's remarkable services focused on the best possible treatment options and the best possible compensation, all diagnosed victims and/or their family members are urged to call the center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "In the last five decades, millions of US Navy sailors were possibly exposed to asbestos while on a US Navy ship, at a shipyard, or at a US Navy installation. We are urging these individuals to tell their primary care physician if they were exposed to asbestos during their time in the navy because we are convinced thousands of US citizens die each year from mesothelioma without proper diagnosis. Tragically, without a diagnosis there can be no compensation for this rare form of cancer.
"We also need to emphasize compensation for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma who served in the US Navy, and were exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy can easily exceed hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes over one million dollars."
If a medical doctor has suggested mesothelioma, or is concerned about mesothelioma as a possibility the Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging the potential victim, or their family members to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 for the specifics as to what must be done to confirm a mesothelioma diagnosis. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
For attribution purposes please refer to the infoplease statistical chart referred as Active Duty Military Personnel, 1940–2011 courtesy of the United States Department of Defense.
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
According to the US Center for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This 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 Victims Center receives a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Rhode Island, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, 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
High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing, or industrial 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. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Before you hire a mesothelioma attorney please call us at 866-714-6466, and compare the qualifications of who we consider to be the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys to any other lawyer, or law firm. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain." 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
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