WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is launching a new initiative focused on making certain all diagnosed victims of this rare form of cancer exposed to asbestos at a coal-fired power plant have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers. When it comes to power plants and exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma victims and/or their family members need to contact the specialists at 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com if the family wants any hope of obtaining the very best compensation.
The center says, "Over the years we have been extremely honored that so many diagnosed victims of mesothelioma came to us for advice on what to do for a loved one exposed to asbestos while working in conditions that subjected them to daily exposure to the toxic fibers. Coal-fired power plants have recently come to our attention, so this week we have decided to begin a new initiative based entirely around helping individuals who may have questions about the compensation claim process.
"The common theme we see among power plant workers is exposure. What changes from person to person is the level of exposure and the amount of time spent in work environments where asbestos was used. Unfortunately for us, the battle to educate potential victims is forever uphill, as the signs of mesothelioma look similar to pneumonia. This often leads individuals to ignore their work history and settle with treating what they think is pneumonia. What we want to do is to spend the time with these individuals who suspect mesothelioma but are unsure of where to begin and go over how incredibly important it is that they have the nation's top mesothelioma compensation lawyers working on their side. This is a service we offer on the spot with one call to 866-714-6466.
"These types of claims can produce some of the most significant compensation settlements we have seen. What we really want to stress to these individuals is simple—if you don't seek help, compensation will not happen."
For more information, a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com.
For more information about existing U.S. Coal Plants please refer to SourceWatch, a project of the Center for Media and Democracy. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Existing_U.S._Coal_Plants
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include 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 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
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 2,500 and 3,000 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, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, Colorado, 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
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 compensation settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime." 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