WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We have all heard of secondhand exposure to tobacco products, but we rarely hear about secondhand exposure to asbestos and the mesothelioma diagnosis that can follow. Unfortunately, secondhand exposure to mesothelioma is a reality, and it will continue to be for some time. The saddest call we get is from desperate individuals wondering how it could be possible that they now have mesothelioma, even without ever having stepped foot in a workplace that used asbestos."
The group says, "Secondhand mesothelioma compensation claims can be just as valuable as compensation claims for individuals that developed the rare cancer from daily exposure in the work place, which is why we urge anyone in this situation to contact us at 866-714-6466." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com."
"The first question we ask these individuals is if they were married to any type of worker who may have come into contact with asbestos. We've found that more than 50% of the time, it is the wife of a worker who spent many years working in a manufacturing or industrial setting from the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s. If not a manufacturing facility, it is a power plant, shipyard, or an industry that involved heavy use of asbestos.
"The victim in these types of situations was exposed to asbestos while being around the worker's clothing. Typically this happens when clothing is removed within the house and allowed to float around in the air. Another common occurrence happens when the contaminated clothing is washed in with other clothing. These are by far the saddest types of mesothelioma victims we talk to, as many are completely clueless as to what mesothelioma is and why they have it.
"We make it our business to see to it that instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers is provided to these individuals, because these cases do require experienced lawyers if the victim and/or their family hope to get compensated."
For more information, all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma can call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com for their unsurpassed services.
For attribution purposes about secondhand exposure to asbestos, please refer to the EPA website titled Asbestos and Your Health. http://yosemite.epa.gov/r10/owcm.nsf/asbestos/asbestos+and+health
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 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
According to the US Center for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old.
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, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, 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
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SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center