NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "About three quarters of the US Navy Veterans we talk to about their diagnosed mesothelioma tell us they were exposed to asbestos at a US Navy Shipyard. The words they most frequently use to describe their experience at a shipyard are "stuck" and "marooned." We have well over one decade's worth of talking to and helping US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma which we have condensed down to one vital suggestion:
"Call 800-714-0303 for on-the-spot access to some of the nation's most capable, skilled, and experienced mesothelioma attorneys who excel at compensation settlements."
According to the group, "Too many US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma end up on the short end of the compensation stick because they hired a lawyer or law firm that was either incompetent, or settled for a quick settlement, rather than working hard to get their client the best possible financial compensation settlement." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
Many US Navy Veterans who now have mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos at one of the following US Navy Shipyards:
* Norfolk Naval Shipyard http://www.navsea. navy.mil/Home/Shipyards/ Norfolk/
* Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bremerton, Washington) http://www.navsea. navy.mil/Home/Shipyards/PSNS- IMF/
* Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Maine http://www.navsea.navy. mil/Home/Shipyards/Portsmouth/
* New London, Connecticut Submarine Base: http://www. navymwrnewlondon.com/
* Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard: http://www.navsea. navy.mil/Home/Shipyards/PHNS- IMF/
* Brooklyn Navy Shipyard-Brooklyn, New York-Closed 1966
* Boston Navy Yard-Boston, Massachusetts-Closed 1974
* Philadelphia Naval Shipyard-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Closed 1995
* Long Beach Naval Shipyard-Long Beach, California-Closed 1997
* Hunters Point Naval Shipyard-San Francisco, California-Closed 1974
Tip from the Mesothelioma Victims Center for a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or their family members: "If the lawyers or law firm you are talking to cannot prove they were the lead attorneys for a US Navy Veteran receiving a million-dollar mesothelioma financial compensation settlement within the last twelve months, please call us at 800-714-0303 for direct access to some the leading mesothelioma attorneys in the nation who have these exact types of references." 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 US Navy Veteran who was marooned at a shipyard and now has mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.
High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, manufacturing/factory workers, pulp or paper mill workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, miners, construction workers, insulators, rail road worker, roofers, or firemen. As a rule, these types of workers were exposed to asbestos in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. US Navy Veterans make up about one-third of all US Citizens who are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. 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: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.
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SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center