NEW YORK, Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are passionate advocates dedicated to making certain that a US Navy Veteran who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or their family members, are talking almost immediately to the nation's most skilled attorneys as opposed to playing lawyer 'wheel of fortune' on the Internet. As we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303, if a Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma selects the wrong lawyer or law firm, he/she might get gouged on legal fees, shortchanged on compensation, or both." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize that almost all US Navy Veterans who will be diagnosed with mesothelioma this year were assigned to US Navy ship that had a home base located in:
- Navy Base Norfolk, Virginia (The world's largest navy base)
- Navy Base San Diego, California
- Navy Base Honolulu, Hawaii
- Navy Base Mayport-Jacksonville, Florida
- Navy Station Newport, Rhode Island
- Navy Submarine Base Kitsap, Washington (Bangor/Keyport)
- Navy Submarine Base New London, Connecticut
- Navy Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "What most US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma fail to realize is that there is such a thing as 'the nation's most qualified lawyers' when it comes to compensation for a sailor, an NCO, or an officer who now has mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure that occurred on a navy ship at sea or while the ship was at a shipyard for a retrofit or overhaul at a shipyard.
"If we had to limit ourselves to just one vital tip for a Veteran with mesothelioma or their family members it would be this: 'Call 800-714-0303 for honest advice about the nation's top mesothelioma attorneys who have a passion for assisting veterans and those who have served this nation through a compensation claim. We are specifically talking about a named partner for a law firm that helps Navy Veterans with mesothelioma nationwide and not an assistant, secretary, or paralegal. Don't ever settle for less.'" http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
Each year about 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, miners, manufacturing workers, pulp or paper mill workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, construction workers, rail road workers, and firemen. Typically, the exposure to asbestos for these types of workers occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s.
The average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Frequently victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia. 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 a US Navy Veteran with 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, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska. 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
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SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center