WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center believes the average citizen is not aware of how prolonged exposure to asbestos can be lethal, and is convinced that many victims and/or family members who contact them have little to no idea what mesothelioma is nor do they understand the connection to asbestos. As the top advocacy group in the United States for victims of mesothelioma, the Mesothelioma Victims Center shares what mesothelioma is and urges anyone battling this rare disease to contact them anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com for instant access to the nation's best mesothelioma compensation lawyers, a customized checklist, and information on available treatment centers.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are doing everything possible to make certain that all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and/or their family members have what they need in order to make choices after a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. We urge anyone involved to call us at 866-714-6466 so that we can do everything possible to make sure they get the best possible compensation and ensure they have the nation's best mesothelioma compensation attorneys. This week we want to educate individuals who were exposed to asbestos while in the workplace on how annual medical checkups, that include a chest x-ray, could save your life.
"One of our biggest problems with diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and their family member is simple: they don't know all that much about mesothelioma or the connection to asbestos. We want to share what the EPA has listed on the topic of mesothelioma and talk with victims on how exposure to asbestos decades ago is the leading indicator in developing mesothelioma. For more information about asbestos and illnesses caused by exposure to asbestos please refer to the EPA's website on this topic."
Any individual, or family member acting on behalf of a victim, dealing with a diagnosis of mesothelioma is urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center at 866-714-6466 or http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com for their unparalleled services focused on the best compensation and treatment options.
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, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, 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
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
SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center