WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging all US homeowners to familiarize themselves with the dangers of exposure to asbestos in any home constructed with the material as there could be a remote possibility of developing a malignant form of cancer called mesothelioma. Any individual diagnosed with mesothelioma, or family member acting on behalf of a victim, is urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com for on-the-spot access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, treatment centers, and unsurpassed resources.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is taking action this week and urging all US homeowners to get to know the potential asbestos hazards lurking in their homes, especially if the home was constructed prior to the 1980s. While the Center's number one goal is the best possible compensation for diagnosed victims of this rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, they are also incredibly passionate about preventing any unnecessary and avoidable exposure to the toxic asbestos fibers.
The Center says, "On cable TV ads for mesothelioma, we frequently hear key words such as, 'construction workers' being used, and as true as it is that construction workers in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s were frequently exposed to asbestos on extreme levels, it is also true that many of those homes still contain asbestos. The danger of asbestos exposure come when a homeowner decides to renovate, and begins tearing down asbestos filled materials that release the fibers into the air.
"What we want to do this week is share information on the topic from the EPA. Visit http://www2.epa.gov/asbestos/protect-your-family if you're thinking about working on your home, especially if it was constructed prior to the 1980s."
Before any diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members in any state hire a law firm to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim, they are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center at 866-714-6466 or http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com for their unsurpassed services aimed at anyone going through the difficult time of a diagnosis of this rare disease.
"One of our passions is making certain that individuals in this predicament have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers, because there is a direct relationship between the compensation a diagnosed victim of this rare form of cancer receives, and the skill of the lawyer advancing a mesothelioma compensation claim."
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.
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, 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