WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma who worked at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard to call 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com if they were routinely exposed to asbestos, as compensation for these specific types of individuals can frequently exceed one million dollars. This week the group is also focusing in on US Navy Veterans and shipyard workers nationwide who worked in similar work environments to Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, California as the EPA is actively working on cleaning up nearly 1,300 sites nationwide.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is calling attention to the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard in the Bay Area as a place that has been an EPA cleanup site since 1989. This means that the EPA is still actively working on cleaning up the working conditions for tens of thousands of individuals that potentially could have had extreme exposure to asbestos over many years at work. The reason the numbers are so high is because aside from the shipyards workforce, US Navy sailors frequently would stay on their ship when it was in dry dock at a shipyard such as Hunters Point. That number is even higher when factoring in the number of workers potentially exposed to asbestos during a retro fit of the ship.
The Center says, "The financial compensation for these types of individuals really can exceed one million dollars if they have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a great legal team behind them. For the shipyard workers it can be millions of dollars, because frequently they worked on so many ships. The dangers of asbestos exposure were not well passed on to workers from the 1950's to the 1970's, so many who remained on their ship during a dry dock or overhaul used very little protective clothing or masks to protect them from the airborne fibers.
"If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and you are a former shipyard worker, US Navy Veteran, or family member of such an individual, please call us at 866-7146466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com for our unsurpassed services focused on retrieving the best possible compensation. Other industry-leading services we offer include a comprehensive list of treatment options, and a checklist of steps you must take to successfully gain compensation for victims and/or their family members."
For more information about the Hunters Point Navy Shipyard please refer to the EPA web site that discusses the environmental issues associated with this former workplace at:
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and 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 CDC the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. This year between 2500 and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "If you call us at 866-714-6466, we will see to it that you have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, who consistently get the best possible financial compensation results for their clients." 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 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
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