WASHINGTON, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging US Navy Veterans and/or civilian workers who were exposed to asbestos at a US Navy shipyard to call 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com about why it is so incredibly vital to have the best possible lawyers advancing their compensation claim, if they have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Not having the best mesothelioma lawyers in your corner advancing your compensation claim, if you have been diagnosed with this rare cancer, is like sending a US Navy ship into harm's way without ammunition."
"About one-third of the diagnosed victims of mesothelioma we talk to are US Navy Veterans, who not only had daily exposure to asbestos on a US Navy ship, but more often than not had extreme asbestos exposure because they were exposed to asbestos when their ship was in a US Navy shipyard for a retrofit or overhaul. Typically the US Navy Veteran describes their shipyard experience as working all day in a cloud of asbestos, and then waking up in the morning covered with asbestos.
"We cannot emphasize enough how incredibly vital it is for individuals like these, or their family members to call us at 866-714-6466 to make certain that these specific types of cancer victims have assembled the best possible legal experts to advance their mesothelioma compensation claim. As we would like to explain, hiring a less-than-qualified lawyer or law firm to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim means that the victim and their family are stuck with that decision." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
Active US Navy Shipyards in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s
- Norfolk, Virginia
- Bremerton, Washington
- Long Beach, California
- Hunters Point, California
- Bangor, Maine
- Groten, Connecticut
For attribution please refer to the Shipyard History website titled "Public Shipyards." http://www.shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/3public.htm
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, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.
For a 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, steel mill workers, manufacturing, or industrial workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, miners, 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