(PRWEB) April 28, 2014
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "CNN wrote an article on what a health-care proxy is, and what it means for estate planning. We thought the article was informational and have decided to share this resource with mesothelioma victims in the hopes of educating families on how important this subject matter is. The Center is dedicated to all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma and wants to make certain they have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys. The Compensation Center is a premier advocate for all diagnosed victims and their families when it comes to how to properly plan around the unfortunate and life altering news of a mesothelioma diagnosis, which is why the group wants to share what a health-care proxy is this week.”
From CNN Money Magazine: "Making your medical wishes known through living wills and health-care proxies now can save a lot of heartache later. You increase your chances of enforcing your directive when you have a health-care agent advocating on your behalf. You can name such an agent by way of a health-care proxy, or by assigning what's called a medical power of attorney. You sign a legal document in which you name someone you trust to make medical decisions on your behalf in the event that you can't do so for yourself. A health-care proxy applies to all instances when you're incapacitated, not just if you're terminally ill."
For attribution purposes please refer to Money Magazine's Lesson 101-Estate Planning Lesson Number 21: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/money101/lesson21/index4.htm
“Also known as a living will, a health-care proxy is important to have in place. As we would like to explain to a diagnosed victim, or their family members, with one call to 866-714-6466, it is absolutely vital a diagnosed victim get a health-care proxy in place as soon as possible after diagnosis. " http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
Information About Mesothelioma From The Mesothelioma Compensation Center For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families:
According to the US Centers for Disease Control the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. Each year between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "Based on our experience frequently mesothelioma is initially misdiagnosed as pneumonia.”
High-risk groups for exposure to asbestos include: US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, power plant workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include: Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, West Virginia, Florida, Wyoming, and Washington. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives diagnosed victims could be in any state including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Hawaii, or Alaska.
The Mesothelioma Compensation 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, because we really do want to make certain you, or your families receive the best possible mesothelioma compensation settlement for this rare form of cancer. No other group in the US offers this service." http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
For more information about a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control's web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm