(PRWEB) May 08, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "This week we are highlighting a topic we have never previously discussed in our never ending quest to provide solutions for all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma. The American Cancer Society has a published article that talks about a little known fact about mesothelioma which we wanted to share with all family members dealing with a recent diagnosis.”
According to the American Cancer Society, "Mesothelioma typically take a long time to develop. The time between first exposure to asbestos and diagnosis of mesothelioma is usually 30 years or more. Unfortunately, the risk of mesothelioma does not drop with time after exposure to asbestos. The risk appears to be lifelong. Unlike lung cancer, mesothelioma risk is not increased among smokers." http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/intheworkplace/asbestos
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “The typical diagnosed victim of mesothelioma we learn about are males in their 60's or 70's who was exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy, or in a manufacturing, or industrial workplace decades ago. More often than not, the victim is in an advanced stage of this rare form of cancer. One of our biggest challenges is getting one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys to a victim like this, because it is vital an extremely experienced mesothelioma attorney has a face-to-face conversation so they can get the specifics about any possible exposure to asbestos. As we would like to explain, with one call to 866-714-6466, this conversation can means hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars in extra mesothelioma compensation.
"Tragically most diagnosed victims of mesothelioma do not have the resources or knowledge to connect the dots from their symptoms to mesothelioma. As a result when we get the call from the victim's wife, adult son, or daughter we have to move extremely quickly in order to do everything possible to protect the victim and their compensation. Our recommendation to any individual exposed to asbestos while in the workplace, is to have an annual check up with their primary care physician and make sure to ask for a chest x-ray." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
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 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.
High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include: US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.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, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska.
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 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