The population of firefighters in the study had a rate of mesothelioma two times greater than the rate in the U.S. population as a whole
(PRWEB) May 14, 2014
This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is aggressively working towards getting the word out to diagnosed victims of mesothelioma who were exposed to asbestos while serving as a firefighter. FEMA has a published article with startling information suggesting that firefights are twice as likely to become diagnosed with mesothelioma as that of any other U.S. Civilian.
The Center can provide guidance to the victim and their family members about why it is vital to have one of the nation's best mesothelioma compensation attorneys representing them. At the same time, the group wants to do specific research aimed at enlightening everyone involved about possible treatment options in their specific area, and or region. For more information diagnosed victims, or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
FEMA has released a study about asbestos exposure related to U.S. firemen. According to the study, “After examining mortality patterns and cancer incidence among a group of 29,993 U.S. career firefighters employed between 1950–2009 in the cities of San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia, the researchers found that:
The population of firefighters in the study had a rate of mesothelioma two times greater than the rate in the U.S. population as a whole. This was the first study ever to identify an excess of mesothelioma in U.S. firefighters. The researchers said it was likely that the findings were associated with exposure to asbestos, a known cause of mesothelioma.”
For attribution purposes please refer to the November 2013 article related to this study:https://www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/firefighter_health_safety/health_fitness/cancer.shtm
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We had the honor of recently helping a retired professional firefighter who had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. In this instance the victim was 76 years old, a nonsmoker, and had worked as a firefighter for nearly 40 years. The attorneys we suggested to him got involved and quickly realized how complicated a mesothelioma compensation claim for a firefighter can be. A few of the nation's top mesothelioma compensation attorneys have now told us that these types of compensation claims can exceed several million dollars. What the Center wants to stress is that the attorney really needs to know what they are doing, and the diagnosed victim must have very good memory about specific fires he/she fought, especially commercial fires involving manufacturing or industrial facilities.
"Our number one passion is making certain all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get the best possible mesothelioma attorneys, because mesothelioma compensation is a byproduct of the skill of the mesothelioma attorney who represents their client. If you are a firefighter who has now been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or a family member acting on behalf of a loved one please call us at 866-714-6466, so we can provide all the information we have to give on this topic. We are incredibly passionate about the best possible compensation, and treatment options, and no group comes close to the quality of our service." 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, Rhode Island, 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.
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