(PRWEB) June 05, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center has repeatedly said over the years the most diagnosed victims of mesothelioma do not get properly compensated for this rare form of cancer because either they hired the absolute wrong attorneys, or they had to deal with mesothelioma in a very advanced stage where the family did not have time to hire attorneys, create a will, power of attorney, or have time to do research of the nation's top mesothelioma attorneys. This week the group is sharing a Georgetown Hospital article that answers a major question such individuals might have.
“Am I At Risk for Malignant Mesothelioma?”
According to Georgetown Hospital,"The main risk factor for this cancer is contact with asbestos. In the past, asbestos was used in insulation. It was also used to make tiles, door gaskets, roofing, and patching compounds. The center comments that, “When an individual inhales asbestos fibers the tiny fibers travel to the lining of the lungs which is where the most harm is done. There is a possibility of having been exposed to these fibers if you worked with asbestos as a miner, factory worker, construction worker, insulation manufacturer or installer, ship construction worker, railroad or automotive worker, or in any other asbestos-related field.”
The Georgetown Hospital guide goes on to explain that, "There is no way to know for sure if you're going to get malignant mesothelioma. Certain factors can make you more likely to get this type of cancer than another person. These are called risk factors. Just because you have one or more risk factors does not mean you will get malignant mesothelioma. In fact, you can have all of the risk factors and still not get the cancer. On the other hand, you may have no known risk factors and get malignant mesothelioma. Tell your doctor."
For attribution purposes please visit: http://www.georgetownhospitalsystem.org/stw/Page.asp?PageID=STW016560
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is the nation's most passionate advocate for the best possible mesothelioma financial compensation. Before any diagnosed victim or their family members hire an attorney to pursue a financial claim settlement, please call the center anytime at 866-714-6466 to ensure they really are working with the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers who specialize in mesothelioma compensation claims nationwide. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The reason the group is so concerned is due to the average age of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma being 72 years old. Typically mesothelioma is initially diagnosed as pneumonia and family members fail to tell the attending medical doctors about the exposure to asbestos. The result of not informing the physician is a loss in valuable time, if it is indeed mesothelioma. For more information family members of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or individuals where mesothelioma is suspected are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center at 866-714-6466. 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, 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