we recently identified an individual in his mid 60's who had initially been misdiagnosed with pneumonia, only later to discover was mesothelioma. This person spent three months working on a maintenance crew at a power plant on the Ohio River 40 years ago
(PRWEB) June 06, 2014
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, “According to a recent American Cancer Society report, 'The people with the heaviest exposure are those who worked in asbestos industries, such as shipbuilding, manufacturing, construction and insulation. Many of these people recall working in thick clouds of asbestos dust, day after day.' What we found most interesting about the report is just how long it takes for mesothelioma to manifest itself within the lung of a victim. We aren't talking overnight, in fact it takes roughly 30 years according to the ACS study.
"Family members of asbestos workers can also be exposed to higher levels of asbestos because the fibers can be carried home on the worker's clothing which are then inhaled by others in the household.
"Although use of asbestos has declined in the United States, people are still exposed to asbestos in the workplace. As an example in 2008, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration estimated that over one million employees in construction and general industries face significant asbestos exposure on the job, according to the ACS report."
For attribution purposes please refer to the American Cancer Society website about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma:
The Mesothelioma Compensation Center says, "Recently we had a conversation with whom we consider to be one of the top consumer attorneys in the United States. He was under the impression that mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos was on its way out because of federal laws that went into effect in the mid 1980s. He was stunned to learn that, in our opinion, the actual number of US citizens who die from mesothelioma was more than reported by the CDC, because we believe that with the average age of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma being 72 years old, and the fact that most victims of mesothelioma are initially misdiagnosed with pneumonia, the true number of mesothelioma victims who succumb to this rare form of cancer is north of 3,000 each year.
"Just as one example, we recently identified an individual in his mid 60's who had initially been misdiagnosed with pneumonia, only later to discover was mesothelioma. This person spent three months working on a maintenance crew at a power plant on the Ohio River when he was 19 years old. This was the only time in his life he was exposed to asbestos on a daily basis.”
What distinguishes the Mesothelioma Compensation Center from any other group in the US is their commitment to making certain all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get the best possible financial compensation for this rare form of cancer. The way they achieve this is by making certain all diagnosed victims have instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers. For more information a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Compensation Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.Com
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Compensation 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 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. 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, Oklahoma, 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 Compensation 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://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