(PRWEB) June 23, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Because we get so many phone calls each month from individuals or their family members trying to figure out how a loved one could be diagnosed with mesothelioma, this week we thought we would spend some time explaining how mesothelioma can develop.
We also want to explain that with one call to 866-714-6466 the diagnosed victim, or their family members can get instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers, well researched treatment options for the specific individual, and numerous other vital free services being offered by the Mesothelioma Victims Center." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
So how does mesothelioma develop?
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “The following information should serve as a guide to understanding mesothelioma. According to the American Cancer Society in a December 2013 posting, 'Asbestos exposure is the main cause of mesothelioma. After these fibers are breathed in, they travel to the ends of small air passages and reach the pleura, where they can damage mesothelial cells. This leads to inflammation and scarring. This may damage cells’ DNA and cause changes that result in uncontrolled cell growth. If swallowed, these fibers can reach the abdominal cavity where they have a role in causing peritoneal mesothelioma.' This information is incredibly important for anyone exposed to asbestos.”
Based on the calls they receive, the typical diagnosed victim of mesothelioma the Mesothelioma Victims Center hears from was exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy, working at an industrial or manufacturing workplace, as an automotive mechanic, a construction worker, as an electrician, or as a plumber. The typical time frames for the exposure to asbestos is anytime between to 1950s and the late 1980s. So in most instances the exposure to asbestos took place decades ago. 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.
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 website: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm