(PRWEB) July 11, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center firmly believes the true number of people who die each year from mesothelioma is much higher than the numbers being reported by the CDC or the National Institute of Health.
According to the CDC, the average victim is about 72 years old and frequently this rare for of cancer is misdiagnosed as pneumonia. It is for this reason the Victims Center is urging a new national focus on mesothelioma, along with strong encouragement for workers who were exposed to moderate to heavy levels of asbestos in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s to get an annual chest x-ray that is focused on identifying potential tumors, or masses in their lungs.
Why is the Mesothelioma Victims Center so concerned about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma that includes national awareness about asbestos related illnesses? According to the CDC in February 2014, an estimated 27 million workers were exposed to aerosolized asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979. http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=29&po=7
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "Typically by the time we hear from a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma, or their family members, the mesothelioma is in advanced stages, and we need to move extremely quickly to ensure the victim has the best possible mesothelioma attorneys so the victim gets the best possible compensation, and hopefully access to cutting edge treatment options that might be available to prolong the victim's life. As we would like to explain to any individual concerned about asbestos exposure, and mesothelioma annual chest x-rays are vital for anyone exposed to asbestos decades ago."
For more information about mesothelioma compensation, or treatment options a diagnosed victim, or their family members are urged to contact the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime 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, 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 website: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm