(PRWEB) August 25, 2014
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos multiple decades ago at a workplace such as at a shipyard, power plant, manufacturing facility, or while serving in the US Navy to get up-to-speed on asbestos and asbestos related illnesses such as mesothelioma.
Typically the Center hears from a family whose loved one has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma. All too often the individual is in a late stage of this rare form of cancer which is scary because the window of time to act on compensation or treatment options is narrow. As the Center would like to explain with one call to 866-714-6466 time is of the essence, and the quality of the mesothelioma attorney matters, if the diagnosed victim, or their family members are concerned about the best possible compensation.
To better help educate victims and family members, the group has composed a Q&A based upon the most frequently asked questions. The group answers these questions using the expert research of the EPA.
Q: “What is Asbestos?”
A: “Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil.”
Q: “Where Can I Find Asbestos?”
A: “Because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Asbestos has also been used in a wide range of manufactured goods, mostly in building materials (roofing shingles, ceiling and floor tiles, paper products, and asbestos cement products), friction products (automobile clutch, brake, and transmission parts), heat-resistant fabrics, packaging, gaskets, and coatings.”
For attribution please visit http://www2.epa.gov/asbestos
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "In about half the calls we receive, we have to explain to family members what mesothelioma is, and how incredibly vital it is to get up-to-date information on vital issues that must be addressed. These include: healthcare treatment options, instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, wills, trusts, power of attorney, and more.
“We offer an unsurpassed free service for all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma or their family members with one call to 866-714-6466, from 8AM EDT to 10 PM EDT seven days a week." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:
High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, power plant workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
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 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos.
According to the CDC, 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 compensation settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime." 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