Mesothelioma Victims Center Shares Recent BBC News Article And Urges US Lawmakers To Take Mesothelioma Compensation More Seriously Because Victims Deserve Much Better

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“A Recent BBC article covers a recent ruling on who pays for damages when an individual is diagnosed and passes away from mesothelioma as well as also touching on the sensitive topic of families too scared to seek out legal recourse for a family member with mesothelioma and states, '...they want to look after their families after they've died, but they're scared by the legal fees.' We believe a similar situation is taking place here in the US with countless individuals never pursuing compensation and want to urge these families and victims to call us at 866-714-6466 for our unsurpassed services focused on finding the best possible compensation and possible treatment options,” says the Mesothelioma Victims Center. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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We want to urge these families and victims to call us at 866-714-6466 for our unsurpassed services focused on finding the best possible compensation and possible treatment options.

This week, the Mesothelioma Victims Center is praising the UK's news media for continuous coverage on mesothelioma related events. “We want to share this article because of what it means for progressing the topic of mesothelioma for those here in the US. The article touches on a new ruling that took place that, '...lifts the burden of fear from thousands of mesothelioma sufferers.'" - Doug Jewell from the Asbestos Victims' Support Groups Forum UK.

“We think that Jewell had a great line in this article that comments on how the UK needed to amend how it looked at and handled mesothelioma cases. He says, 'We are committed to finding the best way to get claims settles fairly and quickly.' These words represent a paradigm shift in thought surrounding who should take responsibility for victims, which we would like to see here in the US. The article goes on to say, 'Mesothelioma is an awful condition which can destroy lives in a frighteningly short amount of time, and we want to help sufferers and their families.' These words are powerful because what they are also saying is that, much like here in US, the UK needs to rethink and implement better advocacy and education about what mesothelioma is; not only to those who have it, but also those who may have been exposed to asbestos decades ago and mesothelioma hasn't manifested itself yet,” says the Mesothelioma Victims Center.

The Mesothelioma Victims Center sometimes feels like they are fighting an uphill battle to make certain that all diagnosed victims receive the best possible compensation for this malignant form of cancer due to the lack of public awareness. The group says, “There just needs to be a better way for victims and potential victims to understand exactly what mesothelioma is and where to go for information on compensation that focuses on alleviating the negative association most victims have towards greedy law firms who only care about the bottom line. We simply care about the victim and want nothing more than to provide them with the nation's best attorneys who want to help the obtain the best possible compensation, and we will focus on treatment options and more."

"What is most frustrating for a group of attorneys like we have at the center comes in the form of diagnosed victims in a state like Florida, Ohio, Georgia or Arizona seeking to hiring a local personal-injury attorney to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim. We really want to stress how this is not a good idea if you value the amount of possible compensation because the local attorney, more than likely, will not have experience in handling a mesothelioma compensation claim and will guess at what will need to take place. It would be like taking your car to the dentist and asking for an oil change: it just doesn't make sense."

"Another aspect to mesothelioma is the average age of the victim. The typical victim of mesothelioma we talk to is around 70 years old and very sick, which often means they are not in the best frame of mind when it comes to hiring an attorney."

“Call us at 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com if you value the amount of compensation for this rare form of cancer,” says the Mesothelioma Victims Center.

For attribution purposes, please refer to the BBC October 2014 news article titled Asbestos victims win damages ruling. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29462702

Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center:

According to the CDC, the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. This year, between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, factory 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://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

According to the CDC, the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives, a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma could live in any state including New York, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.

For an up-to-date map from the CDC showing the states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma, please refer to their web site on this topic. http://www2.cdc.gov/drds/worldreportdata/figuretabledetailsarchive.asp?FigureTableID=139&GroupRefNumber=F07-02

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “If you call us at 866-714-6466, we will see to it that you have instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, who consistently get the best possible financial compensation results for their clients." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health's web site related to this rare form of cancer: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html

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