In Florida the problem is particularly acute because the victim moved to Florida to retire. The actual exposure to asbestos took place in the Northeast, or the Midwest
(PRWEB) December 02, 2014
The Florida Mesothelioma Victims Center fears there are millions of US citizens who had extreme exposure to asbestos decades ago at a manufacturing facility, a power plant, as a construction worker, auto repair technician, or while serving in the US Navy, and they do not know what mesothelioma even is. The Center is urging individuals like this who are now in their late 50's, 60's, 70's, or 80's to tell their primary care physician about the exposure so that an x-ray exam is part of the individuals annual checkup.
The Victims Center says, "The average diagnosed victim of mesothelioma we talk to never considered mesothelioma as even a remote possibility. In Florida the problem is particularly acute because the victim moved to Florida to retire. The actual exposure to asbestos took place in the Northeast, or the Midwest. If this is you, or your loved one please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can provide you with instant access to the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation lawyers, the best treatment facilities in Florida, and vital information every victim, or their family members need." http://Florida.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
So how seriously does the state of Florida take exposure to asbestos now?
According to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, "Asbestos is well recognized as a health hazard and is highly regulated. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) asbestos regulations are intertwined in this area."
For attribution please refer to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection last updated October 31st, 2014. http://www.dep.state.fl.us/air/emission/asbestos.htm
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, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery 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://Florida.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 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, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska.
For a 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 Florida 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. We want to emphasize our services are available in every community in Florida including Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Orlando, Hialeah, Fort Lauderdale, Tallahassee, Port Saint Lucie, Cape Coral. When it comes to obtaining the best mesothelioma compensation settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain anytime." http://Florida.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