Washington, DC, June 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging US Navy Veterans who served on a Cold War era US Navy ship to have annual chest x-rays performed in addition to telling their primary care physician about any exposure to asbestos which might have resulted from working in close proximity to the engine room, ammunition magazines, machine shop, or fuel storage areas.
If mesothelioma has been diagnosed, the Center is urging the Veteran and/or their family to call them at 866-714-6466 or visit http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.com
to ensure they have the nation's most experienced lawyers for compensation.
The Center says, "If you Google 'Best mesothelioma compensation US Navy Veteran,' we are number one on an organic search. Why are we so passionate about making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma get the best compensation?
"The answer is easy. If you served in our nation's armed forces and you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we will do everything possible to make certain that the Veteran with this rare cancer has on-the-spot access to the nation's most experienced lawyers, the nation's best medical treatment options, and everything else we can possibly think of.
"As we would like to explain, if the diagnosed victim or their family calls us at 866-714-6466, we will also try to educate the victim's family on what vital things they need to get in place to protect their loved one—typically their father and themselves. Our service is unsurpassed for diagnosed victims and/or their family. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this rare cancer, please call us and take us up on our offer. It would be a honor." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
For a listing of decommissioned US Navy ships that were in service during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s please refer to the US Navy website on this topic. http://www.navy.mil/navydata/ships/lists/decoms.asp
High risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include US Navy Veterans, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, miners, 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.
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, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, or 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."
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