WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “If a physician has told an individual, or their family members that mesothelioma is a possibility they should call us immediately anytime at 866-714-6466, if the diagnosis has not yet been confirmed.” http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
The Center fears that the total number of victims of mesothelioma is far greater than reported by the CDC. The group says, “In our opinion too many victims of mesothelioma are never properly diagnosed, and as a result they never get compensated. The average age for a victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old.”
Many families don’t push for a diagnosis, or correlate the connection between exposure to asbestos and the possibility of mesothelioma. For these reasons, the Mesothelioma Victims Center is launching a national initiative to increase national awareness about mesothelioma, and the best possible compensation for diagnosed victims.
While US Navy Veterans, power plant, manufacturing, shipyard, or oil refinery workers, plumbers, electricians, and or welders may instantly come to mind, when asbestos exposure is mentioned. In reality school teachers, printers, construction workers, auto brake mechanics can also get this very rare form of cancer.
What is mesothelioma? According to the National Institute for Health, “The tissue that lines your lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs is called mesothelium. Mesothelioma is a tumor of that tissue. It usually starts in the lungs, or start in the abdomen.” http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mesothelioma.html
- Trouble breathing
- Pain under the rib cage
- Pain, swelling, or lumps in the abdomen
- Weight loss
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “If a medical doctor says mesothelioma is a possibility, we want the potential victim and/or their family members to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 so we can carefully explain what tests are needed to confirm a mesothelioma diagnosis. The most common type of test is a biopsy, as we would like to explain.
“At the same time, we can get the victim in touch with the nation’s best mesothelioma lawyers to ensure that all the proper things are in place to get the best possible compensation, if the pathology report confirms mesothelioma. To ensure a diagnosed victim, or their family retain a law firm to advance a mesothelioma compensation please call us first to ensure they really are dealing with the nation’s top law firms, and lawyers.” 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, Florida, 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, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, or Alaska.
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
Media Contact: M. Thomas Martin, Mesothelioma Victims Center, 866-714-6466, MesoAdvocate@Aol.Com
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SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center