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Mesothelioma Victims Center Hopes to Dispel Negative "Attorney" Stigma with Financial Claim Education

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SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center

The word "attorney" can be a turnoff for many US citizens, but the Mesothelioma Victims Center aims to get sufferers the financial compensation they deserve

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We recently spoke to the son of a lifeline residential and commercial construction worker diagnosed with mesothelioma. This victim's potential financial compensation claim could literally be worth hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars, but according to his son, the dad wanted nothing to do with attorneys' and is, 'not interested in any financial compensation claim' related to mesothelioma."

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The Victims Center says, "In instances like this we try to make certain the diagnosed victim's family is not stuck with what could be enormous medical costs, or related expenses. This is where we step in and help the diagnosed victim's family develop what we call a 'Plan B'. Basically we help the family develop a plan to make sure the expenses related to this incredibly rare form of cancer are covered, because we do not want any family left with a potentially enormous financial burden." For more information family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma can call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

In addition to the "Plan B" service, the Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly encourages families of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma to have the following key components in place-even if the diagnosed victim does not want to pursue a mesothelioma compensation claim:

  • Make certain the victim actually has a mesothelioma diagnosis from a medical doctor. The diagnosis must be supported by biopsy results.
  • It is absolutely vital a trusted and extremely responsible family member becomes appointed with power of attorney. In the event the diagnosed victim is no longer able to manage their affairs it is crucial a family member has the authority to do so.
  • Always make sure that an up-to-date, and properly executed will is in place.
  • If a family needs assistance with any of the above key components, the Mesothelioma Victims Center is offering their services for family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma who may not want to deal with attorneys, or to pursue a financial compensation claim. The Victims Center offers instant access to the nation's most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorney that will carefully explain to the family the downside of not being represented while the diagnosed victim is still alive. The Mesothelioma Victims Center is available to family members of a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma anytime at 866-714-6466. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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

The average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old*.  Victims of mesothelioma are frequently misdiagnosed with pneumonia. This year between 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma*. Mesothelioma is 100% attributable to exposure to asbestos*.

One-third of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma served in the US Navy. Other high-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include: shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s*. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

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.

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 compensation results for their clients." 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: www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm

Media Contact:

M. Thomas Martin 
866-714-6466

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