Construction Employers Fined $4.9 Million

British Columbia companies that violated the federal safety regulations on the work site were fined $4.9 million in the year of 2011 by the statutory agency WorkSafeBC. The fines range from $700 to $250,000. The maximum fine was imposed against the heavy construction contractor Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. The company was fined for allegedly causing the death of a 24-year-old man in 2009 February. Asbestos removal jobs were a main focus for the safety agency in 2011. The agency formed an eight-member-team of prevention officers for focusing on violations in housing demolition and asbestos cleanup projects. Around 15 percent of the fines imposed in 2011 were for violations relating to asbestos handling. Most of the companies fined were home demolition contractors. Asbestos-removal contractor Arthur Moore was one among those named for repeated safety violations in 2011. Moore continuously ignored the order of a BC Supreme Court to stop exposing innocent employees including teenagers to toxic asbestos fibers. He was sent to jail for 60 days for contempt of court.  




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Carboplatin in Peritoneal Mesothelioma Treatment

Carboplatin Shows Substantial Promise in Peritoneal Mesothelioma Treatment, Baron and Budd Reports Study Indicates Carboplatin Can Deliver Superior Performance When Compared to Other Chemotherapy Drugs Los Angeles, CA – June 19 – A study conducted by a surgical team at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska published April 8, 2014, has shown what researchers believe is the correct chemotherapy drug to use in conjunction with surgery in patients suffering from peritoneal mesothelioma, reports the national law firm of Baron and Budd. As a result, survival rates may increase substantially. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24887664) A rare form of asbestos cancer, peritoneal mesothelioma attacks the lining of the abdomen. It affects approximately 500 patients a year in the United States and is caused by the ingestion or inhalation of asbestos, according to the study. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1994863/) The typical course of treatment is to eliminate as much cancer as possible using surgery and then using heated chemotherapy drugs to rinse the abdomen. The team of surgeons studied 44 patients who had been treated at Creighton University Medical Center from 2003 to 2010. According to the study, some of the patients were given mitomycin during chemotherapy while the others were treated with carboplatin. Mitomycin is an antibiotic used to fight tumors, while carboplatin is a platinum-based drug. According to the study, of the patients treated with mitomycin, 72 percent lived a year after surgery while 27 percent survived five years or more. Of the patients treated with carboplatin, nearly 90 percent survived one year and nearly 63 percent were still alive at the five-year mark. In addition, patients given mitomycin spent nearly four times longer in intensive care and six days more in the hospital compared to those treated with carboplatin. Those treated with mitomycin also needed more than four times as many blood transfusions. “Advancements in the treatment of different forms of mesothelioma are occurring with more and more regularity, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Russell Budd, managing director of mesothelioma law firm Baron and Budd. “We applaud any finding such as this that will help mesothelioma patients live fuller, longer lives.” For nearly 40 years, the national law firm of Baron and Budd has fought for the rights of mesothelioma patients by holding accountable the companies responsible for their suffering. Give us a call at 866-855-1229 or visit our website at http://www.fightmesothelioma.com to learn how we may be able to help if you or a loved one has contracted this disease. ABOUT BARON & BUDD, P.C. The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has a more than 30-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for asbestos sufferers and their families. As one of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who are suffering as a result of exposure to asbestos. Baron & Budd achieved the largest mesothelioma verdict ever in the state of Texas, a $55 million verdict for an asbestos sufferer and his family in El Paso, Texas. Contact Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.1229 for additional information on mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers and mesothelioma attorneys. Contact Information Amanda Billo Baron & Budd http://baronandbudd.com +1 (214) 991-1051



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Take the American Cancer Society Test

Mesothelioma Victims Center Urges Individuals Who Had Heavy Exposure to Asbestos in the Workplace Decades Ago to Take the American Cancer Society’s Test Advice Seriously This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is commenting on a recent American Cancer Society report that advises individuals who suspect they may have been exposed to asbestos to talk to their doctor about regular health checkups. USA – June 13, 2014 – The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “This week we are sharing a report from the American Cancer Society because it gives potential mesothelioma victims extremely important advice. The ACS recommends having your doctor test for mesothelioma if you had heavy exposure to asbestos at a workplace, or while serving our nation in the US Navy. The key to keeping on top of this rare type of cancer is to have regular x-rays and or CT scans done, again for those who had heavy exposure to asbestos.” The Mesothelioma Victims Center is certain hundreds, or thousands of US citizens die each year from a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and they were never properly diagnosed with mesothelioma which resulted in the victim, or their family members, never receiving any compensation that could have been hundreds of thousands, or over a million dollars. According to the American Cancer Society, “If you have been exposed to asbestos, it is important to assess the amount of exposure. If you were exposed only very briefly, or only at very low levels, your risk of a resulting disease is probably low. However, if you were exposed at high levels or for long periods of time, you may be at increased risk of certain cancers such as mesothelioma. You can protect your health in several ways: Talk to your doctor about whether you should get regular health checkups to look for signs of asbestos-related diseases. You may want to ask about seeing a doctor experienced with asbestos-related diseases. Some doctors recommend that people with heavy asbestos exposure get regular chest x-rays or CT scans and lung function tests. These tests can’t detect asbestos fibers themselves, but they may be able to detect problems that could be caused by the fibers. Tell your doctor if you start to have symptoms that might be related to asbestos exposure such as shortness of breath, a new or worsening cough, pain or tightness in the chest, trouble swallowing, or unintended weight loss. See your doctor promptly for any respiratory illness that does not go away.” For attribution purposes please refer to the American Cancer Society’s web site related to asbestos exposure: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/othercarcinogens/intheworkplace/asbestos The Mesothelioma Victims Center is extremely committed to making certain all diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members, have instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys that consistently get the best compensation settlements for their clients. The group is also equally committed to making certain all diagnosed victims have instant access to the nation’s top mesothelioma treatment centers. Diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, their family members, or individuals concerned about possible mesothelioma can call the Mesothelioma Victims Center anytime at 866-714-6466. Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center: 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 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos. High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include: US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. 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 including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and 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 settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain.” 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: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm Contact Information M Thomas Martin Americas Watchdog 5 http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.com +1 (866) 714-6466



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Mesothelioma Patients Legal Fight

Baron and Budd Empowers Mesothelioma Patients to Fight for Legal Justice Nationwide law firm works to protect rights of mesothelioma patients LOS ANGELES  – June 05 – With an estimated 300,000 mesothelioma cases predicted to be diagnosed in the U.S. before the year 2030, the asbestos crisis is still a looming issue. The attorneys at Baron and Budd, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of those harmed by asbestos exposure, encourage all mesothelioma patients to contact an experienced lawyer for a consultation about their legal options. Baron and Budd was one of the nation’s first law firms to successfully handle a mesothelioma lawsuit and is proud to continue fighting on behalf of mesothelioma patients more than 35 years later. “We advocate tirelessly for all mesothelioma patients and their families, both in the courtroom and to help find a cure for this deadly cancer,” said Russell Budd, co-founder and managing shareholder of Baron and Budd. “Baron and Budd has contributed to numerous nonprofit groups to help fight for asbestos victims and we are passionate about this cause.” The Baron and Budd track record is virtually unmatched in the United States. For example, Baron and Budd mesothelioma attorneys won the largest mesothelioma verdict in the state of Texas to date: $55 million for an El Paso worker, who was exposed to joint compound through construction work. (Hernandez v. Kelly-Moore Paint Co., Inc., No. 20003559 Texas Dist. Ct., El Paso County). Some of the firm’s other major verdicts include: $48 million for a California mesothelioma patient and his family, the highest mesothelioma verdict in the nation in 2012 (Bobbie Izell et al. v. Asbestos companies et al., case number BC469931, in the Superior Court for the State of California, County of Los Angeles.) $20 million for a former entertainer and now San Francisco resident (Georgia-Pacific, LLC, Defendant and Appellant v. Joan Mahoney and Daniel Mahoney, Plaintiffs and Respondents, Appeal from the Superior Court of San Francisco County, Case No. CGC-06-458140). $9 million for a Dow contract employee (Henderson v. The Dow Chemical Co., No. 10-07003, Dallas Co,m Teas District Court) If you have a diagnosis of mesothelioma, or if you have lost someone to this cancer, contact us at 866-855-1229 or contact us here http://www.fightmesothelioma.com/ for a complimentary consultation from one of our experienced mesothelioma attorneys. About Baron & Budd, P.C. The national mesothelioma law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C. has been “Protecting What’s Right” for asbestos sufferers and their families for nearly 40 years. As one of the first law firms to successfully litigate an asbestos lawsuit, Baron & Budd continues to actively represent veterans, industry workers and others who are suffering as a result of exposure to asbestos. Contact Baron and Budd at 1.866.855.1229 for additional information on mesothelioma treatments, mesothelioma cancer doctors and treatment centers and mesothelioma attorneys. Contact Information Amanda Billo Baron & Budd http://baronandbudd.com +1 (214) 991-1051



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Mesothelioma Drug Side Effects

Surgeons Relieve Mesothelioma Drug Side Effect with Surgery, According to Surviving Mesothelioma Ophthalmic plastic surgeons at a New York hospital have successfully treated chemotherapy-related eyelid swelling with surgery. Raleigh, NC – June 16 – A new report details the successful treatment of a drug side effect in a woman on the popular mesothelioma medication, pemetrexed (brand name Alimta). The report has just been published on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it now. Researchers in the departments of ophthalmology, oncology, and plastic surgery at Albany Medical College say the patient, who was on pemetrexed for non-small cell lung cancer, had developed persistent swelling of her lower eyelids that lasted for months after her chemotherapy. Eyelid swelling is a known side effect of pemetrexed, a drug frequently combined with cisplatin to treat pleural mesothelioma. Neeraj Mangla, BS, lead author of the article, writes, “Elective excision was performed with good results and no recurrence after 6 months follow up.” The article, published in the journal Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, finds that pemetrexed appeared to trigger “changes typical of dermatochalasis [droopy eyelids] with dissolution of collagen and elastic bundles and marked dilation of lymphatic vessels” but that surgery fixed the problem. “This patient’s encouraging recovery from one of the life-limiting side effects of pemetrexed is good news for mesothelioma patients, most of whom will take Alimta at some point during their treatment,” says Alex Strauss, Surviving Mesothelioma’s Managing Editor. To read the details of the study, including why mesothelioma patients may be particularly susceptible to eyelid swelling with pemetrexed, see Mesothelioma Drug Side Effect Relieved by Surgery now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Mangla, N et al, “Pemetred-Associated Eyelid Edema: Effective Treatment by Excision of Lymphedematous Eyelid Tissue”, June 6, 2014, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Epub ahead of print, http://journals.lww.com/op-rs/Abstract/publishahead/Pemetrexed_Associated_Eyelid_Edema___Effective.99229.aspx For nearly ten years, Surviving Mesothelioma has brought readers the most important and ground-breaking news on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma. All Surviving Mesothelioma news is gathered and reported directly from the peer-reviewed medical literature. Written for patients and their loved ones, Surviving Mesothelioma news helps families make more informed decisions. Contact Information Michael Ellis Cancer Monthly http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com +1 (919) 570-8595



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Mesothelioma Drug Side Effects

Surgeons Relieve Mesothelioma Drug Side Effect with Surgery, According to Surviving Mesothelioma Ophthalmic plastic surgeons at a New York hospital have successfully treated chemotherapy-related eyelid swelling with surgery. Raleigh, NC – June 16 – A new report details the successful treatment of a drug side effect in a woman on the popular mesothelioma medication, pemetrexed (brand name Alimta). The report has just been published on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Click here to read it now. Researchers in the departments of ophthalmology, oncology, and plastic surgery at Albany Medical College say the patient, who was on pemetrexed for non-small cell lung cancer, had developed persistent swelling of her lower eyelids that lasted for months after her chemotherapy. Eyelid swelling is a known side effect of pemetrexed, a drug frequently combined with cisplatin to treat pleural mesothelioma. Neeraj Mangla, BS, lead author of the article, writes, “Elective excision was performed with good results and no recurrence after 6 months follow up.” The article, published in the journal Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, finds that pemetrexed appeared to trigger “changes typical of dermatochalasis [droopy eyelids] with dissolution of collagen and elastic bundles and marked dilation of lymphatic vessels” but that surgery fixed the problem. “This patient’s encouraging recovery from one of the life-limiting side effects of pemetrexed is good news for mesothelioma patients, most of whom will take Alimta at some point during their treatment,” says Alex Strauss, Surviving Mesothelioma’s Managing Editor. To read the details of the study, including why mesothelioma patients may be particularly susceptible to eyelid swelling with pemetrexed, see Mesothelioma Drug Side Effect Relieved by Surgery now available on the Surviving Mesothelioma website. Mangla, N et al, “Pemetred-Associated Eyelid Edema: Effective Treatment by Excision of Lymphedematous Eyelid Tissue”, June 6, 2014, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Epub ahead of print, http://journals.lww.com/op-rs/Abstract/publishahead/Pemetrexed_Associated_Eyelid_Edema___Effective.99229.aspx For nearly ten years, Surviving Mesothelioma has brought readers the most important and ground-breaking news on the causes, diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma. All Surviving Mesothelioma news is gathered and reported directly from the peer-reviewed medical literature. Written for patients and their loved ones, Surviving Mesothelioma news helps families make more informed decisions. Contact Information Michael Ellis Cancer Monthly http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com +1 (919) 570-8595



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Woman Says Asbestos Killed Husband

49 Companies are being sued by a Kentucky Woman who claims that the defendants exposed her deceased husband to toxic asbestos fibers during his employment as a result of which he developed lung cancer. According to the lawsuit filed by Mary L. Davis her late husband Jack Colvin Davis had been diagnosed with asbestos-linked lung cancer in 2010 December before his death. The complaint was filed in Kanawha Circuit Court on February 2. Mary Davis argues the companies exposed Jack Davis to products containing asbestos all through his career. Jack Davis, who was carpenter and laborer, was not warned of the dangers of asbestos, the plaintiff says. The plaintiff is asking for a jury trail for fixing all these issues. The case has been assigned to a visiting judge.




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Cancer Society End Of Life

Mesothelioma Victims Center Provides New Helpful Information For The Family Of Diagnosed Victims By Sharing A Recent American Cancer Society Article About End Of Life This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center tackles a side to mesothelioma never previously discussed by sharing a recent ACS article titled, “Nearing the End of Life.” USA – June 16 – The Mesothelioma Victims Center not only is the most passionate advocate for diagnosed victims of this rare form of cancer receiving the best possible financial compensation for this rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, they are incredibly focused on helping the victim, and their family prepare for the realities of this illness including the part about this being a terminal form of cancer. According to the American Cancer Society in a February 2014 article “Nearing the End of Life,” If you are reading this, chances are that you or someone close to you has advanced cancer.” The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “The article touches on a sensitive area. It discusses how many people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma understand that it won’t ever go away. The grim reality in many of these situations is that the window of time is short and many victims succumb to the cancer not long after diagnosis, depending on the stage in which it is identified.” The article goes on to say, “Thinking about death can be scary and painful, but it’s a time to focus on physical, spiritual, emotional, and family concerns. Sharing your goals, hopes, expectations, and concerns with your family, loved ones, and your health care team can help you through this time. Knowing what to expect and being prepared to deal with it can enable you to get the support and care you need so you can have the very best quality of life possible.” http://www.cancer.org/treatment/nearingtheendoflife/nearingtheendoflife/nearing-the-end-of-life-intro. The Center says, “One of the realities of mesothelioma is there is no cure. Aside from making certain the diagnosed victim has instant access to the nation’s best mesothelioma compensation attorneys, we do everything possible to make certain the victim’s family is prepared in every possible way. As examples we frequently help the diagnosed victim reconnect with faith based resources in their area, and we strongly encourage the family the rally around the victim. Recently we have started to send diagnosed victims, or their family members, a very relevant article put out by the American Cancer Society in February of this year on this topic. The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members to call them anytime at 866-714-6466 for their unsurpassed free services focused on the best possible victim’s compensation, as well as a dedicated effort to help a family to get organized in every possible way. Information About Mesothelioma For Diagnosed Victims And Their Families From The Mesothelioma Victims Center: 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 2,500 and 3,000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is attributable to exposure to asbestos. High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include: US Navy Veterans, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, manufacturing workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. 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 including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and 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 settlement, the quality of the attorney matters, as we would like to explain.” 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 website: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm Contact Information M Thomas Martin Americas Watchdog 5 http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.com +1 (866) 714-6466



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Mesothelioma Care Planning

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges The Family of a Victim to Call Them about Transitional Care Planning and Facts About Compensation-Because This Is Vital Information The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering diagnosed victims and their family members transitional care planning for this rare and aggressive form of cancer, along with the names and contacts of the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, because this is vital information for the family, and the victim. USA –  August 15 – TheMesothelioma Victims Centersays, “Aside from making certain all diagnosed victims or their family members have instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, the group offers very targeted information about the best treatment options in the specific area or region of the victim. On top of that, they also offer a home assessment for the family of a diagnosed victim, which is a first. “Before you retain the services of an attorney to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim or begin treatment options, please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can provide you with a free and unsurpassed service that we think will produce the best results for a diagnosed victim, and their family members.” Transitional Care Planning-National Cancer Institute April 2014 –  Family and home assessment –  According to the National Institute for Health, “Factors such as the patient’s age and living arrangements may affect how easily a change in level of care can be accomplished. The assessment will look at the following:” 1. Age of the patient and family members. 2. Living arrangements. 3. Whether the patient has a spouse or children. 4. Level of education of the patient and family. 5. Language spoken in the home. 6. Cultural beliefs and practices. 7. Whether family and friends are able to help during treatment. 8. The age and floor plan of the home. Will medical equipment (such as a hospital bed, oxygen tank, or portable monitor) fit in the bedroom, if needed, and is wiring adequate? Can a person in a wheelchair move through the house easily? For attribution please see: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/transitionalcare/Patient/page1/AllPages/Print 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. Mesothelioma Care Planning 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 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 including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and 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 a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control’s web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm Contact Information M Thomas Martin Americas Watchdog 5 http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.com +1 (866) 714-6466



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Mesothelioma Care Planning

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges The Family of a Victim to Call Them about Transitional Care Planning and Facts About Compensation-Because This Is Vital Information The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering diagnosed victims and their family members transitional care planning for this rare and aggressive form of cancer, along with the names and contacts of the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, because this is vital information for the family, and the victim. USA –  August 15 – TheMesothelioma Victims Centersays, “Aside from making certain all diagnosed victims or their family members have instant access to the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, the group offers very targeted information about the best treatment options in the specific area or region of the victim. On top of that, they also offer a home assessment for the family of a diagnosed victim, which is a first. “Before you retain the services of an attorney to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim or begin treatment options, please call us at 866-714-6466 so we can provide you with a free and unsurpassed service that we think will produce the best results for a diagnosed victim, and their family members.” Transitional Care Planning-National Cancer Institute April 2014 –  Family and home assessment –  According to the National Institute for Health, “Factors such as the patient’s age and living arrangements may affect how easily a change in level of care can be accomplished. The assessment will look at the following:” 1. Age of the patient and family members. 2. Living arrangements. 3. Whether the patient has a spouse or children. 4. Level of education of the patient and family. 5. Language spoken in the home. 6. Cultural beliefs and practices. 7. Whether family and friends are able to help during treatment. 8. The age and floor plan of the home. Will medical equipment (such as a hospital bed, oxygen tank, or portable monitor) fit in the bedroom, if needed, and is wiring adequate? Can a person in a wheelchair move through the house easily? For attribution please see: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/supportivecare/transitionalcare/Patient/page1/AllPages/Print 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. Mesothelioma Care Planning 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 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 including California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and 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 a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos called mesothelioma, please visit the US Centers For Disease Control’s web site: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm Contact Information M Thomas Martin Americas Watchdog 5 http://MesotheliomaCompensationCenter.com +1 (866) 714-6466



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