NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We are urging any member of the US Merchant Marine or any maritime worker who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 to ensure they are talking directly to the nation’s most skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorneys. We are the top ranked source in the nation for the ‘best possible financial compensation for a US Navy Veteran’ and we are strongly encouraging members of the Merchant Marine or any maritime worker to call us to discuss top mesothelioma lawyers and why it is vital to have one for the best possible financial compensation results.
“We are especially focused on two particular groups of Merchant Marine members or maritime workers: those who were working prior to 1990 and those who provided support in the Vietnam War from US ports via the Military Sea Transportation Service.” http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
Military Sea Transportation Service took roughly 100 Victory ships out of the National Defense Reserve Fleet (mothball fleet), repaired them, and assigned them to private companies for operation to carry ammunition across the Pacific. MSTS carried guns, tanks, trucks, trains, riverboats, barges, helicopters, bombers, fighters, reconnaissance planes, food, fuel, and medical supplies. By 1965, MSTS had 300 freighters and tankers supplying Vietnam, with an average of 75 ships and over 3,000 merchant mariners in Vietnamese ports at any time.
The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We are incredibly passionate about making certain that any person with mesothelioma receives the very best financial compensation for mesothelioma, especially if the person’s exposure to asbestos occurred while they were serving our nation in the US Navy, or the Merchant Marine.
“If we had one vital tip for a member of the Merchant Marine or the US Navy it would be this:
For an historical account of the US Merchant Marine in the Vietnam War please review the US Merchant Marine’s website: http://www.usmm.org/vietnam.html
For more recent information about the US Merchant Marine please review this recent news article: https://news.usni.org/2016/03/22/u-s-facing-looming-shortage-of-merchant-mariners
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, steel mill workers, miners, pulp or paper mill workers, printers, factory workers, railroad workers, plumbers, millwrights, boiler technicians, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, welders, pipefitters, insulators, firemen and construction workers. In most instances, a person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. 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, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.
But, based on the calls the Mesothelioma Victims Center receives a US Navy Veteran with 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, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Idaho, 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: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.
SOURCE Mesothelioma Victims Center
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