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"We are urging the family of a man who had exposure to asbestos in the Navy or at work decades ago to tell his physicians about the asbestos exposure-if your loved one is in the hospital with COVID."
WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are urging the family of an older man who had significant exposure to asbestos in the Navy or at work decades ago to please tell his treating physicians about the asbestos exposure-if your loved one has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 and he is in a hospital. We fear that 2020 will be the worst year for mesothelioma compensation in two decades---not because there are fewer people who have this rare cancer-but because many with mesothelioma are being told they have the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus and mesothelioma have very similar symptoms. The average age for a person with mesothelioma in the United States is 72 years old.
"If your husband or dad had heavy exposure to asbestos in the navy or at a workplace prior to 1982 and he now has symptoms that include the list we have attached please tell his physicians if he has been hospitalized with what his treating physicians are calling the Coronavirus-especially if he is on a ventilator.
Signs and symptoms of mesothelioma vary depending on where the cancer occurs.
Pleural mesothelioma, which affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs, causes signs and symptoms that may include:
* Chest pain
* Painful coughing
* Shortness of breath
* Unusual lumps of tissue under the skin on your chest
* Unexplained weight loss
Peritoneal mesothelioma, which occurs in tissue in the abdomen, causes signs and symptoms that may include:
* Abdominal pain
* Abdominal swelling
* Unexplained weight loss
The Mesothelioma Victims Center is one of the nation's leading advocates for people with mesothelioma. A family concerned about mesothelioma is always welcome to call the group at 800-714-0303. https://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
Each year about 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. 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, pulp or paper mill workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, construction workers, railroad workers, and firemen. Typically, the exposure to asbestos for these types of workers occurred in the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's, or 1980's. https://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com
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 US Navy Veteran or shipyard worker with mesothelioma could now live in any state including New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, or Alaska. www.karstvonoiste.com/
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.
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