Personal Injury Attorneys Recognize UV Safety Month

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It’s July and the Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates, along with The American Academy of Ophthalmology, want you to know that it’s UV Safety Month!

Why is UV Safety SO Important?

Ultra-violet rays, or UV rays, are the leading cause of skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States. More than two million people are diagnosed with over 3.5 million types of skin cancers annually. One person dies of melanoma every 57 minutes and an estimated 9,710 people will die from melanoma this year. In light of these staggering statistics, and in the middle of a hot summer, it is important to step back and take note of all of the precautions you can be taking to help you and your family avoid becoming skin cancer statistics.

What Can I Do to Keep My Family Safe?

The Centers for Disease Control recommend the following for anyone who plans on being in sunlight for extended periods of time, at any time of year;

  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade your head, face, ears, and neck;
  • Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs;
  • Wear sunscreen of 15 SPF or above;
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around to protect you from both UVA and UVB rays; and
  • Avoid indoor tanning.

Spread the word among family and friends about the dangers of UV rays and what you can do to stay protected from the often deadly consequences of prolonged exposure.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Philadelphia and New Jersey

When it comes to treating any form of cancer, skin cancer especially, the sooner it is diagnosed, the better. Because of this serious urgency, a missed cancer diagnosis could be a death sentence. The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling personal injury and medical malpractice cases involving failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, or misdiagnosis of a medical condition resulting in serious injury or death. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury attorneys and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a missed cancer diagnosis, contact the medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.


Call the Philadelphia personal injury lawyers of Messa & Associates today to discuss your case with a professional who has the knowledge to answer your questions or submit a free online inquiry.

Call, toll-free, 1-877-MessaLaw (637-7252), or submit a free online inquiry form.

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