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Month: June 2022

As Someone Who’s Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma, Do My Family and I Have Any Legal Rights?

Many people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma want to know if they have any legal rights, or if their family members have legal rights when it comes to holding certain parties accountable for a malignant mesothelioma diagnosis and seeking financial compensation for the losses associated with mesothelioma treatment, disability, and ultimately death. In short, given that the majority of malignant mesothelioma cases result from ...

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What Can Be Done to Spread Awareness About Mesothelioma

 I’m Finding More and More People Whose Lives Have Been Affected By Mesothelioma. We All Agree That We Want to Do Something About This Disease. What Can Be Done at the Community Level? There are many different individuals, groups, and entities that support mesothelioma patients and advocate for asbestos safety and reform. For many years, advocacy groups have learned about asbestos hazards and have voiced ...

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I Understand That Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases Are Controversial Political Issues. Why?

The dangers of asbestos exposure have become well-known to the general public in the last twenty years or more. To be sure, Americans across the country have been able to turn on televisions to see commercials about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma diagnoses, and similar information has appeared in print media, on billboards, and in online advertising. Even as television has shifted largely to streaming such ...

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Why All the Uproar About This Disease, and What Are the Legal Implications of Having Mesothelioma?

Whether you have symptoms of mesothelioma, have a loved one who was recently diagnosed, have been diagnosed yourself, or have no connection at all to mesothelioma, you may be wondering: why is there so much uproar about this disease, and what are the implications of being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma? As you may know, mesothelioma is a relatively rare form of cancer, and it is ...

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If My Case of Mesothelioma Is Due to Work-Related Exposure, Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation?

Mesothelioma is a rare disease; approximately 60,000 people in the United States are currently living with the disease.  Mesothelioma takes decades to develop, but most people who get a mesothelioma diagnosis have one thing in common, namely that they experienced prolonged exposure to asbestos many years ago. The connection between asbestos and mesothelioma is so strong that laws have gone into effect banning the use ...

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How Do I Find the Best Doctors to Treat My Mesothelioma?

Once you have received a diagnosis of mesothelioma, the next step in the process is finding the best doctors for your care. There are many ways in which you can find the right healthcare professionals in your area for medical care depending on your personal circumstances, including the use of the internet, getting help from friends and family, and asking the professionals in the field ...

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Mesothelioma Support

What Types of Psychological Support are Available to Me? Mesothelioma affects more than just a person’s physical health. There can be serious psychological and emotional impacts when someone receives this type of diagnosis. In addition to finding the best medical team for the treatment of mesothelioma, it is critically important that you understand how this diagnosis may affect you mentally in addition to what types ...

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Make the Most of Your Doctor’s Visit

What Can I Do to Make My Doctor Visits as Productive as Possible? Once you have received a diagnosis of mesothelioma, it is important that you make every doctor’s visit as productive as possible for your care. There are many steps that you can take in order to make sure that you get the most out of every visit with every member of your medical ...

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Mesothelioma Diagnosis Tests

What Tests Are Performed to Help Diagnose Mesothelioma Some people who have had cancer, whether they are currently living with the disease or whether it is in remission, can point to a moment that separates the “before time” from the present.  Perhaps it was when they visited the doctor after suffering for months from nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, lack of appetite, and a persistent, ...

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What Are The Risk Factors of Mesothelioma?

What Are the Risk Factors, or Who Gets Mesothelioma? When you are experiencing symptoms of mesothelioma, you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or you have a loved one who has recently received a diagnosis, you may be trying to understand the risk factors for mesothelioma and who is diagnosed with this type of cancer. There are several key risk factors, although the most significant risk ...

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