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Do you want to know more about your specific type of mesothelioma, like what symptoms to expect? Our guide contains information about cell types, staging, life expectancy, and other factors related to your diagnosis.
Learn about programs and resources to help pay for treatments, ongoing care, and lost income.
Cancer treatment is expensive, especially for those living on a fixed income. Mesothelioma patients may have a variety of options available to help them pay for treatment and related costs, from diagnosis to recovery and beyond. Our guide has details about asbestos trust funds, veterans’ benefits, worker’s compensation, and other financial options.
See how a free case review could help you receive compensation and hold asbestos companies responsible.
Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure, and the companies that make asbestos products know that fact. Our guide explains what legal rights you have and how you can hold the companies responsible for your exposure accountable.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer, and unfortunately, there is no cure. However, techniques for conventional treatments continue to improve, and researchers have shown incredible results in recent years as they experiment with new types of treatments.
Generally speaking, there are two categories of mesothelioma treatment available:
In most cases, patients will undergo “multimodal therapy,” which combines multiple treatments into a single plan.
For more information about each of these mesothelioma treatments, request your free guide today.
Mesothelioma can be expensive to treat, costing upwards of thousands of dollars per session for chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, and other therapies. That doesn’t even take into account secondary costs like:
An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can show you how to get compensation that will pay for these and other related costs.
To learn more about ways to pay for mesothelioma treatment costs, get your free guide.
The compensation available to you depends on how and where you were exposed to asbestos. There are four basic types of compensation available:
To learn more about each of these types of compensation, request your free guide today.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma have relatively little time to file a claim, generally between 1 and 3 years after diagnosis. The same is true for family members who wish to file on behalf of a loved one who passed away due to mesothelioma.
Given the length of time required to compile documentation related to your claim, it is important start the process as soon as possible in order to meet filing deadlines.
An explanation of the deadlines for each state are available in our free mesothelioma guide.
In many cases, surviving family members can file a claim for compensation after the wrongful death of a loved one who passed away due to mesothelioma. The money received can go towards outstanding medical bills left over from mesothelioma treatments, funeral expenses, pain and suffering experienced by the individual, and lost income due to the untimely death.
The statutes regulating how long family members have to file their claims differ from state to state. In most cases claims can be filed in any state where the mesothelioma patient resided, worked, or was exposed to asbestos.
To understand the timeline available based on your family’s specific situation, connect with a legal expert by completing the form above.
Experienced lawyers can often track down information and documentation that the average person may not know how to obtain. For example, records of employment, military service, and union membership may be retrievable from local, state, or federal agencies. These details can lead to further information about your exposure to asbestos.
If you are unsure whether you can discover where and how you were exposed, it is a good idea to talk with someone who understands the process and can advise you on your case. Case reviews are free, and talking to someone who can answer questions will help you feel better about your chances of receiving compensation to pay for medical expenses and related costs.
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