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    FAQs

    Your questions on mesothelioma and asbestos answered.

    What mesothelioma treatments are available? Can it be cured?

    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:

    • Conventional Treatments: Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation
    • Emerging Treatments: Immunotherapy, gene therapy, cryotherapy, and others

    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.

    Why should I talk with a mesothelioma lawyer?

    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:

    • Prescriptions to treat side effects
    • Traveling to visit doctors and cancer centers
    • Lost income from being out of work

    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.

    What types of mesothelioma compensation are available?

    The compensation available to you depends on how and where you were exposed to asbestos. There are four basic types of compensation available:

    • Asbestos Trust Funds: More than 60 funds holding $30+ billion have been established by former asbestos companies to compensate victims of exposure for their injuries and illnesses.
    • Veterans Benefits: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes mesothelioma as a covered disease for those exposed to asbestos while serving in the military.
    • Worker’s Compensation: Individuals exposed to asbestos while on the job may be eligible for worker’s compensation, even if they are now retired.
    • Settlements/Verdicts: Filing a legal claim can lead to a settlement or verdict that provides money to pay for treatment and related costs.

    To learn more about each of these types of compensation, request your free guide today.

    I’m unsure about filing a mesothelioma claim. Can I think about it?

    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.

    My loved one died of mesothelioma years ago. Is compensation still possible?

    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.

    I don’t know where I was exposed to asbestos. Will that affect my mesothelioma case?

    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.

    Get your free case review today.

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