Asbestos-related illnesses, including lung cancer and mesothelioma, cause immense suffering on both the afflicted and their loved ones. When one of these illnesses has been contracted through no fault of your own contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney to help answer two questions that commonly arise:
- What are the treatment options, and
- How can I hold the individual, business, or institution responsible accountable for my suffering?
The answer to the first question is medical in nature. The answer to the second question is legal in nature. The purpose of this article is to explain the basics of both. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma, contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney to discuss your legal options.
Mesothelioma is an Asbestos-Related Type of Cancer
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer. In its malignant form, it encases the tissues of the lungs, heart, and other internal organs. These symptoms are similar to those of lung cancer and asbestosis. In addition, the cancer itself is somewhat rare, with only roughly 3,000 people newly diagnosed each year. The cause of this cancer is exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, mesothelioma is very difficult to diagnose because of the similarity the symptoms it produces to those of lung cancer and asbestosis. This difficulty in diagnosis can itself cause difficulties in treatment if the underlying cause of the symptoms is not accurately identified at the outset. Such a delay in diagnosis can prove tragic, allowing the cancer to metastasize other tissues and organs more quickly in the absence of proper treatment.
Even if mesothelioma is diagnosed early, mesothelioma, nevertheless, is almost always fatal. Still, early diagnosis and proper treatment can lengthen the quality and quantity of life by months and in some cases even years. Moreover, medical experts work to utilize existing therapies, as well as to develop new ones to ameliorate the intense pain experienced by mesothelioma sufferers. The right and ability to receive the best therapies and medical care for mesothelioma is often bound up in the legal side of mesothelioma. This is where the skill of an experienced mesothelioma attorney comes into the picture. On the medical side, an experienced mesothelioma attorney can assist you in confirming a diagnosis with a mesothelioma specialist, and from there obtaining the best treatment and palliative care options available. On the legal side, a skilled attorney will fight for your rightful compensation for the financial burden that mesothelioma imposes.
Contacting an Experienced Mesothelioma Attorney
Wouldn’t you like to be represented by an experienced mesothelioma attorney who knows firsthand the devastating effects of the illness? Attorney Michael Throneberry of the Throneberry Law Group lost his own father-in-law to mesothelioma. It was the witnessing of terrible toll taken on his father by mesothelioma that fuels his passion to fight for the rights of his mesothelioma clients. The types of compensation available to victims are many, and can make an immense difference. To discuss your legal and medical options, contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney today.