The news that you have a mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating. But by preparing yourself and your loved ones to address all the health, legal, and emotional issues, you will be increasing your sense of control in an extremely difficult situation.
Our intention is to provide you with a complete mesothelioma to-do list so that you don't have to wonder and worry about what you should or could be doing to get you through the disease process with the greatest feelings of calmness and composure. Follow each of the critical steps in this to-do list:
- First, address your medical situation. If you are not fully satisfied that the of the doctor who gave you the diagnosis has all the necessary knowledge and experience of mesothelioma treatment and care, visit websites and consult other medical resources to learn about mesothelioma doctors and cancer care centers where you are more likely to have a team of experienced medical specialists who know what you are facing and have already helped many others through it.
If you are not satisfied at any time with the treatment you are receiving, don't hesitate to seek a second opinion. You deserve to feel comfortable and confident that your medical team is doing the very best for you.
- Read information about the relationship of asbestos to mesothelioma—both for yourself and family members who may have been unwittingly exposed if you brought asbestos dust home on your clothes. Make sure each family member is made aware of the real risk of developing mesothelioma.
- Find resources and support to help you understand this deadly disease. Seek professional assistance in testing for your asbestos exposure—a well-qualified mesothelioma attorney can help in this step.
- Consult a qualified asbestos attorney as soon as possible after your diagnosis. Some states have limits as to how long after you are diagnosed you may file an asbestos lawsuit.
Filing a lawsuit with a mesothelioma lawyer
In your mesothelioma to-do list, it is hard to stress enough how important it is to consult with a mesothelioma lawyer experienced in filing lawsuits on behalf of mesothelioma patients. The first thing he or she will do is work with you to help you recall/rediscover the times and situations in which you may have suffered asbestos exposure. That is the most important aspect of determining whether you may have a legal right to seek compensation for your disease.
Your asbestos attorney can help with a cancer lawsuit
Having malignant mesothelioma can become a matter of law because so much asbestos exposure was due to companies who understood the health risks but failed to inform or protect workers. Your asbestos attorney can help with a cancer lawsuit, often by negotiating a settlement. That compensation can make all the difference in how you and your family are able to handle the medical expenses that mesothelioma treatment brings.
Take step 4 of your mesothelioma to-do list very seriously. Because the connection between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma is so strong, you have a good chance of being eligible to receive a settlement. But only your qualified asbestos attorney can help you decide if you should file a cancer lawsuit for your mesothelioma.
Hendlerlaw is a law firm in Texas that serves mesothelioma patients in many states, including California, Alabama and others. Our lawyers are experienced asbestos attorneys and well-qualified to help you through the sometimes-confusing process of filing a cancer lawsuit. Call us 24/7 with questions or for more information. 800.443.6353.