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Choosing Your Care Team

 
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Choosing your care team for mesothelioma treatment may seem like a difficult challenge. How do you know who can best help you combat this disease? You deserve to have medical professionals you are comfortable with and can trust they have all the experience and training required to help you through your illness. You deserve to have the best care throughout your illness—from your mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment, right through to the compassionate palliative care you will need in later stages to relieve your pain and discomfort as much as possible.

Choosing a Mesothelioma Doctor

 

Asbestos doctor–malignant mesothelioma

A doctor qualified to treat malignant mesothelioma will know asbestos plays a critical role in causing the disease, so when choosing your care team, be sure your doctor understands this connection. He or she should recognize the symptoms and ask you about prior asbestos exposure. Your doctor should then give you all the necessary tests to determine whether you have mesothelioma and what stage it's in. Your doctor should appreciate the value of alternative or complementary treatments to help you with the emotional and spiritual side of managing this devastating illness and help you consider which are appropriate for you.

Choose a mesothelioma doctor that you feel comfortable with. Don't be afraid to interview several different physicians. One of the best ways to know that your care team will be top-notch is to seek medical treatment at one of the centers of excellence that specialize in mesothelioma treatment.

Mesothelioma doctor–leader of your care team

You will want to select a mesothelioma doctor who will be the leader of your care team. Begin by asking how familiar the doctor you're interviewing is with the role asbestos plays in producing diseases such as asbestosis and malignant pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. Ask these Care Team FAQs and discuss the doctor's answers.

As the leader of your care team, the relationship you have with the doctor you choose will be extremely important to you. Are you comfortable with this doctor? How does s/he answer your questions? Do you feel comfortable with the surroundings and the other medical professionals in the office or hospital? You may spend a significant amount of time working with your team, and they will play a central role in your treatment, so you have a right to choose a mesothelioma doctor and team you have confidence in.

Asbestos lawyer

After choosing your care team, be sure to think about your financial situation. If you have mesothelioma, you should pursue your legal rights. The lawyers at HendlerLaw have represented clients from States throughout the country, including Florida, Texas, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, North Dakota, Arizona, California, Los Angeles, Colorado, Missouri, Delaware, Illinois, Idaho, Maryland, and Michigan.

At HendlerLaw, our asbestos litigation team is qualified to help you find out if you can recover compensation. Austin, Texas, Boston, Massachusetts, Oakland, California and Chicago, Illinois are just a few of the specific cities in which we can serve you. Call us at 24 hours a day at 800.443.6353.