You’ve Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma. What To Do Next.
See an Oncology Professional
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer, and not all physicians are well versed in the disease and its treatment options. For many patients, the best choice for their healthcare is to travel to a cancer institute to seek professional and experienced care from a mesothelioma specialist.
At this time, mesothelioma treatment options are limited to surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and palatial care to relieve symptoms. The type of care your doctor recommends will depend on your overall health, the kind of mesothelioma you have, what stage of mesothelioma you are in, and the cell type of cancer.
Establish a Financial Plan to Cover Medical Costs
Given the debilitating nature of mesothelioma, you will not be able to work through most of your cancer treatment. Most insurance plans, including managed care plans, employee health plans, Medicare and Medicaid, will cover most of the costs of cancer treatment. Other fees, such as home care and daily living expenses, which can be significant, will require additional income sources. You may be entitled to benefits under workers compensation or veteran’s benefits.
Start Documenting your Medical History and Exposure to Asbestos
Insurance companies and other sources of compensation will likely request to review a claimant’s work and medical history to determine how severe their mesothelioma is and if the company’s negligence caused their illness. Such documentation can determine the type of treatment required, the extent of the medical costs, and the cause of the exposure to asbestos.
Seek Legal Counsel
Your financial resources may not be enough to cover all of your medical, rehabilitative, and living costs. We have represented thousands of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis victims. Because of our involvement in asbestos litigation from the beginning, our mesothelioma lawyers have a clear understanding of what is required to succeed, especially in mesothelioma lawsuits. Contact GPW today to learn how we can help you!