Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma information, resources and advice for families affected by mesothelioma.

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Understanding Mesothelioma.

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Mesothelioma Overview

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer which affects about 3,000 Americans every year. The disease, which attacks the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart, can usually be linked to past exposure to asbestos. Prognosis typically depends on the stage at which the cancer is detected and the type of Mesothelioma.

WHAT IS MESOTHELIOMA

Symptoms Of Mesothelioma

Symptoms of mesothelioma are very similar to other types of lung-related diseases and can be difficult to diagnose.

These may include severe chest, hip or back pain, difficulty breathing and fluid in the lungs. Early symptoms of mesothelioma can be so subtle that they are often mistaken as everyday aches and pains

 

Finding A Specialist

A patient may have several doctors treating different aspects of mesothelioma, including one or more specialists in such areas as oncology, thoracic surgery, and pulmonology. 

View a list of U.S. physicians, by state, who can treat all types of mesothelioma.

FIND A SPECIALIST

Living With Mesothelioma

The news of you, a loved one, or anyone being diagnosed with mesothelioma is devastating, to say the least, as there is still no known cure.

Early stage mesothelioma patients often share the same hope as modern medicine evolves and more effective treatments are found. 

 

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies in which a patient agrees to receive treatment using new approaches which are tested for safety and effectiveness.

Participation in clinical trials help doctors discover and improve ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat mesothelioma.

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Treatment Options

New clinical trials and other cutting edge treatments are continue to emerge. The best way to be sure you are getting the most up-to-date mesothelioma treatment is by choosing your care team from among doctors and other medical professionals who specialize in mesothelioma treatment.

Mesothelioma Treatment and Care

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Types Of Treatment

The type of mesothelioma treatment you receive will depend on your diagnosis, stage, mesothelioma type and your overall health. The most common treatment types for mesothelioma are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.

Financial Assistance

A patient may have several doctors treating different aspects of mesothelioma, including one or more specialists in such areas as oncology, thoracic surgery, and pulmonology. 

View a list of U.S. physicians, by state, who can treat all types of mesothelioma.

 

Choosing Your Care Team

Choosing your care team for mesothelioma treatment may seem like a difficult challenge.

Every patient deserves medical professionals with the proper training and experience. Furthermore, a care with whom the patient is comfortable with is an important factor as well. 

End Of Life Decisions

One of the most difficult tasks for anyone dealing with advanced mesothelioma will be putting their affairs in order and making end of life decisons.

These choices often affect loved ones as well. In doing so, however, a patient can relieve much of stress and increase quality of life.

Traditional Treatment

Typically, traditional treatment for mesothelioma relies upon most of the same methods doctors use to fight most other forms of lung cancer. Because mesothelioma typically occurs many years after the patient's initial exposure to asbestos, it is often hard to diagnose. 

Non-Traditional Treatments

Today more and more doctors are accepting the fact that non-traditional treatments for mesothelioma may be useful, often in combination with traditional treatments. The aggressive nature of mesothelioma has both doctors and patients alike testing every available option

Speaking to an Attorney about Mesothelioma 

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Legal Options

A patient may have several doctors treating different aspects of mesothelioma, including one or more specialists in such areas as oncology, thoracic surgery, and pulmonology. View a list of U.S. physicians, by state, who can treat all types of mesothelioma.

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Mesothelioma Lawsuits

If you or a loved one have a mesothelioma or asbestos related disease you may want to seriously consider speaking to a qualified mesothelioma attorney immediately.

These types of cases can be extremely time sensitive and may involve fiing a lawsuit against a large corporation, complicated litigation procedures or settlement negotiations. 

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Legal Compensation

There are a variety of compensation types for mesothelioma victims and their families. Compensation may come from trust funds set aside for mesothelioma victims, settlemenmts or trial verdicts.

For veterans, there are additional avenues for seeking compensation through the V.A. 

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The Legal Process

Most mesothelioma-related lawsuits never go to trial. Many cases end up being settled out of court and many others are settled during the trial process.

There are many steps and avenues along the way, including what type of trial to persue, jury selection, presentation of evidence and testimony, settlement negotiations and much more.

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Laws And Regulations

Each state has it's own statute of limitations regarding how long you have to file a lawsuit once you are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.

It is best to consult with an attorney who can provide you with a clear overview of your case based on the mesothelioma related laws and regulations in your state. 

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Finding An Attorney

An attorney can help with access to over $32 billion in funds set aside specifically for victims of mesothelioma and their families. Often, cases are settled out of court and handled on a contigency basis, with no upfront costs to the attorneys handling the case.

 

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Download a Free Mesothelioma Guide

Get a free mesothelioma guide with resources to help find a mesothelioma specialist, information on treatments,clinical trials and resources to help with medical expenses.

Download the Guide

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Need to Speak to Someone?

We're here to listen.

If you feel like you need someone on your side for support, to answer medical questions or inquire about financial assistance options, we are here to listen.

Call us:  (505)242-7200

*There is absolutely no obligation on your part. We are here to listen and help, if possible. Furthermore, in the event that The Davis Kelin Law Firm is retained for any mesothelioma-related matters, no retainer is required.

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