If you’ve just gotten a mesothelioma diagnosis there are probably hundreds of questions running through your head. That’s to be expected. But what you do in the months after your diagnosis is going to go a long way toward where you and your family end up when all is said and done.
Confirm the Mesothelioma Diagnosis
The very first thing you need to do is get the diagnosis confirmed, preferably by a mesothelioma specialist. Because this is a very rare disease, most doctors aren’t extremely familiar with it. The best way to confirm a diagnosis is with a tissue biopsy. Ask your doctor to perform one and send the tissue sample to an expert. Knowing exactly what type of mesothelioma it is and what stage it is will allow you to contact a center that specializes in your unique disease and can maximize your treatment potential.
Once you are sure that you have mesothelioma, the next thing to do is to learn as much about it as possible. Learning what the symptoms are and what the prognosis is for your exact form of mesothelioma will help you construct a potential timeline for therapies and treatments. It will also help you figure out where you may have come into contact with asbestos.
Decide on Treatment
There are two types of treatment that you can consider – a palliative regiment with the goal of alleviating pain or a curative approach that will aim to remove the cancer from your body. The approach you take will be heavily influenced by the stage and type of cancer you have. The most common treatments include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Alternative treatments can also be beneficial, especially in a palliative sense. Meditation, yoga, biofeedback, diet changes and acupuncture are the most common alternative treatments.
Finding a doctor that specializes in Mesothelioma treatment isn’t an easy task. Because it is so rare, the best options may be hundreds of miles away. Having the help of someone who is intimately familiar with mesothelioma will be invaluable.
Contact a Mesothelioma Lawyer
When you are researching the potential treatments for your mesothelioma, you’ll find out that these choices are all extremely expensive. A mesothelioma lawyer can help you get compensation from those who are responsible for your condition. That includes the manufacturer of the asbestos and anyone who allowed you to be exposed to it without the proper safety equipment.
A lawyer that specializes in mesothelioma litigation, like Bergman Draper Oslund, can take care of all of the paperwork and file a claim for you so you can focus on your health. We will do all of the legwork, build a case for you, handle all of the interactions with the defendants lawyers, and work tirelessly to get you the compensation you need to maintain the health care you need.
Bergman Draper Oslund has helped mesothelioma and asbestosis sufferers collect over $700 million to assure that they continue to receive the best medical care available. Give us a call at 888-647-6007 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Let us handle all of the legal issues and get you a settlement so you can stay focused on what’s really important, your health.