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I’ve been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. What do I do now?
If you have been diagnosed with this type of cancer. You should consider all of your options regarding your treatment plan and legal matters. First of all, let’s delve into what Mesothelioma is in simple terms. It’s a form of cancer that forms and spreads rather quickly in the area of origin. It can be found in different areas of the body such as the lungs, heart, abdomen, and testes. It is most common in men due to occupational reasons. It is known to be caused by exposure to asbestos which is heat and fire-resistant fibers used in building materials and insulation.
There are four main types of Mesothelioma:
- Pleural mesothelioma which is found in the lungs
- Pericardial mesothelioma which is found in the heart
- Peritoneal mesothelioma which is found in the abdomen
- Testicular mesothelioma which is found in the testes
The most common of these forms of cancer is the Pleural Mesothelioma found in the lungs (chest area) and accounts for approximately 80% of all cases reported. Between 1999 and 2017 there were over 47,600 deaths related to mesothelioma in the United States. For more detailed information on statistical data, visit the American Cancer Society website at https://www.cancer.org/cancer/malignant-mesothelioma.html.
Symptoms of Mesothelioma
Some symptoms include a dry cough, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest which ultimately leads to irreversible damage. Once testing is done, your medical provider will advise you of the best course of action. Common treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and other options depending on the severity of the case. Your provider can help you to understand the side effects of each treatment option. Ask questions or take someone with you that can ask the important questions you need answers to. Build your own support system to help you cope through this time.
Mesothelioma can take anywhere from 10 to over 50 years to develop and is sometimes misdiagnosed. The sooner you detect it, the better course of action you can take with your oncology team of experts. Life expectancy after diagnosis can be anywhere from 6-21 months depending on how far in advance it’s detected. Each case is different and should be treated accordingly. Your oncologist has the answers to the health questions you have. If you aren’t satisfied with the answers you are receiving, find another doctor. The internet is filled with valuable resources that can assist you in obtaining the assistance you need.
Being diagnosed with a malignant form of cancer is extremely difficult and unfortunate. It is our responsibility to inform you of your rights and course of action that can be taken to receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Of course, getting your treatment plan in order and making time for family and friends is crucial, but we want to join you in your battle and help you hold the companies accountable for the exposure to the deadly illness you are facing today.
This is the time to take action by reaching out to King Law Firm and allowing us to build a case before it’s too late. Our legal team is comprised of strong compassionate attorneys that are ready to take the lead on your situation. Call us at (800) 635-1683 for a free consultation.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma don’t waste any more time—give us a call and let us get you started on obtaining financial compensation from the employers which allowed the asbestos exposure. We will also focus on pursuing the companies that sold products that were aware of the health problems associated with their products. In short, we will go after everyone involved in putting your health at risk. Our ultimate goal is to put you and your family in a position of power during this challenging time.
Here is what you need to do now:
- Have your contact information ready before calling us including your name, phone number, email address, and mailing address.
- Be prepared to be on the phone with us for approximately 5-7 minutes
- Call us for a free consultation at (800) 635-1683. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
After our initial phone conversation, you will receive a packet in the mail or via email to be filled out and returned to us with the proper authorizations we need to move on your case fast and steadily.
Don’t wait another minute; contact King Law Firm and put your trust in our hands. If you have a case, we will do everything in our power to get you what you and our family deserve.
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