Resources for Family Members Whose Loved One was Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Posted on September 23, 2013 at 8:26am by

Mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure affects tens of thousands of families across the United States. Although it has been over 30 years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created safety outlines to help limit exposure to workers and individuals using asbestos products, many expect that cases of asbestos illnesses will continue to rise over the next four decades.

Any serious medical condition can also have severe repercussions on the life of the patient and their family. If you or a family member is suffering from an illness or injury caused by asbestos, it is important to know that there are organizations you can turn to for help.

Resources for Families Affected by Mesothelioma

Families affected by mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer and other asbestos illnesses have several resources that will help support their physical, spiritual, emotional and financial needs.  Local cancer centers often have a number of different services available for patients and their families struggling with a mesothelioma diagnosis.

In addition to having mesothelioma specialists, cancer centers will also be able to connect you with support groups and therapists who can make the treatment process significantly easier for you and your family. Nearby hospitals without specialty in treating cancer may not have physicians with experience in certain kinds of cancer, nor be able to offer you the best treatment options.

For individuals who received exposure to asbestos while serving in the military, care resources may be available from a local Veteran’s Affairs office. Common military positions affected by asbestos exposure include mechanics, boilermen, fire control technicians and Seabees.

Help for Treatment Expenses

The expenses of treating mesothelioma can amount into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hospital rooms, physician visits, specialist consultations, insurance deductibles and lost wages often overwhelm the finances of many families. In cases like these, it is important for individuals suffering from mesothelioma to consider pursuing legal action for the harm they have suffered.

Experienced asbestos attorneys understand how to investigate the circumstances of a case involving mesothelioma occurring as a result of on-the-job exposure or secondhand exposure. If you suspect that you contracted an asbestos illness during the scope of your employment, you may able to gain financial compensation from your former employer or the asbestos manufacturer. This compensation can help pay for your medical costs, as well as keep your family financially stable while you undergo treatment.

You May Be Entitled to Pursue Legal Options

Our mesothelioma lawyers have over 100 combined years of experience helping families deal with the aftermath of asbestos illnesses. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, contact Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP today by calling 1-(888)-637-6347. We are prepared to fight for justice and compensation on your behalf. Call us today to explore your options for legal action.