When you received a diagnosis of mesothelioma, it blindsided you. You had no idea that you’d ever been exposed to asbestos or that mesothelioma was even a possibility. In your mind, you had some pneumonia or COPD; mesothelioma never entered into your thoughts.
The good news about mesothelioma in 2020 is that there are new treatments and processes that can help manage the condition and keep you healthier. There are many potential treatment options for patients with mesothelioma such as:
- Radiation therapy
- Surgery for certain kinds of mesothelioma
- Targeted therapies
- Potential vaccination strategies
- Immune response evaluation
These mesothelioma treatment options, and others, should all be available to you if you’re living with this health condition.
How can you seek compensation for a mesothelioma diagnosis?
The first step is to determine where you were exposed to asbestos. For instance, if you were exposed at work several decades ago, you may still be able to seek workers’ compensation or make a claim against your past employer. If you were exposed in the military or while working for the government, there may be options open to you in that situation as well.
When you have mesothelioma, it’s important that the right treatment plan is set up for you and that you have a program tailored to your needs. Specific diagnoses may require dedicated treatment protocols that have been shown to benefit patients in the last several years.
If you’re struggling with mesothelioma, remember that you may be able to file a claim and seek compensation. Our website has more about mesothelioma, new treatment options and what to do if you’ve been exposed to asbestos.