What Should I Do If I Have Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma?

Busy Hospital For most people, the news of a mesothelioma diagnosis is overwhelming. It is an aggressive and invasive disease that is often difficult to diagnose. You may have many questions and concerns for your family. You may not what to do or where to even begin.

At Shannon Law Group, P.C., our attorneys understand what a scary and trying time this can be. Here, we share some helpful information about what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  • Confirm your diagnosis. Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose. While some people are already aware of their exposure risks, others are not—and the news can be a shock. Seeking a second opinion can help ensure the proper, accurate diagnosis.
  • Decide on a treatment plan. Every mesothelioma diagnosis is as different as the individual patient. With your doctors, craft a treatment plan that will work best for you and your family. Options range from minimal intervention to invasive treatments and new clinical trials.
  • Gather any information you may have on your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. If you are aware you have been exposed, gather any supporting documents or photos that may help prove when and where your exposure occurred. If the diagnosis is surprising, you may not have that information. Simply begin to think about the types of jobs and products you have used in the past that may have led to your disease. Even if you aren’t sure, you still have options.
  • Contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney. While it can be difficult to think about a legal battle during such a difficult time, an effective attorney can help ease the burden on your family. Medical treatment is expensive, and many of these cases are the result of the negligence of an employer or landlord who allowed an asbestos exposure. A lawyer can help investigate and prove your asbestos exposure. Then, he will fight for the justice you deserve and the compensation that can ensure your medical care and provide for your family in the future.

At Shannon Law Group, P.C., our attorneys want to help you and your family focus on what’s important. While you undergo your treatment and focus on your health, our legal team can fight to obtain the compensation you deserve. Call our Chicagoland office today at 312-578-9501 to learn more about how we may be able to help.