Pascagoula Law Firm Shares Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Mesothelioma
Arming clients with information and support
After receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma or any asbestos-related cancer, you may be experiencing a flood of emotions, and your mind is most likely buzzing with questions. Knowledge is power, and informing yourself about your illness can make you feel less vulnerable and better prepared for whatever comes your way. At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we strive to provide you with emotional support and practical assistance as you take on the challenge of getting healthy while we pursue compensation for your injuries.
What questions should you ask your doctor about mesothelioma?
Cancer is one of those things that we tend to assume will happen to someone else, so when you receive the diagnosis of a rare cancer such as mesothelioma, there is a lot that you want to find out about how your life will change. You might feel overcome with emotion and confusion at first, but as soon as you can, you must arm yourself with the information you need to help yourself or a loved one who has received a cancer diagnosis. We have come up with some questions that you might want to ask along with your own so you can develop a plan:
- Is there a cure for mesothelioma?
- What is my prognosis? How long will I live with this disease?
- Has the cancer spread to other parts of my body?
- Can mesothelioma be treated with surgery?
- What is the mesothelioma treatment protocol that you recommend?
- How will the treatment affect my daily life? Will I still be able to go to work?
- Will there be any follow-up after treatment?
- Will I need to see another doctor? Should I seek a second opinion?
- Is there anything else I need to know about mesothelioma that I have not asked you?
Before you visit your doctor, take the time to write down other questions that come to mind. Your focus should be on doing whatever you can to get well. The better informed you are about the disease, the more you will feel empowered as you communicate with your doctors and other medical professionals.
What are my legal options?
While you are dealing with your mesothelioma diagnosis, your doctor will most likely ask you about where and when you might have been exposed to mesothelioma, whether on the job or in another area of your life. You will want to talk to a personal injury attorney about possibly bringing a lawsuit against a company that exposed you to asbestos. A settlement from a mesothelioma lawsuit can help you pay for your mounting medical expenses, replace your lost wages and help with other losses.
We want you to know that we are here to take the burden off your shoulders and handle all the legal paperwork on your behalf. We have been fighting for our clients’ rights for more than 50 years. We will be your advocate and fight for a fair settlement for you.
Contact a Mississippi personal injury law firm with experience handling asbestos-related cancer cases
Have you received a mesothelioma diagnosis from your doctor? If so, you most likely have many questions about what to do next and how to hold your employer accountable for endangering your health with unsafe asbestos exposure in the workplace. Contact Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick online or call us at 866-461-1591 to schedule a confidential consultation today.