Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Compensation for Mesothelioma sufferers

The danger of continuous exposure to asbestos is well known to all the companied for decades however many let their employees work with asbestos without proper protection and directly putting them at risk of developing mesothelioma. After several years of work with asbestos, the employees who got now retired are not enjoying their retirement but had to take severe pain and go through the treatment which they did not ask for.

Since there will be long latency for the asbestos related cancer, the employees will not know whether they developed mesothelioma until 20 to 30 years. Once they start observing the symptoms they go to the doctors and finally they discover that they developed mesothelioma cancer as a result of their work which involved asbestos. This would come as a total surprise to so many victims.

The compensation the mesothelioma sufferers get will make them eligible to file for is to cover all the medical expenses which this bloody disease can incur not more than the suffering, pain the victims go through. Another way to look at the compensation is to help the dependants of the victim if he is severely disabled. Four to twelve months is the typical survival rate of a mesothelioma patient.

You must act swiftly to file your claim for compensation. A lot of effort is required to put a solid case or build a solid case and there are certain time limits within which action has to be taken. According to the state laws, the attorney can suggest what to do to hasten the process. The amount the victims get from such cases depends on a number of factors. If your case is very strong, he may try to get a out of the court settlement which saves you lot of time instead of dragging the case in the court for years. The compensation depends on how badly you are affected by the asbestos exposure. Many people claim millions securing the futures of their families and also covering the pain and expenses of mesothelioma treatment. Time is important if you are planning to file a lawsuit on mesothelioma and you should do it as early as possible.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Story of Mesothelioma survivor

A friend of my colleague whose name I cannot disclose here developed severe mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure at work. He was once operated in early 2007. The doctors provided a number of treatment options to him but none of them convinced him .He suspected they might further deteriorate his health. He went through chemotherapy for the cancer which was caused by exposure to asbestos but now he stopped doing that seeing no good improvement.

He stopped talking any medication and he believed running will help him his condition as he got to know it from a fellow sufferer. So he went running day in and day out to prove the doctors wrong who had not much hope to cure the cancer. He is proactive in treating his disease and has participated in several meso races to raise awareness and funding.

Inspite of all this, it is very surprising that asbestos is not banned in United States. This material is still used in various manufacturing industries and particularly construction industry, There was a bill to ban asbestos in 1989 and the Washington senators almost got it passes but the judge overturned it. However, Europe countries have banned the use of asbestos in mid 2005.

There is a lot of medical research going on with treating mesothelioma however the current measures are very ineffective. The reason for him to run is to raise funds for the research so he was kind of great in helping not only him but every sufferer of mesothelioma.