Depending on the kind of mesothelioma you have and whether it has progressed, treatment options may alleviate symptoms and extend the life expectancy. Surgery is one option that your physician may recommend to remove the cancerous tumors from the body. Physicians often find surgery, combined with other therapies, the most effective treatment plan. Unfortunately, while a multimodal treatment approach that includes surgery may relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and extend the patient’s life, there are no curative treatments for mesothelioma.
There are a number of different types of surgeries that can be used to treat mesothelioma. The type of surgery that your physician will recommend will depend on some factors, including the severity of your symptoms and how far the cancer has progressed. Based on these factors, you may be a candidate for one of the following types of surgeries:
Even if a surgical procedure is effective and has significantly relieved some of your symptoms, ongoing medical treatment for mesothelioma can be expensive. If you developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure in the workplace, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
A successful asbestos claim will help you recover the financial compensation you deserve, including medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In addition, if a loved one dies from mesothelioma, a wrongful death claim can ensure that the surviving family members are compensated for funeral expenses, medical expenses, and the loss of financial support. A dedicated mesothelioma lawyer will assist you with this process and protect your legal and financial rights.
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, do not hesitate to contact our Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyers at Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 215-569-4000 or complete our online form. Located in Philadelphia, we serve clients in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia County.