Mesothelioma: Managing the Disease

Mesothelioma is one of the most devastating cases many mass tort lawyers have handled. It’s cancer of the mesothelium, a protective membrane that lines the chest and abdominal cavities. While radiation exposure and the SV40 virus can cause this rare form of cancer, the major culprit is asbestos. Unfortunately, the most commonly used talcum powders, like Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder, have significant asbestos traces.

As a result, many mesothelioma cases are from patients who consistently use talcum powder or any other talc-containing product. These patients claim that the product manufacturers knew about their risks of developing mesothelioma but failed to provide warnings. The basis of their claim is that they wouldn’t have used the products if they were aware of such adverse side effects.

While getting damages for talc-induced mesothelioma provides some relief, the condition remains a traumatizing one. That’s why we have developed practicable steps that can help mesothelioma claimants cope with their ailment.

How Will Mesothelioma Affect My Life?

Mesothelioma can affect your life in many ways. We’d focus on the physical and psychological effects here:

  • Physical Effects

Mesothelioma affects almost every human body area, like the heart, brain, lungs, arms, chest, stomach, etc. It can also predispose you to numerous infections. The disease causes weight loss, fatigue, abdominal pain, fever, anemia, bowel obstruction, etc. Other physical symptoms include persistent cough, shortness of breath, and painful breathing.

  • Psychological Effects

Mesothelioma can also affect your psychological, mental, and emotional health in many ways. Patients will usually experience depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.  Some mesothelioma patients may also experience existential concerns. The stress of managing a family alongside a financial crisis due to medical bills can aggravate the disease’s psychological effects.

How to Live With Your Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Here’s how to live your best life even after a mesothelioma diagnosis:

  • Get Treatment From Specialist Doctors

From chemotherapy to radiation therapy, surgery, etc., there are various options to help you manage your mesothelioma. It all depends on the stage and the cancer location. While treatment may be uncomfortable, it will increase your life expectancy. So, ensure that you visit a specialist and follow your treatment plan religiously.

  • Be Informed

Learning everything you can about your disease can help to improve the quality of your life. So, be on the lookout for more information and recent news about the disease. Ask as many questions as you have. Once there’s a breakthrough for mesothelioma patients, you’ll be the first to hear.

  • Maintain Good Immune Function Through Proper Nutrition

One of the best decisions patients can make is to focus on their nutrition. Your immune system needs all the nutrients it can get to keep fighting your condition and preventing infections. Healthy food increases your energy levels, reduces weight loss, and helps treatment work faster.

  • Reduce Stress

Mesothelioma isn’t an easy condition to manage on its own. As such, adding more responsibilities to your life at this time is a bad idea. You need as much rest as you can get. As much as possible, delegate stressful activities to friends and family members that’ll love to help you.

  • Prioritize Exercise

While rest and stress reduction is necessary, keeping fit is also essential. Maintaining an active lifestyle as much as you can, puts you in a better position to fight your disease.

Can I Get Maximum Compensation for My Asbestos-Induced Mesothelioma?

If you can prove the defendant’s liability in your case, you can get compensation. However, no two cases are the same, and your compensation amounts will depend on various factors.

They include:

  • Occupational history
  • Number of dependents
  • Where you file your claim
  • The strength of evidence
  • Your actual damages (medical expenses, lost wages, .etc)
  • Age
  • Medical history
  • Type of mesothelioma
  • The severity of your disease
  • Quality of your mass tort lawyer etc.

Contact a Mass Tort Lawyer at Rueb Stoller Daniel Stoller Immediately

As a mesothelioma claimant, it’s normal to feel angry and devastated at your condition. However, that will only make your condition deteriorate faster. You must begin to discover new ways to make your daily living more tolerable. One of such ways is by recovering maximum compensation for your injuries.

We know you’re dealing with a challenging situation, and we don’t advise you to take up your legal burdens alone. As such, we have put together all the legal and human resources necessary to handle your case without stress. Our experienced mass tort attorneys will tirelessly get you the best settlement without any upfront fees. Contact us immediately for a free consultation.