The medical care mesothelioma victims receive or do not receive can dramatically change their prognosis and life expectancy. Sufferers who get early, ongoing care with access to advanced treatment options typically fare better than those who do not.
Because of this, it is crucial to know how money and legal action can improve your circumstances after a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Financial resources can improve your care
Whether you have insurance or not, it likely will not cover everything a person needs to treat a severe illness like mesothelioma. Even if a company offers a settlement, it generally will not acknowledge the financial losses associated with damages like emotional distress.
Further, you can have non-medical related care expenses to worry about. These expenses can include the cost of traveling for medical treatment, which is often necessary for individuals who live in rural areas or have mobility restrictions.
While money will not undo the damage of mesothelioma, it can allow you to:
- Get individualized care
- Travel to stay at highly-rated facilities
- See top doctors
- Participate in clinical trials
And like it or not, money can also open doors to treatments and programs that may not otherwise be available.
Getting the financial resources you deserve
Considering how much financial security can affect the care and support mesothelioma victims receive, exploring all the options for compensation can be crucial.
For example, filing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a negligent employer, a reckless supervisor or the makers of a defective product can help you and your loved ones get the care you need and deserve.
You might also explore your eligibility to pursue workers’ compensation and disability benefits.
Struggling with the stress and grief of a devastating diagnosis is overwhelming. Seeking financial compensation can make it easier to cope with this painful situation.