Counseling and Therapy can help you Cope with Asbestosis
It is obviously understandable that living with an asbestos-related disease such as asbestosis can cause stress, anxiety, fear and depression. This is why it is important to remember to talk with others about how you feel. Help with healing your mind in these trying times can also be beneficial in helping to heal your body. In Libby Montana, the Center for Asbestos Related Disease (CARD) was founded in 2000 as a nonprofit to help treat the hundreds of the town’s residents who developed serious asbestos-related illnesses due to contamination from a nearby mine. The clinic doesn’t merely screen and treat for asbestos diseases. It also helps patients “continue to live well despite having to deal with asbestos health issues” by providing counseling and therapy services. CARD says that it “aims to help patients retain a positive frame of mind.”
Weitz & Luxenberg understands that being diagnosed with a serious illness like asbestosis is painful both physically and mentally. We understand that this can be an overwhelming load to bear. Our firm has been helping Americans just like you seek compensation for asbestos-related illnesses for over two decades. Please continue to browse this website for further information on counseling to help you cope with your illness.
Emotional Support can help you cope
For men and women like you who are living with as asbestosis, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) recommends joining a patient support group to help you adjust to living with the asbestos-related disease. “You can see how other people who have the same symptoms have coped with them,” said the NHLBI. “Talk to your doctor about local support groups or check with an area medical center.”
Of course, support from family and friends also can help relieve some of the stress and anxiety you may be experiencing. If possible, let your family members and friends know how you feel, and what they can do to help you.
There are many counseling and support groups dedicated to helping people like you who have been affected with an asbestos-related illness. Like CARD, many of them are available as part of treatment in many clinics and medical centers.
The following are other support groups where you can find further information on counseling:
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Hospice Education Institute
National Association for HomeCare and Hospice
National Cancer Institute
RT AnswersAmerican Cancer Society
Cancer Action Network
American Institute for Cancer Research
Association of Cancer Online Resources
Let us help
In addition to your taking care of your mental health, coping with asbestosis means treatments, traveling, clinical trials, medications, and loss of income. Financial compensation can cover all of these expenses. It can even be used to provide for your family in the worst of circumstances.
Pursuing financial compensation can also send a message to the negligent companies that did this to you and so many others. By taking legal action against them, you are saying that it is wrong from a corporate giant to prize profits over people.
Weitz & Luxenberg works on contingency, which means that we take no money from you until a successful verdict of settlement is reached. In other words, we only receive money when you do – your best interests are our best interests.
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