LIFE EXPECTANCY FOR A MESOTHELIOMA PATIENT
There is no cure for any of the three major types of mesothelioma, but patients may elect to undergo treatment of mesothelioma, or elect to participate in a clinical trial that may help prolong their life expectancy or improve their overall quality of life.
Once in a while there is a rare mesothelioma survivor story, but for the most part the mesothelioma survival rate is grim.
Life expectancy: Mesothelioma
May 14, 2010 – Mesothelioma is recognized the world over as the signature asbestos-related cancer. The disease is associated with a long latency period (sometimes up to 40 years before symptoms of mesothelioma are diagnosed), and a short life expectancy of eight to 14 months.
Cause of mesothelioma. Nearly every case of mesothelioma that is diagnosed in the United States – some 3,000 annually – is related to occupational asbestos exposure, and the negligence of employers whose concern for the bottom line outweighed their concern for workplace safety.
Mesothelioma usually strikes the family breadwinner. The short life expectancy associated with the cancer can leave families in an emotional and financial ruin.
Mesothelioma victims have an option in the courts. Courts recognize the liability of asbestos product manufacturers and have awarded substantial compensation packages to asbestos-injured workers and their surviving family members.
Weitz & Luxenberg is recognized by the nation’s legal community as New York’s preeminent asbestos-injury law firm, having defended the rights of retired asbestos victims for nearly three decades.
The firm is known coast to coast for obtaining record-setting verdicts and settlements for clients harmed by the ravages of asbestos disease.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you can obtain a free, comprehensive and private consultation with an accomplished mesothelioma lawyer at Weitz & Luxenberg.
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