09 March 2010

"What Do I Do Now?"

What do you do or where do you turn when you're given the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma? Paul Kraus heard those words in June 1997. Given only a few months to live, he and his family researched different cancer therapies and learned about chemotherapy, surgery and radiation among other things. Twelve years later and with a good quality of life, Mr. Kraus wrote his book: Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient's Guide.

If you've been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer associated with exposure to asbestos (found in thousands of different products), you may want to consider contacting an experienced mesothelioma attorney. You might have legal recourse but you need to be sure that the "statute of limitations" (the limited time allowed under law to file a case) has not run out even if you're not sure where or how you came into contact with asbestos. Undoubtedly, you've had a major life-style change along with the diagnosis.

Select a mesothelioma lawyer who is not only compassionate but experienced in dealing with the type of lawsuit you want to pursue. Check their success rate in the mesothelioma arena, find out what their fees are, what services are covered in the fee and what can you realistically expect to have happen within the next 3, 6, 9 and 12 months or more in the legal battle you will be waging.