Malignant mesothelioma prognosis is not promising. Many of our clients face the grim prospect of having less than a year to live after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. That’s why working with a law firm that is familiar with litigating mesothelioma cases efficiently and effectively is so important.
Medical treatment is expensive and forces patients to take time off work. It places extreme emotional hardships on their loved ones beyond the significant physical toll it puts on patients. Even if you have good health insurance, your premiums will likely increase dramatically with treatment for mesothelioma or any type of cancer.
At Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., we have been representing the rights of people afflicted with asbestos-related diseases and other conditions for more than 25 years. Our Edwardsville, Illinois, law firm, located in the heart of Madison County, is one of the premier asbestos and mesothelioma practices in the country. We represent clients across the U.S. and pursue just compensation from parties responsible for our clients’ asbestos exposure.
Our attorneys are experienced, disciplined and prepared to represent you or your loved one.
Advanced Treatments for Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma may be treated in several different ways, usually including a combination of two or more of the following options:
Surgery — Pleurectomy/decortication is an attempt to surgically remove all tumors during earlier stages of mesothelioma. Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) might be necessary to ensure removal of the entire tumor. This procedure involves the removal of the entire lung. Surgery is often combined with radiation and chemotherapy.
Radiation — Often given following surgery and in combination with chemotherapy, radiotherapy is commonly used to treat symptoms, eliminate tumors and to prevent additional tumor growth.
Chemotherapy — As the only treatment that has been proven to improve survival, chemotherapy uses specific drugs to kill malignant cancer, prevent cancer cells from spreading, drive cancer into remission and to relieve pain.
Photodynamic therapy — This is a newer treatment that uses photosensitizers injected into the bloodstream to force cancerous tumors to absorb light, which then forms oxygen that attacks surrounding cancer cells and tissue.
Gene therapy — Gene therapy is the introduction of a new gene into cancerous cells to replace the functions of older, defective genes.
Immunotherapy — Cancer cells weaken the body’s immune system. Immunotherapy includes the introduction of various hormones, antioxidants and cytokines to help as biological response modifiers to influence the immune system to better fight disease.
All of these therapies include some side effects. The most significant side effects come from radiation, which includes hair loss, skin irritation and chronic fatigue. We are very familiar with the health and financial issues that mesothelioma victims face.
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We are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 618-656-5150 or toll free at 800-782-8492 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers.