Did You Know There is At Least $30 Billion Dollar Out There For Mesothelioma Sufferers?Yes, it is true, there are trusts out there for the sufferers of Mesothelioma. According to Burton and Budd, a national mesothelioma law firm, Halliburton alone has set up a 4 Billion dollar trust for asbestos victims. There are many other large companies who have been ordered to establish a trust for those who may have contracted mesothelioma because they were negligent in some way shape or form. $30 billion dollars is a lot of money and can help you get the treatment you need.
You may see commercials on television advertising this without understanding what it means. It is most likely the result of class action suits by attorneys against companies with known asbestos exposure and were negligent in some way shape or form. The money is in the trust and is available, you will have to go through the process, starting by contacting an attorney to find out if you are eligible for any of the money held in trust for asbestos sufferers.
What Is Mesothelioma or Asbestos PoisoningMesothelioma is a very rare cancer that affects the lungs usually through exposure to asbestos. Although most victims of asbestos poisoning are men, women do get it, either through trade or through second hand contact from a spouse or family member who has mesothelioma. The majority of cases from asbestos poisoning and illnesses comes from working with asbestos. Before anyone ever knew this substance was toxic, older Americans were affected usually because they worked with asbestos as a part of their occupation.
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Who Is At Risk For Mesothelioma or Asbestos Poisoning?Often people who worked in mines, on shipyards, construction and other asbestos-related industrial jobs are at a higher risk for developing the mesothelioma. Although most mesothelioma patients are older, caucasian men, other demographics are also at risk. There is a danger of mesothelioma being under reported in the black and hispanic communities. Either because culturally, many older black men do not like going to the doctor or do not have insurance. Also because of the history of Jim Crow and racial discrimination in this country there may not be accurate records supporting their employment or exposure to asbestos therefore making it impossible to connect the disease to the exposure source. Women are also at risk either through second hand contact from a spouse or family member or those women who had to go out to work in the workforce while the men were at war; the "Rosie the Riveters" of the world.
How Do I Know If I have Mesothelioma?You will have to get an official diagnosis from a chest x-ray or CT scan and then a tissue biopsy. Your doctor will decide what kinds of tests you needs. In short, the only way to know if you have mesothelioma is to go get tested and get an official diagnosis from a medical doctor. If you go to a lawyer, they will need to know that you have a been diagnosed. Depending on the lawyer you go to, they may be able to refer you to a qualified physician.
What Is the Lifespan of Those With Mesothelioma?Well, it really depends on when you get a diagnosis. Asbestos poisoning can take decades to show symptoms so it is hard to say. However, when diagnosed, with the right treatment you can live about 5 years or more. If you don't get treatment after getting your diagnosis, the time you are expected to live goes down to less than one year in most cases. Tom Harper is very famous for beating the odds. He has used both natural means and conventional means to extend his live-span. In 2004, even after having surgery and conventional treatment, he was given 9 months to live which absolutely devastated his family. He ended up discovering a natural alternative that has extended his life. You can read more about Tom Harper: PRESS HERE.
Another long-term survivor of mesothelioma is Steven Gould. Mr. Gould was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer and lived for 20 more years after his diagnosis. When he did die, it was not from mesothelioma. Mr. Gould used an unconventional form of treatment that is only available in certain parts of the country and not legal in all 50 states-It is only legal in some states. However, he credits the use of this natural treatment as the reason why he was able to live so long with this cancer.
How Do You Know If You Qualify For the $30 Billion Dollar Trust for Asbestos Victims?To find out if you are eligible for the billions of dollars of trust money available for asbestos mesothelioma victims, you have to consult an attorney. Most attorneys will not charge you for a consultation and they will be able to tell you whether or not you have a worthy case.
As painful as it is to know that you have this dreaded disease and that you are living on limited time, you have to know that this is not your fault and that you do deserve compensation to help take care of your medical and living expenses. Treatment for this disease even to extend your life for a few years can get extremely expensive. You will also want to know that your family is taken care of after you are no longer here to look after them.
This is a very difficult subject for most people the consider, however, if there is money available to help you and your family through this time, then it is wise for you to contact a mesothelioma attorney to find out what is available to you. If the attorney you contact asks for money to consult with you, try another. Most reputable mesothelioma attorneys will not charge you for a consultation.
You owe it to yourself and your family to call an asbestos attorney now.