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Covering the high cost of treating mesothelioma

Cancer treatment is expensive. According to the National Institutes of Health and Asbestos.com, the cost of treating mesothelioma can range from $100,000 to $250,000. Lung surgery costs about $40,000 and chemotherapy treatments cost around $30,000 per session after the $7,000 initial session.

Individuals battling aggressive forms of cancer such as mesothelioma have to work quickly to get the best treatment and secure the funding to pay for it. For most people facing mesothelioma, one source of compensation is not enough and they will have to secure funding from multiple sources. Here are their top compensation options:

Workers’ Compensation — Most mesotheliomas are a result of some sort of occupational exposure to asbestos. If a work source can be identified and exposure proven, a person may be able to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. The downside is that there is a cap to these benefits, which means that workers’ compensation benefits are not likely to cover all of the expenses associated with treatment.

Social Security Benefits — Another option for people battling mesothelioma is Social Security. The Social Security Administration has a list of diseases known as “compassionate allowances”. Individuals who can provide adequate documentation to show they have mesothelioma are presumed eligible for both Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). A social security disability attorney can facilitate a claim, but Social Security also has caps.

Personal Injury Lawsuit — Pursuing an asbestos injury claim through an experienced asbestos exposure attorney is often the best way to recover compensation. The advantage to a personal injury action is that there are no caps. Like Social Security, these claims can also be fast-tracked. Individuals pursuing personal injury claims can also pursue pain and suffering damages.

Bankruptcy Trusts —There are many commercials that advertise obtaining recoveries through bankruptcy trusts. Trusts were developed after courts ordered bankrupt companies who had used or produced asbestos to fund them on behalf of victims. These are often portrayed as simple claims, but that is not the reality. Anyone considering a bankruptcy trust claims should speak with an asbestos injury lawyer about their options.

Individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma have many options. An experienced mesothelioma attorney can help them sort out which options are best for them.

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