Home » Law

Mesothelioma Diagnosis: A Matter Of Life and Death!

Feb 11, 2008
If you or someone you loved has ever been exposed to asbestos, either directly (as in via a job) or indirectly through consistent, person to person contact with someone who has been around the material, you owe it to you and your family to get a mesothelioma diagnosis right away!

What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that attacks the mesothelial cells and usually displays little to no symptoms. More often than not, it is deadly. The mesothelium covers the outer surface of most of our internal body organs, which is where the mesothelial cells exist.

Mesothelioma cancer develops slowly, often times over a period of years. It is usually found in the tissues covering the lungs, chest cavity or the abdomen. The best way to slow its progression (most of the time, mesothelioma cancer can't be cured, but your life can be prolonged) is with an effective mesothelioma diagnosis.

If you are concerned about previous asbestos exposure, seeking out a qualified physician who is proficient in mesothelioma diagnosis is key.

To achieve a mesothelioma diagnosis, a doctor who specializes in the cancer would first evaluate your past exposure and the factors that make mesothelioma a probable prognosis. After this initial evaluation, the doctor then uses a wealth of tests and procedures to determine if you have indeed developed the life threatening cancer.

Tests can include:
* X Ray, CT (Computerized tomography), MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and PET (Positive Electron Tomography)
* Tissue and fluid samples are taken, usually through an invasive procedure like Thoracoscopy, Peritoneoscopy and Biopsy.
* A recently developed blood test can also look for tumor markers called SMR (Soluble mesothelin-related) proteins.

If all these tests reveal that mesothelioma is present, it can be a sobering and frightening moment. After telling your family and adjusting to the news, it may be time to hire a capable mesothelioma attorney.
What can a mesothelioma attorney do for you?

Well, more often than not, the companies that used asbestos were well aware of the health risks and used it anyway. This makes them criminally liable for your illness.

A mesothelioma attorney will make sure you are awarded reparations for your medical condition and bills. They will also recover monetary damages that will take care of your family after you have passed on.

A mesothelioma diagnosis is critical to your health and the right mesothelioma attorney is crucial to receiving monetary damages that are rightfully yours!
About the Author
Nick Johnson is lead counsel with Johnson Law Group. Johnson represents plaintiffs in many states and focuses on injury cases involving Fen-Phen and PPH, Paxil, Mesothelioma, and Avandia. Call Nick Johnson at 1-888-311-5522 or visit http://www.johnsonlawgroup.com
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 293
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Boating
    • Cycling
    • Extreme Sports
    • Fishing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Hunting
    • Martial Arts
    • Running
    • Scuba Diving
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources