While Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance can help pay for treatment, often this is not enough.
So who ends up paying for mesothelioma treatment? Is it possible that patients might not get the treatment they need, simply because they can’t pay the high cost of the treatment?
Fortunately, there is a way to get the funds you and your family need to pay for treatment…
There are literally billions of dollars that have been set aside in asbestos bankruptcy trusts specifically for people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) or lung cancer.
These trusts were established by companies who previously manufactured asbestos-containing products in order to compensate people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer due to exposure to that company’s products. If you can prove your case, you might be eligible to receive a slice of these trusts to pay your medical bills and other expenses.
But, to access these funds, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who knows how to maximize the amount you can collect from these trusts and guide you through the process.
In addition to the asbestos bankruptcy trusts described above, some patients choose to seek compensation directly from companies who manufactured asbestos products through the civil courts system. Most of these companies have been sued many times as they knowingly made dangerous asbestos products or used these products at their factories and other facilities. An attorney experienced in asbestos cases can help you decide whether to seek compensation from these companies and ensure maximum compensation quickly.
Your first step, if you have not already done so, is to have a doctor confirm your diagnosis of mesothelioma (asbestos cancer) or lung cancer. This is important, as the doctor’s tests and diagnosis will be a key part in establishing your case.
At the same time you are having a diagnosis confirmed, you should seek the help of an attorney experienced in these kinds of asbestos cases, as recommended above. A good attorney will know how to go about proving exposure and negotiating the amount of compensation to which you should be entitled. Your attorney will advise you and your family as to next steps to make your case.
Paying for mesothelioma treatment is, too often, an additional burden families have to face on top of this devastating disease. Fortunately, you do not have to shoulder this burden alone.