How Is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose initially because the symptoms can mimic other diseases. In order to determine if your symptoms are a result of mesothelioma, your physician will typically perform an X-ray, CT scan or MRI. While the cancer is not usually visible by these methods, your doctor will look for fluid buildup between the lungs and the chest wall, which is a common effect of mesothelioma.

The doctor may also look internally at the chest cavity or abdomen through the use of a special medical device. If your tissue is found to be abnormal, the doctor will order a biopsy to determine the presence of a disease. Unfortunately, the diagnosis of mesothelioma is often missed because it is such a rare form of cancer.

It is important to talk to your doctor about your work history and inform him or her if you have ever been employed in construction, manufacturing, oil refining, shipbuilding or any other high-risk occupation. You also should speak with an attorney about the possibility of obtaining compensation. Our attorneys’ years of experience and our compassionate approach can be assets in your case.

New Orleans Attorneys Representing Louisiana Residents With Peritoneal Mesothelioma

After receiving your mesothelioma diagnosis and establishing a course of treatment with your doctor, families are often overwhelmed with grief and emotion. Upon hearing their prognosis, a person may worry about the cost of medical treatment as well as how his or her family will manage in the future. It is important to know that there are legal avenues of recourse you can take.

The caring lawyers at Pourciau Law Firm in Baton Rouge and New Orleans can work with your family during this difficult period to help you obtain financial compensation for your illness. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

What Are The Prognosis And Treatment Options For Mesothelioma?

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for mesothelioma. The prognosis is usually unfavorable due to the fact that the cancer can lie dormant for decades before a person develops symptoms. By this point, the cancer is usually in advanced stages and may have spread to other parts of the body.

There are, however, many treatment options available, including:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Intraoperative photodynamic therapy
  • Clinical trials are also underway for immunotherapy and gene therapy

Our law firm fights in support of our clients’ rights to access to top-notch medical care. Obtaining justice for Louisiana asbestos victims is what we do.

Contact Our Attorneys To Review Your Mesothelioma Treatment And Compensation Options

From offices in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Pourciau Law Firm represents asbestos and mesothelioma clients in communities throughout the state. Our New Orleans office is located in the Iberia Bank Building and operates between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Our attorneys are also more than happy to meet with you at your home or hospital during or after our operating hours. Asbestos and mesothelioma cases are all taken on a contingency basis, and we accept credit card payment for estate planning services.

Contact our law firm at 504-305-2375 or by email to schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated attorney in Louisiana who is knowledgeable about mesothelioma treatments and claims for compensation