My last blog entry talked about forming a care team. If you suffer from an asbestos-related disease, a mesothelioma lawyer is an important member of your team.
A mesothelioma lawyer can help you seek compensation for rising medical expenses and loss of income during your illness. Speaking with an attorney now can spare your family a lot of worry later.
If you’re like most people, you’ve never hired a lawyer. You may not want to speak with a lawyer because you’ve heard one of the many myths about working with an attorney. Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll talk about some common myths. I’ll also offer information to bust those myths and show how an attorney can help you.
Myth #1: I can put off speaking with a lawyer while I focus on my health.
You may believe that an attorney can only help you seek justice from those responsible for your asbestos exposure and illness. If you are interested in getting justice, you have every right to seek it and a lawyer may be able to help. You may be inclined to focus only on your health. That is also your right, but an attorney can still help you.
Your treatment will likely be aggressive and exhausting. You need an environment that allows you to rest and recover during treatment. Financial worries can disrupt that environment and interfere with your health care. It is important that you not only make a health care plan, but also make a financial plan soon.
Financial assistance may be available to protect your family’s future and the quality of your care. A mesothelioma lawyer can help you make a plan to seek financial assistance. Plan to speak with an attorney as soon possible after your diagnosis.
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