What are the Surgical Options for Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare tumor of the tissue in the lining of the lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs, caused by exposure to asbestos. Sadly, Mesothelioma takes the lives of thousands of victims every year. Though the treatment and survival options following a Mesothelioma diagnosis are not as promising as we’d like, victims can seek out radiation and chemotherapy in addition to surgery. These options have improved increasingly over the years, offering relief to countless Mesothelioma sufferers.
The surgical options for Mesothelioma include, but are not limited to:
- Extraplerual pneumonectomy (EPP), usually used on stage 1 and 2 pleural mesothelioma patients
- Pleurectomy/decortication (P/D), which is the removal of lung’s lining as well as any visible tumors
- Cytoreduction with HIPEC, which is the removal of the lining of the abdomen, combined with heated intraoperative chemotherapy
Asbestos exposure occurs most commonly in numerous dangerous work environments, as these fibers are most commonly found in products used by professionals of varying backgrounds. These fields include construction, welding, plumbing, HVAC, mechanics, laborers and more. Are you suffering from Mesothelioma as a result of your job and are now facing intensely costly medical bills, loss of work and wages, loss of companionship, and emotional distress? If so, our Illinois Mesothelioma lawyers of Shrader & Associates L.L.P. have the tools, resources, and energy necessary to fight for you.
Contact Our Skilled Illinois Mesothelioma Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one has suffered from Mesothelioma, there is no time to waste in enlisting in the help of a Mesothelioma lawyer you can trust to advocate on your behalf. Our team at Shrader & Associates L.L.P. has a wealth of experience and skill fighting for the rights of victims of Mesothelioma, as your success and satisfaction are our ultimate priority. Regardless of the complexities of your particular case, we are devoted to protecting your rights.
Don’t hesitate to schedule an initial consultation with a member of our firm by calling us at (877) 958-7920.