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Financial Assistance for Mesothelioma Patients

Living with a diagnosis of mesothelioma can be very stressful, but not all of the stress comes from the disease itself. Much of the stress comes from worrying about paying for care. Like all chronic and terminal diseases, mesothelioma is expensive to diagnose and treat. To make matters worse, treatment usually must continue for the rest of the patient's life. As medical bills begin to pile up, the family's standard bills may go unpaid. Plus, many mesothelioma patients can no longer work, which means a loss of income.

While this situation may sound hopeless, financial assistance resources do exist. These resources come in the form of general assistance and mesothelioma-specific methods.

General Assistance

General financial assistance is available for anyone with certain medical conditions or a disability. However, these forms of general assistance must already be in place before a mesothelioma diagnosis is made.

Health insurance is the most important type of assistance in the United States. While insurance pays for a large portion of medical costs, private health insurance has its limits. Out-of-pocket deductibles, copayments, and yearly caps mean families still have a great deal of expenses after their health insurance benefits have been exhausted.

Medicare and Medicaid are another option. These government-sponsored forms of health insurance are only available to individuals who qualify based on age, income, or disability.

A final form of general financial assistance is Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). If you have enough past work credit and can no longer work, you may be eligible to receive monthly SSDI benefits.

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Specific Mesothelioma Assistance

Some forms of financial assistance have been established specifically to help mesothelioma patients. These are usually privately sponsored programs established by social welfare organizations, court orders, and drug companies.

Mesothelioma trust funds are one type of financial assistance. These funds were established by court order, declaring that many companies responsible for exposing people to asbestos had to set up trust funds to help mesothelioma patients. Said patients could be paid compensation from these funds.

Clinical trials are another option, as they typically pay or defray the cost of treatment. Mesothelioma patients have access to the latest drugs and treatments being considered for public release.

While these methods are certainly helpful, the best financial opportunity for mesothelioma patients is entering a lawsuit. Financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of income may be received with this process. We can help you win compensation by immediately setting you up with a free consultation with one of the very best firms, one that has won billions in recovery and is recommended by consumer advocate Erin Brockovich.

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