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"Right to Try" legislation and mesothelioma patients

There is a lot of talk and publicity regarding one's rights. One of the most recent rights addressed is the Georgia resident's "Right to Try." Under this new legislation, terminally ill patients are given the right to try experimental drugs that have not been fully cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For some mesothelioma patients, this may offer an element of hope.

Mesothelioma case settled

The average Georgia resident spends a considerable portion of his or her life working to take care of the family. After these years of hard work, the individual expects to be able to spend his or her golden years visiting with the grandchildren or perhaps traveling and experiencing new adventures. Unfortunately, these opportunities will not be available for all to enjoy. Some will spend these precious years battling diseases such as mesothelioma that are the result of these years of hard work.

Diagnosed with mesothelioma? Here's what to expect next

Your doctors may be telling you what you can expect after your diagnosis, but that is not quite what this is about. This is about dealing with the fallout that happens after a Georgia doctor tells you that you have a terminal illness such as mesothelioma. While your doctors work on making you comfortable and exploring treatment options, you are probably dealing with other things.

Did talc in powder cause man's mesothelioma?

Like most everyone else in the country, many Georgia residents picture building materials, brakes or other products when asked about asbestos exposure. More than likely, talc powder probably does not come to mind. Even so, an out-of-state man claims that it caused him to contract mesothelioma.

Georgia victims of mesothelioma may require chemotherapy

After being exposed to asbestos decades ago, you may have found yourself suffering from symptoms that made you go to see a doctor. After an initial examination, you may have been sent to a Georgia hospital in order to confirm the diagnosis that you may have dreaded for years -- mesothelioma. As you work with your doctors to determine the best course of treatment for you, you may be facing chemotherapy as part of it.

Will surgery be part of your treatment for mesothelioma?

Being diagnosed with a serious and often fatal asbestos-related condition can be frightening. At the same time that you know you may not survive beyond a certain amount of time, you want to do everything you can to fight mesothelioma. Depending on your particular case, Georgia doctors may be telling you that you may need surgery as part of your treatment. 

Is it possible to receive restitution for mesothelioma?

The simple answer is yes, you can. Of course, like many other things in life, going through the process is not quite as easy, but certainly not impossible. As your Georgia doctor may have already explained, a diagnosis of mesothelioma results from exposure to asbestos. The challenge lies in the fact that your exposure could have been up to 50 years ago.

What medical options are available for mesothelioma?

After receiving a diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease from a Georgia doctor, you have a challenging road ahead of you. One of the first considerations is what treatment options are available. For instance, even though no cure for mesothelioma exists, some treatments may help your situation. 

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