The cancer menace in the 21st century has proved to be brutal and expensive. Some forms of cancer are more difficult as the patient suffers and the family despite seeking medical solutions. However, any form of cancer, when in the advanced stage, ravage your immunity to the core. Different things cause different kinds of cancers. For instance, this article will highlight Mesothelioma and other forms with lawsuits of wrongful deaths and personal injuries. Cancers are fatal, and sometimes one’s prognosis is high, yet the causes and deaths caused are not medical.
Mesothelioma is characterized by weight loss, chest pain, bloating, shortness of breath, chesty fluid buildup, and asbestos exposure cause abdominal pain. This article underscores a settlement of roughly $1 million to $1.4 million for wrongful death claims and personal injury claims. A study identified the death rate related to someone with Mesothelioma as 57.5%. Mesothelioma occurs in two primary forms; peritoneal and pleural. The treatment is quite expensive, especially for the aged. It requires surgery from a specialist, which does not guarantee you are free from it. The survival of the patient is one year, while others tend to go up to 5 years.
Famously known as cancer of the blood, Leukemia affects the bone marrow and the lymphatic system. It occurs in four forms; Myeloma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasm, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Statistics and facts in this article point out Leukemia as the 6th common cause of cancer deaths in the US with a low survival rate. It affects the blood cells, the bone marrow, and the lymphatic system. There have been lawsuits against the company’s exposure to benzene which has been linked to blood-related cancer. However, few cases have made it to trial, which has attracted a settlement to the tune of $21 million.
3. Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer, similar to Mesothelioma, has the lowest survival rate of below 8%. It affects the pancreases through the growth of tumors inhibiting the digestion of the food body—the National Cancer Institute this article highlights that cancer develops in islet cells and exocrine cells. By 2021 alone, it has caused more than 48,000 deaths. Nexium, Prilosec, and other antiacids are linked to pancreatic cancer.
In conclusion, this article exposes the cancer menace, which has seen victims sue for compensation. While others have sued for personal injuries and wrongful deaths, others have sued for misdiagnosis. Through a successful lawsuit, the victims gain closure in the reparations that cover the health insurance and can pursue therapy and afford healthcare. Treatment of cancer is so costly. Cancer eats your organs, physical body, mentality, and pocket at the same time. The settlement never guarantees your health back, but it facilitates affordable health care as closure to self and the family in the journey to a hopeful recovery.