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Everything You Need to Know About HIPEC Surgery for Mesothelioma

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on October 20, 2023

Mesothelioma, known for its aggressive nature and limited treatment options, is a challenging diagnosis to treat. This cancer typically affects the thin lining surrounding the lungs or other organs within the abdominal cavity. Its rarity and aggressive progression have made effective treatments difficult for patients to come by and access. However, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) surgery offers hope to those with peritoneal mesothelioma, boasting higher survival rates and fewer side effects than other available treatment options. 

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you deserve to have a highly qualified attorney on your side. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our team is dedicated to helping you recover compensation to cover the full scope of your medical treatment as well as your other tangible and intangible losses. Our lead trial attorney, Joe Williams, understands the burdens mesothelioma can place on your life and can meet you in your home to begin work on your case. When you partner with him, you can trust that a seasoned legal professional who has never lost a case is handling your claim and fighting for your rights.  

How Is HIPEC Surgery Performed on Mesothelioma Patients?

HIPEC surgery delivers a high dose of chemotherapy into the abdominal cavity to treat cancer that has spread beyond its origin point. When peritoneal mesothelioma has spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity, it can be challenging to treat through traditional chemotherapy. HIPEC surgery can provide a more effective treatment option.

This surgery has two main steps: cytoreductive surgery and the HIPEC procedure. During the first stage, your surgeon makes you comfortable with anesthesia before making an incision in your abdomen. They will then identify and remove all cancerous tumors and diseased tissue. During the second part of the procedure, your surgeon will insert a chemotherapy catheter and pump the drug into the abdominal cavity. The catheters are connected to a machine that heats the chemotherapy drugs and distributes them through your abdomen for one to two hours. Your surgeon will then drain the remaining chemotherapy from your abdomen and rinse with a salt solution before closing the incision.

Combining tissue removal and chemotherapy is more effective than other treatment methods, offering mesothelioma patients more treatment options even when their cancer is advanced. 

How Can I Cover the Costs of My Treatment?

Treatments for mesothelioma, including HIPEC surgery, can be prohibitively expensive, making it challenging for victims to receive the treatment they need. Fortunately, an experienced attorney can help you file a claim for these costs and your other losses to help you fund your treatment and compensate for your physical and emotional suffering. A few types of damages your attorney may be able to help you secure include the following:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • New medications
  • Home healthcare
  • Loss of enjoyment in life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we understand that mesothelioma impacts every victim differently and will fight aggressively for the compensation you need to cover your unique losses. 

Contact an Experienced Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

Receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of your next steps. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos, an experienced attorney can help guide you through your treatment journey. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our compassionate team can connect you with medical professionals as we fight to compensate you for your medical expenses and other losses. We understand the severity of your claim and will fight tirelessly for the justice you deserve. 

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