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How to Handle Mid-Stage Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on June 11, 2023

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a serious cancer that primarily affects the abdomen’s lining. It is typically caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos, a mineral once widely used in construction, manufacturing, and other prevalent industries. Unfortunately, mesothelioma often remains undetected until it reaches an advanced stage, making treatment and management challenging. Mid-stage mesothelioma is a critical juncture in a patient’s journey, and understanding your treatment and legal options is essential. Your doctor may recommend surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, depending on your unique needs.

Following a mid-stage peritoneal mesothelioma diagnosis, it is vital to contact a trusted attorney as soon as possible. The talented team at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. has the experience and skills to fight for compensation for your medical treatment and other losses. Our first-class attorney, Joe Williams, has 30 years of experience helping mesothelioma achieve justice and has won every case. He understands what it takes to protect your rights and interests and will fight for you as you focus on your health. 

Treatment Options for Mid-Stage Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Although peritoneal mesothelioma does not have formal stages, doctors typically refer to the phase of the disease where the cancer has spread beyond the abdomen as mid-stage or stage two. Because symptoms do not typically present until later stages, mid-stage mesothelioma is difficult to diagnose. However, if it is caught before advancing further, your doctor may recommend several treatment options to improve your prognosis. A few treatment options for mid-stage mesothelioma include the following:

  • Surgery: Your doctor may recommend a peritonectomy to remove the abdominal lining and slow the spread of the cancer. 
  • Chemotherapy: Patients with stage two peritoneal mesothelioma can have chemotherapy circulated throughout their abdominal cavity during surgery to remove visible tumors.
  • Radiation Therapy: Radiation may reduce the size of tumors before and after surgery, improving the patient’s quality of life. 

Additionally, those diagnosed with stage two peritoneal mesothelioma may qualify for clinical research trials to treat their cancer. While mesothelioma is incurable, these interventions may drastically improve your comfort and quality of life. 

What Are My Legal Options If I Have Been Diagnosed with Stage 2 Peritoneal Mesothelioma?

A mesothelioma diagnosis can be life-altering for victims and their families. While treatment options are typically available for stage two peritoneal mesothelioma patients, these interventions can add additional financial burdens on top of the disease’s physical and emotional toll. If you have been diagnosed with mid-stage peritoneal mesothelioma, you may have the right to pursue damages for your losses. A skilled mesothelioma attorney can help you seek compensation through the following channels:

  • Bankruptcy trusts: If you were exposed to asbestos by a now bankrupt company, you may be able to file a claim through their trust fund. These claims typically resolve quickly without the need for litigation. 
  • Lawsuits: When bankruptcy trusts are not an option, you can still pursue compensation through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. However, acting quickly to begin your claim to comply with the statute of limitations is essential. Your attorney can work to ensure your claim is filed on time. 

At The Williams Law Firm P.C., we are committed to personalizing our approach to every case to help you secure the compensation you deserve. 

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Renowned Mesothelioma Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

The compassionate attorneys at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. understand the unique challenges of a mid-stage peritoneal mesothelioma diagnosis and can take the stress of litigation off your shoulders as you focus on your health. We are dedicated to working with our client’s unique needs and can meet you in your home to start your case. Our award-winning attorney, Joe Williams, has won every case and has the skills and expertise to fight for you. 

To schedule a free consultation and learn more about how our highly-qualified legal team can help you, call us at (866) 395-8141 or complete our contact form today.

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