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Mesothelioma Treatment Options: What is a Pleurectomy Procedure?

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on February 11, 2024

If you have been exposed to asbestos at work, at home, or by using a product, you may be diagnosed with mesothelioma. This cancer forms in the thin tissue that lines most of your internal organs, including the heart. However, the most common place this type of cancer is found in the tissue around the lungs, known as the pleura. In these cases, patients may undergo a pleurectomy to remove the pleura and prevent fluid from collecting in this area. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we can help you understand what to expect during this procedure and how we fight for you to secure the compensation you deserve.

Our compassionate, accomplished founding partner, Joe Williams, has over 30 years of experience handling the most complex mesothelioma cases. With our personalized service and dedication to fighting for our clients’ rights, we have never lost a case. You can trust us to manage every aspect of your case effectively so you can focus exclusively on rest and recovery. Moreover, we communicate with you from start to finish, sharing our extensive knowledge and helping you make the best decisions for your future.

What Does a Pleurectomy Procedure Entail?

Getting diagnosed with mesothelioma and having to undergo a pleurectomy can be daunting, but with the help of The Williams Law Firm, P.C., you can know what to expect during the procedure. A pleurectomy can help alleviate mesothelioma symptoms and improve your quality of life. During the procedure, the patient will be on their side, and the surgeon takes the following steps:

  • Thoracotomy: The surgeon starts the procedure with an incision starting from the top of the sixth or seventh rib that continues down the chest and curves outward parallel to the ribs, called a thoracotomy. 
  • Removal: The incision allows the surgeon to access the chest cavity and remove the parietal pleura, the outside layer of the pleural lining. If needed, the surgeon may also remove visible tumors from the chest, heart sac, and diaphragm lining.
  • Chest tube: The surgeon may insert a chest tube during the procedure or a few days later to alleviate fluid and air build-up.

After the procedure, patients recover while in the hospital and at home, which may take weeks to months. They can also expect to undergo more blood testing and chest X-rays to track their progress and the effectiveness of the pleurectomy.

How a Lawyer Can Help You Recover the Costs of a Pleurectomy

At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we understand that you may worry about the costs of a pleurectomy, but we don’t want finances to get in the way of your recovery. Therefore, we fight tirelessly to ensure you receive financial compensation for the procedure. We do this by handling every aspect of your case, including the following, with the highest level of care and professionalism:

  • Listening to your story and developing a personalized plan
  • Meeting with you in your home 
  • Conducting a detailed investigation
  • Collecting and analyzing evidence 
  • Accurately calculating your claim’s worth
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Negotiating on your behalf
  • Taking your claim to court if necessary

With our top-notch comprehensive services, you can have a stress-free legal experience while having the best chances of receiving the compensation you deserve. We work hard to advocate for your rights, hold the liable party accountable, and secure the costs of your medical bills. 

Seek Guidance from the Knowledgeable Mesothelioma Lawyers at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. in NY

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have several treatment options, including a pleurectomy. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we understand you may not know what to expect during this treatment, so we give you the knowledge you need to make the best decisions for your future. 

Our leading attorney, Joe Williams, has decades of experience and a commitment to providing unmatched service. With this dedication and our thorough understanding of mesothelioma and its treatment options, you can rest assured your claim is in the right hands. To schedule a free consultation, call us at (855) 575-6376 or fill out our contact form today.

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