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Pleurodesis: How It Can Help You

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on July 1, 2023

While a mesothelioma diagnosis can be challenging to contend with, medical advancements offer many patients options for a higher quality of life. One medical intervention that can provide relief is pleurodesis, a procedure specifically designed to alleviate symptoms associated with pleural mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma is typically caused by asbestos exposure and primarily impacts the lungs, causing a buildup of fluid in the chest. A pleurodesis procedure can drain this fluid and prevent it from coming back. 

If you require pleurodesis due to asbestos exposure and a subsequent mesothelioma diagnosis, an experienced attorney can help you pursue damages for the losses you have suffered. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our team treats every case as our cause and will fight aggressively for the justice you deserve. Our renowned attorney, Joe Williams, personalizes his services to meet each client’s needs and can meet with you in your home to begin work on your case. When you choose us, you can rest assured your case is in the hands of a seasoned legal professional. 

Why is Pleurodesis Performed on Mesothelioma Patients?

Pleurodesis is a treatment designed to treat pleural effusion or fluid buildup in the lungs. While this procedure cannot cure mesothelioma, it can significantly reduce the patient’s discomfort and improve their quality of life. The procedure is typically performed by administering talc into the chest cavity through a chest tube. 

The talc can cause irritation and scarring in the pleural membrane, helping the tissue fuse together. Pleurodesis has a high success rate and can prevent further fluid buildup in many patients. A few symptoms of pleural effusion pleurodesis can help relieve include the following:

Although alleviating these symptoms can help mesothelioma patients breathe easier and more comfortably, it is not a viable option for every patient. Patients with late-stage mesothelioma may have tumors that prevent the lungs from expanding, making pleurodesis medically dangerous. 

How a Lawyer Can Help You If You Require Pleurodesis

Treatments for mesothelioma, including pleurodesis, can be costly, leaving victims and their families facing medical debt in addition to their extensive physical and emotional losses. If you were exposed to asbestos, you should not be forced to finance your medical care, and you may have grounds to seek compensation for the full extent of your losses. 

An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can review your legal options and help you achieve the justice you deserve. We understand a mesothelioma claim is the most serious case you could ever have, and we will fight tirelessly for a favorable outcome as you focus on your health. Our attorneys can investigate your case, build a strong claim on your behalf, and advocate aggressively for your rights. We are ready to use our three decades of experience to help you recover compensation for your medical care, lost wages, pain, and emotional suffering. 

Consult with a Highly-Qualified Mesothelioma Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

Dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis is difficult enough without having to worry about the financial impact of your treatment costs. If your doctor has recommended pleurodesis, a skilled attorney can help you seek compensation for the costs of this procedure as well as other expenses associated with your mesothelioma diagnosis. Our trusted and compassionate attorney, Joe Williams, has never lost a case. When you choose our firm, you can trust your health, rights, and interests are our top priority as we fight for justice on your behalf. 

To learn more about how The Williams Law Firm, P.C. can help you, call us today at (866) 395-8141 or complete our contact form for a free consultation.

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