At Kaiser Gornick LLP, our attorneys have extensive experience helping our California clients obtain justice and compensation for mesothelioma. We have learned about the many challenges that the victims of mesothelioma face. With the challenges surrounding medical treatment and filing a claim, many people forget about the emotional component. However, it is essential to take care of your emotional and psychological well-being as you are working toward legal and medical solutions.
After diagnosis and during treatment, you will face a range of emotions, and it is important to remember that fighting cancer will produce both strong and weak days. You should also know that there are many resources available to assist you in the fight.
Many patients and their families seek counseling from outside sources such as:
Patients, in particular, often find it beneficial to talk to someone who is not a family member. Here are some of the advantages of speaking to someone who is not a relative:
A good support counselor will:
If you do decide to take advantage of these resources, you should always remember that this is not a sign of weakness and does not mean that you are incapable of handling the situation.
Most cancer centers have counselors on site, and some have staff psychologists or psychiatrists. Most hospitals have a chaplain or clergy as well. You should investigate what support is available at your hospital before seeking help elsewhere.
From our San Francisco office, our attorneys offer free initial consultations, and we handle all mesothelioma cases on a contingency basis. We do not ask our clients to pay attorney fees until we have obtained full and fair compensation for their claims.