Mesothelioma clinical trial results were announced recently by the major American pharmaceutical company Merck and the news is good. Merck tested its new cancer-fighting drug Keytruda in 25 patients with advanced pleural mesothelioma, a fatal cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma typically affects the cells that line the lungs but can also […]
Mesothelioma costs need to be considered, unfortunately, almost as soon as you get your diagnosis. Treatments can be expensive and your mesothelioma costs can add up quickly. You can get help paying for mesothelioma treatment from your health insurance provider, Medicare, Medicaid, and possibly from financial assistance programs if needed. Once you and your physician […]
A mesothelioma medical treatment power of attorney is important to have in place. This document is officially called the durable power of attorney for health care. You may have already set up a power of attorney to designate someone to make financial and legal decisions on your behalf. This is different. Specifying who will carry […]
In this video I discuss the case of a Kazan Law client whose misdiagnosis and subsequent treatment led to the longest mesothelioma survival documented in medical literature. The lesson is that aggressive mesothelioma treatment–surgery–can significantly prolong a person’s life.
I am pleased that our firm was chosen to present three research abstracts at the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig 2014) conference in Cape Town, South Africa. In this video I provide an introduction to the mesothelioma research abstracts and explain how they are presented at the world’s leading conference on mesothelioma.
We are very excited to be heading off to Cape Town, South Africa for the twelfth biennial meeting of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (iMig 2014). We are particularly honored that Kazan Law has been chosen to present some of our own research work at this conference. Like the Boston conference in 2012, this year […]
Doctor’s office forms, hospital test forms, insurance forms. When you have malignant mesothelioma, you get handed lots of clipboards and wind up filling out lots of forms. But there is one form you need to make your sure you fill out. That’s the Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment known as the POLST. As a patient […]
Mesothelioma research, like all scientific research, does not happen without funds. Although funds for mesothelioma research come from government agencies, universities and hospitals, it is no secret that money from private sources helps get the ball rolling either through funding the grant application process, additional staff positions, purchasing state-of-the-art equipment or helping to support conferences […]
If you need mesothelioma treatment, the Affordable Care Act may be a way to help you get the care you need now and for the future. Unless of course, the foes of providing health care for all Americans succeed in taking it away. As of this writing, the Affordable Care Act also known as the […]
Even though I have been a mesothelioma attorney for many years, I never get used to the heartbreak of each and every one of my mesothelioma clients. As I get to know each client and their families, they become more than clients. Each becomes a face I will never forget; a suffering human being who […]