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North Carolina Personal Injury Blog

Signs that your loved one has mesothelioma

It's natural to worry about the health of your loved ones, especially if they have been exhibiting concerning symptoms lately. If you are worried about the health of your loved one, it's always a good idea to consider the risk factors they have when it comes to certain health conditions.

For example, if your loved one is overweight, they have a statistically greater chance of suffering from type 2 diabetes. If they have worked in an environment where toxic exposure to certain chemicals is likely, they will have a much higher chance of an occupational disease.

Supporting your loved one after a mesothelioma diagnosis

Learning that your loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma is disheartening and scary. One of the first things you're going to have to take care of is figuring out what your new role is going to be. More than likely, you're going to be thrust into becoming a caregiver.

Helping to care for someone who has a terminal diagnosis isn't easy. You're going to need to take things slowly while still ensuring that your loved one gets what they need. Remembering a few basic points might help you through this.

Lawsuit filed over nursing home death after COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping through the United States has hit nursing homes hard. By mid-April, nearly 100 residents of the Citadel in Salisbury were ill with coronavirus. One of those was Marjorie Fuller Garvin, 96, who passed away on April 27 after falling gravely ill. She had moved to the Citadel only a couple of months prior and was “lucid and vibrant,” her family says.

Wallace & Graham, has now filed a lawsuit against Accordius Health, which operates the Citadel, and Portopiccolo Group, a private equity firm, because of Garvin’s improper care.

The main treatment options for mesothelioma

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it's likely you are aware of its strong link with asbestos exposure. Most people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma have worked in environments where they have been exposed to asbestos over a long period of time, for example, those who have worked in factories or on construction sites. The loved ones of those who have been exposed to asbestos may also have a higher likelihood of developing mesothelioma due to secondary exposure.

While mesothelioma is a rare and serious type of cancer, there are treatment options available. As with almost all types of cancer, research and development is rapid, meaning that survival rates and life expectancy rates are always improving. Patients diagnosed in the early stages have the best treatment options. The following is an overview of the main treatment options for mesothelioma patients.

Wallace & Graham initiates giving program during COVID-19 crisis

When Gov. Roy Cooper first announced North Carolina's stay-at-home order in late March to limit the spread of coronavirus, homeless residents faced a problem. Where would they stay during the order? How would they get food? With everyone forced to stay off the streets, shelters likely wouldn't have enough space for everyone.

Starting a community relief effort

Do you know the reason why asbestos causes cancer?

For almost 50 years, asbestos has been known to cause cancer. More specifically, it has been known to cause a very rare form of cancer, mesothelioma. While the link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma has been largely undisputed, scientists have not been able to establish why asbestos is so harmful to the human body until more recently.

If you have been working in an industry that puts you at risk of asbestos exposure, it is important that you are aware of the most common symptoms of mesothelioma so that you can take action to get a diagnosis. The following is an overview of how asbestos exposure causes cancer and the common symptoms associated with the disease.

If you catch mesothelioma early, the odds may be in your favor

Mesothelioma was not the diagnosis that you were expecting when you were struggling to breathe. You thought that you had a bad cold or pneumonia. As you had the diagnosis explained to you, you wondered how you could have ended up with this horrible condition.

Unfortunately, this is a very serious disease that needs treatment as soon as possible. Mesothelioma is usually caused by exposure to asbestos, which may have happened decades ago. Today, you're only at Stage 1, which is a great sign that you caught the illness early.

There are 4 different types of mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor, a rare type of cancer that forms in the lining of organs such as the abdomen, lungs, and heart. The most common symptoms of mesothelioma are shortness of breath and chest pain, but the symptoms can differ depending on the type of mesothelioma.

If you have been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma or you are worried that you have this rare form of cancer, you will probably know that the only known cause of the disease is the inhalation of asbestos. Asbestos is a substance that was commonly used in construction and manufacturing, therefore those who have worked in these industries may have been exposed, and their illness may have been caused by this.

Lawsuit filed over nursing home death after COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping through the United States has hit nursing homes hard. By mid-April, nearly 100 residents of the Citadel in Salisbury were ill with coronavirus. One of those was Marjorie Fuller Garvin, 96, who passed away on April 27 after falling gravely ill. She had moved to the Citadel only a couple of months prior and was "lucid and vibrant," her family says.

Wallace & Graham, has now filed a lawsuit against Accordius Health, which operates the Citadel, and Portopiccolo Group, a private equity firm, because of Garvin's improper care.

Wallace & Graham initiates community giving program during COVID-19 crisis

When Gov. Roy Cooper first announced North Carolina's stay-at-home order in late March to limit the spread of coronavirus, homeless residents faced a problem. Where would they stay during the order? How would they get food? With everyone forced to stay off the streets, shelters likely wouldn't have enough space for everyone.

Starting a community relief effort

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