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Information For Mesothelioma Caregivers
If you are taking care of a loved one who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are probably under a great amount of stress.
At the law firm of Brayton Purcell LLP, we provide legal support for victims of mesothelioma. We understand how devastating a mesothelioma diagnosis can be for the victim as well as those close to him or her. We are devoted to providing excellent service and representation during a difficult time.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please complete our online contact form.
Taking Care Of Your Loved One With Mesothelioma
As a spouse, parent, child or friend of someone who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you want to be there for your loved one.
After learning of the diagnosis, you will probably do a great deal of research to determine how to best provide care. With guidance from your loved one’s doctors and others, you will become comfortable with your new role. You will learn what you need to do to support your loved one, both physically and emotionally.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. The more you know, the more you will be able to help your loved one.
Taking Care Of Yourself, The Caregiver
As a caregiver for someone with mesothelioma, it is important for you to also care for yourself during this difficult time. Caregivers spend much of their time transporting their loved ones to medical appointments, keeping track of medications, dealing with legal issues relating to the illness, and managing daily tasks.
It is easy to forget about your own needs at this time, but you must. Taking time for yourself — removing yourself from the role of caregiver, even for an hour a day — can be very beneficial for your health and emotional well-being.
Seek out help and support from your friends and family members. Go for a walk and get some fresh air. Eat healthy foods. And don’t be afraid to ask for help, whether that is from a family member, neighbor, support group, medical provider, lawyer, financial planner or someone else.
Resources For Caregivers
As you assume a caregiver role, you should know that there are many resources available to you. Here are some professionals/groups you may want to seek information and support from:
- Doctors and medical providers — To ensure that your loved one’s medical needs are being met.
- Financial planner — To ensure that you are prepared to deal with the financial components of your case.
- Attorney — To help you through the legal issues associated with a mesothelioma diagnosis.
- Counselors and support groups — To help ensure that your emotional needs are being met.
- Spiritual leader — To offer spiritual guidance and support during this difficult time.
Questions? Please Contact Us.
If you have any questions about how we can help you after learning of a mesothelioma diagnosis, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please call 800-598-0314 to schedule your free legal consultation.