Mesothelioma Lawyers and Attorneys

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Medical Reports confirming the diagnosis of mesothelioma

It's best to include one (or more) of the following reports:

Pathology report: Laboratory report on tests performed on tumor tissue taken from your biopsy. It is typically just a few pages in length. This is the report that often confirms a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Cytology report: Laboratory report on tests performed on liquid drained from your lung or abdominal cavity. You might have this instead of a pathology report.

Surgical Report: This provides your doctor an assessment of the surgery, and may also include pathology or cytology results. If you haven't had a biopsy or a fluid sample taken, a copy of a CAT scan or PET scan report would be helpful to your mesothelioma attorney or lawyer.

Additional important information for your mesothelioma lawyer:

1) Information about your history of asbestos exposure with any documentation you may have to help support your claim.

2) Names of witnesses (with information on how to contact them) confirming your asbestos exposure. This may include names of co-workers at jobs where you were exposed to asbestos, or family members who may have worked with or around asbestos and brought it home on their clothing.

3) Your current will. Your mesothelioma attorney will need a copy of your will (in the event you pass away before your case is resolved). This will allow them in to identify the executor of your estate.

4) Family members pursuing a claim for a deceased mesothelioma victim: a copy of the death certificate (with autopsy report if available).


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