Need a Lawyer With Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

OncoLink Team
The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Last Modified: May 7, 2013

Question

I see all these advertisements on TV and wanted to know if I need to get a lawyer if I have mesothelioma?

Answer

Joe Friedberg, MD, Thoracic Surgeon at Penn Medicine, responds:

If you have mesothelioma, you need to see a doctor as your first order of business. It is probably a good idea to speak with a lawyer regarding your diagnosis, but that is not your main priority when first diagnosed with mesothelioma.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire Focus on Mesothelioma transcript.

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