When you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, the last thing you want to think about is finances. The reality is, you need to think about finances to ensure that you and your family will be okay. One day you are diagnosed, the next you are sitting with pages full of bills and not enough money to cover them. Even if you have great insurance, there are still out of pocket expenses that can add up. It is not fair.
It is important to act quickly when considering financial assistance because you only have a limited time once you have been diagnosed.
Financial assistance can be sought from:
- Trust funds – billions of dollars have been set aside for victims from over 50 companies
- Settlements and verdict from a lawsuit
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers both financial and medical assistance
- Medicare and Medicade
- Long term disability
- Workers compensation
Specific products and equipment can be targeted or attributed to your mesothelioma or lung cancer.
The right litigation attorney can help you work through all of this and put your mind at ease.