Tangan Tiara Hancur Akibat Tersentrum Listrik 33000 volt. Ini Kisah Perjuangannya Menuju Sukses

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Rodaberputar.com-Usianya masih sangat muda ketika peristiwa itu terjadi. Sebuah peristiwa, yang nantinya akan mengubah perjalanan hidup Tiara, mahasiswa Psikologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Andalas (Unand).

Meskipun hidup tanpa dua tangan, Tiara mampu membuktikan. Ia bisa survive menghadapi kehidupan.

Malignant mesothelioma, similar to many other types of cancers, is caused when the body’s DNA is damaged. DNA damage occurs in mesothelioma victims when they are exposed to asbestos over a long period of time, typically at job sites that used asbestos-containing products or by using household products for extended periods that contained asbestos. In rare instances, some victims may have developed mesothelioma after short-term exposure to asbestos, but in the majority of cases, victims were exposed to large amounts asbestos for extended periods of time. Unlike many cancers, mesothelioma does not have a large number of causes. One of its alternate names is asbestos cancer because its primary cause is long term exposure to asbestos. There is evidence, however, that asbestos is not the only cause even though it leads as the #1 reason victims get the disease. If you or a loved one suffer from mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis, you may qualify for substantial compensation. Currently, there is over $30 billion in asbestos trust funds, awaiting those who’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos illness. Fill out our form to get a free Financial Compensation Packet. You’ll learn about the top mesothelioma lawyers in your area, how to get paid in 90 days, how to file a claim for the asbestos trust funds, and more. Primary Cause of Mesothelioma: Asbestos Exposure As previously mentioned, mesothelioma is primarily caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. Prior to the 1980s, many homes, buildings, work sites, and materials were built using asbestos because of its positive properties: heat and fire resistance. After extensive research and investigations determined that asbestos is extremely harmful to people, the majority of businesses and manufacturers stopped using it. However, this was decades after a massive amount of individuals had already been exposed. In other instances, even though it was determined that asbestos was dangerous, several businesses continued to use it as their profits would have seriously suffered had it been eliminated. In 2009, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) confirmed the investigations and findings, and released a statement that informer the public that the primary cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. In addition, the statement reported that workers who were around asbestos on a daily basis run the highest risk of getting mesothelioma. The most common work sites associated with using asbestos include factories, plants, steel mills, schools, asbestos mines, and asbestos processing plants. Yet, people at home are also at risk, especially if they live in an area close to a natural-occurring asbestos deposit site. Two other studies performed in 2010 by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and the Cancer Institute revealed again, that the main cause of mesothelioma is via asbestos exposure. However, it usually takes a hefty amount of asbestos exposure before a victim contracts mesothelioma. Once the fibers enter into the system, it’s almost impossible for the body to expel them. The fibers then begin to attack the mesothelium which in turn causes lesions to form. Over time, cells in the damaged tissue become cancerous and form tumors. It can then take up to 50 years for the first symptoms of mesothelioma to surface. How Asbestos Attacks the Body People are exposed to asbestos by inhaling the fine fibers that the mineral produces. These fibers then get lodged in the lungs. Asbestos can also be unknowingly swallowed, and the fibers make their way down to the abdominal area. Unfortunately, once asbestos fibers are in the body, as previously mentioned, it’s almost impossible to remove them all. As time moves on, these fibers can cause significant damage to the body, which can lead to mesothelioma. Although scientists and physicians are still trying to determine exactly why asbestos fibers cause cancer, there are several theories that are currently being researched: Changes in Genetics: Asbestos can disrupt mesothelial cells, which are naturally-occurring cells in the body. This in turn hinders the functions of the cells, which can lead to cancer. Inflammation of Cells: When the body’s cells become irritated, inflammation and scarring occur. Consequently, it leads to cell damage and cancer. Free Radicals: Asbestos produces free radicals in the body. Once this happens, DNA can become damaged, which leads to cancer. Oncoproteins Growth: When asbestos is in the body, cells begin producing oncoproteins. Oncoproteins hinders normal cell production, which can consequently lead to cancer. Secondary Cause of Mesothelioma: Drug Interactions Some mesothelioma patients have not been exposed to asbestos. Researchers have found links between a drug called Thorotrast and mesothelioma. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), patients administered the drug are at an elevated risk of developing lung carcinoma and mesothelioma. Thorotrast is a mixture of particles that was used primarily in the 1930s and 1940s when performing x-ray imaging. It helped physician produce high quality images, yet unfortunately, the particles remain in the human body. In addition, Simian Virus 40 (SV40), has been linked to mesothelioma. SV40 is a virus that was found in a few species of monkeys and later found in Polio vaccinations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 90 million Americans received a Polio vaccination between 1955 through 1963. It was during this time period that the Polio vaccine was contaminated with SV40. Although humans typically aren’t susceptible to mesothelioma after getting the vaccine, studies have shown that at least 40 patients with mesothelioma also have traces of SV40. More research needs to be done in order to understand how this happens. Erionite Another possible cause of mesothelioma is exposure to erionite. Though much less common than asbestos exposure, erionite is similar to asbestos in that both are naturally-occurring minerals that are harmful when ingested or inhaled. Furthermore, erionite has been shown to mimic the same process of development as asbestos-related cancers, taking up to 50 years for the first symptoms to appear. The biggest difference, however, is that erionite is inhaled and ingested primarily through the environment and not in the workplace. Studies have also shown that erionite poses a higher risk of victims developing mesothelioma and other types of lung cancers when compared to asbestos. Mesothelioma also develops more quickly and with less exposure to erionite as opposed to asbestos. Erionite can be sometimes found in volcanic ashes that have been modified via weather changes and water. In some rare instances, erionite has been found in water purification systems and softeners. Usually however, erionite is found in natural deposit sites. There are known erionite deposits throughout the world, including: Russia Japan Germany Turkey Kenya Italy In the United States, erionite deposits can be found in: North Dakota Wyoming Arizona Oregon Nevada California Utah Turkey yields the highest amount of erionite. In fact, in the village of Tuzkoy, there is an extremely high amount of malignant mesothelioma victims because of the naturally-occurring yet excessive amount of erionite deposits surrounding the area. Several of the village people use erionite as food storage which further exposes them to risk. In the United States, scientists are still studying the adverse effects of erionite, particularly in North Dakota. When compared to asbestos, there currently is little information regarding the health risks of erionite. Genetics Although extremely rare, some experts have suggested that certain people may be predisposed genetically to mesothelioma. In fact, a research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NHI) found a specific mutation gene called the BAP1, that makes the carriers of the gene at great risk for developing both mesothelioma and melanoma of the eyes. These people are also at a much higher risk of developing an asbestos-related disease if they are ever exposed to the mineral. In addition, people with BAP1 are also at risk for developing different kinds of cancers such as breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and renal. Regardless of the way someone contracts mesothelioma, the symptoms are almost always the same. Keep in mind, though, that some people may exhibit more symptoms than others, and it typically takes decades for the even the most common symptoms of mesothelioma to surface. Typical symptoms include: Chest pain that can fluctuate from minor to severe Fluid buildup in the lungs Difficulty swallowing and pain when attempting to swallow Overwhelming sense of fatigue and lethargy Nausea and vomiting Unexplained weight loss Dyspnea (shortness of breath) Dry coughing, wheezing, and/or hacking Pleural effusions Less Common but More Serious Symptoms Lung Collapsing Coughing up blood Nerve damage in the arms Blood clots on the hands and arms Horner’s Syndrome (rare condition that affects the nerves in the eyes and face) Getting Legal Help If you’ve been injured by mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis, keep in mind that there is a good chance that you’ll qualify for considerable compensation. Don’t forget to fill out our form to get our free Financial Compensation Packet, filled with information on the leading asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys in your area. If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact us at 800-793-4540.

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SAAT itu, Tiara masih duduk di bangku kelas 3 sebuah SMP di Perawang, Kabupaten Siak. Ia sedang membantu ayahnya membersihkan saluran air, ketika tiba-tiba besi yang digunakan, menyentuh kabel listrik bertegangan 33.000 volt.

Tubuhnya langsung terjerembab ke atas genangan air. Padahal, setrum tak terlepas.Tubuh kecilnyanya terasa disedot. Dia melihat seperti ada kembang api di depan matanya. Kedua tangannya terbakar hangus seperti arang, bagai meleleh. Sebagian kaki juga terbakar.

“Karena kecelakaan tersengat listrik itu, tangan kakak meleleh dan jari-jari berserakan. Perawat dan dokter harus mengumpulkannya dan meminta supir ambulance bergegas ke rumah sakit,” ungkap Tiara saat memberikan motivasi bagi siswa SMK Semen Padang, seperti yang ditulis Henny Herwina di akun Facebook-nya.

Begitu dahsyatnya sengatan listrik 33.000 volt yang akhirnya membuat listrik di seluruh Perawang, saat itu langsung mati total.

“Saya tetap sadar tapi tak merasa sakit atau nyeri. Yang terasa adalah badan seperti berada di dalam kulkas. Dingin dan kemudian saya jatuh koma,” ungkap Tiara, seperti yang ditulis Dr Henmaidi Alfian, Dosen Fakultas Teknik Unand, di akun Facebook-nya.

Tiara segera dilarikan ke Puskesmas terdekat. Namun, pihak Puskesmas angkat tangan dan Tiara lalu dirujuk ke rumah sakit di Pekanbaru. Dia dilarikan ke atas ambulans. Suara ambulans meraung, tapi takdir Allah, ambulans itu kehabisan bahan bakar.

Mereka harus berhenti di stasiun pengisian bahan bakar terdekat. Masalah belum selesai, ternyata ambulans ditunggu oleh antrian yang panjang.

Sebagian orang yang tak paham tak mau mengalah memberikan prioritas, meski dokter telah berteriak “Ada pasien kritis!”.

Ambulans itu setengah jam menunggu pada antrian, dengan pasien kesengat listrik dalam keadaan koma dan kritis di atasnya. Kadang-kadang, di situlah rasa empati diperlukan.

Selesai mengisi bahan bakar, ambulance bersiap untuk berlari kencang namun disambut lagi oleh kemacetan panjang. Ternyata, itu sebagai akibat kecelakaan truk dengan minibus.

Lagi-lagi ambulans itu harus menunggu tanpa ada pilihan, sementara pasien kritis sedang ada di dalamnya

“Apa daya jalanan macet karena ada kecelakaan lalu lintas. Padahal, kedatangannyapun sudah terlambat karena kehabisan bensin,” ucap Tiara.

Sesampainya di sebuah rumah sakit di Pekanbaru, Tiara langsung dibawa ke ruang operasi. Luka bakarnya dibersihkan kemudian dimasukkan ke UGD.

Selama delapan hari, Tiara harus dirawat di UGD untuk memulihkan kondisi tubuh yang hangus terbakar. Keputusan amputasi diambil 20 hari kemudian, ketika bagian tubuh yang telah mati dari awalnya di sekitar pergelangan tangan, sekarang menjalar ke arah pangkal lengan.

Kedua tangan Tiara harus dipotong. Tangan kiri tinggal lima centimeter, sedangkan tangan yang kanan hanya sampai siku.

Setelah beberapa lama kemudian, sang gadis kecil terbangun. Ia mendapati kedua tangannya tak ada lagi. Dia syok, panik dan rasa takut tiba-tiba memenuhi rongga dadanya lalu histeris menangis pilu. Ada rasa Tuhan tidak adil. Ada rasa cemas dan takut yang begitu menghujam yang memupus kan harapan hidup.

Dia ingin mati saja, tak terbayang bagaimana menghadapi kehidupan dengan tubuh cacat tanpa tangan seperti ini. Siapa pun yang menyaksikan keadaan gadis kecil itu betul betul tak sanggup menahan tumpahan air mata yang menetes dari sudut sudut mata.

Perawat, sahabat, apa lagi keluarga dilanda terpaan rasa haru yang mengaduk sanubari. Seorang psikolog ditugaskan untuk mendampinginya, mambangkitkan semangatnya yang nyaris terkikis.

Keadaan itu berlangsung beberapa lama sampai akhirnya gadis kecil itu tersadar bahwa ada susuatu yang nyaris lupa dia syukuri yaitu dia masih hidup.

Allah masih memberikannya kehidupan. Bagaimana seandainya dia mati. Apa persiapan yang akan dibawa menghadapi alam akhirat? Amal apa yang bisa dibanggakan?

Terbayang kehidupan selama ini, anak yang baru beranjak remaja, yang penuh hura-hura, shalat sering ditinggalkan.

Jika Allah takdirkan mati, akan bagaimana kehidupan kekal nanti?. Alhamdulillah ya Allah!. Engkau masih memberikan kesempatan, kesempatan hidup yang kedua.

Dengan tekad untuk memperbaiki diri, memperbaiki ibadah, memperbaiki keikhlasan. Demikian, ternyata dibalik bencana, ada sikap yang harus dibangun, yakni sabar sekaligus mensyukuri, bahwa masih banyak nikmat yang Allah berikan.

Sabar dan syukur, itu tidaklah ringan, kecuali bagi yang ikhlas dan dikuatkan oleh Allah. Karena selama kita hidup, ujian belum akan berakhir.

Gadis kecil itu bagaikan terlahir kembali. Lahir sebagai orang yang baru, dengan semangat yang baru dengan tekad yang baru meskipun tidak mudah.

Dia harus menyesuaikan diri dengan kondisi yang tak lagi seperti dahulu. Kini dia tatap masa depan walau tanpa tangan.

Motivasi, inspirasi dan semangat yang diberikan oleh psikolog yang mendampinginya Alhamdulillah mampu membangkitkan kembali semangat hidupnya.

Terbersitlah keinginan, suatu saat nanti dia ingin menjadi seorang psikolog. Proses penyembuhan berlangsung cukup lama. Penyembuhan fisik dan sekaligus penyembuhan psikis. Dia harus beristirahat selama 1 tahun setamat SMP.

Saat kawannya masuk SMA, dia masih berjuang membangun semangat hidup. Gadis remaja ini tak mau jadi beban orang lain. Dia mencari inspirasi dari orang-orang yang juga memiliki kekurangan seperti dirinya.

Googling, melihat dari YouTube, mempelajari bagaimana cara untuk mandiri. Ternyata di dunia ini ada orang lain yang pernah diuji juga oleh Allah dengan kekurangan anggota tubuh. Mereka berhasil menyesuaikan diri dengan keadaannya itu.

Sang gadis kecil dengan tangan kiri hanya sepanjang 5 centimeter di pangkal lengan dan tangan kanan sampai ke siku ini mulai berfikir. Bagaimana caranya agar bisa mandiri, bisa menulis. Dia menjepitkan pena di kedua sisa tangannya, dia coba berlatih menulis dan itu tak mudah. Tangan yang belum seutuhnya sembuh itu terkadang berdarah, tergores dan lecet-lecet.

Tapi dia berfikir kalau ingin mendapatkan hasil yang manis maka dia harus tahan terhadap ujian ini. Kalau hanya mengeluh, keluhan itu hanya akan menambah penderitaan.

Toh, keluhan tak akan membuat tangannya utuh kembali!. Ternyata dalam satu bulan dia telah mampu menulis.

Kenyataan itu menambah keyakinan bahwa dia nanti akan dapat bersekolah sebagaimana orang-orang normal lainnya. Dia ingin buktikan bahwa dia memiliki kesempatan yang sama dibanding orang-orang lain.

Allah Maha Kuasa, gadis remaja itu akhirnya lulus dari SMA . Dia ikuti ujian seleksi masuk perguruan tinggi negeri. Takdir Allah, cita-cita yang sudah digoreskan di hatinya untuk menjadi psikolog akhirnya mendekati kenyataan. Dia diterima sebagai mahasiswi jurusan Psikologi Fakultas Kedokteran Universitas Andalas. Allahu Akbar!

Rasa bangga, rasa haru dan rasa syukur bercampur campur betapa Allah Maha Adil membukakan jalan bagi orang-orang yang mau bersabar dalam menjalani kehidupan.

Tenyata bukan itu saja, Allah memberikan jalan lain baginya untuk menjalani kehidupan sebagai mahasiswa. Dia mendapatkan beasiswa Bidikmisi, beasiswa yang mengcover biaya kuliah ditambah dengan biaya hidup sehari-hari.

Itu memang tak cukup mengingat biaya hidupnya jauh melampaui kebutuhan hidup mahasiswa lain. Meski sudah dapat mandiri untuk mengurus keperluan pribadinya namun ketiadaan tangan membuatnya kesulitan untuk beberapa keperluan seperti mencuci pakaian. Mau tak mau dia harus menggunakan jasa laundry.

Di samping itu tak mungkin dengan kondisi begitu dia tinggal di asrama dalam kampus. Tempat tinggalnya harus dicari yang mudah diakses.

Dia harus mengontrak kamar, dan itu membutuhkan biaya lainnya. Beruntung untuk sekedar menutupi kekurangan biaya hidup tersebut keluarga masih dapat mengusahakannya.

Dalam keadaan demikian, dia berhasil menyelesaikan semester pertama, sebagai mahasiswa jurusan Psikologi dengan IP lebih dari 3.5.

Tak cukup disitu, perjalanan hidup penuh ujian, kesabaran dan perjuangan itu, dituangkannya dalam bentuk tulisan, menjadi sebuah buku.

Hasilnya? Sebuah penerbit besar di Jakarta, telah bersiap meluncurkannya.

MasyaAllah, hebat!.  Ternyata Allah masih memberikan ujian untuk makhluknya ini. Pada fase berikutnya, datang goncangan baru. Papanya jatuh sakit sehingga tak dapat bekerja lagi. Kehidupan keluarga tentulah terpengaruh signifikan.

Masalah baru muncul, biaya hidup sehari-hari tak lagi mencukupi. Ibunya sedang mencoba untuk merintis usaha berjualan makanan, membuat kue atau apa saja yang bisa diusahakan untuk bertahan hidup.

“Papa sakit sehingga tak lagi bisa bekerja”, begitu ujarnya kepada seorang dosen yang rajin memantau perkembangannya.

“Uang tinggal untuk biaya hidup dua hari ke depan”, sambungnya. Entah dengan apa gemuruh di hatinya harus disembunyikan. “Dua bulan lagi, uang kontrak kamar setahun ke depan juga sudah harus dibayar”.

Sang dosen tercenung mendapatkan informasi ini. Berat betul jalan hidup yang harus ditempuh mahasiswi yang satu ini. “Mungkin saya harus istirahat kuliah dulu, Bu!. Biaya hidup tidak cukup”.

Suatu yang sangat berat, harus dia sampaikan. Tapi keadaan memaksa, apalah daya. Subhanallah. Ujian demi ujian kembali datang menghampiri mahasiswi ini.

Menjalani hidup sebagai orang cacat, tanpa tangan tidaklah mudah. Sangat tidak mudah!. Dia harus menyesuaikan diri, takut menghadapi orang, ada rasa minder.

Dengan penuh semangat, penuh perjuangan, akhirnya bisa menjadi mahasiswa. Sekarang dihadapkan pada masalah baru, biaya hidup tak lagi mencukupi untuk hidup di Padang, meski sudah dapat beasiswa…

Ya Allah!. Apakah mahasiswi hebat ini harus berhenti kuliah karena kesulitan biaya?

Tidak! Saudara-saudaramu tidak akan membiarkan itu terjadi. Bapak-bapakmu, ibu-ibumu, baik yang kenal atau tak kenal. Mereka tidak akan membiarkanmu menanggung beban sendirian.

Mereka selama ini cuma tak tahu tentang kisah hidupmu. Percayalah! InsyaAllah, ada jalan.(*)

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Although mesothelioma, also known as asbestos cancer, is a rare disease, it is one of the most lethal forms of cancer ever diagnosed. Additionally, it’s one of the most difficult types of cancer to detect because of its long period of dormancy: a mesothelioma patient can live between 20 to 50 years before the first symptoms show up. When a patient does become symptomatic, doctors often lose precious treatment time because mesothelioma warning signs mimic symptoms of common respiratory ailments. In addition, it is also an aggressive type of cancer that can spread quickly from the affected body areas to other organs. These factors, when combined with the demographics of who is more susceptible to the disease, make mesothelioma especially deadly. If you or a loved one suffer from mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, or asbestosis, you may qualify for substantial compensation. Currently, there is over $30 billion in asbestos trust funds, awaiting those who’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos illness. We invite you to fill out our form today for a free Financial Compensation Packet, filled with information about top mesothelioma lawyers in your area, how to get paid in 90 days, how to file an asbestos trust fund claim, and much more. Statistics According to a 2009 report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 18,068 patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma died between 1999 and 2005. Though year-to-year figures may vary, the annual death rate of mesothelioma patients is an average of 14 per every million. When compared, this is still a small percentage of the entire population. Yet, its particular lethality and relative rarity make mesothelioma a disease with extremely low survival rates. Although survival rates in mesothelioma patients depend on a wide range of factors, a patient can expect an post-diagnosis survival time of between four months to a year and a half. Keep in mind, however, that there are always exceptions to this rule and each patient should talk to their physician about their own personal health and expectations. Generally, how long a patient lives after mesothelioma has been diagnosed depends on an array of variables such as age, gender, race, and overall health. For instance, if a patient is a male between 25 and 34 years of age and in good physical condition with no preexisting conditions, his chances of surviving longer than 18 months are promising. Patients such as these benefit from early detection and surgical treatment of the disease. Keep in mind, however, that this age group is one of the least affected by asbestos-related cancer. The average survival rates for older patients is bleaker. According to the American Cancer Society (ACC), even though 5-10% of patients diagnosed with mesothelioma can live for five years or more after the initial diagnosis, these individuals are usually young with cancers that can be surgically treated. Since the average mesothelioma patient tends to be a white male aged 60-70 who was heavily exposed to asbestos during his active work years, the cancer is already well-developed and can’t be treated with surgery. Older patients also may have debilitating health issues, such as cardiopulmonary diseases and hypertension, which help to reduce their lifespans. Patients in these two age brackets (65-74 and 75-84) have the highest death totals. From the years 1999 through 2005, 12,150 out of the 18,068 recorded mesothelioma deaths were happened to victims ages 65 through 84. Survival Rate Facts to Consider Generally speaking, it is typically difficult, if not impossible, to predict accurate life expectancy after a patient is diagnosed with mesothelioma. Along with each patient’s case being different from the next, the disease is still considered a new and a unique form of cancer, and averages based on the tumor-lymph node-metastasis (TNM) staging process are still difficult to evaluate at this point. However, studies suggest that a patient’s post-diagnosis life expectancy will depend on a combination of several factors: Latency: Unfortunately, mesothelioma has an extremely long latency period, typically up to 20 to 50 years after exposure. This makes it difficult to get an early detection, therefore, shortening survival rate. The sooner the disease is detected, the higher your life expectancy and survival rate. The Stage of the Disease After Diagnosis: Victims in Stage I or II of the disease have a much better survival rate than those who are diagnosed in later stages. Tumor Removal: Surgery is usually not an option as most cases of mesothelioma are discovered after the disease has advanced to its later stages. However, if the disease is caught early and the tumor can be surgically removed, survival rate is usually prolonged. Age: As aforementioned, age plays a huge role. The younger the patient, the better chance they have in surviving longer and increasing life expectancy. Yet, although rare, older patients in optimal physical health may has just as good of a chance as younger patients. Area of the Disease: Mesothelioma affects different regions of the body. The majority of mesothelioma cases affect the pleural area of the body, but there are instances in which the abdominal cavity and other body areas will be impacted by the disease. Since pleural mesothelioma is the easiest to treat, victims with this form of mesothelioma have a higher life expectancy. However, victims with epithelial mesothelioma have the highest survival rates of all forms of the disease. Additional Information for Patients to Consider Although the grim facts of survival rates of mesothelioma can be discouraging, keep in mind that the statistics do not reflect everyone’s situation. For example, an Australian victim named Paul Kraus has been living with mesothelioma after being diagnosed in 1997. This is just one of the several instances in which victims have went on to defy the odds and live much longer than the average life expectancy of a mesothelioma victim. Per the ACC, all victims should remember that current statistics are based on patients that have been treated many years ago. As science progresses, the life and expectancy and survival rate may improve for more victims as mesothelioma treatment options advance. Getting Legal Help If you’ve been injured by asbestos, keep in mind that there is a good chance that you’ll qualify for considerable compensation. Don’t forget to fill out our form to get our free Financial Compensation Packet, filled with information on the leading asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys in your area. If you have questions or need additional assistance, contact us at 800-793-4540.

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