Mesothelioma and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The entire staff at MRHFM want you to know that we will continue to be here to support you and your families while the country continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. We know that this is a stressful time for everyone. We have proactively taken steps to protect the health and safety of our clients, our employees and their families, and the communities in which we all live.
We want to assure you that MRHFM will remain fully operational during this time and are committed to providing exceptional service to our clients. Should you have any questions about the firm or your case, please contact us at 800-259-9249.
At MRHFM, we understand the importance of staying safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic currently spreading in the United States and across the globe. We also understand the impact of a mesothelioma diagnosis and the importance of getting help during this time. Our team is ready to discuss your specific diagnosis and provide options taking into consideration medical, financial, legal, and quality of life factors. If you are having trouble finding the information you need, our team is here to help with current and reliable information by either a phone call, a chat, or an information request via form submission.
With the continued growing concerns related to coronavirus / COVID-19, many both with or without immunocompromised health are being seriously impacted. Due to weakened immune systems, mesothelioma patients, along with other cancer patients, are among those with a higher risk of complications from an infection like COVID-19 stemming from mesothelioma and its treatments.
While health professionals recommend limited exposure to others, getting help with your mesothelioma diagnosis is still available. At MRHFM, we hope you are staying safe during this time of uncertainty. Our team is available to answer questions you may have, provide resources for your review, discuss legal options, or provide medical resources.
What is COVID-19?
Coronavirus / COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Currently, there is not a vaccine for this virus and the main prevention is to avoid exposure. While COVID-19 can infect people of all ages, older people and those with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease or other immunocompromising conditions) may be more vulnerable to this virus.
With the Coronavirus Pandemic, how can I file a Mesothelioma claim or continue with the claim process?
As many across the country continue to adopt stay at home practices to minimize potential exposure, there are ways to begin the claim process or continue an existing claim now. First and foremost, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there is help available for you now. Do not wait for the coronavirus pandemic to end to learn more about your legal options or to begin the claim filing process. Our team is here for you and can establish virtual meetings to answer important questions that you may have or to help begin the mesothelioma claim process. Documents even can be submitted electronically using electronic signatures for filing a mesothelioma claim.
Are there similarities between COVID-19 symptoms and Mesothelioma symptoms?
According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure. These symptoms may include a fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other flu-like symptoms.
Mesothelioma symptoms, mainly pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial mesothelioma, may include fever, labored cough or coughing (up blood), shortness of breath, and fluid build up. Unlike COVID-19, mesothelioma symptoms may have a latency period typically 10 – 60+ years post asbestos exposure.
American Cancer Society, Common Questions About the New Coronavirus Outbreak, March 23, 2020, by Mimian Falco, Managing Director, Content
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Symptoms, page last reviewed March 20, 2020, content source National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases
World Health Organization, Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters