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Thursday, March 23, 2017

What Is The Life Expectancy For Individuals With Mesothelioma?



Mesothelioma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer. There is no known cure, and there's no doubt that a mesothelioma diagnosis is a devastating one. For most patients diagnosed with mesothelioma, the first question they ask is, “How long do I have?”

The life expectancy for individuals with mesothelioma will vary based on a number of factors, the most important of which is the stage the cancer is in and how early it has been detected. The good news is that mesothelioma treatments are increasing in effectiveness, and life expectancies are rising accordingly.

Here are the life expectancies for mesothelioma patients based on the stage of the cancer upon its discovery:

·         Stage 1: 38 months
·         Stage 2: 19 months
·         Stage 3: 11 months
·         Stage 4: 7 months

Again, it's important to emphasize that these are averages, and every patient is unique. Younger, stronger, healthier patients will respond better to treatment and – again, on average – live longer than older patients.

We know these statistics can be a little disheartening. But there are a lot of things you and your doctor can do to increase your life expectancy and improve your quality of life. And our experienced mesothelioma lawyers will help you pursue the compensation you deserve as the victim of asbestos exposure.

If you've been exposed to asbestos and need an experienced mesothelioma lawyer to help you in this difficult time, please call Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP today at 1-800-499-1797 for a free consultation. We are located in Houston, Texas, but we help clients throughout the country.

posted by Admin at 11:22 AM

Monday, February 13, 2017

Choosing a Mesothelioma Lawyer



A mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating. And as soon as you receive such a diagnosis, you have a lot on your plate. Dealing with the medical and financial realities of mesothelioma is difficult enough. But finding out how to pursue legal action is its own challenge.

One of your first priorities will be finding the right mesothelioma lawyer. If you contracted mesothelioma as a result of long-term exposure to asbestos at work or in your home, you have the right to pursue legal action. But that right doesn't mean much if you don't find the right lawyer to help.

Why should Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP be your choice? It comes down to one word: experience. Asbestos-related mesothelioma cases are quite complicated and require a unique understanding of the medical and legal issues involved.

Fortunately, our attorneys have that understanding. It was built up over decades of hard work on behalf of innocent mesothelioma sufferers like you. Our lawyers can listen to your story, answer any questions, help you determine if legal action is the right choice and then provide you with the skilled representation you need and deserve.

If you need an experienced mesothelioma lawyer, please call Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP today at 1-800-499-1797 for a free consultation. We are located near Beaumont, Texas, but we accept cases from across the country.

posted by Admin at 3:38 PM

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Types of Asbestos



At our firm, we try to do everything we can to improve awareness of asbestos and help people know as much as they can about this dangerous substance. We're equipped to do this because our asbestos attorneys have decades of experience in the field, helping innocent victims of asbestos exposure pursue justice and compensation for the illnesses they've suffered.

There are six different types of naturally occurring materials that we tend to refer to collectively as “asbestos.” They are:

·         Chrysotile – The most commonly used form of asbestos in the US. Referred to as “white asbestos.”
·         Amosite – Known as “brown asbestos,” Amosite has needle-like fibers and was used in many insulation products, such as cement sheet and pipe insulation.
·         Crocidolite – Used in ceiling tiles, chemical insulation and cement products.
·         Tremolite, anthophyllite and actinolite – Usually found as a contaminant in other types of asbestos products.

Whatever the specific form of asbestos you were exposed to, this exposure is exceptionally dangerous. And because asbestos was so ubiquitous in the US for so many decades, many innocent workers suffered mesothelioma and other crippling medical conditions. 

If you suffered an illness as a result of asbestos exposure, please call Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP today at 1-800-499-1797 for a free consultation. While our asbestos attorneys are based in Houston, Texas, we help clients across the United States.

posted by Admin at 4:28 PM

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Why is Mesothelioma So Hard To Diagnose?

One of the reasons mesothelioma claims are so tricky is that mesothelioma itself is a tricky disease. It's not easy to diagnose, and that means many victims suffer from mesothelioma for years without even knowing it.

The big problem when it comes to diagnosing mesothelioma is that the disease's symptoms are easy to confuse with those of other conditions. The minor symptoms that manifest in the early stages of the disease, such as shortness of breath, don't lead easily to a diagnosis of mesothelioma. And those suffering from abdominal pains, which is a common symptom of peritoneal mesothelioma, might think they have indigestion or something decidedly less serious than cancer.

 And because asbestos was so ubiquitous for so many decades, many people aren't even aware they were exposed to asbestos in the first place, making it quite difficult to draw the link that would lead a doctor to suspect mesothelioma.

Furthermore, the condition is quite rare, and mesothelioma can linger in the lungs for decades before any symptoms show up. A doctor seeing a patient for the first time and examining the sort of symptoms discussed here won't easily conclude that mesothelioma is a likely candidate, and so a patient might not get the biopsy he or she needs.

It's important, then, for you to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you're experiencing shortness of breath, abdominal pains or any of the other symptoms listed in the link above. This is especially true if you have been exposed to asbestos in the past.


If you've suffered mesothelioma as the result of asbestos exposure, our mesothelioma lawyers want to help. Though we are located near Beaumont, Texas, we accept cases from across the country. Please call Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP today at 1-800-499-1797 for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 11:43 AM

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What is Palliative Care?

Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP works hard for its clients. Our mesothelioma lawyers work with asbestos victims in Beaumont, Houston and around the country to pursue the compensation they deserve.

This compensation can pay for a range of medical expenses, one of which can be palliative care. This is an important treatment option for mesothelioma victims, most of whom are suffering from intense pain and other unpleasant symptoms.

Palliative care is not the same thing as hospice care, which is designed to make patients more comfortable at the end of their lives. Palliative care is longer term. It can start at the moment of diagnosis and run for years.

With palliative care, specially trained doctors and nurses work to ameliorate the brutal symptoms of mesothelioma, including pain, nausea and fatigue. This treatment is aimed at making your life more pleasant and comfortable as you fight the underlying condition.

However, like most cancer treatments, palliative care is not cheap, and there's a very good chance you might not have the assets to pay for it out of pocket. Fortunately, our mesothelioma lawyers will help you pursue the compensation you deserve as the victim of asbestos exposure.


If you have mesothelioma as the result of asbestos exposure, our lawyers want to help. Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP is located in the Beaumont, Texas area, but we help clients across the country. Please call us today at 1-800-499-1797 for a free consultation. 

posted by Admin at 10:21 AM

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Observe Healthy Lung Month


At Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black, LLP, we're passionate about pursuing compensation for mesothelioma sufferers, whether you live in Houston or anywhere else in the country. It's what we do, we do it well and we do it for our clients.
As part of our work, we obviously spend a lot of time learning and thinking about the lungs. To be a mesothelioma lawyer is to learn in great detail just how important healthy lungs really are, and it's to learn just how miserable unhealthy lungs can make us.
That's why this October, we're proud to observe National Healthy Lung Month. It's the perfect occasion for institutions throughout the country to reflect on how their actions affect lung health and to consider ways to make productive changes.
And it's a good chance for individual Americans like you to think about taking steps to protect your lungs and keep them healthy. Quit smoking. Engage in vigorous cardiovascular exercise to build up your lung activity.
And if you or a family member has ever worked around asbestos, this is the perfect month to undergo a medical examination. Mesothelioma can linger unobserved for decades, and the sooner you get a diagnosis, the better.
If you need an experienced mesothelioma lawyer, please call Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black,LLP today at 1-800-499-1797 for a free consultation. We are located in Houston, Texas, but we represent clients from across the country.

posted by Admin at 11:22 AM

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Support Mesothelioma Awareness Day


In 2010, Congress established Mesothelioma Awareness Day on September 26. This yearly observance was set up to raise awareness of the disease and to educate the public on treatment and prevention. Our Houston mesothelioma attorney would like to share the many ways we can join together to support those affected by this rare and preventable disease.

How to Raise Awareness

There is much that can be done to help raise awareness and educate others on the causes and consequences of mesothelioma. Here are some things you can do to promote mesothelioma awareness:
  • Organize or Participate in a Fundraiser – Fundraising events help with outreach and provide valuable resources for research and treatment.
  • March with the Mesothelioma Foundation at the Today Show – Mesothelioma patients and their loved ones, along with supporters from all walks of life will participate in a gathering at Rockefeller Plaza in New York for a Today Show taping. If you can’t make it to New York, you can participate in a virtual march hosted on social media.
  • Spread the Word – share your story with others and wear an awareness wristband or t-shirt. Stay informed and teach others what you have learned about mesothelioma and asbestos wherever you go.
If you or a family member is exhibiting any symptoms of mesothelioma, please contact our Houston mesothelioma attorneys at Heard, Robins, Cloud & Black by calling (800) 499-1797 today.

posted by Admin at 10:36 AM

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