Mesothelioma Attorneys in Missouri
Dedicated Representation for Victims of Mesothelioma in Missouri
For years, mesothelioma—a rare cancer linked to asbestos exposure—has been very difficult to treat. Traditional methods of addressing cancer—such as radiation alone—were mostly ineffective, particularly in later stages. The ability to successfully help victims of mesothelioma has largely hinged on catching the disease in its early stages. The preferred method of treatment for the disease has typically been based on the patient’s health, age, stage and diagnosis. Today, survivors are living longer and with a better quality of life in large part due to the treatment centers that have developed methods of addressing the cancer.
We at the Throneberry Law Group have been zealously representing mesothelioma victims exclusively since 2003—ever since Michael Throneberry’s own father-in-law was diagnosed with the disease and he became determined to fight for victims’ rights. Our mesothelioma attorneys help clients and families gain access to the compensation and justice that they deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation so that we can start helping you.
The most common surgery performed to treat mesothelioma is known as a pleurectomy/decortication, where the lining of the chest is removed.
Some patients are treated with a combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, where radiation is used often simultaneously with chemotherapy—sometimes after performing surgery—in order to extend life expectancy. Radiation has been shown to help reduce the size of tumors and prevent additional growth, sometimes improving breathing.
Of all potential mesothelioma treatment methods available, chemotherapy has been proven to be the most successful at shrinking tumors and improving survival. Typically, vitamin supplementation is also given alongside chemotherapy to address any negative side effects associated with the treatment. In fact, research conducted indicating that a combination of surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy on stage I or II Mesothelioma had the potential to drastically increase remission.
Other, more experimental therapies have included immunotherapy, multimodality therapy, and heated intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy, all yielding mixed results.
It is crucial that, if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you seek out specific treatment centers and doctors, as mesothelioma can be difficult to both diagnose and treat, and many hospital facilities are ill-equipped to do either. And when it comes to diagnosing the disease, early detection is key.
Some of the cancer centers that specialize in treating the disease include:
Siteman Cancer Center
Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
University of Missouri
115 Business Loop 70 W.
Columbia, MO 65203
VA Medical Center-Togus
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
L. Herbert Maurer, MD
1 VA Center
Togus, Missouri 04330
Veterans Affairs Medical Center-Columbia (Truman Memorial)
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
Michael C. Perry, MD
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, Missouri 65201
The Throneberry Law Group
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we at the Throneberry Law Group are the attorneys to help you. We offer zealous representation and compassionate care for those who are dealing with this devastating illness. Being exclusively focused on mesothelioma cases, we have a strong team put together to represent clients in their cases. We work quickly to ensure that we help you and your family with your worries. Contact us today so that we can get started helping you.