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Caring for a Terminally Ill Parent

By Michael Bartlett

Posted on July 30th, 2019

Over 30% of caregivers go through financial difficulties because of the constant assistance they are providing to the terminally ill family member. This may lead to poverty, as taking care of a terminally ill parent is expensive.

Asbestos exposure results in between 12,000 and 15,000 victims every year in the U.S. The diseases people who came in contact with this carcinogenic mineral develop are numerous, some of which even life-threatening. Consequently, many people who develop a type of cancer following asbestos exposure become terminally ill and need permanent attention from a caregiver in order to perform their daily activities. Oftentimes, a family member is the caregiver for a victim of asbestos exposure, which is without a doubt a challenging and overwhelming task.

While it is certainly rewarding to look after a loved one who can no longer function normally due to their terminal illness, it is also very difficult. For this reason, many caregivers are not able to work full-time, as they have to help their sick parent by cooking meals, driving them to appointments, making sure they are comfortable and safe at all times, as well as providing companionship. Over 30% of caregivers go through financial difficulties because of the constant assistance they are providing to the terminally ill family member. This may lead to poverty, as taking care of a terminally ill parent is expensive, since ensuring their health remains stable and their disease is under control requires a lot of money.

The following diseases caused by asbestos exposure can become terminal:

Mesothelioma is the deadliest illness which occurs as a consequence of asbestos exposure, followed by lung cancer. However, depending on how severe your cancer is, the other diseases can also imply a short life expectancy.

All of the above diseases are eligible for compensation from the asbestos trust funds. Therefore, if you have a parent who suffers from one of these illnesses and their condition is terminal, you can easily help them file a claim to recover the money they deserve with the assistance of a lawyer who specializes in asbestos cases. This way, your financial burden will no longer be a problem and they will be able to afford high-quality healthcare and treatment. During the course of our existence as a law firm, we recovered compensation for over 200,000 asbestos victims and our attorneys will gladly provide you with legal assistance as well. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 205.328.9200 and we will strive to obtain the maximum amount of money for your terminally ill parent.