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Multiple Myeloma Lawsuit

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If you are suffering from multiple myeloma, do NOT hesitate to contact us immediately at 713-230-2310 for a free case evaluation. We are here with you on this journey and will fight with everything we have to help you obtain the justice and compensation you seek to recover some semblance of your former life.

What is Multiple Myeloma?

The American Cancer Society states that in 2019, approximately 32,110 new cases of multiple myeloma will be diagnosed, and 12,960 lives will be taken by the disease.

Multiple myeloma (MM) is a cancer that forms in the white blood cells known as plasma cells. Healthy plasma cells allow the immune system to function, helping to battle infections and germs.

When an individual begins to suffer from multiple myeloma, these plasma cells become malignant, meaning cancerous. These cancer cells then begin to accumulate in the bone marrow and overtake healthy blood cells. Healthy antibodies are no longer created, and instead, the multiple myeloma cancer cells begin to produce abnormal proteins that can cause serious health complications.

Symptoms of MM may include but are not limited to:

  • Anemia
  • Bone pain (mainly in the spine or chest)
  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Skin lesions
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Excessive thirst
  • Enlarged tongue
  • Mental confusion

It is important to keep in mind that if you are suffering from any of the previously mentioned symptoms, you should seek the services of a medical professional immediately. Multiple myeloma can cause serious health concerns and complications like:

  • Bone pain
  • Thinning of the bones
  • Broken bones
  • Frequent infection
  • Anemia
  • Reduced kidney function
  • Kidney failure

If you or a loved one are dealing with multiple myeloma, trust in our experienced attorneys to help you uncover the party responsible for your pain and suffering.

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Diagnosing Multiple Myeloma

When seeking out a diagnosis for multiple myeloma, there are multiple ways in which a doctor can confirm whether or not you are suffering from the illness. Tests and procedures typically used to diagnose multiple myeloma can include but are not limited to:

  • Blood Tests: Laboratory work can help to reveal the M proteins that are created by myeloma cancer cells. Additionally, another abnormal protein, known as beta-2 microglobulin, may be detected through blood tests as well, providing the doctor with some insight as to how advanced your multiple myeloma is. Blood work also helps to provide information on how your kidneys are functioning, blood cell counts, calcium levels, and uric acid levels – all bodily functions that can provide insight into your diagnosis.
  • Urine Tests: These tests also help to uncover whether or not there are M proteins in your system.
  • Bone Marrow Tests: Because multiple myeloma forms in the bone marrow, your doctor may request a sample to test for myeloma cells. Samples are generally collected through bone marrow aspiration and biopsy.
  • Imaging Tests: Depending on what your physician recommends, you may undergo imaging tests including X-ray, MRI, CT, or positron emission tomography.
  • Quantitative Immunoglobulin: This test will measure the levels of antibodies in your bloodstream to determine if they are at an appropriate level.
  • Flow Cytometry: This test can identify the abnormal myeloma cells developing in the patient’s bone marrow.

What are the stages of Multiple Myeloma?

If you are diagnosed with multiple myeloma, your medical team – which may consist of oncologists, hematologists, radiologists, and other healthcare professionals – will notify you of the aggressiveness of your particular case by classifying it as stage I, II, or III.

The classifications essentially work as such:

  • Smoldering: Multiple myeloma without symptoms.
  • Stage I: In the early stages; less aggressive disease with a small amount of M proteins and no bone damage. May not require immediate treatment. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the median survival rate for Stage I victims is 62 months.
  • Stage II: An increasing severity of the disease that can include bone damage; your doctor will decide how soon you need to begin treatment. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the median survival rate for Stage II victims is 44 months.
  • Stage III: Highly aggressive form of multiple myeloma that can affect bones, kidneys, and other organs. Generally requires immediate treatment. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the median survival rate for Stage III victims is 29 months.

Understanding the stage of your multiple myeloma is important in order to develop the proper treatment plan. Your doctor should provide you with all the information needed in order for you to make a sound decision on which method of treatment you want to follow.

Because of the high fatality rate associated with multiple myeloma, it is in your best interest to begin seeking out legal support as soon as you are diagnosed. You may find comfort in knowing that your family will be properly taken care of should the disease become terminal.

What kind of compensation can I seek for Multiple Myeloma?

Helping you seek full and fair compensation for the damages you have experienced is something that we take extremely serious. We are ready to help those suffering from multiple myeloma seek out compensation for:

Economic Damages

These damages usually include coverage for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries

Non-Economic Damages

These damages offer coverage for any physical, mental, and emotional injury suffered by the victim caused by the defendant, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Psychological damages

For a FREE, no-obligation consultation, contact our skilled and compassionate lawyers today at 713-230-2310.

Contact a Cancer Lawsuit Attorney

Our lawyers are prepared to help build your case through a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding your diagnosis of multiple myeloma. We will work diligently with our partner law firms, medical specialists, expert eyewitnesses, and other legal professionals, to uncover the reason why you developed the illness and who may be liable for causing you harm.

Our team has the knowledge and skills to help you seek compensation and justice for your physical, emotional, and financial suffering. Get in touch with us today at 713-230-2310 or reach out to us online.

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