There’s no doubt that navigating your way through a diagnosis like lung cancer or mesothelioma is scary. Equally frightening is figuring out how you will pay for the treatment. Our lung cancer and mesothelioma attorneys made a list of three things to remember when dealing with your treatment expenses.
1. Talk to a financial counselor
Some hospitals offer the services of financial counselors to help patients review their medical insurance, suggest different treatment options, or help fill out paperwork. Having someone ease your money worries could help you focus on what's most important: getting the best care and recovering.
2. Get a second opinion
While a hospital’s financial counselors could be a huge help, it’s important to remember that they work for the hospital and may try to sway patients. Getting other expert financial advice is the best way to make sure you’re making the right decisions.
3. Know your rights
Take an active role in your treatment plan—including the financials. Laws and regulations change all the time, so make sure you know your rights as a patient. For example, you have the right to appeal or get an outside review of your healthcare plan.
In addition to your patients’ rights, there may be legal options available to you to help with your financial stability and future. We help patients battling lung cancer set up a financial plan for their children, spouses, and loved ones. Find out more about our lung cancer practice on our website, here.
At Pintas and Mullins Law Firm, we know how a cancer diagnosis can change your life. Our expertise in this area can help ease your fears so you could focus on getting better. We have won millions of dollars for our clients representing them in their lung cancer and mesothelioma cases over the past 30 years.
If you have any questions about how we can help you and your family, call us for a free review of your claim or visit our website to talk with an experienced member of our team.