Medico/ Legal Counselling Support (also see Legal Matters)
Mrs Rose Marie Vojakovic AM and her team work very closely with victims and their families providing emotional support and guidance on their journey through diagnosis, treatment any legal issues arising from their exposure and lastly bereavement.
The team run regular support group meetings for Mesothelioma sufferers providing information on latest treatment protocols and an opportunity to share their journey with others. The meetings have come a long way in 30 years with survival rates increasing among sufferers as researchers learn more about managing the diseases progression.
Effects of Blame on Patient Attitudes
Anger and blame is a usual response when one is diagnosed with debilitating terminal disease like Mesothelioma.
Some patients are resentful that they will die from Mesothelioma and Some will express uncontrollable anger. Some may contemplate retribution. Some patients will blame their employer, product manufacturers, construction of their holiday homes from asbestos products, renovations or additions to the home .
The Management of Blame
Anger and blame can be counterproductive unless properly managed and Mesothelioma patients must be encouraged to express their negative feelings. If anger and blame persists, the patient must be referred for additional counseling. However, if correctly managed blame or anger will assist patients to come to terms with mesothelioma and have beneficial effect on the whole family.
The Effect of Litigation on Patient Attitudes
Making a compensation claim is important.
Lodging a damages claim is taking action.
Being part of litigation usually has positive effects on mesothelioma and patients and managed correctly litigation and proving accountability of whoever might be to blame for a dying patient’s disease and plight will be beneficial to a dying patient and the community in general.
Beneficial Effects of Litigation on Patients
Dying asbestos disease patients have equal rights to those of other citizens, they just need more help, understanding, patience and care. Successful resolution of a claim affords a dying patient comfort and peace of mind, and:
Helps to ensure that financial pressures are eased
Provides some opportunity for the dying patient to fulfill some lifetime wish before dying
Provides the patient with some choice as to care options during illness
Helps provide for family members left behind
To join a meeting or talk with Rose Marie or the team please call
1800 646 690 or 08 9344 4077.