The 2014 report by U.S. New & World Report created rankings for the top 50 specialty hospitals. In the cancer specialty, the top 5 best hospitals included Baltimore’s own Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The treatment of mesothelioma is difficult and considered a specialty treatment because mesothelioma is rare and has no cure. The specialists that treat this disease are usually in the top hospitals in the country, which is why patients will venture out of their home states just to visit them.
In order to rank the best cancer hospitals, U.S. News & World Report takes into account those hospitals that treat difficult cases. The hospitals included in specialty classifications also have to treat at least 249 inpatients that came in for specialty care. There had to have been that many patients treated in 2010, 2011, and 2012 in order to quality.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is usually caused by asbestos fibers that attack the lungs, heart, and abdomen linings. Currently, there are no cures for mesothelioma, which is why patients seek out specialty hospitals in order to receive special care, including being able to participate in clinical trials.
Most mesothelioma patients contracted mesothelioma while working in a commercial industry that used asbestos. Oftentimes, the owners of these business allowed their employees to be exposed to asbestos even though they knew it could be harmful to their health. Due to this, if you have mesothelioma, you may be right in filing a lawsuit.
If you have mesothelioma, you need the experienced help of a Baltimore asbestos attorney. At The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP we can help you and your family get the compensation you deserve. Please contact us here or call us at (410) 625-9330.