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Filling for Bankruptcy is Maryland a good thing?

October 30, 2009 2 comments

Filing for bankruptcy in MD is a bad thing… right?  Well it depends; if you strategize it correctly you could actually use it to your advantage.  Maryland bankruptcy lawyers at the Law firm of Goren Wolff & Orenstein provide some great insight on how to file for bankruptcy in and advantageous fashion.  Whether you are filling for Fredrick bankruptcy, or anywhere in the U.S. you will find this information helpful and a good place to start.

But first what does it mean to file for bankruptcy?  In a nutshell you are saying… “ahem, yeah, I’m sorry I can’t pay off my debts” (as you shyly sit back down). Although this won’t “free” you from your financial obligations, it can serve as a beneficial strategy for financially coping with tough times.

I know, your asking yourself, “so how does publicly admitting I’m broke going to help me?”.  Example A, you are a home owner and have been being hounded down like a dog by angry bill collectors.  Not only do you owe on your house but you have outstanding medical bills that have collectors like white on.

Look at the act of declaring bankruptcy as a method to give you some space/time to catch your breath, gain perspective, and getting a grip on things.  And by getting a hold on things, I mean giving you ground in order to restructure your life and financial status without the gloom of stressful events such as foreclosure and repossession hanging over your head.

An advantage of filing for bankruptcy is that bill collectors will stop calling and all foreclosure and repossession measures will come to a screeching halt.  After a consultation with an experienced Maryland bankruptcy attorney you will have a better understanding of Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 13, and the myths about bankruptcy.

Who would have ever thought that bankruptcy could be a blessing in disguise! Please consult an experienced attorney when dealing with decisions regarding bankruptcy so they can help you rebuild your future and help you learn from your past.

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Symptons & Treatment of Mesothelioma

October 5, 2009 1 comment

What are some common symptoms of mesothelioma

Some of the initial symptoms of mesothelioma mirror those of other lung diseases and illnesses. Because of the rarity of disease, it is more likely that a person exhibiting similar symptoms has a different illness. If you have had asbestos exposure, however, it is critical that you let your doctor know. Some Mesothelioma symptoms many of times include the following

  • Chest pain
  • Palpable lumps under the skin of the chest
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Pain when breathing or coughing
  • Persistent, dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty swallowing

As mesothelioma spreads, its symptoms become more severe, often leading to death from heart failure, lung failure, or stroke.

Diagnosis

An examination by your doctor should be conducted if they believe you are at rist of mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.  This may include a physical examination, x-ray or lung test.A chest x-ray cannot detect asbestos fibers, but it can identify the early signs of lung disease.  Detailed imaging tests can also be ordered by your doctor, such as a CT scan or an MRI. Once a  diagnosis has been reached, the doctors will attempt to assign one of the following stages of mesothelioma cancer:

  • Stage I mesothelioma is limited to one section of the lining of the lungs.
  • Stage II mesothelioma may have spread to the diaphragm or a lung.
  • Stage III mesothelioma may have spread to other parts of the chest and to nearby lymph nodes.
  • Stage IV mesothelioma has spread or metastasized to other parts of the body, most commonly the lymph nodes, the brain, or to distant portions of the lungs.

Treatment

Mesothelioma, unfortunately is usually not diagnosed until it is in an advanced stage. Regardless of the stage, mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that is rarely cured. It may be possible in very young stages to remove the cancer through surgery. Otherwise, treatment options such as surgery, chemotherapy & radiation may be chosen to reduce the signs and symptoms of the cancer & to slow its growth.  If you are a victim of asbestosis exposure or mesothelioma, be sure to get a dedicated mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible