September 23, 2013 | Thornton Law Firm Share:Posted by Thornton Law Firm on Sep 23, 2013 2:05:00 PM Although asbestos is no longer in wide use in the United States, its presence and persistence continue to this day. One of the most serious reminders is the fact that this year – 2013 – it is expected that approximately 2000 individuals will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. For victims of mesothelioma, their diagnosis is often accompanied by a search for support for this most difficult disease. While those diagnosed with lung or breast cancer may be more readily familiar with the support and resources offered to victims of those diseases, it is important for any patient with mesothelioma to know that there are significant resources and strong support for them as well. One of the most comprehensive sources for mesothelioma victims is the International Mesothelioma Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Led by Dr. David Sugarbaker, the IMP not only offers state-of-the-art treatment and care, but performs cutting-edge research in order to constantly offer the latest in care to victims and their families. Those interested in the program should visit the new IMP website, which features a wealth of information about the program, treatment options, and further support for patients and their families. Thornton Law Firm is proud to support the IMP as well as the Thornton House at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which offers housing for those undergoing treatment for mesothelioma at the hospital and their families. Now more than ever there are options for those suffering from mesothelioma. Information on the IMP website is critical to the important decisions that any patient and family will have to make. Thornton Law Firm has represented victims of mesothelioma and their families since 1978. If you have any questions about your legal rights, contact us here or call us at 1-888-632-0108 and a Thornton Law Firm lawyer will talk with you.