While asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma usually take so long to manifest themselves that most of victims are in the later stages of their life at the time of diagnosis, there are sometimes exceptions.
Sadly, Kevin Morrison, a 21-year-old resident of Norwood, MA, is one of those exceptions. Morrison is currently battling mesothelioma.
Morrison, the captain of Norwood High School’s football and hockey teams when he graduated in 2008, was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in February. He has since begun treatments at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and has more recently gotten involved in alternative treatments that doctors’ hope will be more effective.
Morrison’s story seems to unfortunately mirror that of Austin Lacy. Lacy was an 18-year-old who passed away from mesothelioma complications in June. He had recently graduated from Pasadena High School in California. Like Morrison, Lacy was a star of his school’s football team and had doctors confused as to how he developed the rare asbestos-related cancer so quickly.
In Morrison’s case, fundraisers have already been set up to aid his family as they try to pay off the mounting medical bills for the treatments. We at MesoRC wish Kevin and the Morrison family the best of luck.
If you or a loved one are currently undergoing treatment for mesothelioma and are having trouble paying the bills associated with the medical care, it may be worth speaking to an asbestos attorney about potentially pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit that could result in a monetary settlement. If you would like your asbestos law questions answered, please contact American Law Partners today for a free legal consultation with amesothelioma attorney.