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Attorney Joseph W. Belluck of Belluck & Fox, LLP, says the regularly posted blog articles at the law firm-sponsored website should inspire readers with its story of life with pleural mesothelioma.
New York, NY (PRWEB) January 19, 2013
The New York personal injury firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP, has now launched a series of blog articles that are being written by the daughter of a mesothelioma patient, attorney Joseph W. Belluck said today.
In the articles, Jennifer Gelsick of St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania, recounts the story of her father, Don Smitley, as well as her family’s story in the series of blog posts on the Belluck & Fox-sponsored website, MesotheliomaHelp.net.
Jennifer’s articles take readers through the family’s journey through months of treatment that included surgery, chemotherapy, participating in a clinical trial, pain and exhaustion. Her father’s cancer currently is stable.
“We are proud that our MesotheliomaHelp.net site is hosting Jennifer as a guest blogger and the inspirational tale of her father’s struggle with pleural mesothelioma,” said Belluck, a founding partner of Belluck & Fox, LLP, a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims.
The site’s Mesothelioma Cancer Resources Blog is carrying Jennifer’s articles.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs – known as the “pleura.” It is diagnosed in about 3,000 Americans each year. Patients contract the disease by being exposed to asbestos, usually through employment in industrial, manufacturing or construction work decades prior to diagnosis.
Asbestos is a fire-resistant material that was once widely used as an insulator in hundreds of products despite the fact that it was known to be a carcinogen since the first quarter of the 20th century.
After he was diagnosed with mesothelioma in January, Smitley underwent surgery and participated in a clinical trial at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, a nationally recognized mesothelioma research and treatment center. He was treated by mesothelioma expert Dr. Harvey Pass. He also received chemotherapy and radiation in an attempt to shrink his mesothelioma tumors.
Smitley said previously that he experienced “serious pain” at a level he never expected to endure. A caring and patient family, a responsive medical team and his faith helped him to get through his treatment. He said he went from lying in a bed in pain to playing for his beloved bluegrass band, the Dunbar Boys, in just eight months.
“Jennifer looks forward to sharing her story of faith and hope,” Belluck said. “Her story will help others realize that there is some hope with mesothelioma, and there is life with mesothelioma.”
Belluck & Fox is dedicated to advocacy and education for mesothelioma patients and their families. For several years, the firm has sponsored MesotheliomaHelp.net, one of the Web’s primary resources for information about malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
About Belluck & Fox, LLP
Belluck & Fox, LLP, is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, as well as victims of crime, motorcycle crashes, lead paint and other serious injuries. The firm provides personalized and professional representation and has won more than $500 million in compensation for clients and their families.
Partner Joseph W. Belluck is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and in Super Lawyers. Mr. Belluck has won numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos.
Partner Jordan Fox is a well-known asbestos and mesothelioma attorney who has been named to the Best Lawyers in America, New York Magazine’s “Best Lawyers in the New York Area” and to Super Lawyers. On two separate occasions his verdicts were featured as the National Law Journal’s Largest Verdict of the Year.
Belluck & Fox, LLP, is featured on the list of America's best law firms, which is published jointly by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers magazine.
The firm’s New York City office is located at 546 Fifth Ave, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036 (local phone (212) 681-1575. For more information, contact the firm at (877) 637-6843 or through the online contact form.
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