For Mesothelioma Victims, Knowledge is Power

Newton Center, Massachusetts (PressExposure) November 29, 2007 -- For people with malignant mesothelioma, a rare and serious cancer caused by asbestos, finding information on their illness can be as challenging as its symptoms. The Law Offices of James Sokolove ( hopes to change this with the launch of the Mesothelioma Resource Center, a comprehensive online resource designed for mesothelioma victims as well as their caregivers and families.

“So many of these individuals already feel alone in their struggle,” says Attorney Jim Sokolove, founder and principal of the Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS). “The fact that they can’t find reliable information on their condition just amplifies the sense of isolation. The Mesothelioma Resource Center was designed not only to provide news on treatments and clinical trials, but also to bring together those affected by this disease.”

The Mesothelioma Resource Center was created with the support of organizations such as The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) and the International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. In addition to providing background on mesothelioma causes and its link to asbestos, the website offers tips on maintaining a high quality of life while coping with the disease. A discussion board is also featured where visitors can find support and advice from others who have been affected by malignant mesothelioma.

“While developing the Mesothelioma Resource Center, we sought the assistance of leading authorities in mesothelioma research and treatment,” Sokolove says. “Whether they’re looking for ways to manage their symptoms or trying to find a qualified mesothelioma specialist in their area, site visitors can be confident that they’re getting the most cutting-edge information available today.”

Social worker Mellissa Hayon, LICSW, says that education plays a vital role in battling an illness. “Although coping with a serious disease is never easy, the process of becoming more informed provides victims with a sense of empowerment over their disease—and hope for their prognosis.”

Those interested in learning more about malignant mesothelioma treatment options, clinical trials, and coping strategies can do so by visiting

About The Law Offices of James Sokolove

The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS) is the nation’s largest and fastest growing marketer of legal services, providing qualified law firms, with the most cost efficient and highly qualified case leads. For over 30 years, the LOJS has endeavored to reinvent how people obtain legal services, in order to provide everyone, irrespective of ethnicity or income, equal access to our civil justice system and within it, superior quality of representation and service. Working with an affiliate network of over 300 law firm throughout the US, the LOJS generates over 200,000 leads and 12,000 signed cases annually, translating into over one quarter billion in revenue dollars for its affiliates. As the legal profession continues to experience unprecedented and dynamic change, the LOJS business model is a proven success as it strategically matches specific client needs with particular law firm expertise.

About The Law Offices of James Sokolove

The Law Offices of James Sokolove
1340 Centre St # 102, Newton Center,
Massachusetts MA 02459
Phone: 617-742-0696 Ext 413
Fax: 617-964-4336

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Press Release Submitted On: November 13, 2007 at 5:24 am
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