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Artificial intelligence may help mesothelioma patients

| Apr 10, 2019 | Mesothelioma |

Mesothelioma is difficult for doctors to diagnose in its early stages. Therefore, patients in Kentucky and elsewhere may have a harder time getting the care that they need to overcome the condition. However, medical professionals are using machine learning that may be able to help them spot the condition sooner. In fact, some believe that the data the machines provide may make it possible to diagnose mesothelioma without their help.

Lung side and platelet count were two factors that were deemed to be most indicative of mesothelioma. This was determined by using a variety of programs to analyze 300 patients from Turkey who were exposed to asbestos. The fact that there were specific symptoms to look for encouraged scientists who say that doctors may make faster diagnoses without access to artificial intelligence. Now that medical professionals have a better understanding of mesothelioma symptoms, it could lead to more effective treatment options for patients.

Individuals who were exposed to asbestos may be at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma or other serious health conditions. If an individual used products containing asbestos, it may be possible to hold the manufacturer liable for any damages that result. These damages may include medical expenses, lost wages and lost future earnings.

An attorney may be able to gather evidence that could be used during settlement talks or at trial. For example, research showing a link between asbestos and mesothelioma could be brought up. If a company was aware of the link prior to selling a product, that may be seen as negligence.