Like many debilitating diseases, cancer can have a major impact on your quality of life. Yet, with the Australian government pointing out that there were over 130 new cases in 2016, there is a general consensus that more must be done to help those who fall victim.
A number of organisations are making bigger and better technological advancements that can work alongside personal injury and TPD claims in the fight for those with cancer.
Accessibility and speed: Using data to understand cancer
While there are some organisations and charities around the world working hard to fight against cancer, an associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford has come up with a novel approach.
Speaking to Stanford Engineering, biophysics specialist Jan Liphardt said that using data and the voices of patients can help us better understand cancer and the treatments that can be used to beat it.
“Right now, there’s significant friction in medical data sharing. People all over the world can already effortlessly share other kinds of information – pictures, movies, ideas, stories, tweets,” he said. “Increasingly, they are using the same tools to share personal medical information.”
In a perfect world, a doctor would be able to access a large swathe of information. Yet, this is not always the case. The practical reality is that much of the information is not shared with the people who could use it to help patients.
“So that’s the simple idea: A global map that give patients the tools they need to share their data – if they want to. They can donate information for the greater good.”
Seeking compensation for total or permanent disability (TPD)
With the ever increasing focus on cancer, those afflicted by it can have hope that new drugs and new treatments are always on the horizon. However, to ease the pain and suffering of today, it’s essential to seek compensation through TPD claims.
At Gerard Malouf and Partners, we have experience reviewing and lodging TPD claims for clients. With this, we can help you obtain a settlement or a lump sum payment that can ensure your quality of life and wellbeing is as good as it can be.
If you are not sure you are entitled to partial and/or permanent disability benefits under your superannuation or insurance policy, it would be best to speak to an expert today. With our assistance, we can help you understand the options available as well as access lump sum payments through your policies.
Talk to a TPD claims lawyer to find out more, contact Gerard Malouf and Partners today.