The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS), dedicated to providing greater access to the civil justice system, introduced more features to the ground-breaking community site, Mesothelioma Resource Center (MesoRC) to include a Community Marketplace and a Tribute Wall. The MesoRC website (mesoRC.com) also provides a powerful one-stop informational resource for victims and families affected by this rare and aggressive cancer. Since its launch in September 2007, the site has seen continuing growth in traffic, and more importantly, in the dedicated involvement of its community.
“Faced with such a serious and progressive cancer, we believe these victims need help well beyond the legal issues surrounding mesothelioma,” said Mike Skoler, CEO of LOJS. “The power of MesoRC comes from its community that we’re committed to fostering. We will continue to look for those innovations to the site that help the members sustain one another.”
The new MesoRC Community Marketplace offers insightful books on mesothelioma and other cancers, and novelties that seek to raise awareness of mesothelioma. With 2,500 new cases diagnosed annually in the US, mesothelioma, caused by exposure to asbestos, is often called an orphan cancer. As such, there are few research funds and often little help for patients who want to seek treatment at the twelve medical centers focused on advanced treatment options. LOJS may receive compensation from some of websites with links on MesoRC.com. LOJS donates all compensation received from websites based on these links to charitable organizations that benefit mesothelioma patients.
Another new MesoRC feature is the Tribute Wall to remember those affected by mesothelioma. This rolling recall of names by family, friends and loved ones is dedicated to the memory of mesothelioma victims.
Before MesoRC, patients had widely scattered online support and no forum for connecting with others who could share their experiences. Since the initial MesoRC launch, the community growth has validated that these voids are being addressed by the site’s concept of community connectivity. “When the leading non-profit focused on mesothelioma research requested that MesoRC inform its members about their upcoming international meeting, that was another validation that this is a proactive and involved community,” continued Skoler.
The MesoRC website is just one example of LOJS’s efforts to take a consumer-focused and holistic approach to legal services, which also include the firm’s licensed social worker and its legal nurse who help connect clients to additional resources. To date, LOJS has successfully helped over 2,000 mesothelioma victims and their families.
For almost 30 years, The Law Offices of James Sokolove (LOJS) has focused on reinventing how people obtain legal services. Equality of access, irrespective of ethnicity or income, and superior quality of representation and service within our civil justice system is our mission. Within an ever-changing legal profession, the LOJS business model is a proven success strategically matching specific client needs with particular law firm expertise and service quality. LOJS is the nation’s largest and fastest growing marketer of legal services.