Dale’s Story

Medical costs associated with mesothelioma can add up quickly. In many cases, the heavy financial burden falls on the shoulders of the patient and their loved ones who are already dealing with so much. Simmons Hanly Conroy wants to help ease this burden. Our constant priority is to help clients seek justice in the American legal system and secure the compensation they deserve to cover expensive medical bills.

This is exactly the approach we took with mesothelioma client, Dale.

Covering Medical Costs through a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Dale was exposed to asbestos at a packing plant where he worked for 36 years. In the 1970s, the packaging company made steam panels for Oscar Meyer – steam panels insulated with asbestos. At the time, Dale and the other workers were not told of the health risks of asbestos exposure.

Years later, while enjoying a much-deserved retirement with his wife of 48 years, Dale’s lung filled with fluid. Doctors performed a biopsy and identified mesothelioma cells. Dale was officially diagnosed with mesothelioma.

“We were told to start the [lawsuit] process right away because there are so many bills,” said Dale’s wife Betty in a 2010 video interview. “Financially, you just needed to do that.”

“You have to make a decision, and you have to trust each other. And, that’s the only way things can work. And, we trusted Simmons and Randy, [our mesothelioma lawyer],” said Betty.

Many members of the Simmons Hanly Conroy team worked diligently on Dale’s case to pursue the best possible outcome for him and his wife. Dale’s mesothelioma lawsuit process resulted in a settlement without trial which helped to cover Dale’s medical costs, including surgery to remove his left lung.

While Dale and Betty were able to secure the compensation they deserved for Dale’s asbestos exposure, they still had to battle the devastating disease. Dale passed away from mesothelioma in August 2010.

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While no amount of compensation can buy you a medical miracle, a lawsuit can help you afford the mesothelioma treatments you need and help eliminate the worry that medical costs are draining your family budget.

“Our ultimate goal as trial attorneys is the same goal of the doctors and nurses working inside the Simmons Cancer Institute. Prevent and alleviate the suffering of others. As a firm rooted in helping mesothelioma cancer victims, we are especially proud to be a sponsor of the institute.”

John Simmons - Simmons Hanly Conroy Chairman