Mesothelioma is a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Many factors affect the potential value of your mesothelioma case. Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped thousands of families receive over $7 billion total to cover medical costs and hold the makers of asbestos-containing products accountable. Get a free legal review of your mesothelioma case today.
There is no one-size-fits-all formula to figuring out how much your mesothelioma case may be worth. All cases differ, and past settlement or verdict amounts are no guarantee of future outcomes.
With that being said, the following factors can influence the potential value of your asbestos case:
The extent of asbestos exposure
The extremity of your sickness as a result
The evidence of exposure and company negligence
The company or companies at fault in your case
The cost of your medical bills for treatments or medications
Any lost wages from work
The state your case is filed in
Your physical health before the asbestos-related disease
Whether your case ends in a settlement or trial verdict
In addition to those listed above, there are even more factors that can affect your mesothelioma compensation. The uniqueness of each asbestos case makes it difficult to pinpoint exactly how much yours may be worth.
While no amount of money will cure your asbestos-related illness or bring back your loved one, we at Simmons Hanly Conroy are deeply committed to giving you a powerful voice to stand up for your rights and hold asbestos companies accountable for their wrongdoing.
Asbestos Case Settlements & Mesothelioma Verdicts
The experienced asbestos lawyers of Simmons Hanly Conroy have helped thousands of individuals get results from mesothelioma cases, recovering more than $7 billion in verdicts and settlements.
Some of our past asbestos case settlements and verdicts include:
Retired Steelworker Indiana
Former Construction Supervisor California
Longshoreman and Chiropractor New Orleans
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$60 million to a New York laborer
$40 million to a Washington U.S. Navy veteran
$34 million to a California mechanic
$13.1 million to a carpenter with pleural mesothelioma
$12 million to a laborer in Illinois with pleural mesothelioma
$10 million to a boil tender
$7 million to a Pennsylvania welder
$5.6 million to a California airline industry worker
$4.7 million to a New York laborer
$3.9 million to the heirs of a Virginia auto mechanic
$3.4 million to a Florida U.S. Navy veteran
$2.8 million to the family of an Illinois heavy equipment operator
$2.73 million to a Massachusetts U.S. Navy veteran
$2.53 million to a maintenance worker from Michigan
$2.35 million to a U.S. Navy veteran and truck driver from Texas
$2.19 million to a Pennsylvania U.S. Navy veteran and bricklayer
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Because there are so many factors and unique circumstances that determine the outcome, individual results vary for each mesothelioma case.
When you work with Simmons Hanly Conroy, we are prepared to take your case to trial and verdict. We will aggressively represent you and your family at trial and in the event of an appeal.
Most cases settle because of the risk of a verdict, and we will pursue the maximum settlement possible while working toward resolution as fast as possible. We do everything we can to get you the results you deserve.
How Does an Asbestos Case Work?
While asbestos court cases may seem overwhelming to you, an experienced mesothelioma attorney can help you navigate every step of the legal process for your case, helping to minimize any confusion and maximize your potential compensation.
With Simmons Hanly Conroy, you don’t just gain access to an asbestos attorney — you get an entire trial team on your side. This way, you’ll work with the same small group of people on your mesothelioma case, and they’ll be able to devote their time and attention to your individual case.
Your Trial Team
Once we determine you may have a case after your free consultation, one of our team members will visit you to learn the specifics of your case — at no cost.
During this visit, we’ll get to know you in person and explain the legal process and any documents we may need you to sign. We also have video conference meetings available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After this visit, your trial team will get to work. Every trial team is led by an experienced Simmons Hanly Conroy lawyer who has years of mesothelioma case experience. Additional members of your trial team include medical experts, investigators, paralegals and support staff.
Together, your trial team works to build the backbone of your asbestos case.
How We Build Your Mesothelioma Case
During an asbestos case, your legal team must be able to prove:
When, where and how asbestos exposure occurred
Which asbestos-containing products you were exposed to
Who manufactured those asbestos-containing products
To be able to prove this, your legal team must first build your case by:
Gathering evidence to support your legal claim
Collecting your work history and medical records
Investigating asbestos-containing products you may have been exposed to
Utilizing our warehouse of asbestos case evidence
Finding witnesses of your asbestos exposure
Filing any appropriate claims
Processing paperwork with courts, medical institutions and more
Retaining medical experts on your behalf
Your trial team at Simmons Hanly Conroy will draw on their legal knowledge, medical connections and other resources to build your mesothelioma case and support your claim.
Taking Legal Action
At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our attorneys have decades of experience in asbestos litigation and have represented thousands of individuals and families throughout the country.
Your lawyer will help you decide the best course of legal action for your mesothelioma case, which may be:
Personal Injury Lawsuits
The mesothelioma patient files a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer(s) of the asbestos-containing products they were exposed to.
Asbestos Trust Fund Claims
Your lawyer files a claim against an asbestos trust fund, which is money set aside by a company that manufactured asbestos-containing products and has since gone bankrupt. You may be able to file asbestos claims against multiple trust funds, which your attorney will help determine for you.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
A family member or court-appointed representative of the mesothelioma victim’s estate files a lawsuit after the patient passes away.
“[Simmons Hanly Conroy] helped us out when nobody else would…They care about you, they really do. The people who are working on your case are just as concerned about your well-being as they are about what’s going on with the case. I can’t say enough good things about Simmons Hanly Conroy…They make you feel like you’re in good hands. And they honestly make you feel part of a family.”
– Mike Mattmuller, Simmons Hanly Conroy Client and Mesothelioma Warrior
Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help hold offending companies and organizations accountable for their negligence and greed. With the right legal help, you and your family can successfully navigate the legal system.
At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our experienced mesothelioma lawyers will work hard for you, representing you and your family on a contingency basis and investing in your right to take legal action — at no upfront cost to you.
Our lawyers for asbestos cases may be able to help you:
Identify which type of legal action is right for your particular situation
File your complaint against the asbestos product manufacturer
Present your case’s evidence and testimony in court
File your mesothelioma claim in court and present your case’s evidence
Negotiate a settlement amount or try your case in court before a jury
How Mesothelioma Cases Can Help
Mesothelioma is a very aggressive disease that usually requires expensive cancer treatments, travel to specialists and caregiving costs. Health insurance may not cover all of these costs, putting patients and their loved ones at risk of financial hardship.
Mesothelioma cases can recover compensation that can be used for:
The cost of medical expenses and medications
Travel costs to hospitals or medical specialists
Any lost wages for you and your caregiver
Your family’s financial future
Additionally, filing a mesothelioma case can hold the companies who knew of the dangers of asbestos accountable for their corporate greed, which can help reduce future wrongdoing.
Simmons Hanly Conroy is a nationwide mesothelioma law firm with a proven track record across the country. Our lawyers have handled asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cases for residents of all 50 states.
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Mesothelioma Claims FAQ
Who is eligible for mesothelioma compensation?
Mesothelioma compensation is usually available to:
Anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease
Their family members or the court-appointed estate representative, if their loved one has passed
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to us today for a free legal review of your mesothelioma case.
How much is a mesothelioma case worth?
How much a mesothelioma case may be worth depends on a variety of different factors, including:
The type and duration of asbestos exposure
The severity of your asbestos-related illness
The cost of medical treatments
Any lost income
Those are just a few of the many factors that can influence your mesothelioma case value. To get a better idea of what your case might be worth, get a free legal consultation today.
How long do mesothelioma cases take?
Because mesothelioma is such a fast-moving illness, mesothelioma cases are often expedited for trial and can get scheduled in as few as 6-12 months.
These are some of the fastest-moving cases in the country. Families are impacted by the high costs of treating asbestos-related diseases and need resolution before their loved one passes.
Whether or not a case goes to court, it’s crucial to act quickly. The sooner you move forward with your case, the sooner your family can achieve peace of mind and potentially start receiving financial compensation.
What is the statute of limitations for mesothelioma cases?
Some state laws even limit the time you have to file a claim for your case. If this time — called the statute of limitations — passes, you won’t be able to file a claim over the matter again. Even though this is a difficult and trying period for you and your family, it’s imperative to act quickly.
Why should I get a lawyer for my mesothelioma case?
Mesothelioma is a very complex area of law, and asbestos litigation is difficult to navigate without the help of an experienced attorney.
At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we understand that taking legal action is not a simple process, even under the best conditions. Our highly experienced asbestos attorneys not only know the law, we know the hardship mesothelioma brings on generations of families like yours. It’s what drives us to fight for the justice you deserve.
As a nationwide law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped thousands of clients across the country get billions of dollars in total compensation for mesothelioma cases. Get a free case consultation today to see if we may be able to help you too.
How are asbestos cases paid out?
In mesothelioma cases, compensation can come in several forms, usually as:
A settlement agreed on by both parties
A jury-decided verdict in court
An asbestos trust fund claim from funds set aside by bankrupt manufacturers of asbestos-containing products
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