Mesothelioma Claims

Filing a mesothelioma claim can help your family get compensation for medical bills and other expenses after a diagnosis. There are several types of mesothelioma claims, including asbestos lawsuits, asbestos trust fund claims and VA claims for benefits.

Since 1999, Simmons Hanly Conroy has secured over $10 billion in asbestos claim payouts for clients across the country.

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Why Choose Our Mesothelioma Claim Lawyers?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our mesothelioma claim lawyers are committed to holding asbestos companies accountable for the harm their unsafe products have caused. We’re dedicated to securing the most compensation possible for our clients.

When you work with our team, you can confidently leave the legal process to us while you focus on what matters most: your health and your family.

Our mesothelioma claim lawyers have:

  • Secured the highest asbestos verdict in litigation history
  • Recovered more than $10 billion in asbestos claim payouts
  • Obtained payouts from the estimated $30 billion still in asbestos trusts
  • Helped over 6,000 families with their asbestos claims across all 50 states
  • More than 20 years of experience filing mesothelioma cancer claims

Hiring an experienced mesothelioma law firm can make the difference between winning and losing your case.

We understand time is of the essence. Our extensive experience in filing mesothelioma claims allows us to be one of the fastest asbestos law firms in the country to secure results for our clients.

There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our asbestos claim lawyers. Contact our team now to see if we can fight for your family.

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“People hire the firm for our expertise and our compassion. Even though we’re one of the largest firms in the country, we treat our clients like family. We are sensitive to their needs and at the same time we have a proven track record of getting results.”
Perry Browder, Head of Our Asbestos Department

Our Past Mesothelioma Claim Amounts

As of July 2024, Simmons Hanly Conroy has secured more than $9.6 billion from mesothelioma claims for patients and their families nationwide.

A few of our past mesothelioma settlements and verdicts include:

  • $60 Million to a laborer in New York
  • $34 Million for a California mechanic with mesothelioma
  • $40 Million to a U.S. Navy veteran in Washington
  • $10.3 million for a longshoreman in Louisiana
  • $5 million to the family of a woman in Missouri
  • $6.8 million for a Florida mechanic
  • $4.3 million to a U.S. Army veteran and boilermaker
  • $13 million for a Washington carpenter with pleural mesothelioma
  • $7 million to a welder in Pennsylvania
  • $4.25 million for a U.S. Air Force veteran and welder in Indiana
  • $2.53 million to the family of a Michigan maintenance worker
  • $8 million for a pipefitter and plumber in Texas
  • $4.9 million to a Montana man and his family
  • $30 million for a construction supervisor in California
  • $3.6 million to a North Carolina HVAC worker
  • $2.73 million to a Massachusetts U.S. Navy veteran
  • $3.7 million for an auto mechanic in Minnesota
  • $6.6 million for a U.S. Navy E4 Interior Communications Electrician in Texas

Results will vary by case depending on the individual’s exposure, age, diagnosis and several other factors, and there’s never a guarantee of success.

Our mesothelioma claims lawyers will do everything we can to get you the results you deserve. Get a free consultation now to see if we can help with your case.

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Who Can File a Mesothelioma Claim?

You may be able to file a mesothelioma claim if:

  • You were diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer
  • You’re the spouse, child, parent or sibling of someone with mesothelioma
  • You’re the estate representative of someone who passed away of mesothelioma

Even if your loved one has already passed away, you may still be able to file a mesothelioma claim after their death and pursue justice on their behalf.

Call (800) 326-8900 now to find out if you may be eligible to file a mesothelioma cancer claim. There are no costs to speak with our team.

How to File a Mesothelioma Claim: 4 Key Steps

When you work with Simmons Hanly Conroy, you’ll have a dedicated trial team that can handle every step of the mesothelioma claims process for you and build a strong case on your behalf.

Your mesothelioma legal team includes:

After you contact Simmons Hanly Conroy, filing a mesothelioma claim generally involves these 4 easy steps.

Step 1 Our Asbestos Claims Lawyers Come to You

Our asbestos claims lawyers will travel to you at no cost if you have a case — regardless of where you’re located in the United States.

We can meet at a convenient time and location of your choosing to answer your questions and discuss the mesothelioma claims process.

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“I called Simmons Hanly Conroy, and they came to my house and took care of everything. I never had to leave my city. All of it was taken care of for me, either in my city or over the phone.”
Dennis, Mesothelioma Warrior

Step 2 We’ll Find Evidence to Prove Your Case

Our long history of successfully securing compensation from mesothelioma claims gives us a clear understanding of how to build the strongest case possible.

We have a warehouse filled with evidence of asbestos products and proof of corporate negligence. Our team will also gather:

  • Documents that link asbestos exposure to a product or job site
  • Expert testimony supporting the mesothelioma claim
  • Statements that show financial loss
  • Medical records that establish a mesothelioma diagnosis

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we work with some of the world’s best physicians and experts to ensure your case has all the evidence it needs to stand up in court.

Step 3 We'll File Your Mesothelioma Cancer Claim

Our attorneys will file your mesothelioma asbestos claim in the state court that is likely to provide you with the most compensation.

Filing a mesothelioma cancer claim is an opportunity to secure justice and fight back against the asbestos companies that got you or your loved one sick.

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“Our clients are real people with real problems — and that’s at the forefront of everything we do. They can expect us to be there for them, get them the best results we can in the case and support them in the process.”
– Larry Nassif, Managing Partner

Step 4 You Get Asbestos Claims Payouts

Though most of our mesothelioma claims result in settlements, our attorneys are prepared to argue your case in a court trial as well.

Asbestos claims payouts can come from:

  • An out-of-court settlement: With a settlement payout, compensation is agreed upon by both parties outside of court.
  • A jury verdict: In a mesothelioma trial, an asbestos verdict amount is determined by the judge and jury but can be appealed later.

While verdicts may result in a higher reward, there’s no guarantee that a judge or jury will rule in the victim’s favor.

Video Summary: Partner Daniel Blouin explains what clients can expect when filing a mesothelioma claim with our firm.

Mesothelioma Claim Time Limit

Every state has a specific mesothelioma claim time limit for both patients and their loved ones. Known as the statute of limitations, these deadlines can range from 1 to 6 years after a mesothelioma diagnosis or the death of your loved one.

If the asbestos claims statute of limitations passes, you won’t be able to file a claim for mesothelioma ever again.

Because the deadline varies, it can be hard to know if you still have time — but we can help you figure it out before it’s too late.

Types of Asbestos Claims

The four types of asbestos claims are mesothelioma lawsuits, wrongful death claims, asbestos trust fund claims and mesothelioma veterans claims for benefits.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we handle each mesothelioma claim on an individual basis and walk our clients through all of the possible options available to them. Your attorney may be able to file multiple mesothelioma claims for compensation.

We’ll determine all of the different asbestos claims you qualify for in order to maximize your total payout.

Mesothelioma Cancer Claims

A mesothelioma cancer claim is an asbestos lawsuit filed by a patient against the companies or employers responsible for their exposure to asbestos.

Because the vast majority of cases result in settlements, you may never need to go to court to get compensation from a mesothelioma cancer claim.

If your loved one is too sick to file a mesothelioma asbestos claim on their own, you may be able to start a claim and pursue compensation on their behalf.

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“I filed the mesothelioma lawsuit because I was not sure what my mother was going to need, and we wanted to make my mom’s end of life comfortable.”
Debbie, Burlene’s Daughter

Mesothelioma Claim After Death

When someone passes away from mesothelioma, their spouses, child or estate representative may be able to file a mesothelioma claim after their death, which is sometimes known as a wrongful death claim.

We’ll investigate your loved one’s exposure history and file asbestos claims after death for your loss. Compensation from a wrongful death claim can help pay for funeral expenses, remaining medical bills, mortgages and more.

Mesothelioma Fund Claims

There’s an estimated $30 billion still available in mesothelioma fund claims. With the help of your attorney, mesothelioma fund claims can be filed from the comfort of your own home — without suing anyone.

Many companies that made asbestos products filed for bankruptcy to avoid paying victims of asbestos exposure. However, the courts made these companies set money aside in trust funds for current and future victims.

See if you qualify for asbestos trust fund payouts. You may be eligible for compensation from multiple trusts.

Mesothelioma VA Claims

Veterans with mesothelioma may be eligible for disability compensation worth over $3,700 a month, health care, pensions and other benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Until the 1980s, every branch of the military used asbestos heavily. As a result, veterans now make up over 30% of all mesothelioma diagnoses.

Our VA-accredited attorneys on staff can help you prepare your mesothelioma VA claim and pursue compensation from legal claims as well.

Determining Amounts for Asbestos Claim Payouts

Asbestos claim payout amounts will vary based on the unique details of each case. However, working with an experienced legal team is key to maximizing your potential payout.

Amounts for asbestos claims payouts are determined by: 

  • Any lost wages from being unable to work
  • How many companies you file claims against
  • If your claim settles or goes to court
  • Medical expenses and costs related to your treatment
  • Strength of the evidence in your claim
  • Which state your claim is filed in

Our ability to successfully handle mesothelioma claims is unmatched. With decades of experience filing claims against asbestos companies nationwide, we have the tools necessary to get you the most money possible in the least amount of time.

“The financial freedom that came from filing a lawsuit was the one good thing that came out of something bad. It’s made the time I have left even better.”
Art, Pleural Mesothelioma Survivor

Average Payout for Asbestos Claims

Although every case varies, asbestos claims payouts may be worth around $1 million, though there’s never a guarantee of results. We have a long history of success securing life-changing amounts of mesothelioma compensation.

Our asbestos claims lawyers even secured the largest asbestos verdict against a single defendant ever: $250 million for a retired steel worker in Indiana.

Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in All 50 States

As a national asbestos law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy has successfully filed mesothelioma claims for clients in all 50 states, securing more than $9.6 billion nationwide.

What sets us apart from other firms handling mesothelioma claims is our winning combination of:

  • Compassion: We’re dedicated to giving personal attention to families affected by mesothelioma and supporting them through this difficult time.
  • Resources: Our attorneys have a warehouse of evidence that can help them determine how you were exposed to asbestos and which companies may be to blame.
  • Experience: For over 20 years, we’ve held large corporations accountable for their wrongdoing and fought for justice on behalf of those they’ve harmed.

Our mesothelioma claim attorneys only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action. We can also travel to you, wherever you may be in the United States.

Get a free legal consultation or call (800) 326-8900 now to see if we can help you file a mesothelioma claim for compensation.

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Claims Payouts FAQs

What is an asbestos claim?

An asbestos claim is a type of product liability claim filed by a mesothelioma patient or their family member for compensation from the companies responsible for their illness.

Asbestos companies knew their products could put Americans at risk when they made or sold them — but they hid these dangers from consumers for decades.

Get a free legal consultation now to see if you can hold these companies accountable with an asbestos claim.

Are patients with mesothelioma entitled to compensation?

Yes. Patients with mesothelioma may be entitled to compensation because asbestos companies knew their products were dangerous but hid this information from the public for their own profits.

Mesothelioma patients may be able to secure compensation from asbestos legal claims, trust funds and benefits from the VA.

If a patient becomes too sick to file a mesothelioma claim or passes away during the process, their family may be able to continue the asbestos claim on their behalf to pursue compensation.

How much is a mesothelioma claim worth?

Mesothelioma claims can be worth hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars, depending on the:

  • Cost of your medical treatments
  • Number of asbestos products you were exposed to
  • Severity of your illness

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’ll fight for the most compensation possible in each case. We’ve already secured over $9.6 billion from mesothelioma claims nationwide.

What lawsuits involve mesothelioma?

Lawsuits involving mesothelioma are:

  • Personal injury lawsuits filed by patients with mesothelioma
  • Wrongful death lawsuits filed by the family member or estate representative of a mesothelioma patient after they’ve passed away

Mesothelioma lawsuits are usually filed against companies that made products containing asbestos to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages caused by asbestos exposure.

How long do mesothelioma claims take?

The mesothelioma claim timeline varies from case to case according to a number of different factors, like the types of claims you file and whether your case settles or goes to court.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our mesothelioma attorneys understand that time is of the essence for many of the families contacting us. We’re one of the fastest asbestos law firms when it comes to securing results for our clients.

Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if you can begin a mesothelioma claim with the help of our firm.

What is the average asbestos claim payout for mesothelioma?

In general, an asbestos claim payout for mesothelioma may be worth around $1 million. However, this amount will vary on a case-by-case basis due to the details surrounding your exposure to asbestos and other factors.

Who pays for asbestos claims?

Companies that made or sold asbestos products typically pay for asbestos claims. If a company has declared bankruptcy, their asbestos trust fund can also provide compensation for a mesothelioma claim.

Asbestos claims may be paid by the:

  • Corporations that used asbestos in their products
  • Property owners of structures and job sites that contained asbestos
  • Manufacturers of machinery with asbestos-containing parts
  • Manufacturers of tools used to cut asbestos-containing parts
  • Hardware, automotive and home improvement stores that sold products that contain asbestos

You shouldn’t have to suffer as a result of corporate greed or negligence. Filing an asbestos claim can hold these groups accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

What is the statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims?

The statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims varies from state to state, but you may have just 1 to 6 years to file a mesothelioma claim after your diagnosis or the death of a loved one.

Get a free consultation now to begin your asbestos claim before it’s too late. You won’t be able to take legal action for your illness after the deadline passes.

Why file a mesothelioma cancer claim?

Filing a mesothelioma cancer claim may allow you to hold the companies responsible for your illness accountable, as they chose to endanger you and countless others to protect their profits.

Mesothelioma claims can award you with compensation that may help:

  • Access professional caregivers who provide in-home services
  • Cover the cost of medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Protect your family’s savings
  • Make up for any lost wages for you and your caregiver
  • Pay for travel costs to mesothelioma medical specialists
  • Take care of other unexpected expenses

During this difficult time, mesothelioma claims can empower you to get the care you need while protecting your family’s financial future.

What can I claim for with mesothelioma?

If you have mesothelioma, you may be able to claim compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Travel expenses related to treatments
  • The severity of your illness and its impact on your life

Our mesothelioma claim attorneys will take all of these elements into account as we fight to get you everything you deserve.

What proof do you need in asbestos claims?

In asbestos claims, your legal team needs to prove liability against specific companies or manufacturers, establishing a link between your mesothelioma diagnosis and the products they made or sold.

Mesothelioma and asbestos claims must show:

  • When, where and how you were exposed
  • Which asbestos products you were exposed to
  • Who was responsible for making and selling those products

While finding evidence of asbestos exposures that took place decades ago can be difficult, our asbestos claim lawyers have the resources and skills to do just that.

With decades of experience and a warehouse of evidence, we have successfully handled thousands of mesothelioma claims. Call (800) 326-8900 now to get started.

What are types of mesothelioma VA claims?

The types of VA claims for mesothelioma include various forms of compensation and health care.

Mesothelioma VA claims for asbestos exposure consist of:

  • Mesothelioma Disability Claims: Mesothelioma usually qualifies for a 100% disability rating from the VA, which is worth over $3,700 each month for the veteran alone.
  • Mesothelioma VA Pension Claims: Disabled veterans and veterans over the age of 65 can apply for a pension from the VA.
  • Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) Claims: Veterans who require regular care or are considered severely disabled may get additional compensation that is added to their disability benefits.
  • VA Health Care Claims: Veterans may be able to get free health care and access to top mesothelioma specialists through the VA health care system.
  • VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (VA DIC): If you’ve lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you may be able to access these monthly payments.

Our VA-accredited attorneys on staff can work with you to determine which mesothelioma VA claims you may be eligible for and help prepare your claims.

Will filing a mesothelioma cancer claim affect my VA benefits?

No. Filing a mesothelioma cancer claim won’t impact your ability to pursue benefits from the VA. You may even be able to receive compensation from multiple types of asbestos claims at the same time.

Contact our team now to discuss your situation. It costs nothing to speak with us.

Why can I file a mesothelioma claim against asbestos companies?

It’s well documented that asbestos companies knew their products were dangerous as early as the 1930s. Reports show they understood mesothelioma was directly related to inhaling asbestos fibers, yet they remained silent.

Thousands of lives could’ve been saved if these companies hadn’t hidden the dangers of asbestos in order to keep making money.

Even today, asbestos companies work hard to avoid admitting fault — but our mesothelioma attorneys continue to work tirelessly in an effort to secure compensation for those they’ve harmed.

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Partner Perry Browder is head of the Asbestos Department at Simmons Hanly Conroy. He has worked for more than 30 years helping numerous families resolve hundreds of million dollar-plus cases. He started at the firm in 2001 and played a key role in helping the firm develop a national reputation. Within a few years, he had successfully secured one of the largest asbestos verdicts in the country, a $250 million verdict against U.S. Steel.

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