Mesothelioma Compensation

Mesothelioma patients and their families may be able to take action and pursue compensation for their illness. While many factors will affect how much you may be able to receive, mesothelioma compensation can be worth millions, often providing victims with vital support.

As of December 2023, Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped thousands of families secure over $9 billion total from mesothelioma cases. Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

See if we can help with your case now for free — call (800) 326-8900.

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Why Seek Compensation for Mesothelioma?

Pursuing mesothelioma compensation may allow you to hold companies accountable for causing your illness and provide for your family during this difficult time.

Asbestos companies knew that their products were dangerous, but they chose to prioritize their profits over the well-being of innocent people.

Mesothelioma compensation can be used for:

  • Medical care: Treatments and procedures can slow the progression of mesothelioma, but medical expenses for this disease can cost over $400,000 a year — and insurance won’t cover everything.
  • Travel costs: Cancer specialists may be located in other states, and the costs of traveling and securing a place to stay can add up quickly.
  • Lost wages: Mesothelioma symptoms may prevent you from working, resulting in a sudden loss of income.
  • Financial security: The financial burden of a serious diagnosis can quickly wipe out potential savings, but mesothelioma compensation can secure your family’s financial future.
  • Funeral expenses: If a loved one passes away from mesothelioma, the cost of a funeral or memorial service may be significant. Mesothelioma compensation can help alleviate this financial strain.

Simmons Hanly Conroy is deeply committed to giving you a powerful voice in the legal system. As a national mesothelioma law firm, we have the resources and experience necessary to stand up to large asbestos companies on your behalf.

Our attorneys can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf as they work to maximize the asbestos compensation you may receive from your mesothelioma case.

Let us fight for the compensation you deserve. Call (800) 326-8900 now for a free consultation.

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“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, Mesothelioma Survivor & Firm Client

Our Past Asbestos Compensation Amounts

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our experienced asbestos lawyers have helped thousands of mesothelioma patients and their families get meaningful results.

Our team has secured more than $9.4 billion for our asbestos exposure clients across all 50 states.

Some of our past asbestos compensation amounts include:

$250 Million

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$30 Million

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$60 Million

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  • $40.1 million in mesothelioma U.S. Navy compensation for a veteran in Washington
  • $12.4 million to a laborer in Illinois with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.9 million to the family of a Virginia auto mechanic
  • $10.3 million for a longshoreman with mesothelioma
  • $7 million for a Pennsylvania welder
  • $5.6 million to a California airline industry worker
  • $15 million for a victim of secondhand asbestos exposure
  • $4.7 million to a New York laborer
  • $10 million to a boiler tender with mesothelioma
  • $5.5 million for a pottery manufacturer
  • $34 million to a California mechanic
  • $13.1 million to a carpenter with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.4 million to a Florida U.S. Navy veteran
  • $7.2 million for a laborer and wire installer with mesothelioma
  • $5.7 million for a floor supervisor and furnace installer
  • $2.8 million to the family of an Illinois heavy equipment operator
  • $8.2 million for a plumber and pipefitter
  • $20 million for an auto mechanic with mesothelioma
  • $2.73 million to a Massachusetts U.S. Navy veteran
  • $7.2 million for a brick tender and laborer
  • $2.53 million to a maintenance worker from Michigan
  • $6.6 million for an electrician
  • $2.35 million to a U.S. Navy veteran and truck driver from Texas
  • $8.3 million for an oil worker with mesothelioma
  • $2.19 million to a Pennsylvania U.S. Navy veteran and bricklayer

Mesothelioma compensation amounts vary by case depending on the individual’s exposure, age, diagnosis and several other factors.

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Who Is Eligible for Mesothelioma Compensation?

You may be eligible to pursue mesothelioma compensation if:

  • You were diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease
  • You’re the family member or estate representative of someone with mesothelioma

The easiest way to determine if you may be eligible for mesothelioma compensation is during a free consultation.

When you contact us, our team will review the details of your case and answer any questions you may have about the mesothelioma cancer compensation process.

Mesothelioma Compensation for Family Members

If your family member is too sick to file a mesothelioma lawsuit themselves or has already passed away, you may be able to pursue compensation on their behalf.

Mesothelioma compensation for family members may be available to a patient’s:

  • Child
  • Parent
  • Spouse
  • Estate representative (other dependents, friends or siblings)

If your family member was diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are not alone. Our firm is here to support you throughout this journey. We can connect you to support groups for caretakers or those who have lost a loved one to this illness.

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“I filed the mesothelioma lawsuit because I was not sure what my mother was going to need during her final days, and we wanted to make sure that my father had the financial backing to do whatever was going to make my mom as comfortable as possible.”

– Debbie Jones, Daughter of Burlene Jones

How to Get Mesothelioma Compensation

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’ll work to secure compensation on your behalf, handling every step of the process for you. This way, you can spend your time focused on what matters most — your health and your loved ones.

All we ask is that you share your story with us. From there, our attorneys can collect evidence for your case, file the claim for compensation and pursue the payouts you deserve.

Our compassionate team is standing by to listen and answer any questions you may have. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if you qualify for compensation.

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Meeting the Team: We’ll Travel to You

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we prioritize providing our clients with the individual attention they deserve. You don’t just gain access to an asbestos attorney — you get an entire legal team on your side.

Your dedicated legal team includes:

  • A senior mesothelioma attorney
  • Associate attorneys
  • Investigators
  • Medical experts
  • Paralegals
  • Registered nurses

To get started on your case, we’ll travel to you at no cost, regardless of where you’re located in the United States. Our lawyers will listen to your story and pursue compensation from all of the options available to you, so we can get you the most money possible for your mesothelioma case.

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Building Your Case: We’ll Find Evidence of Asbestos Exposure

With over 20 years of experience working on mesothelioma cases, our team has compiled warehouses of evidence dedicated to asbestos exposure.

We can investigate the facts of your case and gather the evidence needed to potentially secure mesothelioma compensation on your behalf.

To build your case, our mesothelioma lawyers will determine:

  • When and where you were exposed to asbestos
  • The specific asbestos-containing products you were exposed to
  • Which companies manufactured the products that caused your illness

Our team also has relationships with medical experts and other specialists who can help support your claims.

Once we’ve identified every company that may be responsible for your illness, we’ll maximize the value of your asbestos case by pursuing all of the different mesothelioma compensation claims that may be available to you.

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Securing Compensation for Mesothelioma: You Get Results Fast

The vast majority of our cases result in a settlement, which often allows clients to get compensation faster without having to go to court.

However, we prepare every case as though it will go to trial, so we’re ready to fight for justice on your behalf if your case ends up before a judge or jury.

In fact, our asbestos trial teams have secured over $234 million from our last 12 mesothelioma cases that went to trial.

Regardless of how your case progresses, we’re here to guide you through every step of the legal process.

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Mesothelioma Financial Compensation Options

Depending on what asbestos products you were exposed to and who made them, you may be eligible for multiple different types of mesothelioma financial compensation.

When you work with our asbestos exposure lawyers, we can pursue compensation from every available option in your case.

Mesothelioma Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits allow a victim with mesothelioma to hold the manufacturer(s) of the asbestos-containing products they were exposed to accountable.

Compensation from these lawsuits may help a victim pay for medical bills, transportation to treatment centers and more.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuits can provide families with financial security after an unexpected loss, allowing them time to grieve the death of their loved one without worrying about funeral expenses, hospital bills or other costs.

A lawsuit for mesothelioma death compensation may be filed by:

  • A victim’s child, parent or spouse
  • The victim’s estate representative

Asbestos Compensation Claims with Mesothelioma Trusts

An asbestos trust fund is money set aside by a company that made, used or sold asbestos products and has since declared bankruptcy. An estimated $30 billion is still available across every asbestos compensation fund.

Your attorney can pursue compensation from each of the mesothelioma trust funds you qualify for — without you ever having to leave the comfort of your home.

VA Compensation for Mesothelioma

Veterans with mesothelioma qualify for a 100% disability rating with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which is more than $3,600 per month. Mesothelioma veterans may also be able to access health care benefits through the VA.

Our firm has VA-accredited mesothelioma attorneys on staff who can help veterans prepare their VA claims for benefits.

Our Asbestos Compensation Lawyers Can Help in All 50 States

Simmons Hanly Conroy is a national mesothelioma law firm with a proven track record across the country. Our lawyers have successfully handled asbestos exposure cases for residents of all 50 states.

Select a state from the drop-down menu below to learn more about our past mesothelioma compensation amounts in your area.

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What Do Lawyers for Asbestos Cases Do?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our experienced asbestos lawyers fight for families who have had their lives turned upside down by a mesothelioma diagnosis. We’ll help you file a mesothelioma lawsuit, navigate the legal system and hold companies accountable for their negligence and greed.

Our asbestos compensation lawyers can:

  • Identify all of the companies responsible for your exposure, so you can pursue compensation from each
  • File multiple asbestos compensation claims on your behalf before any state deadlines
  • Negotiate the highest mesothelioma settlement amount possible with the defendant(s)
  • Present your case in court before a judge or jury, if a settlement is not reached

We’ll do everything we can to get you the results you deserve. See if our asbestos compensation lawyers can help your family now with a free legal consultation.

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Pursue Compensation for Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure Now

As one of the nation’s leading asbestos law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has secured over $9 billion for mesothelioma patients and their families nationwide over the last 20 years.

Our attorneys have helped thousands of victims seek justice and hold those responsible for their illness accountable. There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with us.

We only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you. Let us get you the compensation you deserve — at a time when you need it most.

Call (800) 326-8900 now or get a free legal consultation to see if we can help you pursue mesothelioma compensation.

Mesothelioma Financial Compensation FAQs

What is mesothelioma financial compensation?

Mesothelioma financial compensation is money awarded to patients with mesothelioma or their families.

Compensation for mesothelioma can be secured from:

  • Personal injury lawsuits
  • Wrongful death lawsuits
  • Asbestos trust fund claims
  • VA benefits

Contact us now to determine if you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for mesothelioma. Our team can fight for compensation on your behalf and stand up to the companies that caused you harm.

Can you get compensation for asbestos exposure?

Yes. Asbestos exposure compensation may be available for anyone with an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma.

Asbestos exposure victims or their family members may be able to seek compensation in various ways in order to hold companies accountable and get help paying for medical bills, lost wages and more.

How much is a mesothelioma case worth?

Mesothelioma cases can award clients with hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. The amount of money a mesothelioma case is worth depends on many factors, including:

  • Cost of medical treatments
  • Lost wages from being unable to work
  • Number of asbestos-containing products you were exposed to
  • The severity of your illness

Many of our clients have received meaningful amounts of compensation from their mesothelioma cases. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if you have a mesothelioma case we can help with.

Is there mesothelioma compensation for family members?

Yes, potentially. Mesothelioma compensation for family members may be available if:

  • Your loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma before passing away
  • You’re the representative of the victim’s estate (oftentimes the spouse or the child)

We know how difficult it can be to figure out your legal options on top of losing a loved one to cancer. Our team is prepared to handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your family.

Find out if you may be eligible for mesothelioma compensation on your loved one’s behalf now for free.

Who can get mesothelioma compensation after the death of a loved one?

Loved ones that may be able to pursue compensation for mesothelioma death include:

  • Immediate family members (like spouses, children and parents)
  • Whoever represents the victim’s estate

Mesothelioma death compensation claims are time-sensitive, so it’s crucial to contact an experienced asbestos law firm as soon as possible if you have lost a loved one due to mesothelioma.

How long do I have to pursue mesothelioma financial compensation?

Mesothelioma victims and their families only have a limited amount of time to pursue mesothelioma financial compensation due to laws known as the statutes of limitations.

These laws set a deadline for taking legal action, and they vary from state to state. However, some are as short as 1 year after the diagnosis or death of someone with mesothelioma

Once this time limit passes, you won’t be able to pursue mesothelioma compensation again. Don’t miss out on the financial compensation you deserve. Call (800) 326-8900 now to get started.

How long does a mesothelioma case take?

Because mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer, a mesothelioma case is often expedited for trial and can get scheduled in as few as 6-12 months.

However, if your case settles before going to trial, you may receive compensation for mesothelioma much quicker. 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 mesothelioma financial compensation.

Do I need a lawyer for an asbestos case?

Working with a lawyer for your asbestos case may help improve your chances of securing mesothelioma compensation, as these lawsuits are notoriously complex.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our asbestos lawyers have helped thousands of clients across the country get billions of dollars in total compensation for mesothelioma cases.

We have the resources and experience necessary to fight on your behalf. Let us take care of the legal legwork for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

See if our lawyers can help your family secure compensation with a free legal consultation.

How much do asbestos compensation lawyers cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees to work with our asbestos compensation lawyers. We only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you. 

What is the average settlement for mesothelioma cases?

Mesothelioma compensation amounts will vary based on the specific details of each case. However, many of our past mesothelioma clients have received millions of dollars from their asbestos exposure claims.

A few of our past mesothelioma compensation amounts include:

  • $34 million for a California mechanic
  • $6 million to the family of a laborer who passed away
  • $4.14 million to a U.S. Air Force veteran and welder
  • $8 million for a pipefitter in Texas
  • $10 million to a boiler tender with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.8 million for the family of a laborer in Pennsylvania
  • $7.1 million for the family of a nurse who was exposed to asbestos secondhand

Our asbestos attorneys can fight to maximize the compensation you may receive, so you and your family have access to the money you need for medical care and more.

Will a legal claim affect my VA compensation for asbestos exposure?

You will still be able to pursue VA benefits for asbestos exposure after filing a mesothelioma legal claim for compensation. VA benefits can allow victims to receive additional compensation and access to health care.

Additionally, we won’t take legal action against the U.S. government. Instead, our mesothelioma lawsuits are filed against the asbestos companies that made the dangerous products you were exposed to.

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John Simmons is a founder and Chairman of Simmons Hanly Conroy. After serving in the U.S. Army, he went on to earn his Doctor of Law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has helped recover some of the biggest verdicts and settlements in asbestos litigation history and is rated as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.