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This year, thousands of Americans will be diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. As union workers, you and your family have a higher risk of exposure.
The sad truth is companies knew about the dangers of asbestos exposure, but remained silent. Now, after a latency period of 10 to 50 years, union workers are developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Similarly, their family members are falling ill due to asbestos exposures that occurred when workers brought the dust home on their clothes and skin.
American workers have been led to believe that asbestos is no longer a threat and that, if you become sick, you have no medical or legal options. That’s simply not true. Help is available. The lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy represent hundreds of union members and their families throughout the United States.
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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.
Asbestos is a unique medical and legal matter. Have an open conversation with your doctor about your history of asbestos exposure and the possible risks, especially if you develop the following symptoms: persistent cough, weight-loss and shortness of breath. These could be signs of mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.
If you are sick, put the resources and the results of Simmons Hanly Conroy on your side. Our attorneys have seen the effects of asbestos diseases firsthand and will give you and your family the respect and personal attention you deserve.
Asbestos was used in thousands of products at job sites throughout the United States. Bricklayers, cement masons, steelworkers, carpenters and other union trades were unnecessarily put at risk. When older buildings burn or are destroyed in disasters, first responders, such as fire fighters, may also be exposed to asbestos.
Scroll down the page to see a complete list of the unions whose members Simmons Hanly Conroy has been proud to represent in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation.
Our mesothelioma attorneys have represented hundreds of skilled union tradesmen, including fire fighters, throughout the country. Our lawyers and staff have a proven track record of helping families affected by asbestos.
We work with leading medical experts throughout the country. The firm has an A rating with the BBB and has been peer reviewed by other lawyers and given the highest possible rating.
Simmons Hanly Conroy, headquartered in Alton, Illinois, has a nationwide practice with law offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and St. Louis.
A Friend to Labor
Simmons Hanly Conroy is a proud member of the St. Louis Labor Council and throughout its existence has regularly supported charitable and political causes that are friendly to organized labor.
A commitment made by Simmons Hanly Conroy as a challenge grant to raise matching funds for union workers was fulfilled recently with the presentation of a $20,000 check for the Robert J. Kelley Memorial “$5 for the Fight” Fund.
The donation is intended to help union families facing financial difficulties due to lack of work. Presented by Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder and Attorney Chris Guinn (left) to St. Louis Labor Council President Pat White (right), this year’s $20,000 brings the cumulative, seven-year total to nearly $200,000 in donations from the firm.
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Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped hundreds of union members who were diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure due to their work with organized labor. Below is a list of unions to which our clients have belonged.
Dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis can be challenging. Hiring a mesothelioma lawyer doesn’t have to be. Call us today or fill out the form below to find out how, just like we’ve helped hundreds of other union workers, we may be able to help you, too.