San Diego Mesothelioma Lawyers

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we believe people with mesothelioma deserve a voice in the American legal system. Having represented thousands of families affected by mesothelioma and seen the suffering it causes firsthand, our mesothelioma lawyers are dedicated to giving each client the respect and attention they deserve.

For over two decades, the lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy have represented mesothelioma patients and their families across the country — including in San Diego, California — in their fight against asbestos companies. As a leading mesothelioma law firm with a proven track record, we offer the resources and experience necessary to guide you through the complex area of asbestos litigation.

California has laws called statutes of limitations that restrict the time frame in which mesothelioma patients and family members can file a lawsuit. Our lawyers are prepared to answer any questions you may have about these laws — and to determine if you qualify for compensation.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that’s often fatal. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or swallowed, they travel to major organs like the lungs and become lodged in the tissue there.

Over time, healthy cells and tissues can become inflamed and scarred due to the fibers. This long-term damage can lead to asbestos-related illnesses. It can take 20-50 years after exposure for an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma to develop.

By the time symptoms appear and the disease is diagnosed, the prognosis is often bleak. If you are experiencing any symptoms related to asbestos exposure, please consult with your physician immediately.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, a mesothelioma lawyer in San Diego may be able to help you pursue compensation and justice. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more.

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Every mesothelioma lawyer at Simmons Hanly Conroy is committed to standing for our clients and giving them a powerful voice in our country’s legal system. But you don’t have to take our word for it — see what some of our past clients have to say about their experience working with us below.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in San Diego

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help you cover medical expenses and secure your family’s well-being for years to come. Our San Diego mesothelioma attorneys can guide you through the legal system, making the process as easy as possible for you and your family.

Each senior attorney operates within a small legal team composed of several associate attorneys, paralegals, medical staff and investigators. This structure ensures you will receive personalized attention while your case works its way through the legal system.

There are a few different ways you may be able to recover compensation, and most of them don’t involve going to court:

  • Asbestos Trust Funds: An estimated $30 billion has been set aside by asbestos companies to compensate people who have developed asbestos-related diseases.
  • Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlement or Verdict: Most mesothelioma lawsuits are settled out of court, before they ever reach the trial stage. If a settlement can’t be reached, our mesothelioma attorneys in San Diego are prepared to present your case before a jury who will determine how much you are owed.
  • Mesothelioma Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits: Veterans with mesothelioma may be able to access medical and financial benefits through the VA. We have VA-accredited mesothelioma attorneys on staff who can help veterans prepare their VA claims to access the benefits they are owed.

Statute of Limitations

California has a unique set of laws called statutes of limitations that restrict the amount of time mesothelioma patients and their family members have to file a claim. For this reason, it’s important to contact a mesothelioma lawyer in California as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

If you’d like to talk to a San Diego mesothelioma attorney about a potential case, we can meet with you in your home, virtually, or at a location of your choosing.

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San Diego Asbestos Sites

  • Camp Kearney
  • Campbell Shipyard
  • Conair Aircraft Plant
  • Consolidated Aircraft Corp.
  • Industrial Command U.S. Naval Repair Base
  • Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar
  • National Steel Shipbuilding (NASSCO), aka General Dynamics
  • Naval Housing
  • Naval Station (NAVSTA) 32nd Street
  • Naval Supply Center
  • Naval Training Center (NTC)
  • Point Loma Naval Submarine Base
  • Port Nimitz Naval Base
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Building
  • San Diego Marine Base
  • San Diego Military Station
  • San Diego Naval Base
  • San Diego Naval Shipyard
  • San Diego Power Plant
  • Southwest Marine Shipyard
  • S. Navy Troop Transport Ship

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Before the 1970s, the U.S. Navy used a number of products that contained asbestos materials, and naval shipyards have long been associated with asbestos-related diseases. In fact, more than 30 percent of Americans diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos during their time in the military. San Diego is home to multiple military bases, naval stations and shipbuilding yards where asbestos has been found.

Over the years, a number of buildings and work sites in the San Diego area have been linked to asbestos exposure. Please note: The above is not a complete list of asbestos sites in San Diego, and it does not necessarily reflect current conditions. If you worked at one of the sites listed above, or at another job site that has been linked to asbestos exposure, contact our team for a free legal consultation. Call (800) 326-8900.

Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys

The mesothelioma lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy have secured over $7 billion in total on behalf of our clients affected by mesothelioma. We are dedicated to getting our clients the results they deserve. Meet a few of our top mesothelioma lawyers below.

Our Mesothelioma Clients in San Diego

Every person diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease has a unique story. Here at Simmons Hanly Conroy, we believe there is power in sharing those stories.

Our lawyers have helped many people over the years secure mesothelioma compensation. We are honored to have been able to make a life-changing difference in their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

As you learn about our clients’ stories, please understand that recovery results vary. No two stories are exactly alike, and the mesothelioma recovery amount reflects the unique aspects of each person’s story.

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San Diego Asbestos Attorney FAQs

What is a mesothelioma lawyer?

A mesothelioma attorney helps people with mesothelioma and their families pursue compensation and justice for their injuries. In many cases, mesothelioma patients are able to recover the money they are owed without ever going to trial — and in some instances, without even leaving their home.

Contact our mesothelioma lawyers in San Diego to learn more.

How do I choose a lawyer for mesothelioma?

When searching for a mesothelioma attorney in San Diego, you should look for the following qualities:

  • Decades of Experience: At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’ve been fighting on behalf of those affected by asbestos exposure nationwide for over two decades.
  • A Proven Track Record: Over the past 20 years, our nationwide asbestos attorneys have recovered more than $7 billion in verdicts and settlements for thousands of people affected by mesothelioma.

How much does a San Diego mesothelioma lawyer cost?

When you work with Simmons Hanly Conroy, you don’t have to pay anything out of pocket, because we work on a contingency basis. That means we don’t get paid unless we successfully recover financial compensation for you or your loved ones.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to see if you qualify for compensation.

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Legal Reviewer Benjamin GoldsteinReviewed by:Benjamin Goldstein

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Ben Goldstein is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy. Based in the firm’s San Francisco office, Ben serves as the firm’s West Coast Asbestos Litigation Manager. He has been representing plaintiffs injured by exposure to asbestos, benzene and other toxic substances and environmental contaminants for over a decade. Ben has been the responsible attorney on dozens of multi-million dollar results on behalf of victims suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer, leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other diseases caused by toxic exposures. His work involves every phase of litigation, including complex settlement negotiation and trial.