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“The firm makes you feel like you’re somebody, and like you do matter. Sometimes you get the wrong interpretation of lawyers and attorneys – they’re good people. They’re humans too, they’re just trying to help. They’ve become good friends, even family.”
The lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy fight for families whose lives have been shattered as a result of corporate greed and executive callousness. Despite their diagnosis with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer, our clients remain true to the values that made their generation great. We are honored and humbled to be their advocates. Here are their stories.
Brenda, a mesothelioma patient, has been through multiple surgeries and treatment plans. She offers insight and advice to others affected by mesothelioma and stresses the importance of finding a qualified mesothelioma specialist.
While enjoying retirement with his wife of 48 years, Dale was diagnosed with mesothelioma and eventually needed surgery to remove his left lung. Dale’s wife explains the financial reasons they chose to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit.
Following his mesothelioma diagnosis, George dedicated his time to raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos through fundraising at the Alton Miles for Meso 5K and other advocacy activities.
Mike Mattmuller was shocked to receive a mesothelioma diagnosis at the age of just 29. Drawing strength from his wife and young daughter, Mike spent the next eight years advocating for an asbestos ban and inspiring mesothelioma warriors across the country.
Bruce Waite, a high school English teacher for 30 years — and a former construction worker — had his life turned upside down by mesothelioma. With the help of Simmons Hanly Conroy, Bruce was able to secure a measure of stability for his family amid the pain and uncertainty of his disease.
Mary Jane Williams was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2003 and has been cancer-free for nearly 13 years. She explains how important it is to find a mesothelioma specialist.
Ernie Conry had multiple tests performed before the doctors were able to reach a conclusive diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma. He explains the process he went through after his pleural mesothelioma diagnosis in order to fight mesothelioma.
John Smith, an 81-year-old veteran of the Korean War, survived deadly combat during his time of service. However, exposure to asbestos as a utility man at the paper facility where he worked led to his death.
Dennis started working at his father’s automotive repair shop when he was 12 years old, eventually becoming a full-time mechanic. Unfortunately, Dennis was exposed to asbestos through this work and received a mesothelioma diagnosis when he was 52. Dennis worked with our firm to get compensation without hassles.
Shelly Kozicki helped care for her husband Craig throughout his fight against peritoneal mesothelioma from 1998 to 2009. She offers advice and comfort to other mesothelioma victims, and she also talks about the importance of finding a mesothelioma support group.
After experiencing digestive problems, Julie was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma at age 35 due to secondhand asbestos exposure when she was a child. Her father worked as a commercial electrician and came home covered in asbestos dust from different job sites.
After numerous treatments and procedures, Julie is still fighting mesothelioma. She regularly volunteers, organizes fundraisers and advocates for awareness of the disease.
Oscar immigrated to the United States searching for work and a better life. What he got instead was a mesothelioma diagnosis as a result of 35 years of installing water, sewer and drain cement pipe. His family was devastated – but they rallied around him with loving support.
In the U.S. Navy, Walter worked as a boiler tender aboard seven ships during his service, where he regularly encountered products containing asbestos. As a result of this exposure, Walter was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma decades later.
By working with Simmons Hanly Conroy, Walter was able to hold the companies that manufactured these asbestos-containing products accountable for their negligence and his illness.
“You have to make a decision, and you have to trust each other. And, that’s the only way things can work. And we trusted Simmons and Randy.”
-Betty, Wife of Dale
“You’ve gone out of your way to help us in so many ways and so often that I can’t find the words to express our gratitude. You really do help people.”
– Wes, Jr.
“My husband and I both worked most of our lives and raised five children. Since receiving the settlement money, I have been able to do a lot of extra things I never thought possible. I have been able to help local charities and foundations and
still provide for my children and grandchildren.”
– Wife of Marion
“What you guys do, it matters. Once the financial weight is off your brain, it’s easier to worry about the things that matter…my treatments, getting better and quality of life. Simmons has been a super huge blessing to us.”
“I want to say thanks to everyone. I appreciate the call from Melissa yesterday. She made everything easy to understand. I am so thankful for what Simmons Hanly Conroy has done for us.”
– Wife of Robert
“I give thanks to Simmons Hanly Conroy. I am so grateful. It seems like when something happens, like my roof or chimney leaking, we now have the funds.”
– Wife of Frederick
“Thank you for the beautiful flowers in memory of John. Thank you for all you have done for us over the past four years.”
– Wife of John
“I am so glad that my wife found Simmons Hanly Conroy! Everyone has been fantastic and really good to me. I brag about the firm to everyone. Everyone at Simmons has so much goodness!”
“I appreciate the hard work of Simmons Hanly Conroy. This outfit is something else. I did not expect to hear from them after everything was done, but they still call to check up on me.”
– Wife of Joseph
“Thank you, Simmons Firm! You are all angels! You have been wonderful and so helpful….so happy that my husband had you working for him!”
– Wife of Charles
“I appreciate all that Simmons Hanly Conroy has done for me, and so do our grandchildren. I want to say thanks to everyone there.”
– Wife of William
“We’ve never had much. Simmons Hanly Conroy has been a blessing for my Mom beyond our wildest dreams. Even though he’s gone, Dad is still making a paycheck for her.”
– Son of Ross
“Thank you so much for the check I received. I really appreciate what everyone at Simmons does. Every time I call in or my daughter calls, our call is returned in less that 24 hours. Our attorney has always been great about calling. We tell everyone
about the firm.”
– Wife of William
“We received your Christmas card. Thank you for everything you and your team has done. While we deal with the medical issues of mesothelioma, it’s a comfort to know that our house is now paid off, we owe no bills, and my husband David has now
retired. David is happy that Simmons has made it possible for his wife to have a future without financial worries. We would recommend your firm to anyone!”
– Wife of David