Chicago Mesothelioma Lawyer

Headquartered in Illinois, Simmons Hanly Conroy is dedicated to improving the lives of families harmed by asbestos. For over 20 years, our mesothelioma lawyers in Chicago have worked with patients and their families throughout the United States, securing over $1 billion in Illinois alone.

Find out if our Chicago mesothelioma lawyers can help your family pursue compensation. Call (800) 326-8900 now.

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Chicago Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma Claims

When asbestos fibers are inhaled or swallowed, they may become lodged in the lining of major organs like the lungs. These fibers can irritate healthy tissue for decades, causing mesothelioma to develop 10-50 years after exposure.

Our mesothelioma law firm has helped:

  • Over 6,000 families affected by asbestos exposure nationwide
  • Secure more than $9.6 billion from mesothelioma claims
  • Give our clients a powerful voice in the legal system for over 20 years

Companies knew the risks when they used asbestos in their products — but they used it anyway, putting thousands at risk. We can help you hold these corporations accountable and pursue compensation for your family.

Our asbestos attorneys in Chicago can handle every step of the legal process as we fight for justice on your behalf. There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with us.

Contact our firm for a free legal consultation to get started now. We can figure out how you were exposed to asbestos and find the evidence to prove it.

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Our Past Chicago Mesothelioma Settlements

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’ve secured over $9.6 billion for mesothelioma clients across the country, including families in and around Chicago.

See some of our past mesothelioma settlements and verdicts from the Chicago area below.

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$6.79 Million

Union Electrician
Evergreen Park, IL

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$12.4 Million

St. Charles, IL

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$6.27 Million

Secondhand Exposure
Huntley, IL

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  • $5.39 million to a Des Plaines boiler tender in the U.S. Navy with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.7 million for a Chicago union plasterer
  • $2.9 million for a firefighter in Chicago
  • $5.39 million for a woman in Summit
  • $2.48 million for a Chicago crane operator
  • $2.9 million for a assembly line worker in Chicago with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $4.93 million for a Western Springs woman with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $1.97 million for a U.S. Navy veteran and electrician in Chicago
  • $2.84 million for a Chicago machinist

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

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See What Our Clients Say

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 Chicago

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

You may be eligible for compensation in multiple ways, and many of these options do not require you to go to court:

  • Asbestos Trust Funds: An estimated $30 billion has been set aside by asbestos companies to pay people who have developed asbestos-related diseases.
  • Mesothelioma Lawsuit: Most mesothelioma lawsuits are settled out of court, though our mesothelioma attorneys in Chicago are prepared to fight in trial if needed. Families can receive significant amounts of compensation from settlements.
  • 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.

You’ll have an entire legal team on your side, with a senior attorney, several associate attorneys, paralegals, medical staff and investigators, so you get the personalized care and attention you deserve.

Statute of Limitations

Illinois 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 asbestos lawyers in Illinois as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

If you’d like to talk to a Chicago 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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Chicago Asbestos Sites

While asbestos is regulated in the United States, it has not been completely banned. Over the years, a number of buildings and work sites in the Chicago area have been linked to asbestos exposure, including:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Acme Steel
  • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Armour & Co. Manufacturing Plant
  • Bonell Manufacturing
  • Calumet Shipyard
  • Campbell’s Soup Plant
  • Carnegie Steel
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron
  • Container Paper Mill
  • Continental Can Plant
  • Crawford Station Power Plant
  • Diamond Match Company
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Mills
  • General Electric Appliance Plant
  • Illinois Steel Company
  • International Truck & Engine Corp.
  • Loyola University
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Nabisco Company
  • O’Hare International Airport
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Republic Steel
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Standard Oil
  • U.S. Steel Mill
  • Union Carbide Corporation

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The above is a partial list of some of these Chicago work sites. Please note: It does not necessarily reflect current conditions.

If you or a loved one has mesothelioma, call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our Chicago mesothelioma attorneys can pursue compensation on your behalf.

Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys in Chicago

The mesothelioma lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy have secured over $9.6 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 Chicago

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 meaningful difference in their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

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Dennis’ Story

Dennis, a lifelong electrician and resident of Chicago’s South Side, spent years servicing industrial sites across Illinois in the 1960s and 70s. During this time, he came into contact with many different products that contained asbestos.

After being diagnosed with mesothelioma, Dennis and his wife Maureen reached out to our firm for help. Our Chicago asbestos attorneys were able to secure compensation that helped pay for his treatments and other expenses.

Today, Dennis and Maureen feel like they have a new grasp on life. He is back to doing many of the things he loves — and his latest scans have shown no new cancer growth.

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David’s Story

Chicagoan David “SuperDad” Dioguardi, a loving husband and father of 9 children, battled mesothelioma from September 2011 until his passing in 2016. The nickname “SuperDad” was born when David’s oldest daughter gave him a Superman cape, which he hung over his hospital bed while undergoing surgery.

David, a Chicago police officer, also worked as a carpenter for a construction company, where he was first exposed to asbestos. Before he passed away, he and his wife Eileen worked with our mesothelioma lawyers in Chicago to file a lawsuit for compensation.

Simmons Hanly Conroy is the best,” said Eileen. “We never had to worry about going to see them, they always came to us. They’re the most professional lawyers we’ve ever dealt with.”

“Stories like David Dioguardi’s fight against mesothelioma are an inspiring reminder of the strength of the human spirit,” said the lead attorney on David’s case.

Giving Back in Chicago

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we don’t just talk the talk — we walk the walk. We passionately stand up for clients in the courtroom and in the Chicago community by giving back to a variety of different cancer research and mesothelioma support organizations.

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SHC Foundation Employee Committee

For more than 15 years, the Simmons Hanly Conroy Foundation’s Employee Committee has organized an annual food drive to collect groceries and monetary donations for area food pantries. To date, the drive has generated thousands of pounds of food — and thousands of dollars — to benefit several organizations, including the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Employee Committee also coordinates other annual events to collect money, food and clothing each year, including a golf tournament and a holiday Adopt-A-Family program.

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Providing Pro Bono Legal Services

Both individually and on behalf of the firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys volunteer their legal services free of charge to assist a wide variety of people.

Our attorneys have helped:

  • Children in the foster care system
  • Domestic abuse victims
  • Immigrants
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Those seeking a second chance through expungement
  • U.S. military veterans

“Our attorneys and staff have donated countless pro bono hours dedicated to ensuring people from every walk of life have access to equitable justice,” said Assistant Managing Partner Amy Garrett.

Chicago Asbestos Lawyer 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, families are able to recover the money they’re owed without ever going to trial — and in some instances, without even leaving their home.

Contact our team now to find out if our Chicago mesothelioma lawyers can help you pursue compensation.

Why file an asbestos claim in Chicago?

Filing a Chicago asbestos claim gives you the chance to receive compensation that can help pay for medical expenses and secure your family’s financial future.

Sadly, many asbestos companies knew the dangers their asbestos products posed — but they hid these risks from the public for decades. Asbestos claims can help you hold these companies accountable for their negligence and your illness.

Let us fight for justice on your behalf. Call (800) 326-8900 now to get started.

How do I choose a lawyer for mesothelioma?

When searching for a mesothelioma attorney in Chicago, you should look for:

  • Decades of Experience: At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’ve been fighting on behalf of those affected by asbestos exposure for more than two decades.
  • A Proven Track Record: Over the past 20 years, our attorneys have recovered more than $9.6 billion nationwide for thousands of people affected by mesothelioma.
  • No Financial Risk: We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we successfully recover compensation for your family.

Our team can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and loved ones. Let us support you through this difficult time.

How much does a Chicago mesothelioma lawyer cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Chicago mesothelioma lawyers. We only get paid if your case results in compensation.

See if you qualify for compensation now — for free.

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Attorney Kenneth P. Danzinger is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy with over 20 years of experience practicing law. He focuses his practice on helping individuals and families impacted by asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma.