Iowa Mesothelioma Lawyer

Simmons Hanly Conroy is a national mesothelioma law firm that has fought for victims of asbestos exposure for over 20 years. We have the resources and experience necessary to help mesothelioma patients and their families across the state of Iowa pursue the justice they deserve.

Our mesothelioma lawyers have recovered more than $9.6 billion on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma, including over $189 million for families in Iowa alone. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our Iowa mesothelioma lawyers can help your family.

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients Across Iowa

When you or a family member is diagnosed with mesothelioma, everything changes. While no amount of compensation can fix the pain caused by this cancer, our mesothelioma law firm can file a lawsuit on your behalf to help lessen financial burdens and allow you to focus on your health and loved ones.

Our Iowa mesothelioma lawyers will handle every step of the legal process on your behalf. We only get paid if your case results in compensation, and contacting us is free. We’ll even travel to meet you whenever and wherever is convenient for you.

Over the past 20 years, we have represented many clients throughout all of Iowa, including families in:

  • Ames
  • Ankeny
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Council Bluffs
  • Davenport
  • Des Moines
  • Dubuque
  • Marion
  • Sioux City
  • Urbandale
  • Waterloo
  • West Des Moines
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Our Past Iowa Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts

Our Iowa asbestos attorneys have secured more than $189 million to help Iowa families affected by mesothelioma pay for medical bills and hold those who harmed them accountable.

A few of our mesothelioma settlement and verdict amounts recovered for our Iowa clients are listed below.

Asbestos being mixed

$6.37 Million

Asbestos Mixer
Spirit Lake, IA

Shipwright at work

$4.83 Million

Machinist Mate & U.S. Navy Veteran
Cedar Rapids, IA

Workers in bright orange and yellow vests

$4.96 Million

Union Asbestos Worker
Sioux City, IA

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  • $4.33 million for a Toddville woman with mesothelioma
  • $3.99 million to an electrician in Cedar Rapids with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $4.24 million to a U.S. Navy veteran in Sioux City
  • $2.15 million for an eye glass and oven assembler in Dubuque
  • $3.49 million for a hair stylist in Davenport
  • $3.39 million to an Ottumwa molding machine operator with pleural mesothelioma
  • $4.82 million for a union machinist in Cedar Rapids
  • $3.98 million for a carpenter in Algona
  • $2.85 million to a union plumber and pipefitter in Des Moines
  • $4.27 million for a Prole bricklayer and phone technician
  • $3 million for a U.S. Navy veteran and supervisor in Newton
  • $3.59 million to a Davenport mechanic’s helper and gas attendant
  • $2.38 million to a Big Rock heat and frost insulator with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $3.7 million for a woman who was exposed to asbestos secondhand through her husband’s job

Our firm represents people harmed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers on an individual basis, so the results above are reflective of each individual’s mesothelioma story. Results will vary by case depending on the individual’s exposure, age, diagnosis and several other factors.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Iowa

Our Iowa mesothelioma lawyers are prepared to help you understand the lawsuit process and guide you through the legal system. We have more than 40 mesothelioma attorneys at our firm who focus solely on helping people like you.

Each senior attorney operates within a small team of several experienced attorneys, legal staff members and registered nurses, which ensures you’ll receive personalized attention while your case progresses.

Your legal team can pursue mesothelioma compensation in several ways:

  • Asbestos Trust Fund Claims: Over $30 billion is estimated to still be available in asbestos trust funds for mesothelioma victims and their families — and you don’t have to step foot in court to get it.
  • Mesothelioma Lawsuits: Filing a lawsuit can secure significant compensation from the companies responsible for your asbestos exposure and illness.
  • Veterans Benefits: Veterans make up 33% of all mesothelioma cases because asbestos was used across all branches of the military. VA benefits can offer victims health care and monthly compensation.

Together, your team can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, from collecting evidence for your case to filing your claim in time.

Deadlines to Taking Legal Action

Iowa has a unique set of laws called statutes of limitation that restrict how long mesothelioma patients and their family members have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. This makes it particularly important to contact mesothelioma attorneys in Iowa as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Iowa

Our knowledgeable Iowa mesothelioma attorneys have helped many past clients identify where they were exposed to asbestos, a dangerous mineral that can cause asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.

Quick Facts About Asbestos

  • Over 3,000 household and industrial products contained asbestos, including roofing shingles, talcum powder, automobile brakes, insulation, boilers and more
  • Asbestos is a natural mineral that is durable and resistant to heat and electricity
  • Multiple industries, including manufacturing, steel working, shipbuilding and more, used asbestos
  • Inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers can cause mesothelioma to develop 10-50 years after initial exposure

More than 1 million U.S. workers were exposed to asbestos during the 20th century, and many face serious health risks to this day.

Over the past two decades, we’ve gathered evidence on thousands of Iowa job sites where asbestos was used. It’s possible we’ve already represented someone who worked at the same spot as you.

Let us put our experience to work for your family. Call (800) 326-8900 now to get started for free.


Asbestos Sites in Iowa

Over the years, a number of building and work sites in Iowa have been tied to asbestos exposure. The following is a partial list of some of those sites that have been linked. Please note this is not a complete list, and it does not necessarily reflect current conditions.

  • Albia
  • Monroe Plastics
  • Ames
  • Animal Diseases Laboratory
  • Iowa State College
  • Cedar Falls
  • Cedar Falls Powerhouse
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Cedar Rapids
  • 6th Street Powerhouse
  • Cargill Inc.
  • Cedar Rapids Nuclear Powerhouse
  • Iowa Light & Power
  • Prairie Creek Powerhouse
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • Square D
  • Wilson Meat Packing
  • Clinton
  • Beaver Channel Powerhouse
  • Chemplex Plant
  • Clinton Corn Plant
  • Hawkeye Chemical Plant
  • Interstate Power Plant
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • Des Moines
  • Armstrong Rubber
  • Des Moines Brewing Company
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Plant
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber
  • Herman Fust Company
  • Iowa Power Plant
  • John Deere Company
  • Northwestern Bell
  • Dubuque
  • Allied Chemical
  • American Herbicide Plant
  • Dubuque Packing Company
  • Dubuque Stone Products
  • Finley Hospital
  • Interstate Power Company
  • Union Electric Company
  • Iowa City
  • University of Iowa
  • Sioux City
  • Fairmont Foods
  • Iowa Public Service
  • Midwest Power
  • Sioux City Brick & Tile Company
  • Waterloo
  • Chamberlain Corporation
  • Covenant Medical Center
  • Iowa Public Service Company
  • John Deere Powerhouse
  • John Deere Tractor Plant
  • Kromer Produce Company

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These are not the only Iowa companies that used asbestos.

If you believe your occupational asbestos exposure may have caused a mesothelioma diagnosis for you or someone you love, contact a mesothelioma attorney in Iowa today for a free legal consultation.

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys

When you work with the Iowa mesothelioma attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy, you get the personal support of a local legal team with the resources and reach of a national law firm. Meet a few of our firm’s many award-winning mesothelioma lawyers below.

Our Mesothelioma Clients in Iowa

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 decades secure mesothelioma compensation. We are honored to have been able to make a significant 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 and no two cases are exactly alike. Each mesothelioma case reflects the unique parts of each person’s story.

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Harley’s Mesothelioma Story

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Harley spent 20 years as a maintenance and cabinet shop manager for a grocery store chain, where he worked alongside his wife of more than 60 years.

Before working at the grocery store, Harley was a construction contractor. Through this job, he was repeatedly exposed to asbestos-containing products like drywall joint compound.

When Harley was diagnosed with mesothelioma decades later, his family was devastated and reached out to our Iowa asbestos attorneys for help.

Our firm was able to secure compensation from the manufacturers of the asbestos products Harley had been exposed to for his family.

Iowa Mesothelioma Attorney FAQs

What is an asbestos exposure or mesothelioma lawsuit?

A mesothelioma lawsuit is a type of legal action taken against companies that made or used products containing asbestos.

Since many companies knowingly hid the dangers of asbestos from their employees and consumers, victims may be able to hold asbestos companies accountable and pursue compensation for injuries they suffered as a result of the company’s products.

Who can file a mesothelioma legal claim?

You may be able to file a mesothelioma legal claim if:

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

Even if your loved one has passed away from mesothelioma, you may still be able to pursue compensation on their behalf.

Call (800) 326-8900 now to learn if you may be eligible to file a claim with the help of a mesothelioma lawyer in Ohio. It costs nothing to speak with us.

How long do I have to file a mesothelioma claim in Iowa?

You have only a short window of time after your mesothelioma diagnosis to file an asbestos claim due to statutes of limitations, which are state-specific deadlines on when you can file a lawsuit.

Once these deadlines pass, it’s too late to take legal action for your illness.

Because of this, it’s important to contact us as soon as possible. Our team can listen to what’s going on and let you know if you still have time to take legal action.

How much does an Iowa mesothelioma attorney cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no initial or out-of-pocket costs to work with an Iowa asbestos attorney.

We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for you.

Reach out to our team now to see if you qualify for compensation — for free.

Will I have to travel to file a mesothelioma claim?

Our Iowa asbestos lawyers will come to you, wherever you may be and whenever it’s convenient for you. We will travel to meet with you in the comfort of your own home or in a location of your choosing.

Though we can’t guarantee you won’t ever have to travel during your case, it’s very unlikely you will need to leave the area you live in to receive compensation.

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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.