Louisiana 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 Louisiana pursue the justice they deserve.

Our mesothelioma lawyers have recovered more than $9.3 billion on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma, including over $147 million for families in Louisiana alone. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our Louisiana mesothelioma lawyers can help your family.

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients Across Louisiana

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 Louisiana 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 decade, we have represented many clients throughout Louisiana, including families who live in:

  • Alexandria
  • Baton Rouge
  • Bossier City
  • Covington
  • Franklin
  • Jennings
  • Kenner
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Charles
  • Metairie
  • Monroe
  • Morgan City
  • New Orleans
  • Shreveport
  • Sterlington
  • Taft
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Our Mesothelioma Verdicts in Louisiana

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we stand by our clients and fight on their behalf to maximize their results in each case. In doing so, our firm has secured some of the largest jury verdicts in history — including substantial verdicts for mesothelioma victims and their families in Louisiana.

Top 100 Verdict in 2020

$10.3 Million

Simmons Hanly Conroy secured a $10.3 million verdict on behalf of Henry Pete, a longshoreman who unloaded cargo at the Port of New Orleans in the 1960s. This verdict ranked in the National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdicts for 2020.

Louisiana Mesothelioma Verdict

$8.26 Million

A New Orleans jury awarded $8.26 million to Steven “Joe” Aaron Sr., who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after servicing asbestos-containing brakes and clutches on vehicles manufactured by Ford Motor Company. The jury found that Ford failed to provide warnings about the dangers of asbestos.

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Our Past Louisiana Mesothelioma Settlements

Our Louisiana asbestos attorneys have recovered over $147 million to help Louisiana families affected by mesothelioma pay for medical bills and hold those who harmed them accountable.

A few of Simmons Hanly Conroy’s top mesothelioma settlement amounts recovered for our Louisiana clients are listed below.

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$8.3 Million

Family of Louisiana Serviceman
Folsom, LA

Insulator at work

$5.2 Million

Insulator Apprentice & Pipefitter
Baton Rouge, LA

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$6.5 Million

Tack Welder & Derrickhand
Columbia, LA

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  • $5 million to a landscaper and truck driver in Slidell who passed away from mesothelioma at 59
  • $3.5 million to the family of an oil foreman with mesothelioma in Houma
  • $2.5 million for a victim of secondhand asbestos exposure in Harvey
  • $3.9 million for a mechanic and welder in Jeanerette
  • $2.2 million to the family of an office manager in Louisiana who passed away from mesothelioma
  • $4.8 million to a Louisiana U.S. Navy veteran
  • $3.1 million for a woman exposed to asbestos through her father’s job at Avondale Shipyard
  • $3.6 million for an insulator in Thibodaux
  • $2 million to a U.S. Navy veteran who was diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $1.2 million to an HVAC worker and U.S. Navy veteran from Louisiana
  • $4.9 million for a carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran in New Iberia
  • $2.9 million to a forklift operator in Denham Springs diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $3.4 million for the wife of a U.S. Navy veteran and oil worker
  • $2.9 million for a laborer in Bossier City
  • $5.3 million for a boiler tender and insurance surveyor in Metairie
  • $4.8 million for a cable splicer helper and install repairman in Saint Amant
  • $1 million to a music teacher in Louisiana with mesothelioma
  • $3.9 million for a U.S. Navy veteran in Lacombe who served on the USS Princeton
  • $2.6 million for a Luling shipfitter with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.6 million to a U.S. Army veteran and laborer from Louisiana

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 Louisiana

Our Louisiana 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

Louisiana 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 Louisiana as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Louisiana

Our knowledgeable Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.

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Asbestos Sites in Louisiana

Over the years, a number of building and work sites in Louisiana 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.

  • Alexandria
  • Bentley Motel Building Job Site
  • Holsum Bakery
  • Louisiana Pacific Saw Mill
  • Procter & Gamble Plant
  • Roy O. Martin Saw Mill
  • Baton Rouge
  • Allied Chemical Plant Docks
  • Amoco Oil
  • Enjay Plastics Plant
  • Exxon Refinery
  • Formosa Plastics
  • Grace Chemical Plant
  • Gulf States Utilities Powerhouse
  • Honey Performance Polymers & Chemicals (Baton Rouge North Works)
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Louisiana State Office Buildings
  • Rollins Environmental Service
  • State Insurance Building
  • Bridge City
  • Avondale Shipyard
  • Chalmette
  • Bay Petroleum Oil Refinery
  • Murphy Oil Refinery
  • Shell Oil Refinery
  • Tenneco Oil Refinery
  • Houma
  • Delta Shipyard
  • Houma Light & Water Plant
  • Lapeyrouse Auto Parts
  • Main Iron Works Shipyard
  • South Coast Inc. Ashland Plantation
  • Southdown Sugar Mill
  • Lake Charles
  • Citgo Oil Refinery
  • Cities Service Oil Refinery
  • Continental Carbon Plant
  • Gillis Plant
  • Mathieson Alkali
  • Olin Mathieson Chemical Plant
  • P.P.G. Chemical Plant
  • Petrochem/ Butadiene Chemical Plant
  • New Orleans
  • American Standard Chemical Plant
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Bestwall Gypsum Plant
  • Better Boxing Company Inc.
  • Boland Machine Shipyard
  • Entergy Center Building
  • Equitable Shipyards
  • Folgers Coffee Plant
  • Jung Hotel Building Job Site
  • LP&L Power Plant
  • Mobil Production
  • New Orleans Nuclear Power Plant
  • New Orleans Powerhouses
  • New Orleans Public Service Power Plant
  • Nopsi Market Street Plant
  • Port Of Embarkation
  • Port Of New Orleans
  • Standard Coffee
  • Waterman Steamship Wharf
  • Shreveport
  • Arkla Gas Plant
  • AT&T Building
  • Atlas Oil Refinery
  • General Motors Plant
  • J. B. Beard Manufacturing Plant
  • Kansas City Southern Railroad Facility
  • Pennzoil Oil Refinery
  • Swepco Office Building
  • Universal Oil Products Plant
  • Wilson Packing Co.
  • Sterlington
  • Commercial Solvents Chemical Plant
  • International Minerals Plant
  • Koch Nitrogen
  • Sterlington Ammonia Plant
  • Sterlington Powerhouse
  • Westlake
  • Condea Vista Company
  • Condea Vista Chemical Plant (Conoco Chemical Plant)
  • Conoco Oil Refinery
  • Continental Carbon Plant
  • Gulf States Power Plant
  • Nelson Industrial Steam Plant
  • Oxychem Plant

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These are not the only Louisiana 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 Louisiana today for a free legal consultation.

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys

When you work with the Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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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Joe’s Fight Against Pleural Mesothelioma

Steven “Joe” Aaron spent years working as a gas station and school bus mechanic, where he was often exposed to asbestos while working on clutches and brakes made by Ford Motor Company. Decades later, Joe was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma.

Joe was only 65 when he received this shocking diagnosis, and the illness turned his life upside-down. He was no longer able to do many of the things he loved, like camping and fishing with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. However, Joe fought back against mesothelioma.

Burdened by the unexpected cost of medical care, Joe and his wife Karen decided to seek help from Simmons Hanly Conroy. Our Louisiana mesothelioma lawyers were able to recover compensation that secured their family’s financial future for decades to come.

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Ira, a Simmons Hanly Conroy patient, eating crawfish

Ira’s Mesothelioma Story

Ira W. worked as a telephone installer, repairman, cable splicer and insulator before his retirement in 1983. Throughout his career, Ira was likely exposed to many different products that contained asbestos.

In 2016, Ira began experiencing trouble breathing. Four years later, when Ira was 91, a doctor expressed concern about the possibility of mesothelioma. However, because of his age, Ira was not able to undergo a biopsy to confirm this diagnosis.

Despite being turned away by other firms, our Louisiana mesothelioma attorneys decided to take Ira’s case on and fight for justice on his behalf. We were able to recover life-changing asbestos settlements for Ira and his family.

Louisiana Mesothelioma Lawyer 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 Louisiana. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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

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 a Louisiana mesothelioma attorney cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no initial or out-of-pocket costs to work with a Louisiana 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 Louisiana 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.