New Orleans Mesothelioma Lawyer

For over 20 years, Simmons Hanly Conroy has represented families affected by mesothelioma in New Orleans, Louisiana and across the country, securing over $9.6 billion nationwide. We have the resources and experience needed to hold powerful companies accountable.

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

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New Orleans 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 dangers 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 New Orleans 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 Award-Winning Mesothelioma Verdicts in New Orleans

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 an award-winning asbestos verdict in New Orleans.

Top 100 Verdict in New Orleans

$10.3 Million

Simmons Hanly Conroy secured a $10.3 million verdict on behalf of 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.

Asbestos Verdict in New Orleans

$8.26 Million

A New Orleans jury awarded $8.26 million to a mechanic with mesothelioma from asbestos-containing brakes and clutches on vehicles manufactured by Ford. The company failed to provide warnings about the dangers of asbestos.

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Our Past New Orleans Mesothelioma Settlements

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

See some of our past mesothelioma settlements from the New Orleans area below.

U.S. Navy ship

$5.34 Million

U.S. Navy Veteran
Metairie, LA

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$8.39 Million

Service Station Worker
Folsom, LA

Truck driver at work

$5 Million

Landscaper & Truck Driver
Slidell, LA

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  • $3.96 million to a U.S. Navy machinist mate aboard USS Princeton in Lacombe
  • $2 million for a New Orleans truck driver
  • $3.19 million to the wife of a shipyard worker in Pearl River
  • $2.64 million to a Luling woman with mesothelioma from her husband’s shipfitter job
  • $3.6 million for an insulator in Thibodaux
  • $2 million to a New Orleans laborer with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $2.9 million for a forklift operator in Denham Springs
  • $2.58 million to a Harvey woman with mesothelioma from doing her husband’s laundry
  • $3.5 million for a foreman in Houma
  • $1 million to a New Orleans music teacher with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $2.78 million for an insulation manufacturing worker in Mandeville
  • $2.3 million to a Bogalusa paper mill worker with pleural mesothelioma

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 New Orleans

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help you cover medical expenses and secure your family’s well-being for years to come. Our New Orleans 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 New Orleans are prepared to present your case 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

Louisiana 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 Louisiana as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

If you’d like to talk to a New Orleans 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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New Orleans 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 New Orleans area have been linked to asbestos exposure, including:

  • American Standard Chemical Plant
  • Avondale Shipyard
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Bestwall Gypsum Plant
  • Boland Marine Shipyard
  • Central Ice and Cold Storage Company
  • Delta Match Corporation
  • Equitable Shipyard
  • Flintkote
  • Folgers Coffee Plant
  • Gabler Insulation
  • Higgins Industries
  • Jung Hotel Building Job Site
  • Kaiser Aluminum
  • Lane Cotton Mills
  • Louisiana Power & Light Company
  • Maginnis Oil Works
  • Market Station
  • National Linen Service Corporation
  • New Orleans Nuclear Power Plant
  • New Orleans Powerhouses
  • Nopsi Market Street Plant
  • Orleans Press
  • ORSA
  • Planters Sugar Refinery
  • Port of New Orleans
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Standard Brewing Company
  • Todd Shipyard
  • Tulane University
  • Union Pacific Railroad

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The above is a partial list of some of these New Orleans 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 New Orleans mesothelioma attorneys can pursue compensation on your behalf.

Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys

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 New Orleans

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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Joe’s Story

Steven “Joe” Aaron, a skilled mechanic, was exposed to asbestos while working on vehicles with parts made by Ford Motor Company. Decades after he was first exposed to these parts, Joe found out he had mesothelioma. He was only 65 years old.

As medical bills started to pile up, Joe and his wife Karen reached out to our New Orleans mesothelioma lawyers for help.

Family has always been at the center of Joe’s life. When a jury awarded him a verdict that would support his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for years to come, he was overjoyed. However, no amount of compensation could make up for the loss of his health.

“When you know this could have been prevented, it makes things just that much harder to bear,” Karen said. “No one should have to endure the pain of a mesothelioma diagnosis.”

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Henry’s Story

As a young man, Henry spent years working alongside his father as a longshoreman in New Orleans. He often unloaded cargo, including burlap bags of asbestos that often ripped open and released the dust into the air.

Henry went on to join the U.S. Air Force and become a successful chiropractor. After retiring, he cherished spending time with his wife Rosalie and their eight grandchildren. However, an unexpected mesothelioma diagnosis turned his life upside-down.

“I was known as the official driver for the grandkids, but grandpa can’t do that anymore,” said Henry. “You can’t overpower this disease by thinking you can do things that you used to do. It takes a toll on the body.”

With the help of our mesothelioma lawyers in New Orleans, Henry was able to hold the employers who exposed him to asbestos accountable and provide his family with financial security.

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Dennis’ Story

As a consultant for companies that overhauled large industrial sites, Dennis always prioritized the safety of the workers who were part of his projects. However, he didn’t realize that the companies he worked for regularly placed him in harm’s way by exposing him to asbestos.

In 2018, Dennis began experiencing rib and arm pain. He rushed to the emergency room and, within a few weeks, received a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis. Soon after, he reached out to our New Orleans asbestos attorneys for help.

“Finding out he had mesothelioma that could have been prevented by better safety standards made him livid,” said Partner Melissa Crowe Schopfer, who worked on Dennis’ case.

Before he passed away, our team helped Dennis hold his employers accountable for his illness and secured significant compensation on behalf of his family.

New Orleans Asbestos Lawyer FAQs

What is a mesothelioma lawyer?

A mesothelioma lawyer 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 New Orleans mesothelioma lawyers can help you pursue compensation.

Why file an asbestos claim in New Orleans?

Filing a New Orleans 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 New Orleans, 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 secure 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 New Orleans mesothelioma lawyer cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our New Orleans 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.