Missouri 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 Missouri pursue the justice they deserve.

Our mesothelioma lawyers have recovered more than $9 billion on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma, including over $325 million for families in Missouri alone. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our Missouri mesothelioma lawyers can help your family.

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231 S. Bemiston Avenue, Suite 525, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients Across Missouri

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 Missouri 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 Missouri, including families in:

  • Blue Springs
  • Chesterfield
  • Columbia
  • Florissant
  • Independence
  • Jefferson City
  • Joplin
  • Kansas City
  • Lee’s Summit
  • O’Fallon
  • Springfield
  • St. Charles
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Louis
  • Wardell
  • Wentzville
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Notable Mesothelioma Verdicts in Missouri

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 Missouri.

Mesothelioma Personal Injury Verdict

$34.1 Million

A Madison County jury awarded $34.1 million to a roofer, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working at a Shell Oil Refinery. He was exposed to insulation dust that contained asbestos fibers while repairing and installing new refining units.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Verdict

$6 Million

In November 2022, St. Louis jury awarded $6 million to the family of Linda Behling, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working as a laborer at a custom limousine manufacturer. During her work, she was repeatedly exposed to asbestos-containing brakes manufactured by Ford Motor Company.

Mesothelioma Personal Injury Verdict

$20 Million

In March 2022, a St. Louis jury awarded $20 million to Cathy and Bill Trokey, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working at his father’s automotive service stations. Here, he was repeatedly exposed to asbestos while servicing asbestos-containing brakes manufactured by Ford.

Our Past Missouri Mesothelioma Settlements

Our Missouri asbestos attorneys have recovered over $325 million to help Missouri families affected by mesothelioma pay for medical bills and hold those who harmed them accountable.

A few of our mesothelioma settlement amounts recovered for our Missouri clients are listed below.

Roofer at work

$14.8 Million

Roofer & Laborer
Troy, MO

Workers in bright orange and yellow vests

$7.1 Million

Secondhand Exposure
Oakville, MO

Insulator at work

$10 Million

Insulator
St. Louis, MO

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  • $6.8 million for a U.S. Navy veteran and machinist in St. Peters
  • $4.4 million for the family of a Missouri woman who died from secondary asbestos exposure
  • $5.6 million to an engineer in St. Charles with mesothelioma
  • $3.1 million to a United Mine Workers of America member with mesothelioma
  • $4 million to the family of a woman exposed to asbestos through home remodeling
  • $2.9 million for the spouse of a factory worker with mesothelioma
  • $4 million for an electrician in Missouri
  • $1.4 million to a 48-year-old mechanic with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $5.6 million to a laborer and carnival worker in Park Hills
  • $3.4 million to a salesman who died of mesothelioma
  • $2.8 million for the family of a Missouri heavy equipment operator
  • $3 million for a Missouri drywall worker
  • $3.5 million for an auto mechanic from Missouri
  • $1.5 million to a bricklayer who was exposed to asbestos at work
  • $3.8 million for the family of a factory worker with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $5.5 million to the woman in Collins who was exposed to asbestos from her dad’s job
  • $1.8 million to the family of an U.S. Army veteran
  • $6.7 million to an officer worker in St. Louis with mesothelioma
  • $6 million for a Ballwin HVAC worker with pleural mesothelioma
  • $4.8 million for a union sheet metal worker in St. Louis
  • $1.6 million for a 79-year-old retail salesperson
  • $5.2 million for an electrician in Winston
  • $3.8 million to a construction worker who suffered from mesothelioma
  • $5.1 million for a victim of secondhand asbestos exposure
  • $4.7 million for a maintenance man in Hannibal
  • $1.3 million to a Missouri food industry worker
  • $3.9 million for an engineer with mesothelioma

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 Missouri

Our Missouri mesothelioma lawyers are prepared to help you understand the lawsuit process and guide you through the legal system. We have more than 60 attorneys in our mesothelioma practice who solely focus 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

Missouri 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 Missouri as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Missouri

Our knowledgeable Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri

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

  • Columbia
  • Columbia Brewing Company
  • Memorial Hospital
  • University of Missouri
  • Crystal City
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) Chemical Plant
  • Fenton
  • Chrysler
  • Greathouse Construction Company
  • Koller-Craft Plastic Products
  • Jefferson City
  • Jefferson City Powerhouse
  • Missouri Power & Light
  • Missouri State Penitentiary
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Woodman Engineering Corporation
  • Joplin
  • Eagle Picher Company
  • Farmers Chemical Company
  • Joplin Cement Company
  • Oak Hill Hospital
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • Thurston Chemical
  • Kansas City
  • Armco Steel – Kansas City
  • Ford Motor Plant
  • General Motors Plant
  • Hawthorne Powerhouse
  • Kansas City Light & Power Steam Plant
  • St. Louis
  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery
  • Carondelet Foundry
  • Chrysler Plant
  • Ford Motor Plant
  • GAF Plant
  • Labadie Powerhouse
  • Mallinckrodt Chemical Company
  • Mercantile Trust Building
  • Monsanto Chemical Plant
  • Nooter Corporation
  • Portage De Sioux Powerhouse
  • Small Arms Plant
  • St. Louis Shipbuilding
  • Union Electric
  • Wagner Electric
  • Sugar Creek
  • American Oil Company (Amoco)
  • Missouri Portland Cement Company
  • Standard Oil Refinery
  • Sugar Creek Powerhouse

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

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys in Missouri

When you work with the Missouri 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 Missouri

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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Stephanie’s Story

When Stephanie was a toddler, her father worked for a subcontractor of the company Aerojet. His workload included cutting rocket motor parts to size. Some of these parts, however, contained microscopic asbestos fibers, which came home from work with him on his clothing.

Decades later, at the age of 42, Stephanie passed away from mesothelioma — due to secondhand asbestos exposure that occurred when she was barely old enough to walk.

After Stephanie’s family filed a lawsuit against Aerojet, the company denied ever having used asbestos in its rockets and missiles — something our Missouri mesothelioma lawyers were able to prove was a lie.

Ernie Conry, a Simmons Hanly Conroy patient

Ernie’s Story

Ernie, a St. Louis resident, was exposed to asbestos throughout his life — though most notably during his career as an auto mechanic. He experienced symptoms for nearly eight years and underwent multiple tests before doctors diagnosed him with pleural mesothelioma.

After treating the disease with chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, Ernie passed away in 2009. He is remembered for his wonderfully positive attitude during difficult times. Ernie showed others just how important optimism is in the fight against mesothelioma.

By hiring Simmons Hanly Conroy, Ernie was able to secure his family’s financial future.

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Shelly, Simmons Hanly Conroy patient

Shelly & Craig’s Mesothelioma Journey

Shelly’s husband Craig was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma at just 43 years old. For the next 10 years, Craig bravely fought against this illness with Shelly and their daughter by his side. The couple regularly traveled from Missouri to New York for Craig’s mesothelioma treatments.

“Our first priority was getting Craig well,” said Shelly.

With Craig unable to work and medical bills piling up, Shelly began to worry about their daughter’s financial future. By working with our Missouri mesothelioma attorneys, the couple was able to secure significant compensation and focus on Craig’s health.

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Giving Back to the Local Missouri Community

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 local Missouri communities by giving back to a variety of different cancer research and mesothelioma support organizations.

In 2019, the St. Louis Business Journal recognized Simmons Hanly Conroy in the Midsize Company category of its Corporate Philanthropy Awards. The firm locally donated more than $1.3 million and close to 1,000 volunteer hours in 2018 alone.

Miles for Meso in Missouri

Started by Simmons Hanly Conroy in 2009, Miles for Meso is a 5K race that raises funds and awareness for mesothelioma while bringing together a community of those affected by asbestos exposure. Miles for Meso races have been held across the country, including in Missouri.

“Miles for Meso means that somebody has my back,” said Julie Gundlach, a St. Louis resident, Simmons Hanly Conroy client and mesothelioma survivor. “And somebody is amplifying my voice against the use of asbestos and the industry of corporate greed.”

Together, Miles for Meso races across the country have raised over $890,000 for mesothelioma research and advocacy. Simmons Hanly Conroy continues to be a national sponsor of the event.

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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 golf tournament to raise funds for area charities. To date, the tournament has raised more than $230,000 to benefit several organizations and charities, including:

  • Burns Recovered, Inc. – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Joshua Chamberlain Society – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition – St. Louis, Missouri

The Employee Committee also coordinates other annual events to collect money, food and clothing each year, including a food drive 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 with a number of organizations, serving:

  • Children and foster children
  • Domestic abuse victims
  • Immigrants
  • People who are homeless
  • 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.

Missouri 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 Missouri. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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

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 Missouri mesothelioma attorney cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no initial or out-of-pocket costs to work with a Missouri 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 Missouri 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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Partner Amy Garrett brings more than 22 years of litigation experience to her leadership role as Assistant Managing Partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy. She has developed a fierce reputation for protecting the rights of her asbestos and complex litigation clients both in and out of the courtroom.