Missouri Mesothelioma Lawyers

When someone is diagnosed with mesothelioma, everything changes. We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. While no amount of compensation can buy you a medical miracle, filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help lift financial burdens, so you can focus on what’s important.

Simmons Hanly Conroy has recovered $8.5 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of thousands of clients throughout the United States — including over $325 million for clients in Missouri alone — helping them pay for medical bills and hold the companies that harmed them accountable.

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Working With Mesothelioma Clients Across Missouri

If you are considering filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, we encourage you to call us to learn more. There is no cost to file a claim, and contacting us with your questions is free.

We know that traveling during this time could be difficult, so our Missouri mesothelioma attorneys will come to you, wherever you may be.

Over the past decade, we have represented many clients throughout Missouri, including families who live in:

  • St. Louis
  • Columbia
  • Springfield
  • Wardell
  • Kansas City
  • St. Joseph
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Our Recent Asbestos Verdicts in Missouri

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our mesothelioma lawyers are dedicated to fighting to get our clients the results they deserve. In doing so, our firm has secured many notable mesothelioma verdicts nationwide, including for clients in Missouri.

Possibly the Largest Asbestos Component Verdict in State History

$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 Motor Company.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Verdict

$6 Million

In November 2022, a 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.

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Missouri Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts

Our mesothelioma lawyers have recovered over $325 million to help Missouri families impacted by mesothelioma pay their medical bills and hold the companies that harmed them accountable.

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

Recent Settlements

$5.1 Million

The Family of a Woman Exposed Secondhand

$34.1 Million

Roofer

$4 Million

Electrician

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  • $4.4 million secured in mesothelioma settlements for the family of a Missouri woman who died from secondary asbestos exposure

  • $3.1 million to a United Mine Workers of America member from Missouri

  • $4 million to the heirs of a 42-year-old woman exposed to asbestos through home remodeling in Missouri

  • $3.9 million recovered for a Missouri engineer diagnosed with mesothelioma

  • $2.9 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded to the spouse of a Missouri factory worker

  • $1.1 million secured for the family of a laborer and pipefitter from Missouri diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma

  • $2.8 million secured for the family of a Missouri heavy equipment operator with mesothelioma

  • $1.4 million to a 48-year-old mechanic from Missouri diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma

  • $3.4 million awarded to a Missouri salesman who died of mesothelioma

  • $1.1 million to a Missouri laborer affected by mesothelioma

  • $3 million secured for a Missouri drywall worker with mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure

  • Just over $1 million to a Missouri man diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma who worked as a pipefitter

  • $3.5 million to an auto mechanic from Missouri diagnosed with mesothelioma

  • $1.5 million to a Missouri bricklayer after being diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma

  • $3.8 million awarded to the family of a factory worker who suffered with peritoneal mesothelioma

  • $1.8 million granted to the family of an U.S. Army veteran diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma

  • $1.6 million secured in Missouri for a 79-year-old retail salesperson diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma

  • $3.8 million awarded to a Missouri construction worker who suffered from mesothelioma

  • $1.3 million awarded to a Missouri food industry worker diagnosed with mesothelioma

Our firm represents people harmed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers on an individual basis. 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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See What Our Clients Say

Every mesothelioma lawyer at Simmons Hanly Conroy is dedicated 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 — hear what some of our clients have to say about their experience working with us below.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Missouri

Our mesothelioma attorneys in Missouri are prepared to help you understand the legal process and guide you through the legal system. We have 60 mesothelioma lawyers who solely focus on helping people like you.

Each senior attorney operates within a small legal team composed of experienced legal staff members, which ensures you’ll receive personalized attention while your case works its way through the legal process.
Members of your legal team include:

  • Several associate attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Medical staff
  • Investigators

Together, your Missouri mesothelioma lawyer and their team can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, from collecting evidence for your case to filing your lawsuit in time.

Statute of Limitations: A Deadline to Taking Action

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

If you’d like to talk to a Missouri mesothelioma attorney about a potential case, we are available to meet with you in your home or a location of your choosing.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Missouri

Our previous experience representing mesothelioma victims in Missouri is important because it means we are familiar with Missouri job sites where asbestos exposure occurred.

Asbestos is a deadly mineral that has been used in thousands of products in multiple industries including manufacturing, steel working, shipbuilding and more. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they increase a person’s risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma.

Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers in Missouri have helped our past clients identify their asbestos exposures, and they are ready to help you and your family as well.

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Asbestos Sites in Missouri

  • Crystal City
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) Chemical Plant
  • Kansas City
  • Kansas City Light & Power Steam Plant
  • Armco Steel – Kansas City
  • Hawthorne Powerhouse
  • Ford Motor Plant
  • General Motors Plant
  • St. Louis
  • Small Arms Plant
  • Anheuser-Busch Brewery
  • Mercantile Trust Building
  • Mallinckrodt Chemical Company
  • Monsanto Chemical Plant
  • Union Electric
  • Portage De Sioux Powerhouse
  • Nooter Corporation
  • Labadie Powerhouse
  • Ford Motor Plant
  • St. Louis Shipbuilding
  • Wagner Electric
  • GAF Plant
  • Carondelet Foundry
  • Chrysler Plant
  • Sugar Creek
  • Standard Oil Refinery
  • American Oil Company (Amoco)

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These are not the only Missouri companies that used asbestos.

Many work sites in Missouri have been linked to asbestos exposure. Please note this is not a complete list, and it does not necessarily reflect current conditions. 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.

Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Lawyers in Missouri

Mesothelioma attorneys with Simmons Hanly Conroy have recovered over $8.5 billion combined on behalf of our clients affected by mesothelioma and are dedicated to getting our clients the results they deserve. Meet a few of the 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 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.

As you learn about our clients’ stories, please understand that recovery results vary, and the mesothelioma recovery reflects the unique parts of each person’s story. No two stories are exactly alike, and recovery amounts in past cases are not a guarantee of future results.

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Julie’s Story

Julie never worked with asbestos, but her father did. He was an electrician for 40 years, and he used to leave his dusty work clothes on the floor of their laundry room after work — the same room that doubled as Julie’s playroom.

Julie is still fighting mesothelioma cancer as a result of take-home asbestos exposure, but working with Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped to ease the burden of her medical bills, so she can afford the life-saving treatment that gives her more time with her daughter.

“Simmons Hanly Conroy represented me. I love them,” Julie said. “They have been incredibly helpful and supportive to me… beyond any expectations anybody could have of legal representatives.”

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Ernie’s Story

A resident of St. Louis, Ernie was exposed to asbestos throughout his life, 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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Brenda’s Story

In 2004, after experiencing swelling in her abdomen and trouble breathing, St. Louis-area resident Brenda consulted a doctor. A CT scan revealed a dark mass on her abdomen, indicating peritoneal mesothelioma.

Brenda had been a victim of take-home asbestos exposure as a child — her father, a subcontractor, unknowingly brought asbestos fibers home on his work clothes. Later in life, she was again exposed to take-home asbestos exposure through her ex-husband, a mechanic.

Simmons Hanly Conroy helped Brenda afford a mesothelioma specialist who was able to combat her disease with an aggressive treatment plan, including multiple surgeries and chemotherapy.

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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 asbestos, which came home from work with him on his clothing, exposing his family in the process.

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 lawyers with Simmons Hanly Conroy were able to prove to be a lie.

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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.

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 Shareholder Amy Garrett.

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