St. Louis Mesothelioma Lawyer

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we believe people with mesothelioma deserve a voice in the American legal system. As a leading mesothelioma law firm with a proven track record, we offer the resources and experience necessary to guide you through the complex area of asbestos litigation.

For over 20 years, the lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy have represented mesothelioma patients across the country — including in St. Louis, Missouri — in their fight against asbestos companies, securing over $8.7 billion nationwide.

Our St. Louis mesothelioma lawyers are prepared to answer any questions you may have about these laws — and to determine if you qualify for compensation.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

Asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that’s often fatal. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or swallowed, they travel to major organs like the lungs and become lodged in the tissue there.

Over time, healthy cells and tissues can become inflamed and scarred due to the fibers. This long-term damage can lead to asbestos-related illnesses. It can take 10-50 years after exposure for an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma to develop.

By the time symptoms appear and the disease is diagnosed, the prognosis is often bleak. If you are experiencing any symptoms related to asbestos exposure, please consult with your physician immediately.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a mesothelioma lawyer in St. Louis may be able to help you pursue compensation and justice. Contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more.

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Mesothelioma Verdicts in St. Louis

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 notable asbestos verdicts in St. Louis.

Asbestos Verdict

$20 Million

In March 2022, a St. Louis jury awarded $20 million to Cathy and Bill Trokey. Bill was diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of working with brakes made by Ford Motor Company at his father’s auto service stations.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Verdict

$6 Million

In November 2022, a St. Louis jury awarded $6 million to the family of Linda Behling, who passed away from mesothelioma. Her exposure was also the result of brakes made by Ford during her work at a custom limousine manufacturer.

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 St. Louis

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help you cover medical expenses and secure your family’s well-being for years to come. Our St. Louis mesothelioma attorneys can guide you through the legal system, making the process as easy as possible for you and your family.

Each senior attorney operates within a small legal team composed of several associate attorneys, paralegals, medical staff and investigators. This structure ensures you will receive personalized attention while your case works its way through the legal system.

There are a few different ways you may be able to recover compensation, and most of them don’t involve going to court:

  • Asbestos Trust Funds: An estimated $30 billion has been set aside by asbestos companies to compensate people who have developed asbestos-related diseases.
  • Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlement or Verdict: Most mesothelioma lawsuits are settled out of court, before they ever reach the trial stage. If a settlement can’t be reached, our mesothelioma attorneys in St. Louis are prepared to present your case before a jury who will determine how much you are owed.
  • Mesothelioma 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.

Statute of Limitations

Missouri 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 Missouri as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

If you’d like to talk to a St. Louis 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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St. Louis 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 St. Louis area have been linked to asbestos exposure, including:

  • America Air Filter Company
  • Anheuser Busch
  • Belcher Sugar Refining Company
  • Certainteed Plant
  • Chevrolet Motor Company
  • Falstaff Brewing
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Industrial Furnace Designers
  • Kincaid Powerhouse
  • Laclede Steel Company
  • Mallinckrodt Chemical
  • Missouri Pacific Railroad
  • Monsanto Chemical Company
  • National Lead Company
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Shell Oil
  • St. Louis Manufacturing Company
  • St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel
  • Union Carbide Corporation

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The above is a partial list of some of these St. Louis work sites. Please note: It does not necessarily reflect current conditions.

If you worked at one of the sites listed above, or at another job site that has been linked to asbestos exposure, contact our team for a free legal consultation. Call (800) 326-8900.

Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys

The mesothelioma lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy have secured over $8.7 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 St. Louis

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. No two stories are exactly alike, and the mesothelioma recovery amount reflects the unique aspects of each person’s story.

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Julie’s Story

Julie never worked with asbestos, but her father did as an electrician for 40 years. He would leave his dusty work clothes in the laundry room, which was also Julie’s playroom.

Unfortunately, Julie was diagnosed with mesothelioma due to secondhand exposure decades later. Thankfully, Simmons Hanly Conroy helped her with the financial burden of her medical bills, so she could get life-saving treatment and spend 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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Julie, a mesothelioma survivor, holds her young daughter as they smile together for a photo


Ernie’s Story

Ernie encountered asbestos on various occasions during his career as an auto mechanic. He experienced symptoms for over seven years before doctors finally identified his condition as pleural mesothelioma.

Despite the various treatment options he received, Ernie passed away in 2009. During his struggles, he demonstrated remarkable positivity, and his story highlights the significance of maintaining a hopeful attitude while battling mesothelioma.

Ernie was able to secure his family’s financial future thanks to Simmons Hanly Conroy, who helped him take legal action and obtain compensation.

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Brenda’s Story

In 2004, Brenda visited a doctor after experiencing abdominal swelling and difficulty breathing. A CT scan revealed a dark mass on her abdomen, which was identified as peritoneal mesothelioma.

Brenda’s exposure to asbestos occurred during her childhood, when her father, a subcontractor, unknowingly brought asbestos fibers home on his work clothes. Later in life, she was exposed again through her ex-husband, who worked as a mechanic.

Thanks to Simmons Hanly Conroy’s help, Brenda was able to afford treatment from a mesothelioma specialist. Her aggressive treatment plan involved multiple surgeries and chemotherapy that ultimately helped her combat the disease.

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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 5K - raised over $890,000 for mesothelioma research and advocacy

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.

Raised more than $230,000 to benefit several organizations and charities

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.

St. Louis Asbestos Lawyer FAQs

What is a mesothelioma lawyer?

A mesothelioma attorney helps people with mesothelioma and their families pursue compensation and justice for their injuries.

In many cases, mesothelioma patients 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 mesothelioma lawyers in St. Louis to learn more.

How do I choose a lawyer for mesothelioma?

When searching for a mesothelioma attorney in St. Louis, you should look for the following qualities:

  • Decades of Experience: At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’ve been fighting on behalf of those affected by asbestos exposure nationwide for over two decades.
  • A Proven Track Record: Over the past 20 years, our nationwide attorneys have recovered more than $8.7 billion in verdicts and settlements for thousands of people affected by mesothelioma.

How much does a St. Louis mesothelioma lawyer cost?

When you work with Simmons Hanly Conroy, you don’t have to pay any money out of pocket, because we work on a contingency basis.

That means we don’t get paid unless we successfully recover financial compensation for you or your loved ones. See if you qualify for compensation now — for free.

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Attorney Kenneth P. Danzinger is a shareholder 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.