Ohio 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 Ohio pursue the justice they deserve.

Our mesothelioma lawyers have recovered more than $9.6 billion on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma, including over $406 million for families in Ohio alone. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our Ohio mesothelioma lawyers can help your family.

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients Across Ohio

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 Ohio 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 Ohio, including families in:

  • Akron
  • Canton
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Conneaut
  • Dayton
  • Grafton
  • Hamilton
  • Hiram
  • Lorain
  • Newark
  • Parma
  • Springfield
  • Toledo
  • Wickliffe
  • Youngstown
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Our Past Ohio Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts

Our Ohio asbestos attorneys have recovered over $406 million to help Ohio families affected by mesothelioma pay for medical bills and hold those who harmed them accountable.

A few of our mesothelioma settlement and verdict amounts recovered for our Ohio clients are listed below.

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$5.7 Million

Floor Supervisor & Furnace Installer
Van Wert, OH

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$4.4 Million

Construction Worker & Crane Repairman
Bridgeport, OH

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$5 Million

Clerical Worker
Peninsula, OH

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  • $4.3 million for a U.S. Army veteran and inspector in Cincinnati
  • $3.58 million to the family of a construction worker
  • $2.2 million for a U.S. Navy veteran and machinist with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.7 million for an Ohio machine operator who died from mesothelioma
  • $1.39 million to a U.S. Army veteran and boiler installer
  • $2.9 million to an Ohio sheet metal worker
  • $3.5 million for the family of an operator who suffered from mesothelioma
  • $1.23 million to a laborer diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $2.57 million to an 85-year-old plasterer from Ohio
  • $1.18 million for a U.S. Army veteran from Ohio diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $4.1 million for a laborer with mesothelioma
  • $4.2 million for a Canton laborer with mesothelioma
  • $1 million for an Ohio woman who died from pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.1 million to the family of a U.S. Army veteran who died from peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $1.09 million to a machinist who was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.1 million to the family of an Ohio aircraft mechanic who passed away from mesothelioma
  • $3.6 million for a laborer in Paulding with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.3 million to the family of a U.S. Marine and installer who died from pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.5 million for a 74-year-old mechanic
  • $1.3 million for a heavy equipment operator affected by pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.2 million to a 64-year-old truck driver
  • $1.4 million for a mesothelioma patient who worked as an electrician
  • $3.9 million to a woman in Springfield with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $1.9 million for a 74-year-old maintenance worker
  • $3.16 million to a U.S. Navy veteran and machine operator
  • $1.19 million for the family of a U.S. Army veteran and engineer
  • $2.67 million with a 67-year-old teacher
  • $1.8 million to a laborer and gunner who was diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $1 million to a pleural mesothelioma sufferer that worked as an electrician in Ohio
  • Over $2.7 million for a 63-year-old mechanic from Ohio affected by mesothelioma
  • $1.59 million for an Ohio carpenter affected by pleural mesothelioma
  • Over $1 million for an 83-year-old mechanic
  • Nearly $2 million to a tool and die mechanic who was diagnosed with pleural 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 Ohio

Our Ohio 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

Ohio 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 Ohio as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Ohio

Our knowledgeable Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio

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

  • Akron
  • Akron University
  • B.F. Goodrich
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Goodyear Aerospace Corp.
  • Brook Park
  • Alcoa
  • Castalloy
  • Ford Motor Foundry
  • Canton
  • Apple Creek Hospital
  • Diebold, Inc.
  • Kent State University at Stark
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Ohio State Prison
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Stark County Detention Center
  • Cincinnati
  • American Oak Leather Company
  • Babcock & Wilcox
  • Burger Brewery
  • Cincinnati Machine
  • Dupont Plant
  • Due’s Warehouse
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
  • Garfield Tower
  • General Electric Company
  • Procter & Gamble Plant
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Ace Metal
  • Barrett Brewing Company
  • Brost Foundry
  • Cleveland Electric
  • Ferro Industrial Products
  • General Motors Plant
  • NASA
  • Illuminating Company
  • University Hospital
  • Winton Heat
  • Columbus
  • American Smelting & Refining Company
  • Chevron Asphalt Company
  • Columbus Packing Company
  • Franklin Plating
  • Johns Manville
  • Timken Company
  • Westinghouse Plant
  • Dayton
  • Aetna Paper Company
  • Dayton Malleable Iron Company
  • Howard Paper Mills
  • Everbest Drywall
  • General Electric
  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
  • Mogadore
  • R.T. Vanderbilt
  • Toledo
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas
  • Sohio Refinery
  • Standard Oil
  • Youngstown
  • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Brier Hill & Coal Company
  • General Foods Corporation
  • LTV Steel
  • Republic Steel Mill
  • United States Steel Corp. – Ohio Works

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

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys

When you work with the Ohio 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 Ohio

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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Mary Jane, a Simmons Hanly Conroy patient

Mary Jane’s Peritoneal Mesothelioma Story

For a year, Mary Jane Williams struggled to understand her symptoms of a bloating abdomen and episodes of profuse sweating. Then, during a gallbladder surgery, the doctors found out she had mesothelioma.

When Mary Jane was first diagnosed with mesothelioma, and even once she started undergoing treatment, filing a lawsuit against asbestos companies was the last thing on her mind. However, her doctor recommended she find an attorney, and Mary Jane soon became a client of Simmons Hanly Conroy.

“At first you’re thinking you don’t want to do it. Why would I want to sue these companies? But all I can say is get mad, because most of them knew [asbestos] caused cancer,” Mary Jane said, “You need the compensation for your treatments, you need it for your transportation — insurance doesn’t pay for everything.”

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Mike Nattmuller, a Simmons Hanly Conroy patient

Mesothelioma Warrior Mike’s Story

When he was just 29 years old, Mike Mattmuller — an Ohio native and civil engineer — was tragically diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Mike embodied the term “mesothelioma warrior,” fighting against his disease for nearly a decade so he could spend more time with his wife and daughter. Mike chose to file a lawsuit so he could afford to travel out of state and receive specialized treatments.

“I can’t say enough good things about Simmons Hanly Conroy,” Mike shared. “They make you feel like you’re in good hands. And they honestly make you feel part of a family.”

Mike inspired countless other mesothelioma warriors to keep a positive attitude and spread awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, but the biggest reminder he leaves behind is to cherish every moment with loved ones.

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Bruce, a Simmons Hanly Conroy patient

Bruce’s Battle with Mesothelioma

Before becoming a beloved high school English teacher, Ohio native Bruce Waite worked as a construction worker and a gas station attendant. At both jobs he came into contact with asbestos-containing products, having never been warned about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

In 2002, after experiencing breathing trouble while running, Bruce was diagnosed with mesothelioma. With his wife Nancy and his daughter Jill by his side, Bruce continued to run every day, as he had for over 30 years.

“Simmons Hanly Conroy fought for us and beside us during the darkest time in our lives,” Bruce’s daughter Jill said. “They brought hope to my dad who found peace in the knowledge that after he left us, Mom and I would not truly be alone.”

Bruce also fought back against mesothelioma — and the companies responsible for his illness — by working with Simmons Hanly Conroy to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

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Giving Back to the Local Ohio 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 Ohio communities by giving back.

Annual Miles Meso 5K Charity

Miles for Meso in Ohio

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 at the Bruce A. Waite 5K Run/Walk in Ontario, Ohio.

“Years have passed since Dad died, and yet the staff at Simmons Hanly Conroy continues to be family through all the support they offered when this broken daughter decided to honor her father, and others, by raising money for mesothelioma research with Miles for Meso,” said Jill Waite, a Simmons Hanly Conroy client and the daughter of mesothelioma warrior Bruce Waite. “Each mile is love that we share.”

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.

Ohio Mesothelioma Attorney 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 Ohio. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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

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 an Ohio mesothelioma attorney cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no initial or out-of-pocket costs to work with an Ohio 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 Ohio 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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Attorney Todd Neilson works as a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of victims of asbestos exposure and has more than a decade of experience representing individuals in the areas of personal injury, railroad injury, toxic torts and wrongful death. He has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims and their families.