Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania pursue the justice they deserve.

Our mesothelioma lawyers have recovered more than $9.3 billion on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma, including over $300 million for families in Pennsylvania alone. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our Pennsylvania mesothelioma lawyers can help your family.

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients Across Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, including families in:

  • Abington
  • Allentown
  • Bensalem
  • Bethlehem
  • Chester
  • Erie
  • Fredericktown
  • Harrisburg
  • Lower Merion
  • New Castle
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • Reading
  • Scranton
  • Upper Darby
  • Valley Forge
  • York
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Mesothelioma Verdicts for Pennsylvania Residents

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 Pennsylvania.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Verdict

$3.8 Million

A Pennsylvania jury awarded $3.8 million to Sandra Rugg after her husband Daniel passed away from mesothelioma at the age of 64. Dan worked as a maintenance worker in a plastics factory for over 30 years, where he was repeatedly exposed to asbestos fibers found in the industrial talc used by Washington Penn Plastics.

Judicially Raised Mesothelioma Verdict

$7 Million

A jury initially awarded $4.6 million to 75-year-old Thomas McGlynn of Pennsylvania. As a welder, McGlynn worked with valves that had asbestos-containing gaskets. After his mesothelioma diagnosis, our lawyers fought hard on his behalf — and at the end of the trial, the judge increased the jury’s verdict to $7 million.

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Our Past Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Settlements

Our Pennsylvania asbestos attorneys have recovered over $300 million to help Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania clients are listed below.


$4.2 Million

Welder & Shipfitter
Tobyhanna, PA

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$3.7 Million

Mechanic & Laborer
Ephrata, PA

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$3.8 Million

Fairfield, PA

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  • $3.8 million for a maintenance supervisor in Pottstown
  • $2.4 million to a U.S. Navy veteran and millwright
  • $1.09 million for a factory worker with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $3.5 million to a laborer in Washington
  • $1.3 million to an 80-year-old from who died from pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.9 million for an assembly line worker in York
  • $3.7 million to a U.S. Navy veteran who served aboard the USS Lowry
  • $1.4 million to a 54-year-old factory worker who had mesothelioma
  • $2.16 million to a maintenance worker with mesothelioma
  • $3.2 million for a police officer in Butler
  • $1.7 million to a U.S. Navy veteran and truck driver from Pennsylvania
  • $2.16 million for a maintenance worker with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.56 million to an 83-year-old U.S. Army veteran who died from mesothelioma
  • Over $1.4 million to the family of a maintenance worker and mechanic
  • $3.4 million to a 61-year-old teacher in Eynon
  • $1.3 million for the family of a U.S. Navy veteran and boiler worker
  • $1.39 million for a laborer with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.7 million for a truck driver and U.S. Navy veteran in Clarion
  • $3.3 million to an office worker in Philadelphia
  • $1.5 million for a U.S. Army veteran and tailor
  • $2.19 million to a Pennsylvania U.S. Navy veteran and bricklayer
  • $1.89 million for a U.S. Navy veteran and auto mechanic
  • $3.3 million for a painter and merchant mariner
  • $1.66 Million to a boiler maker with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.8 million for a U.S. Navy veteran and railroad worker
  • Over $1 million to a mechanic in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania

Our Pennsylvania 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

Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Pennsylvania

Our knowledgeable Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

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

  • Ambridge
  • General Electric Transportation
  • Hammermill Paper Mill
  • Systems Locomotive Plant
  • Erie
  • Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station
  • Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant
  • Delta
  • Scott Paper Mill
  • Sun Shipbuilding Shipyard
  • Chester
  • Bristol Steel Mill
  • Rohm & Haas Chemical Plant
  • Bristol
  • Armco Steel-Ambridge Works Plant
  • U.S. Steel Mill
  • Harrisburg
  • Bethlehem Steel Mill
  • Hussey Copper Planty
  • Leetsdale
  • Pennsylvania Railroad
  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant
  • Philadelphia
  • A.P. Green Plant
  • Allied Chemical Plant
  • Atlantic Refinery
  • Chevron Oil Refinery
  • General Electric Manufacturing Plant
  • Heintz Manufacturing Plant
  • Johnsville Naval Air & Research Center
  • Mathis Shipyard
  • National Sugar Refinery
  • Philadelphia Naval Yard
  • Rohm & Haas Chemical Plant
  • Sun Oil (Sunoco) Refinery
  • U.S. Naval Damage Control Training Center
  • Pittsburgh
  • American Bridge Shipyard
  • Armco Steel-Pittsburgh
  • Gateway Center
  • Golf Tower
  • Gulf Oil Refinery
  • H.J. Heinz Manufacturing Plant
  • J & L Steel
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) World Headquarters Building
  • U.S. Steel Mill
  • United States Steel Headquarters Building
  • Westinghouse Plant
  • Washington
  • Duncan & Miller Glass Plant
  • Jessop Specialty Steel Mill
  • Washington Steel Mill

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

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys

When you work with the Pennsylvania 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

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

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Miles for Meso in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania.

“Miles for Meso means hope. It means hope that, at some point, all the fundraising and all the awareness is going to result in effective treatments of the disease and hopefully someday a cure,” said Joyce Larson, a Simmons Hanly Conroy client and the wife of a mesothelioma warrior.

Together, Miles for Meso races across the country have raised over $925,000 for mesothelioma research and advocacy. Simmons Hanly Conroy continues to be a national sponsor of the event.

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Funding Mesothelioma Research

In our ongoing efforts to find a cure for mesothelioma, our firm has donated more than $8 million to cancer research and treatment centers nationwide.

Among these is the University of Pennsylvania’s Mesothelioma and Pleural Disease Program, which helps patients access advanced treatments, clinical trials and mesothelioma specialists.

Pennsylvania 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?

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 Pennsylvania. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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

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 Pennsylvania mesothelioma attorney cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no initial or out-of-pocket costs to work with a Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 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.