Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 $264 million for families in Tennessee alone. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our Tennessee mesothelioma lawyers can help your family.

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients Across Tennessee

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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee, including families in:

  • Alcoa
  • Bartlett
  • Chattanooga
  • Clarksville
  • Franklin
  • Gallatin
  • Hendersonvile
  • Johnson City
  • Knoxville
  • Lebanon
  • Loudon
  • Memphis
  • Millington
  • Murfreesboro
  • Nashville
  • Oak Ridge
  • Savannah
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Our Past Tennessee Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts

Our Tennessee asbestos attorneys have secured more than $264 million to help Tennessee 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 Tennessee clients are listed below.

Mechanic at work

$34 Million

Mechanic
Kodak, TN

Mechanic at work

$6.5 Million

Auto Mechanic
Clarksville, TN

Carpenter at work

$5 Million

Stagehand & Carpenter
Brentwood, TN

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  • $3.8 million for a U.S. Army veteran and mechanic in Memphis
  • $3.4 million for a Beth Page laborer with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.9 million to a delivery man in Niota
  • $3.6 million to a Church Hill carpenter with mesothelioma
  • $2.4 million for a plasterer in Hixson
  • $1.85 million for an engineer in Mt. Juliet with mesothelioma
  • $2.5 million to a Memphis boiler technician in the U.S. Navy
  • $2.88 million for a Culleoka machine operator with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.37 million for a nursing home assistant in Rogersville
  • $1.7 million to a U.S. Army veteran in Nashville
  • $5 million for a foundry supervisor in Soddy Daisy
  • $3.1 million for a Madisonville pipefitter and welder
  • $2.77 million to a union pipefitter in Sevierville
  • $3.2 million for a Walland mechanic with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.1 million for a Sweetwater roofer and truck driver
  • $3.4 million to a U.S. Navy veteran and union carpenter in Chattanooga
  • $2.1 million for a union insulator in Camden
  • $2.8 million for a Saltillo laborer
  • $3 million to a U.S. Navy veteran and auto mechanic in Rutherford
  • $2.5 million for a Telford HVAC worker with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.8 million to a boiler tester and lab worker in Germantown
  • $3.79 million for a laborer in Bybee
  • $3.4 million to a woman who was exposed to asbestos through her husband’s job as a steelworker
  • $2.1 million for a family in Greenbrier impacted by pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.2 million for a U.S. Navy boilerman from Hermitage

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 Tennessee

Our Tennessee 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

Tennessee 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 Tennessee as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Tennessee

Our knowledgeable Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee

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

  • Chattanooga
  • Allied Chemical Plant
  • Breeding Insulation
  • Eclipse Lookout Co.
  • Lookout Boiler Co.
  • Tennessee Copper
  • Cumberland City
  • Cumberland City Power Plant
  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Power Plant
  • Knoxville
  • Acme Plastering
  • Boiler Supply Company
  • Breeding Insulation Company
  • General Shale Products Corporation
  • Knox Iron Works
  • Riverside Lumber Company
  • Union Carbide
  • University of Tennessee
  • Memphis
  • Allen Steam Plant
  • Chicago Bridge & Iron Manufacturing Plant
  • Crump Lime and Cement
  • Electric Storage Battery
  • Firestone Plant
  • Grace Chemical
  • Hunt Foods
  • Kellogg Co. Plant
  • Memphis City Schools
  • Memphis Street Lighting Department
  • Quaker Oats
  • Tennessee Valley Power Plant
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Velsicol Chemical
  • Nashville
  • Ford Motor Plant
  • Gallatin Steam Plant
  • Louisville and Nashville (L&N) Railroad
  • Southern Bell Office
  • New Johnsonville
  • Dupont Plant
  • New Johnsonville Coal Plant
  • Paint Pigment Plant
  • TVA Power House
  • Oak Ridge
  • Atomic Energy Commission Plant
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Union Carbide Chemical Plant

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

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys

When you work with the Tennessee 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 Tennessee

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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Art, a Simmons Hanly Conroy patient

Art’s Story

For years, Art serviced asbestos-containing brakes while working as an auto mechanic. He was never warned about the dangers of asbestos, and nearly 5 decades later, Art was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma.

Art and his wife Jan worked with our mesothelioma lawyers to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer responsible for his exposure to asbestos. We brought the case to court and secured a life-changing verdict for the couple and their children.

“The financial freedom that came from filing a lawsuit was the one good thing that came out of something bad,” said Art. “It’s made the time I have left even better.”

Doctors initially gave Art less than a year to live. After turning to natural remedies, Art continues to live his life to the fullest over 5 years later.

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Ernie, a Simmons Hanly Conroy patient

Ernie’s Story

Ernie, a Tennessee native, was exposed to asbestos during his work as a mechanic. He experienced mesothelioma symptoms for years before being diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma.

Despite the health struggles he faced, Ernie remained positive and hopeful throughout his journey as a 7-year mesothelioma survivor.

“Don’t let the cancer bog you down,” he reminded other patients at the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s annual symposium. “Keep moving and enjoy it. You know, take the life that you have going for yourself and make use of it.”

Before passing away in 2009, Ernie was able to secure his family’s financial future with the help of Simmons Hanly Conroy, who took legal action on his behalf and secured compensation.

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Jimmy, a Simmons Hanly Conroy client

Jimmy’s Story

Jimmy spent his life traveling around the world as a stage producer for countless music legends, unaware that he was exposed to asbestos through studio equipment used in his career.

While Jimmy was undergoing surgery for lung cancer decades later, doctors discovered he had pleural mesothelioma. He reached out to our Tennessee asbestos attorneys for help, and we were able to secure compensation on behalf of him and his wife Kelley.

“One check showed up, and then another check showed up, and then another, and they’re still coming in now,” said Jimmy. “It’s been very satisfying, and what I know is that my wife will be taken care of for the rest of her life after I’m gone.”

Even though their case has been resolved, Jimmy and Kelley continue to maintain a close relationship with Attorney Brett Fuller, who answered all of their questions and made the legal process as easy as possible.

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Tennessee 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 Tennessee. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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

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 Tennessee mesothelioma attorney cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no initial or out-of-pocket costs to work with a Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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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Michael K. Hibey is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy, where he focuses his practice primarily on helping individuals and families impacted by asbestos-related diseases. Before joining the firm in 2015, Mike practiced law in Washington, D.C. where he litigated personal injury cases on behalf of plaintiffs in federal and state courts throughout the Washington, D.C. area.