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At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we believe people with mesothelioma deserve a voice in the American legal system. Having represented thousands of families affected by mesothelioma and seen the suffering it causes firsthand, our mesothelioma lawyers are dedicated to giving each client the respect and attention they deserve.

For over two decades, the lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy have represented mesothelioma patients across the country — including in Houston, Texas — in their fight against asbestos companies. 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.

Texas has laws called statutes of limitations that restrict the time frame in which mesothelioma patients and family members can file a lawsuit. Our Houston 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 is the only known cause of 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 20-50 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 or another asbestos-related disease, a mesothelioma lawyer in Houston 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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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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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of 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 20-50 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 or another asbestos-related disease, a mesothelioma lawyer in Houston 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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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Houston

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help you cover medical expenses and secure your family’s well-being for years to come. Our Houston 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 Houston 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

Texas 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 Texas as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

If you’d like to talk to a Houston mesothelioma attorney about a potential case, we can meet with you in your home, virtually, or at a location of your choosing.

Houston Asbestos Sites

  • A.O. Smith/Armco Steel Mill
  • Chronicle Building
  • Continental Can Plant
  • Ellington Field Air Force Base
  • Houston City Jail
  • Houston Club Building
  • Hudson Engineering/Marine Shipyard
  • Joseph McCollum Company
  • Palm Center
  • Platzer Shipyard
  • Schlumberger Oil Service Office Building
  • Shell Oil Building
  • Sinclair Oil Refinery
  • Texaco Headquarters

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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 Houston area have been linked to asbestos exposure. The above is a partial list of some of these Houston 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 $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 Houston

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 life-changing 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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Jim’s Story

From 1973 to 1993, Jim served as a boiler technician in the U.S. Navy. During his service, his role centered on ensuring the ships functioned properly. This often led him to the ship’s engine and boiler rooms, where he worked near boilers, valves, pumps, gaskets, engines and other machinery.

What Jim didn’t realize at the time, however, was that these parts contained toxic asbestos fibers. Years later, in 2009, he began experiencing breathing difficulties and was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

By working with Simmons Hanly Conroy, Jim was able to secure compensation that provided financial security for his family.

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Houston 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 are owed without ever going to trial — and in some instances, without even leaving their home.

Contact our mesothelioma lawyers in Houston to learn more.

How do I choose a lawyer for mesothelioma?

When searching for a mesothelioma attorney in Houston, 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 $7 billion in verdicts and settlements for thousands of people affected by mesothelioma.

How much does a Houston 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.

Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to see if you qualify for compensation.

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Legal Reviewer Gary DiMuzioReviewed by:Gary DiMuzio

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Attorney Gary DiMuzio is a shareholder in the Asbestos Department at Simmons Hanly Conroy. He joined the firm in 2019, bringing 25 years of experience helping victims of mesothelioma and other environmental and workplace hazards. During his career, Gary has represented plaintiffs in cases involving mesothelioma, lung cancer, leukemia, liver cancer, silicosis, plant explosions and environmental contamination.