Mesothelioma Resources

Getting Support for Mesothelioma Cancer

As a leading national law firm dedicated to the fight against mesothelioma, Simmons Hanly Conroy understands that information can be a powerful tool. That’s why we have created a list of mesothelioma resources for families and patients affected by mesothelioma.

Our firm works with top doctors, research institutions and advocacy groups to hold asbestos companies accountable and continue searching for a mesothelioma cure.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, reach out to our team to learn more about what resources may be available to you. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a nonprofit collaboration of patients, families, physicians, advocates and researchers dedicated to “eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease.”

The Meso Foundation offers a collection of resources and information on treatment options, specialists and support groups.

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SHC Foundation

As part of their mission to fight against mesothelioma, the lawyers of Simmons Hanly Conroy created the SHC Foundation to support mesothelioma research and promote awareness of diseases caused by asbestos exposure.

Through the SHC foundation and our other charitable organizations, Simmons Hanly Conroy has donated more than $20 million to mesothelioma advocacy and cancer research efforts, including over $8 million for our research partners below.

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Mesothelioma Research Partners

As advocates looking to bring awareness to the dangers of asbestos and help aid in the advancements of mesothelioma treatment options, the firm’s charitable foundations have identified and partnered with a number of leading oncologists, advocates, hospitals and universities.

Some of these include:

The best way to improve your mesothelioma prognosis is to meet with a doctor that specializes in this rare form of cancer.

Simmons Hanly Conroy can help connect you with a doctor or hospital, so you can discuss a treatment plan and begin the steps to move forward after your diagnosis.

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Mesothelioma & Asbestos Information

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

ADAO is an advocacy group dedicated to fully banning asbestos in the United States and building awareness about its dangers.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

ATSDR offers information on asbestos, including its effect on public health.

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society offers information on asbestos, the effects of asbestos exposure, and treatment options for mesothelioma.

Environmental Protection Agency

The EPA provides detailed answers to common questions surrounding asbestos concerns and sources of asbestos exposure.

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Helping Families with Mesothelioma

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our mesothelioma lawyers go beyond just helping you to file a claim. We build meaningful relationships with our clients and their families, provide a voice for people in the American legal system and actively support the search for new mesothelioma treatments.

If you have a case, a member of our team will travel to a location that is convenient for you at no cost. We will sit down to discuss your history of asbestos exposure and the options available to you.

As a national mesothelioma law firm with over 20 years of experience, Simmons Hanly Conroy has the resources needed to help you pursue justice and compensation through a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Additionally, we have registered nurses on staff that can speak with you about your diagnosis and treatment options.

Call (800) 326-8900 or fill out our contact form today for a free consultation.

Mesothelioma Help & Resources FAQs

How can I help someone with mesothelioma?

If someone you love is diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may find yourself helping with a variety of emotional, physical and financial tasks.

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Finding treatment facilities and providing transportation to them
  • Administering medicine regimens
  • Organizing and planning financial obligations
  • Helping with household chores, such as cooking and cleaning

Oftentimes, being there to support someone through quality time and conversations can bring light to a patient’s day.

What is the life expectancy of a person with mesothelioma?

The average life expectancy of a person with mesothelioma depends on various factors, such as:

  • Where in the body their tumors are located
  • The stage of their disease
  • The treatment plan being followed
  • The overall health of the patient

What is the best hospital for mesothelioma?

Receiving top mesothelioma treatment is key to fighting back against this rare disease. 

Cancer centers that have provided our clients with outstanding care include: 

What is the average mesothelioma settlement?

Average mesothelioma settlements can be difficult to calculate. There are a variety of factors that can influence the amount of compensation that can be recovered in each case, including the severity of your asbestos illness, any lost wages, your medical expenses and more.

Every case is different, and a law firm’s past success is no guarantee of future results. However, a few of our many past mesothelioma legal settlements include:

  • $12 million in pleural mesothelioma settlements to an Illinois laborer
  • $8 million to a Texas pipefitter and plumber affected by pleural mesothelioma
  • $7 million to a wire installer in California with pleural mesothelioma
  • $6.8 million to a Florida mechanic with pleural mesothelioma
  • $5.6 million to a Missouri engineer with mesothelioma
  • $5.1 million to a union HVAC worker with mesothelioma
  • $2.9 million settlement for mesothelioma to the spouse of an Illinois factory worker
  • $1.4 million mesothelioma settlement for a U.S. Navy veteran in Florida
  • $5.6 million settlement for a former airline industry worker with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.7 million in mesothelioma settlements to the family of a plasterer in California
  • Over $5 million in mesothelioma settlements to a 52-year-old USAF veteran and roofer in Florida
  • $1.3 million in mesothelioma settlements to a construction worker in Illinois
  • $4.7 million in mesothelioma settlements to a New York laborer

Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped thousands of families affected by mesothelioma pursue compensation for their asbestos-related illness.

Get a free consultation today to see if we may be able to help with your case as well.

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Partner Perry Browder is head of the Asbestos Department at Simmons Hanly Conroy. He has worked for more than 30 years helping numerous families resolve hundreds of million dollar-plus cases. He started at the firm in 2001 and played a key role in helping the firm develop a national reputation. Within a few years, he had successfully secured one of the largest asbestos verdicts in the country, a $250 million verdict against U.S. Steel.