A mesothelioma lawsuit can help veterans and loved ones access financial compensation. These lawsuits are filed against the companies responsible for exposing the veteran to asbestos — not the U.S. military. Many veterans have received $1 million or more from mesothelioma lawsuits. Learn more about filing a lawsuit today.
Why Should I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
Featured Law Firm: Simmons Hanly Conroy talks about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. View Transcript.
John Barnerd (00:04):
Our clients are everyday people.
Michael Angelides (00:06):
We represent more mesothelioma victims on an annual basis than any other firm in the country.
John Barnerd (00:13):
Our clients are just like your mother, your father, your grandparents.
Michael Angelides (00:17):
We get our cases to trial faster than any other law firm in the country.
John Barnerd (00:21):
They are people who went to work every day, not knowing they were being exposed to a poison.
John Simmons (00:26):
This is the last thing they bargained for, they were going to give their life for their paycheck.
John Barnerd (00:33):
They worked hard, did what they were supposed to do.
Michael Angelides (00:35):
At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we stand for our clients every day, representing them and their needs across the country.
John Barnerd (00:44):
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lungs. It’s caused almost exclusively by asbestos.
Amy Fair (00:51):
It inhibits the lungs to expand and breathe, so it causes sort of a suffocation.
Michael Angelides (00:56):
Unfortunately, when people are exposed to asbestos, it takes a potentially very long time for them to develop a disease.
Nick Angelides (01:04):
And it was a ticking time bomb that these people were breathing in. And if they weren’t going to be hurting for decades, the companies believed that most of the time, people wouldn’t be able to prove their cases.
Michael Angelides (01:15):
And so the disease goes on. People continue to get sick. And that’s where Simmons Hanly Conroy comes in.
Perry Browder (01:23):
The attorneys that we have here that work for this firm are the hardest working attorneys around. We have over 100 people dedicated to working on mesothelioma, and asbestos cases. They share information with each other, they spend hours upon hours trying to fight and do everything possible for these families. But the best part about it is they’re very personable. They know their job is to get results for the family and have a financial recovery, but they care about these individuals.
Amy Garrett (01:53):
Many of the clients that we meet with are very hesitant to file a lawsuit. And they ask that question a lot. I don’t file lawsuits. I don’t believe in them. Why would I do this? And I almost always give them the same answer. It’s because the companies who made these products knew that it was killing people, and they made a financial decision to do it anyway.
John Barnerd (02:17):
Asbestos was used in almost everything you can think of, from floor tiles and ceiling tiles, to construction materials, to insulation materials. It was used in baby clothing. The range of uses for asbestos is almost limitless.
Nick Angelides (02:31):
And asbestos, it’s not like other poisons. It doesn’t smell bad. It doesn’t make you itch. There are no natural defense mechanisms that people have to tell them that something’s bad.
Perry Browder (02:43):
We have a series of people that are experts, whether it’s working on Navy cases, steel mills, all the way to obscure professions, like people in the printing industry that ran printing machines. We know what these asbestos containing materials are so that we can follow that person’s exposure to get the right companies to get the right recovery.
Michael Angelides (03:05):
Historically, our clients that contracted mesothelioma were union members. You name it, if you were in the trades, you probably were exposed to a large amount of asbestos.
John Barnerd (03:18):
And then the loved ones of those people, whether it be a wife or a child, where the fibers from the asbestos came home on their clothing and then they did the laundry or they were hugging them at the end of the day or riding in the same cars.
Amy Garrett (03:32):
Unfortunately, a lot of the clients that we meet are family members of deceased mesothelioma patients. We can represent the families.
Ted Gianaris (03:40):
Because they didn’t warn. They didn’t substitute. They didn’t test. They just made a lot of money and exposed a generation.
Amy Garrett (03:51):
Oftentimes if people have recently been diagnosed and they don’t really know what to do about treatment, the first thing we’ll usually do is have them talk to our nurse.
Amy Fair (04:01):
To our department, our clients really are patients. We address their medical needs first and try and be a resource for them.
John Simmons (04:08):
The medical department as all the medical, for every case. And it frees the attorneys up to just focus on what they have to focus on.
John Barnerd (04:17):
One of the special things about what we do is there’s really no place we won’t go to work for people and they don’t have to travel to come to us. We will come to them. Most every lawyer at our office is the first generation lawyer in their family. And that’s because most of all the attorneys in this firm have come from working class families.
Ted Gianaris (04:40):
Blue collar families, blue collar backgrounds. Dads were union members, parents were in the service.
John Barnerd (04:46):
They have a better appreciation for the folks who go out every day and break their backs to build a product for somebody else, build our roads, construct something. And so they have a genuine care and dedication towards the people that we represent.
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Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit has a lot of benefits and little to no drawbacks.
- Aren’t Filed Against the MilitaryMilitary and civilian employers never knew asbestos caused cancer until it was too late. You won’t file a mesothelioma lawsuit against any branch of the U.S. military or your former employers.
- Can Award CompensationPast lawsuits have awarded millions of dollars to other veterans with mesothelioma. This money can help pay for medical bills and other expenses to treat mesothelioma.
- Don’t Add StressThe lawsuit process is easy with the help of an asbestos attorney. Lawyers do most of the work that comes with a mesothelioma lawsuit. This means you and your family won’t have extra stress while pursuing mesothelioma compensation.
- Hold Companies AccountableMesothelioma lawsuits allow you to seek compensation from the makers of asbestos-based products. These companies knew asbestos was life-threatening but used it anyway.
- Protect Your FamilyCompensation from a mesothelioma lawsuit can also give your family financial security if you pass away. It helps ensure your beloved family members won’t struggle financially when you’re gone.
- Won’t Affect VA BenefitsFiling a mesothelioma lawsuit will not impact benefits from the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In fact, our team can help you file a mesothelioma lawsuit and a VA benefits claim right now.