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Mesothelioma is a devastating illness caused by exposure to asbestos. If you or a loved one is facing this diagnosis, you may qualify for financial assistance. A Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyer can help you pursue compensation typically worth $1 million or more. Get help connecting with a top Minneapolis asbestos lawyer now.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Minneapolis

Filing a legal claim with the help of a Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyer is the best way to seek compensation for your or a loved one’s illness.

Thousands of companies used asbestos in their products for much of the 20th century, willfully ignoring the health risks and endangering the lives of many Minnesotans.

Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyers can support you in holding these corporations responsible and seeking compensation for your family with no extra stress.

A Minneapolis asbestos lawyer can:

  1. Confirm which asbestos products caused your illness
  2. Interview medical experts to help build your case
  3. File a lawsuit on your behalf
  4. Negotiate a strong settlement out of court
  5. Represent you at trial if needed

The lawyers we partner with have recovered millions of dollars for other patients with mesothelioma in Minneapolis and nearby cities. While every asbestos case is different and there are no guarantees, you could be entitled to similar compensation.

Find out if you can work with a mesothelioma lawyer in Minneapolis by getting a free legal consultation.

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Minneapolis Mesothelioma Law Firm

Simmons Hanly Conroy, our trusted legal partner and one of the nation’s top mesothelioma firms, stands ready to help Minneapolis families get justice.

Since the firm’s founding in 1999, its lawyers have recovered over $9.6 billion for mesothelioma victims, with more than $300 million secured for clients in Minnesota. There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work them.

Below are some notable settlements and verdicts our partner mesothelioma law firm has secured for patients in and around Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Mesothelioma Settlements Recovered by Simmons Hanly Conroy

  • $3.59 million Auto parts rebuilder and scrap metal worker
  • $1.84 million Boiler tender
  • $1.63 million U.S. Army veteran and mechanical engineer
  • $1.31 million Salesman and warehouse worker

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Minneapolis Mesothelioma Lawsuits

You or your loved one may qualify to file a Minneapolis mesothelioma lawsuit after a diagnosis.

There are two main types of Minneapolis asbestos lawsuits:

  • Personal injury lawsuit: You can file a personal injury suit if you were diagnosed with mesothelioma.
  • Wrongful death lawsuit: You can file a wrongful death suit if someone you loved passed away from mesothelioma.

A Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyer can help you quickly file an asbestos lawsuit if you’re eligible.

Minneapolis Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts

Nearly all Minneapolis mesothelioma lawsuits end in out-of-court settlements with the asbestos companies named in your claim. The average mesothelioma settlement is $1 million to $1.4 million, according to Mealey’s® Litigation Report: Asbestos.

Our partner law firm can help you start getting mesothelioma compensation quickly — often within a payout timeline of 90 days or less.

In very rare cases, a mesothelioma settlement can’t be reached, and the asbestos claim will be heard in court at a trial. A judge or jury will then decide on a winner and a payout. Trials may award more or less than if a lawsuit is settled.

A Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyer will do all they can to reach a strong settlement for you, but will also make sure your case is as strong as possible in the event it goes to trial.

Who Can Work With a Minneapolis Mesothelioma Lawyer?

You may qualify to work with an asbestos lawyer in Minneapolis if:

  • You’ve developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, such as lung cancer or asbestosis.
  • You’ve lost a loved one to an asbestos-related illness.

Make sure to check with an attorney even if you don’t think you’re eligible. Top Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyers can find out when, where, and how you may have been exposed to asbestos if you don’t remember.

From there, they can determine if you’re eligible to file a lawsuit and will do all the work for you, allowing you to seek compensation with no added stress.

Statute of Limitations on Minneapolis Asbestos Lawsuits

Each state has a statute of limitations that determines how long you have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

You have 2 years from the date of a mesothelioma diagnosis or death of a loved one to file a lawsuit under Minnesota law. This may seem like a lot of time, but it can pass quickly. However, if you work with a skilled Minnesota asbestos lawyer, you will never miss an important deadline.

Don’t wait to hire a lawyer.

Call (866) 608-8933 now to connect with a mesothelioma lawyer in Minneapolis and learn if you can file before time runs out.

Minneapolis Asbestos Exposure Sites

In Minneapolis, workers were primarily exposed at job sites that heavily relied on asbestos, such as power plants, processing plants, oil refineries, shipyards, and mines.

Residents could also have been exposed since most commercial buildings or homes built before the early 1980s may have used asbestos-containing products like insulation, shingles, and tiling.

Examples of known asbestos exposure sites in Minneapolis include:

  • 3M Company
  • Foley Manufacturing Plant
  • General Mills
  • Hickory Insulation Co.
  • Minneapolis Gas Light Company
  • Minneapolis Electric Steel
  • Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Northern States Power Company
  • Pure Oil Company
  • Sherwood Plant
  • Southside Lumber
  • Twin Cities Rapid Transit
  • University of Minnesota

Minneapolis families could also have been exposed to asbestos secondhand if their loved one brought asbestos fibers home on their clothing or shoes.

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How to File a Mesothelioma Claim in Minneapolis

Take the following steps when you are ready to start your mesothelioma claim in Minneapolis.

1. Consult With a Minneapolis Mesothelioma Attorney

The best Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyers will offer a free and confidential case review.

This is your opportunity to share your story, ask your questions, and find out if you are eligible to move forward with a case.

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2. Gather Evidence

Once it’s confirmed you have a case, your Minneapolis asbestos lawyer will start gathering documents and evidence to support your lawsuit.

This evidence may include medical records and bills, military service records, and past employment documents.

3. File the Mesothelioma Claim

After your personal injury attorneys have collected the evidence and determined which asbestos companies may be at fault, they can file your lawsuit in the correct court system and within the appropriate statute of limitations.

You won’t have to file the lawsuit yourself when working with our partner Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyers.

4. Negotiate a Settlement

After each side has had a chance to get additional information through the discovery process, settlement negotiations can begin.

Our partner personal injury lawyers will work to get the highest mesothelioma settlement in the shortest amount of time.

If both parties agree on a fair settlement amount, your mesothelioma case will come to a close without going to court. Your case may go to trial on the off chance that a settlement isn’t reached.

5. Receive Your Mesothelioma Payout

You can usually expect to receive your payment several weeks after a settlement has been reached.

Many of our partner firm’s clients have gotten their first payouts within 90 days of filing.

Other Compensation Options for Minneapolis Mesothelioma Victims

Mesothelioma victims in Minneapolis also have additional options available when it comes to compensation for their illness.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Asbestos trust funds are set up any time a company with asbestos-containing products files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This stops any lawsuits against the company, but requires them to put money into a trust to pay present and future victims.

As of today, there’s over $30 billion available across all asbestos trusts. Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyers can help you file claims with any asbestos trust funds that you qualify for in addition to a lawsuit.

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Veterans Benefits

Mesothelioma victims who are veterans may also be eligible for additional benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Mesothelioma VA benefits include:

  • VA health care: Veterans and their family members can get care from VA hospitals, where their costs may be mostly or completely covered. The VA has top mesothelioma doctors on staff at select facilities to treat veterans.
  • Disability compensation: Veterans with mesothelioma typically receive the highest monthly disability payments — worth nearly $4,000 a month as of 2024 — since this cancer has a 100% disability rating.
  • Housebound benefits or Aid and Attendance (A&A): Veterans who are ill enough that they are either housebound or in need of an in-home caregiver can receive monthly benefits to help cover these costs.

Veterans may qualify for these VA benefits if their mesothelioma diagnosis can be linked back to their military service.

We can help veterans file for VA benefits while still getting compensation from lawsuits and trust fund claims. The military and government won’t be sued as part of a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Asbestos Laws in Minneapolis

Asbestos laws in Minneapolis and the surrounding areas are regulated by the Minnesota Asbestos Abatement Statutes and Rules.

These laws state that:

  • Asbestos building surveys must be conducted before any asbestos is to be removed or disturbed.
  • Before a building or structure is renovated or demolished, all asbestos must be removed.
  • Building owners must use licensed contractors, as well as specially trained and certified workers, to perform all work related to asbestos removal or handling.

Find a Top Minneapolis Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you need help finding a top-quality mesothelioma attorney in Minneapolis or other major cities like St. Paul or Duluth, reach out to us at Mesothelioma Hope.

Our team has helped thousands of asbestos victims seek justice and compensation by connecting them with top mesothelioma lawyers for their case.

Call (866) 608-8933 now or get your free legal consultation to discuss your case in confidence.

Minneapolis Asbestos Lawyer FAQs

What is an asbestos lawyer?

An asbestos lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in cases related to asbestos exposure and asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

These lawyers help their clients pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by asbestos-related illnesses. They may file lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers, distributors, or other parties responsible for exposing their clients to asbestos.

A Minneapolis asbestos lawyer can also file claims with asbestos trust funds, which are set up by bankrupt asbestos companies to compensate mesothelioma victims and their families.

Why should I work with a Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyer?

Our partner Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyers will do all of the legal work involved with filing a lawsuit and pursuing compensation on your behalf.

With their help, you may be able to get a significant payout to cover your medical bills and keep your family financially secure — with no extra stress.

Call (866) 608-8933 now to find top Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyers who may be able to assist you.

How long does a Minneapolis mesothelioma lawsuit take?

While each lawsuit is different, many victims who’ve worked with our partner lawyers have received their first payouts in 90 days or less.

A Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyer will try to get you the highest amount of financial compensation in the shortest amount of time.

How do I choose a Minneapolis mesothelioma attorney?

When choosing an attorney to handle your case, you should make sure they:

  • Have several years of experience filing asbestos claims
  • Have secured high financial payouts for past clients
  • Work on a contingency fee basis (so you won’t pay upfront, out-of-pocket fees)

Our partner law firm Simmons Hanly Conroy has Minneapolis mesothelioma attorneys on staff who meet all of these criteria. Since the firm’s founding in 1999, its lawyers have recovered over $300 million for Minnesota residents.

Simmons Hanly Conroy’s Minneapolis mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you too. Contact us now to learn more.

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Melissa Crowe Schopfer is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy. Over the past 10 years, Melissa has worked on over 500 cases and recovered more than $100 million in settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of her clients. She has represented families impacted by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases in almost every state.

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Jenna Tozzi, RN, is the Director of Patient Advocacy at Mesothelioma Hope. With more than 15 years of experience as an adult and pediatric oncology nurse navigator, Jenna provides exceptional guidance and support to mesothelioma patients and their loved ones. Jenna has been featured in Oncology Nursing News and is a member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators & the American Nurses Association.

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