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Simmons Hanly Conroy’s support blog is a place for clients and families to find news, education, and inspirational stories about the following areas of litigation: mesothelioma and asbestos, dangerous drugs and devices, consumer protection and mass torts, personal injury and environmental litigation. With a desire for our blog to be a place for making connections with others, we welcome your feedback, stories and participation in the conversations.

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By | February 24, 2017

Why States with a History of Shipbuilding Suffered from Higher Rates of Mesothelioma

Not everyone can control whether they develop cancer. Yet, research has shown time and time again that certain avoidable risk factors can increase one’s chances of developing cancer, such as chemical exposure,… Read More

By | February 17, 2017

Outside the Mine: Why Miner Mesothelioma Risk is the Most Dangerous Hazard

Coal mining’s place on the list of most dangerous jobs in the world is well deserved. An average of 50 to 60 coal miners die on the job in the United States… Read More

By | February 8, 2017

2017 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference Set for April 7 to 9 in Washington, D.C.

Those fighting for an end to asbestos exposure saw a major win in 2016 when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prioritized asbestos as a top 10 high-risk chemical under the Lautenberg… Read More

By | February 3, 2017

World Cancer Day: What Does It Mean for Less Common Cancers Such as Mesothelioma?

Image Source: World Cancer Day Today, in the United States, there are 14 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million cancer deaths every single year. By 2030, these numbers are projected to… Read More

By | January 25, 2017

Union Health Fund Leaders Combat Rising Costs of Opioid Epidemic in the Workplace

Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Paul Hanly Speaks at LIUNA Midwest Region Laborers’ Combating Opioid Abuse and Drug Free Workplace Conference Drug overdose deaths in the United States continue to increase, with more… Read More

By | January 18, 2017

Initiative Seeks to Pursue Justice for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

The most traumatic part of sexual abuse is recounting it – having to live through it again when all you want to do is move on. You may have been told to… Read More

By | January 13, 2017

Shareholder Jayne Conroy Takes on Legal Industry’s Glass Ceiling with New Year’s Resolution

Law.com released an article last week featuring the New Year’s Resolutions of top legal professionals nationwide. Many spoke of improving the profession and upholding the Rule of Law in the coming year.… Read More

By | January 5, 2017

Has Bare Metal Defense in Asbestos Finally Run Its Course?

The tide might be turning regarding what is known as the “bare metal” defense that turbine, boiler, valves, and pump manufacturers have traditionally used to avoid responsibility for injuries people have suffered… Read More

By | December 28, 2016

Simmons Hanly Conroy Donates Gift Cards to Children of Laid Off Steelworkers

Last week, Simmons Hanly Conroy donated more than $7,000 in gift cards to the children of union steelworker families who were laid off this holiday season. Firm Attorneys Rob Woodward and John… Read More

By | December 7, 2016

Caregiver Dos and Don’ts: How to Support Loved Ones With Cancer During the Holidays

As a caregiver, you play a special role in the life of your loved one who is suffering from cancer. You’re probably more than willing to help in any way you can,… Read More