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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.

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Following the Incredible Example of Judge Luther W. Simmons on Juneteenth 2022

In 2021, at long last, Juneteenth became a federal holiday in the United States when President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law after unanimous Congressional support. Rightly… Read More

History of Asbestos Pt. 3: Asbestos in the Industrial Age

For thousands of years, asbestos remained in the margins of ancient society, bewildering onlookers with its magical properties while concealing its more harmful ones. But as civilization matured, so did its use… Read More

History of Asbestos Pt. 2: Asbestos in the Middle Ages

In our last post on the history of asbestos, we explored how ancient civilizations made use of this seemingly unassuming fibrous mineral. We saw how evidence of asbestos mining could be traced… Read More

Today We Honor Veterans on the 78th Anniversary of D-Day

On June 6, 1944, when the Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, it marked a critical turning point in World War II. Overwhelmed by the invasion, Nazi forces retreated back… Read More

On Memorial Day, We Remember and Honor Brave Mesothelioma Warriors

The last Monday of May means far more than just a day off from work and a long weekend. May 30th is Memorial Day — a time to remember all the fallen… Read More

What to Know About the Exactech® Knee, Ankle and Hip Replacement Device Recall

In August 2021, Exactech® — a Florida-based medical-device manufacturer — recalled certain models of ankle, hip and knee replacement devices due to a range of potentially dangerous health issues relating to the… Read More

10 Top Occupations at Risk of Asbestos Exposure in 2022

Asbestos is a known health hazard and is highly regulated by both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Damaged or worn-down asbestos-containing products… Read More

Simmons Hanly Conroy Proud to Announce 14th Annual Miles for Meso 5K Race to Benefit the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

As the 18th annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) comes to a close on April 7, 2022, it’s important to carry forward the momentum built from the week’s advocacy efforts into the… Read More

History of Asbestos Pt. 1: Asbestos in the Ancient World

It’s hard to believe asbestos was only recognized to be toxic a little over a century ago. This is an organic mineral that was already being mined when the Great Pyramids were… Read More

U.S. Senate Passes Resolution to Designate ‘National Asbestos Awareness Week’

  Simmons Hanly Conroy would like to thank Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Jon Tester (D-MT), as well as the other cosponsors in the U.S. Senate, for introducing and passing a Congressional… Read More

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