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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 | July 11, 2017

What to Do if You’re a Carpenter Exposed to Asbestos

What Carpenters Can Do About This On-the-Job Hazard Many people choose an occupation because it’s an area they’re passionate about, it’s a family business, or they have a special talent for the… Read More

By | July 3, 2017

When It Comes to NY Clergy Abuse, Is Legal Representation Better Than the Church’s IRCP?

After enrolling 145 survivors in its first few months of operation, the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) has entered Phase 2. The program, founded by Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal… Read More

By | June 30, 2017

Regulatory Accountability Act Puts Workplace Protections, Asbestos Ban, At Risk

The Regulatory Accountability Act, or RAA for short, aims to modify the way that federal agencies enact new rules. This proposed bill places increased emphasis on how such regulations would affect the… Read More

By | June 23, 2017

CDC: Decades of Asbestos Regulation Wasn’t Enough to Prevent Thousands of Mesothelioma Deaths

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths caused by malignant mesothelioma, a lethal cancer caused exclusively by asbestos inhalation or ingestion, are on the… Read More

By | June 21, 2017

Compensation Fund Now Available for Sexual Abuse by the NY Catholic Church – Who Is Eligible?

In 96 percent of child sexual abuse cases in the United States, survivors are abused by someone they know and trust. Often, these are relatives, friends of family, neighbors and other close… Read More

By | June 19, 2017

Cancer-Causing Asbestos Could Be Gone for Good if EPA Makes the Right Decision

The Dangers of Asbestos and the First Steps to Get Rid of It The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is standing at a pivotal crossroads with a life-or-death decision to make: to move… Read More

By | June 9, 2017

Caretaking and Mesothelioma: Finding Resources for Help and Self-Care

Taking care of an ill loved one requires a great deal of physical and emotional energy, not to mention financial resources. People caring for someone with mesothelioma face additional challenges after their… Read More

By | June 8, 2017

Proceeds from 2016 SEF Golf Tournament Take Shape in a Life-Changing Way

Simmons Hanly Conroy recently welcomed a special visitor when a white cargo van pulled into the firm’s parking lot. To the average observer it may have looked like just a van, but for… Read More

By | June 5, 2017

Railroad Workers: Are You at Risk for Mesothelioma?

When we think about a “dangerous job,” railroad work may not be the first that comes to mind, but many people don’t realize what railroad workers do and how many people have… Read More

By | May 19, 2017

Armed Forces Day: An Opportunity to Honor Our Nation’s Heroes – Past and Present

Tomorrow – May 20, 2017 – is the 67th annual National Armed Forces Day; a day designed to honor the past and present members of all branches of the armed forces in… Read More