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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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First-Ever Negotiation Class Will Help Cities and Counties Harmed by Opioid Crisis Recover Funds Quickly

Everybody knows somebody whose life has been destroyed or ended by opioids. These are children, nephews, neighbors, bosses, parents, professional athletes and music icons. Every story is a unique tragedy. While the… Read More

Former EPA Administrators Urge Lawmakers to Pass the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act

Two former administrators of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have come out in strong support of a bill that would ban asbestos. Dismayed that the Trump EPA has kept asbestos legal, Gina… Read More

Alton Miles for Meso 5K Raises $25,000 for Asbestos Charity

Thank you for being a part of the Miles for Meso community and for supporting the 11th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk. This year’s race had… Read More

New Study Reveals Toll of Long Island’s Opioid Crisis in Economic Terms

A startling new report shows how financially devastating the opioid epidemic has been for the people and businesses of Long Island. According to research from the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI), Nassau and… Read More

Making a Difference on Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2019

Sept. 26 is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, a time for mesothelioma survivors and the asbestos-prevention community to come together to support victims and survivors and to recognize the serious long-term challenges ahead.… Read More

The 11th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5k Run & 3k Fun Run/Walk Is Here: Let’s Get Ready to Race!

Let’s Get Ready to Race! Thank you for being part of the Miles for Meso community and the 11th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5k Run & 3k Fun Run/Walk. Below is… Read More

Miles for Meso 2019: Honoring Victim Steve McQueen and Continuing His Fight

In 1974, Steve McQueen was the highest paid actor in Hollywood. In 1979, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. One year later, at the age of 50, McQueen passed away after an unsuccessful surgery… Read More

In Landmark Trial, Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $572 Million for Its Role in Opioid Epidemic

In a landmark judgement, Oklahoma judge Thad Balkman ruled on Monday, Aug. 26, that Johnson & Johnson is liable for playing a large role in sparking the state’s opioid crisis through its… Read More

Virtual Registration Now Open for 2019 Miles for Meso 5K

Registration is now open for the Annual Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk in Alton, Illinois. The race will take place on Sat., Sept. 28, and is expected to… Read More

New York’s Child Victims Act Begins to Unveil Decades of Sexual Abuse

Survivors of child sexual abuse in New York may yet have a shot at justice, thanks to a new law called the Child Victims Act, or CVA, which opens up the rules… Read More

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