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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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New Opioid Strike Force Charges 31 Rural Doctors Over Deadly Prescription Practices and Health Care Fraud

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released information about the “largest prescription opioid enforcement effort ever undertaken.” Armed federal agents carried out search warrants and arrested dozens of medical professionals… Read More

Why Are Legislators Introducing Bills Written by Big Business?

Many people are well aware of the influence powerful corporations have on legislation, but what happens when many of the bills introduced by elected representatives are actually written by lobbyists? Each year,… Read More

Pope Signs Law Demanding Clergy Sex Abuse Be Reported to Vatican HQ

As the number of sexual abuse victims continues to grow, Pope Francis finally signed a new Vatican law that at least partially addresses the sexual abuse of children in the Roman Catholic… Read More

George Dreith — Remembering a Positive Force in the Fight Against Asbestos

The story of how George Dreith III was exposed to asbestos is an all-too-common tragedy. The story of how he responded to his mesothelioma diagnosis is a tale of hope and strength.… Read More

Mesothelioma Survivor Mike Mattmuller Continues to Advocate for an Asbestos Ban

In October 2011, at the young age of 29, what Mike Mattmuller thought was just shortness of breath turned out to be a devastating diagnosis: Mike had a rare and aggressive cancer… Read More

Julie Gundlach: Fighting to Ban Asbestos One Day at a Time

12-Year Mesothelioma Survivor Julie Gundlach Continues to Inspire On Aug. 23, 2006, Julie Gundlach’s life changed forever. In the 12-plus years that followed, her mesothelioma story and activism have changed more lives… Read More

Dirty Laundry Creators to Receive 2019 Alan Reintstein Award

It’s been a little over a year since the documentary Dirty Laundry premiered at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. Since then, it has awed audiences at 11 additional film festivals… Read More

LaTanyta Manuel and Her Family’s Fight Against Asbestos

In 2002, Andrew Manuel was diagnosed with mesothelioma. By 2004, he was gone. In those two short years, Andrew was determined to make sure his wife LaTanyta and their kids would be… Read More

The Medical Battle an Asbestos Victim Fights Once Diagnosed

The goal of Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) is to increase awareness of asbestos and the preventable diseases caused by the deadly substance. Most people have never heard of these diseases until… Read More

Linda Reinstein and Her Hopes of an Asbestos-Free Future

Linda Reinstein’s story is one of adversity, transformation and hope. Currently, she is the President and CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest advocacy group for asbestos victims. She… Read More

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