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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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Guatemalan Boy Receives Chance for a Better Life Thanks to Shareholder Deborah Rosenthal’s Pro Bono Work

Last spring, a 15-year-old Guatemalan boy found himself thousands of miles away from home, without his parents in a country where he didn’t speak the language. His parents were itinerant farm workers… Read More

7 Coping Strategies for Mesothelioma Patients, Caregivers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

As June begins, the world marks the halfway point in the year 2020. Only six months into the year, it is perhaps already true that no other year in recent memory has… Read More

Cosmetic Talc Allegations Involving Mesothelioma Continue to Rise as J&J Stops Selling Talc Baby Powder Product

Shareholder James Kramer weighs in on talc litigation during Perrin webinar Talcum powder and other talc-based products sit at the heart of over 9,000 lawsuits currently awaiting trial. But how did it… Read More

In the News: Attorney Gary DiMuzio Explains How to “Daubert-Proof” Experts in Toxic Torts

Simmons Hanly Conroy attorney Gary DiMuzio delivers a masterclass on how to approach expert witness admissibility in toxic tort cases in a recent article he authored, published in the May issue of… Read More

7 Tips for Mesothelioma Patients, Caregivers During the COVID-19 Pandemic from ADAO, Dr. Arthur Frank

On Friday, April 3, President and CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Linda Reinstein hosted a virtual luncheon with Dr. Arthur Frank, MD, PhD, who is ADAO’s Science Advisory Board… Read More

How to Be an Advocate Beyond Global Asbestos Awareness Week

As this year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) comes to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on a cornerstone of the asbestos-disease awareness and prevention efforts and our… Read More

The First Week of April Marks the 16th Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week

For 15 straight years, April 1 through April 7 has been congressionally designated Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW). Each year, the first full week of April marks a crucial time when advocates,… Read More

New California Law Sheds Light on Systemic Child Abuse at Leading Institutions

Courts in California are preparing for hundreds—perhaps thousands—of sexual abuse civil lawsuits to be filed in the coming months against churches, schools and other institutions. A new California state law extends the… Read More

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

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