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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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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

April 1-7 Marks the 18th Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week — Here’s What to Know

Every year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) dedicates the first full week of April to Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW). ADAO’s 18th annual awareness campaign is set to begin on April… Read More

In the News: $26 Billion in Funding to Go to Communities Around the Country After Johnson & Johnson, Drug Distributors Finalize Opioid Settlement

In late February, the nation’s three largest drug distributors — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson — and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson agreed to finalize a $26 billion opioid settlement with states and… Read More

FDA Orders Philips Respironics to Improve Its Communications Regarding June 2021 Recall of Sleep Apnea Machines

On March 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an order to Philips Respironics — maker of ventilators, CPAP and BiPAP machines — to notify all patients about their recall… Read More

In the News: Shareholder Ellyn Hurd Makes Cover of Boston College Law Magazine

Recognized for her invaluable contributions in the landmark six-month New York State opioid trial, which concluded at the end of 2021, Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Ellyn Hurd was recently featured in the… Read More

10 Questions to Ask Your Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you were recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of difficult decisions your diagnosis now requires you to make. You may be confronting questions such as: Which… Read More

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