Blog & Commentary

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.


On Memorial Day, We Remember and Honor Brave Mesothelioma Warriors

As the month of May comes to a close, many of us celebrate the beginning of summer with backyard barbecues and parades. During our weekend celebrations, it’s important for us to take… Read More

History of Asbestos, Pt. 5: Asbestos in the Present Day

As news of asbestos-related diseases spread across the United States, the American public started to become increasingly suspicious of asbestos companies that had, for so long, denied the dangers of asbestos exposure.… Read More

Linda Reinstein and Her Hopes for 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

Nellie Kershaw: An Inspiration to Stand Up Against Asbestos Exposure

“I have not received a penny…I should have had nine weeks wages now through no fault of my own,” said Nellie Kershaw — a young, hard-working British woman who died in poverty… Read More

April 1-7 Marks the 20th 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). From April 1 to April 7, Simmons Hanly Conroy will join… Read More

EPA Bans Chrysotile Asbestos in Historic Announcement

On March 18, 2024, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the agency would be banning the use of chrysotile asbestos. An asbestos ban was first passed in 1989, but it was overturned… Read More

History of Asbestos, Pt. 4: Asbestos from Its Prime to the Era of Regulation

As soon as asbestos became an industrial commodity in the late 19th century, the clock began ticking. Sooner or later, the public would find out just how deadly this carcinogenic substance really… Read More

History of Asbestos, Pt. 3: Asbestos in the Industrial Age

For thousands of years, asbestos remained in the margins of ancient society, bewildering onlookers with its magical fire-resistant properties while concealing its more harmful ones. But as civilization matured, so did its… Read More

ADAO and IAFF Fight for Asbestos Ban During National Cancer Prevention Month

On February 1, 2024, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), in partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), launched a new campaign to broadcast the dangers of asbestos and urge… Read More

History of Asbestos, Pt. 2: Asbestos in the Middle Ages

In our last post on the history of asbestos, we explored how ancient civilizations made use of this seemingly unthreatening fibrous mineral. Centuries ago, before asbestos was found to be the primary… Read More