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.


Celebrating Simmons Hanly Conroy’s 25th Anniversary

In 1999, when Attorney John Simmons set up some modest folding tables, rented computers and started taking clients, it was certainly a humble beginning for the newly established mesothelioma law firm. As… Read More

Miles for Meso Spotlight: Celebrating the Life of Mesothelioma Warrior Burlene Jones

This September, show support for a loved one who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma by participating in the 16th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 3K Fun Run/Walk. Each year,… Read More

How to Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

Asbestos lawsuits are complex, and choosing the right mesothelioma lawyer to represent you can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. An attorney can help you take legal action… Read More

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