By | March 3, 2010

ADAO to Address OSHA on the Need to Ban Asbestos Tomorrow Morning, Available Via Live Webcast

Our friends at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization continue to work hard on behalf of victims of asbestos-related diseases. Linda Reinstein, Executive Director, will address OSHA tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. EST about… Read More

By | February 24, 2010

Department of Defense Funds New Research in the Fight Against Mesothelioma

It’s seldom discussed, but one chief factor in asbestos exposure and the development of mesothelioma is military service. Until its ban in the 1970s, asbestos was used throughout the military installations and… Read More

By | February 22, 2010

Update from ADAO on Legislation to Ban Asbestos in the U.S.

In 2010 we are doubling our efforts to push legislation forward that would ban asbestos in the United States once and for all. Our first formal effort of the year began earlier… Read More

By | December 7, 2009

ADAO Announces 6th Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference

Next spring our friends at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization will host their sixth annual conference in Chicago. We spoke with Linda Reinstein, Executive Director for ADAO, and she told us this… Read More

By | November 20, 2009

Remembering Ernie Conry

We lost one hell of a fighter and good man this week. Ernest Conry, a husband, father and friend to many, lost his battle with mesothelioma on September 18, 2009. He passed… Read More

By | October 15, 2009

ADAO Issues Urgent Message Encouraging Others to Spread the Word About the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

Although the anger of families like mine remains strong, our shift to action has become stronger. The good news is we are closer than ever to implementing a full ban. But we… Read More

By | September 16, 2009

Fighting Mesothelioma One Step at a Time

I’m pleased to announce that the Simmons law firm will sponsor the inaugural Miles for Meso, a 5K run/walk, in historic Alton, Ill., on September 26, 2009, beginning at 9 a.m. Money raised… Read More

By | May 22, 2009

Thousands Rally on Facebook for Four Year-Old Girl With Mesothelioma

Three weeks ago our firm became involved in a campaign on Facebook to help fund cancer research on behalf of a 4 year-old little girl named Zaida and thousands of other mesothelioma patients across… Read More

By | April 28, 2009

Asbestos: An Environmental Injustice

Yesterday I spoke at Pennsylvania’s first Environmental Justice Conference.  First, let me say that this was a remarkable event, combining thought leaders from every area of this complex and critically important movement –… Read More

By | April 5, 2009

Remembering My Friend, 10-Year Mesothelioma Survivor Craig Kozicki

My heart is heavy. Last Wednesday my friend Craig Kozicki ended his 10-year battle against mesothelioma, leaving behind his dedicated wife and daughter, Shelly and Emily. Craig was a 10-year survivor of… Read More