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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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Essure Patients Still Hope for Ban in U.S. After Suffering Years of Adverse Symptoms

Canada has just become the latest country to pull Essure off its market, as Brazil did this past February. While Brazil banned the product due to safety concerns, Bayer says it is… Read More

What to Do if You’re a Carpenter Exposed to Asbestos

What Carpenters Can Do About This On-the-Job Hazard Many people choose an occupation because it’s an area they’re passionate about, it’s a family business, or they have a special talent for the… Read More

Case Update: $1.22 Billion Settlement Reached in Volkswagen/Audi Diesel Emissions Scandal

Drivers will now see fewer Volkswagen Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) vehicles on the road. Volkswagens, Audis and Porsches will be seen less and less after a federal judge in San Francisco approved… Read More

When It Comes to NY Clergy Abuse, Is Legal Representation Better Than the Church’s IRCP?

After enrolling 145 survivors in its first few months of operation, the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) has entered Phase 2. The program, founded by Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal… Read More

Regulatory Accountability Act Puts Workplace Protections, Asbestos Ban, At Risk

The Regulatory Accountability Act, or RAA for short, aims to modify the way that federal agencies enact new rules. This proposed bill places increased emphasis on how such regulations would affect the… Read More

CDC: Decades of Asbestos Regulation Wasn’t Enough to Prevent Thousands of Mesothelioma Deaths

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), deaths caused by malignant mesothelioma, a lethal cancer caused exclusively by asbestos inhalation or ingestion, are on the… Read More

Compensation Fund Now Available for Sexual Abuse by the NY Catholic Church – Who Is Eligible?

In 96 percent of child sexual abuse cases in the United States, survivors are abused by someone they know and trust. Often, these are relatives, friends of family, neighbors and other close… Read More

Did Sanofi-Aventis Lie About Taxotere Side Effects?

Despite more than $3 Billion in revenue, Taxotere® is not a household name – unless you are one of the 300,000 American women treated for breast cancer each year. About 75 percent… Read More

Cancer-Causing Asbestos Could Be Gone for Good if EPA Makes the Right Decision

The Dangers of Asbestos and the First Steps to Get Rid of It The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is standing at a pivotal crossroads with a life-or-death decision to make: to move… Read More

Caretaking and Mesothelioma: Finding Resources for Help and Self-Care

Taking care of an ill loved one requires a great deal of physical and emotional energy, not to mention financial resources. People caring for someone with mesothelioma face additional challenges after their… Read More

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