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.


Proceeds from 2016 SEF Golf Tournament Take Shape in a Life-Changing Way

Simmons Hanly Conroy recently welcomed a special visitor when a white cargo van pulled into the firm’s parking lot. To the average observer it may have looked like just a van, but for… Read More

Railroad Workers: Are You at Risk for Mesothelioma?

When we think about a “dangerous job,” railroad work may not be the first that comes to mind, but many people don’t realize what railroad workers do and how many people have… Read More

Tracking the Opioid Epidemic Back to Its Source

The death-toll of the opioid epidemic continues to set sinister records. For the third year in a row, Maine is looking at an all-time-high for overdose deaths. In 2016, the rural state… Read More

Consumers Beware: How ‘Approved’ Drugs Aren’t Always Safe

According to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), of the 222 drugs that were approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2000 to 2010, 71… Read More

Armed Forces Day: An Opportunity to Honor Our Nation’s Heroes – Past and Present

Tomorrow – May 20, 2017 – is the 67th annual National Armed Forces Day; a day designed to honor the past and present members of all branches of the armed forces in… Read More

Asbestos in the Home: What You Should Know Before Getting Spring Cleaning Underway

As winter draws to a close, many of us start thinking about refreshing our homes with a good décor update, renovation, junk purge or a nice, deep cleaning. When it comes to… Read More

Fear of Deportation Silences Victims of Sexual Abuse

Almost 15 percent of adult Hispanic women have experienced rape in their lifetimes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the current growth rate of the female Hispanic… Read More

What Every Mom Should Know About Bystander Asbestos Exposure

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to honor the mothers in our families and remind them how much they’re appreciated. These women typically shoulder the weight of caring for children, going to… Read More

Workers’ Memorial Day 2017: A Critical Fight for Safe Jobs All Over the World

On April 28 each year, workers, their families, unions and workplace safety advocates across the globe come together to observe International Workers’ Memorial Day, an awareness day promoting worker safety and commemorating… Read More

Ethicon Is Only the Latest to Face Legal Action Over Faulty Hernia Mesh

Once again a defective hernia mesh is making news. This time it’s Physiomesh™, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon. Ethicon joins both Atrium and Bard Davol who are currently fighting legal… Read More