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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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Asbestos Use in the United States: The Past, the Disturbing Present, and Urgent Needs for the Future

Asbestos is a recognized poison – one that poses lethal health risks – and it is very misunderstood by the general public. This is because, for decades, those who profited from the… Read More

The So-Called FACT ACT: Poised to Protect Corporations over Consumers

House passes FACT Act despite opposition from veterans, workers, cancer patients, and their family members If proposed laws were consumer products, the toxicity of a pair of bills passed by the House… Read More

Big Pharma’s Deceitful Role in America’s Opioid Crisis

Tomorrow, barring significant changes, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 91 Americans will die from an opioid overdose. That averages out to 3 people every hour, or 637 people per… Read More

Behind Closed Doors, Little Changes in the Catholic Church Despite Prevalence of Sexual Abuse

People with the power to stop the widespread sexual abuse of children should know exactly what to do: Stop the crimes. Remove and punish the sick people responsible. Regain trust by putting… Read More

Mesothelioma Survivor Mike Mattmuller’s Story of ‘Staying Positive’ and Building Hope

When Mike Mattmuller, a then-29-year-old from Maryland, began experiencing shortness of breath, he never imagined an x-ray exam would be anything more than a simple precaution. It turned out that this visit… Read More

Take an Active Role in Global Asbestos Awareness Week This Year

When you hear the word asbestos, what do you think? Hazard? Dangerous? Toxin? All of these words are accurate, however there’s another word that should be crossing your mind – preventable. Hear… Read More

Asbestos in California: A History of Exposure and the Country’s Highest Rate of Mesothelioma Deaths

The western region of the United States, one of the most geographically diverse areas of the country, is home to rainforests, plains and mountains that attract people from all over the world.… Read More

Asbestos in Famous U.S. Landmarks: Workers and Tourists at Risk of Exposure

Once known as a “miracle fiber” for properties useful in construction, asbestos is now far from remarkable. Today, we know that the mineral causes fatal health complications, including asbestosis and the rare… Read More

TSCA Reform, Future U.S. Asbestos Ban Uncertain in Trump Administration

In June 2016, President Obama signed into law the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” bringing about much-needed major reform to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).… Read More

USA Gymnastics and Others Failed the Nation’s Children by Covering up Sexual Abuse Cases

Today, American children are suffering from a widespread epidemic of sexual abuse that doesn’t bear thinking about. The sooner this problem is faced head on, the better. The fact is, abuse can… Read More

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