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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. With a desire for our blog to be a place for making connections with others, we welcome your feedback, stories and participation in the conversations.

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By | April 21, 2017

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

By | April 19, 2017

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

By | April 13, 2017

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

By | April 5, 2017

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

By | March 29, 2017

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

By | March 24, 2017

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

By | March 21, 2017

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

By | March 15, 2017

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

By | March 13, 2017

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

By | March 10, 2017

Nellie Kershaw, an Inspiration to Women Everywhere: 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.” Those are the words of Nellie Kershaw – a young, hard-working, once healthy… Read More