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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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Why I Filed a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

  People who develop mesothelioma are often shocked and hurt to learn their disease was caused by exposure to asbestos and that their exposure could have — and should have — been… Read More

Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

This year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it’s important to honor the legacy of the man who spearheaded the Civil Rights Movement and whose teachings have inspired millions of Americans. Equally… Read More

In the News: New York State Jury Finds Remaining Defendants Liable in Conclusion of New York State Opioid Trial

The landmark New York State opioid trial reached its conclusion on Dec. 30, 2021 after the jury found drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals and distributor Anda Inc. liable for helping to fuel the nation’s… Read More

Simmons Hanly Conroy — Giving Back Throughout the Year

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, a culture of giving has been prioritized by Chairman John Simmons since he started the firm in 1999. And amid the ongoing pandemic, one constant from 2021 was… Read More

Cities, Towns and Local Communities Have Until Jan. 26 to Sign Up to Receive Access to Opioid Settlement Funds

As the countdown to the new year begins, the deadline for communities to join national opioid settlements with drugmaker Johnson & Johnson and drug distributors AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson is quickly… Read More

In the News: Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Jayne Conroy Delivers Closing Arguments in New York State Opioid Trial

Shareholder Jayne Conroy in the New York opioid trial courtroom set up in Touro College’s law school auditorium earlier this summer. The trial proceedings have since returned to Suffolk County State Supreme… Read More

Judge Permits Two Controversial Opioid Sales Training Videos to Be Shown to Jury in New York State Opioid Trial

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, the jury in the New York State opioid trial viewed two controversial internal sales-training videos from Teva Pharmaceuticals that had previously been under seal. The jury’s viewing… Read More

Remembering U.S. Navy Veteran and Mesothelioma Warrior Frank Curre on National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec. 7, 1941: “A day that will live in infamy,” remarked President Franklin D. Roosevelt the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked by some 350 Japanese fighter planes, driving the United States… Read More

How Filing a Mesothelioma Claim Helped U.S. Navy Veteran Walter Twidwell

When U.S. veteran Walter Twidwell started experiencing shortness of breath and frequent bouts of pneumonia, he knew something was amiss. Walter’s doctor sent him to get a chest X-ray. Shortly thereafter, imaging… Read More

Alton Miles for Meso Raises $38,000 for Asbestos Charity

 Thank you for being a part of the Miles for Meso community and for supporting the 13th Annual Alton Miles for Meso VIRTUAL 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk. In this… Read More

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