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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 | September 12, 2017

Commemorating the Brave

Online registration for the 9th Annual Miles for Meso 5K will close on Sept. 22 – only 10 days away. If you’re looking for additional inspiration to sign-up this year, consider running… Read More

By | August 28, 2017

No Asbestos Ban in Place Means Workers Will Keep Dying From Mesothelioma

The use of asbestos in building materials has decreased in the United States during the past several decades due to its worldwide recognition as a deadly carcinogen. At the same time, however,… Read More

By | August 25, 2017

Celebrating Meso Heroes From Coast to Coast

In 2011, Mike Mattmuller was only 29-years-old when an x-ray revealed he had mesothelioma – an often fatal form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure that typically afflicts people twice his age.… Read More

By | August 21, 2017

Mesothelioma and Depression: Coping Strategies for Individuals and Their Families

Nearly 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year, all of whom face uncertain futures that may include chemotherapy, radiation and mounting hospital bills. While many tend to focus on treating the… Read More

By | August 15, 2017

ADAO: The Face of Asbestos Victims and their Fight to Ban Asbestos

Today begins our series of Miles for Meso spotlights. Every week between now and race day on Sept. 30, the Simmons Hanly Conroy blog will feature a survivor, warrior, volunteer or organization… Read More

By | August 2, 2017

Notorious Pedophilic Priest Set to Be Released From Prison

The upcoming release of Paul Shanley, defrocked priest and convicted child-rapist, is an appalling reminder of the injustice suffered by survivors of clergy abuse. After spending 12 years in prison, Shanley will… Read More

By | July 27, 2017

12 Ways to Celebrate, Commemorate & Support on World Lung Cancer Day

“Don’t smoke – you could get lung cancer.” You may have heard these words at some point in your life. It’s often one of the leading arguments to convince people to avoid… Read More

By | July 11, 2017

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

By | July 3, 2017

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

By | June 30, 2017

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