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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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Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2019

Each of the past 15 years, the first seven days of April have been designated by Congress as Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW). During this time, scientists, advocates, survivors and their families… Read More

PBS NewsHour Reports: ‘The Stunning Truth About Asbestos Use in the U.S.’

Special report also highlights ADAO, Linda Reinstein, Paul Zygielbaum On March 13, PBS NewsHour dedicated a 10-minute segment of its nightly program to report on asbestos use in the United States. The… Read More

West Virginia Files Lawsuit Against Catholic Church That ‘Knowingly Employed Pedophiles’

Many parents rely on school faculty and administrators to keep their children safe. It does not matter whether a superintendent or a bishop is in charge — all students deserve the chance… Read More

House and Senate Introduce the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019

On March 7, the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2019 (ARBAN) was introduced in both the House and Senate. The bill was sponsored by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley, of Oregon,… Read More

Making a Difference on Rare Disease Day 2019

Right now, there are thousands of people living with a rare disease – and many of them have no idea. By the end of this year, individuals from all over the world… Read More

Vatican Summit on Child Abuse Concludes Without Immediate Action

The Vatican summit on child abuse convened by Pope Francis has come to a close, and many survivors feel no closer to justice than they were before. The historic four-day summit, titled… Read More

Pope Francis Confirms Catholic Priests Sexually Abused Nuns for Years

Since 2014, when the Vatican revealed what the world believed to be the true extent of sexual abuse in the Catholic church, a steady stream of revelations has continued to emerge. This… Read More

Nearly 200 New Jersey Catholic Clergy Members Accused of Sexual Abuse

Early on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, Newark’s archdiocese became the first of five dioceses in New Jersey to release a list of names of clergy members accused of sexually abusing minors. New… Read More

Veterans With Hearing Loss and Tinnitus Are Now Stepping Forward to Seek Justice Against Military Earplug Supplier 3M

A U.S. Army veteran from Texas, who was deployed to Iraq in March 2003, didn’t notice the ringing in his ears until he returned home a year later. Fast-forward more than 15… Read More

15 Attorneys General Take Action to Require Asbestos Reporting

Asbestos continues to endanger American homes, schools and workplaces, and Americans deserve to know exactly how and where. For decades now, the only way Americans have known to avoid asbestos has been… Read More

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