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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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History of Asbestos, Pt. 3: Asbestos in the Industrial Age

For thousands of years, asbestos remained in the margins of ancient society, bewildering onlookers with its magical fire-resistant properties while concealing its more harmful ones. But as civilization matured, so did its… Read More

ADAO and IAFF Fight for Asbestos Ban During National Cancer Prevention Month

On February 1, 2024, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), in partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), launched a new campaign to broadcast the dangers of asbestos and urge… Read More

History of Asbestos, Pt. 2: Asbestos in the Middle Ages

In our last post on the history of asbestos, we explored how ancient civilizations made use of this seemingly unthreatening fibrous mineral. Centuries ago, before asbestos was found to be the primary… Read More

History of Asbestos, Pt. 1: Asbestos in the Ancient World

It’s hard to believe asbestos was only recognized to be toxic a little over a century ago. This naturally occurring mineral was already being mined when the Great Pyramids were built, and… Read More

Top 10 Occupations at Risk of Asbestos Exposure in 2024

Asbestos is a known health hazard and is highly regulated by both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Damaged or worn-down asbestos-containing products… Read More

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

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

Veterans Day 2023: Honoring U.S. Veterans and Their Fight Against Mesothelioma

Millions of Americans have selflessly served in the U.S. military, prioritizing our nation’s freedom over their personal well-being. For many citizens, their courage holds a significance far beyond a commitment to defend… Read More

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2023: Hope, Help and Health

On September 26, 2023, communities across the country will join together to recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day, which is dedicated to bringing attention to this rare asbestos-caused cancer and raising funds for medical… Read More

International Association of Fire Fighters Urges Congress to Pass Asbestos Ban

Despite being banned in more than 70 countries, asbestos remains legal in the United States — but the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now (ARBAN) Act seeks to change this. ARBAN calls for… Read More

Miles for Meso Spotlight: Honoring the Legacy of Mesothelioma Warrior George Dreith

To set the stage for the 15th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 3K Fun Run/Walk, Simmons Hanly Conroy is highlighting the mesothelioma warriors whose legacies have shaped this event.… Read More

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