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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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April 1-7 Marks the 18th Annual Global Asbestos Awareness Week — Here’s What to Know

Every year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) dedicates the first full week of April to Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW). ADAO’s 18th annual awareness campaign is set to begin on April… Read More

In the News: $26 Billion in Funding to Go to Communities Around the Country After Johnson & Johnson, Drug Distributors Finalize Opioid Settlement

In late February, the nation’s three largest drug distributors — AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson — and drugmaker Johnson & Johnson agreed to finalize a $26 billion opioid settlement with states and… Read More

FDA Orders Philips Respironics to Improve Its Communications Regarding June 2021 Recall of Sleep Apnea Machines

On March 10, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an order to Philips Respironics — maker of ventilators, CPAP and BiPAP machines — to notify all patients about their recall… Read More

In the News: Shareholder Ellyn Hurd Makes Cover of Boston College Law Magazine

Recognized for her invaluable contributions in the landmark six-month New York State opioid trial, which concluded at the end of 2021, Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Ellyn Hurd was recently featured in the… Read More

10 Questions to Ask Your Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you were recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may feel overwhelmed by the number of difficult decisions your diagnosis now requires you to make. You may be confronting questions such as: Which… Read More

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

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