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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 | March 15, 2017

TSCA Reform, Future U.S. Asbestos Ban Uncertain in Trump Administration

In June 2016, President Obama signed into law the “Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act,” bringing about much-needed major reform to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).… Read More

By | March 13, 2017

USA Gymnastics and Others Failed the Nation’s Children by Covering up Sexual Abuse Cases

Today, American children are suffering from a widespread epidemic of sexual abuse that doesn’t bear thinking about. The sooner this problem is faced head on, the better. The fact is, abuse can… Read More

By | March 10, 2017

Nellie Kershaw, an Inspiration to Women Everywhere: Stand Up Against Asbestos Exposure

“I have not received a penny…I should have had nine weeks wages now through no fault of my own.” Those are the words of Nellie Kershaw – a young, hard-working, once healthy… Read More

By | March 9, 2017

Attend the 2017 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma in Bethesda, MD

Every year, mesothelioma patients, caregivers, families, bereaved and professionals from the government, non-profit and medical industries gather together for three days. This expansive set of individuals congregates at the International Symposium on… Read More

By | March 7, 2017

The Institutions That Harmed Children: The Boy Scouts of America

Child sexual abuse is an issue that many people try not to think about, even going so far as to pretend that it doesn’t exist. But it does exist. The Perversion Files… Read More

By | March 2, 2017

Power Plants in America: Supplying Energy and Asbestos Exposure

  Energy – it’s what keeps America running. Without some source of power, life as we know it would come to a halt. Heating our homes, cooking meals, using electronics, and even… Read More

By | February 24, 2017

Why States with a History of Shipbuilding Suffered from Higher Rates of Mesothelioma

Not everyone can control whether they develop cancer. Yet, research has shown time and time again that certain avoidable risk factors can increase one’s chances of developing cancer, such as chemical exposure,… Read More

By | February 17, 2017

Outside the Mine: Why Miner Mesothelioma Risk is the Most Dangerous Hazard

Coal mining’s place on the list of most dangerous jobs in the world is well deserved. An average of 50 to 60 coal miners die on the job in the United States… Read More

By | February 8, 2017

2017 ADAO Asbestos Awareness Conference Set for April 7 to 9 in Washington, D.C.

Those fighting for an end to asbestos exposure saw a major win in 2016 when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prioritized asbestos as a top 10 high-risk chemical under the Lautenberg… Read More

By | February 3, 2017

World Cancer Day: What Does It Mean for Less Common Cancers Such as Mesothelioma?

Image Source: World Cancer Day Today, in the United States, there are 14 million new cancer cases and 8.2 million cancer deaths every single year. By 2030, these numbers are projected to… Read More