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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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Mesothelioma Survivor Mike Mattmuller Continues to Advocate for an Asbestos Ban

In October 2011, at the young age of 29, what Mike Mattmuller thought was just shortness of breath turned out to be a devastating diagnosis: Mike had a rare and aggressive cancer… Read More

Julie Gundlach: Fighting to Ban Asbestos One Day at a Time

12-Year Mesothelioma Survivor Julie Gundlach Continues to Inspire On Aug. 23, 2006, Julie Gundlach’s life changed forever. In the 12-plus years that followed, her mesothelioma story and activism have changed more lives… Read More

Dirty Laundry Creators to Receive 2019 Alan Reintstein Award

It’s been a little over a year since the documentary Dirty Laundry premiered at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. Since then, it has awed audiences at 11 additional film festivals… Read More

LaTanyta Manuel and Her Family’s Fight Against Asbestos

In 2002, Andrew Manuel was diagnosed with mesothelioma. By 2004, he was gone. In those two short years, Andrew was determined to make sure his wife LaTanyta and their kids would be… Read More

The Medical Battle an Asbestos Victim Fights Once Diagnosed

The goal of Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW) is to increase awareness of asbestos and the preventable diseases caused by the deadly substance. Most people have never heard of these diseases until… Read More

Linda Reinstein and Her Hopes of an Asbestos-Free Future

Linda Reinstein’s story is one of adversity, transformation and hope. Currently, she is the President and CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest advocacy group for asbestos victims. She… Read More

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

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