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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 | September 16, 2016

Fighting Mesothelioma One Day at a Time

A patient fights cancer the same way a runner finishes a race: one mile marker at a time. On Aug. 23, 2016, meso warrior Julie Gundlach reached an important milestone. She celebrated… Read More

By | September 13, 2016

Washington Miles for Meso Raises $20,000 for Mesothelioma Research

The 5th Annual Washington Memorial 5K Run/Walk surpassed its goal of $15,000, raising $20,000 for mesothelioma research. Organized by Diana Stewart, Pat Dyhrman and Pat Hatley, the July 4 event honored the… Read More

By | September 9, 2016

Making Change Possible by Securing a Comprehensive U.S. Asbestos Ban

One way Julie Gundlach takes the ‘poison’ from her mesothelioma diagnosis and turns it into something beautiful is by telling her story. Through her story, Julie hopes others will realize the importance… Read More

By | September 2, 2016

How the Peacock Got Her Feathers and Inspires Julie

It takes a lot of energy and determination to run a 5K. The Alton Miles for Meso course is known among runners for its steep hills and brick streets. It’s not an… Read More

By | August 26, 2016

Asbestos Exposure: Nothing More Than a Number

When visiting New York for mesothelioma cancer treatments, Julie Gundlach would often spit on the steps of the W.R. Grace skyscraper. The act was a representation of how Julie felt, and still… Read More

By | August 18, 2016

Join Mesothelioma Survivor Julie Gundlach at Alton Miles for Meso 5K

During the first Alton Miles for Meso race in 2009, St. Louis resident Julie Gundlach shared her survival story with attendees. She’d been diagnosed with mesothelioma and given six to 12 months… Read More

By | August 12, 2016

How a Nutrition Plan Can Help Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma treatments, pain, and pain medications can impact a patient’s appetite or ability to eat. Stress over managing this disease and the lifestyle changes that comes with it can also decrease one’s… Read More

By | August 4, 2016

Mesothelioma Multimodal Therapy: What Is It and How Can It Help?

Multimodal therapy is a combination of cancer treatments. For mesothelioma patients, multimodal therapy usually includes chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. The aim of mesothelioma multimodal therapy is to improve a patient’s prognosis AND… Read More

By | July 27, 2016

How to Find the Right Mesothelioma Doctor for You

Four questions mesothelioma patients should ask themselves when deciding if a doctor is the best fit for them. A mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating news. When you or someone you love has been… Read More

By | July 14, 2016

Diagnosed with Mesothelioma: Advice from Mesothelioma Patients on How to Cope

It is natural to feel powerless when you are first diagnosed with mesothelioma. You may even think there is nothing you can do for yourself – that the doctors, nurses and hospitals… Read More