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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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Why Haven’t USDA Workers Been Protected from Asbestos? OSHA Investigates

In 2007, seven years after receiving a citation for employee injuries, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) finally began removing asbestos from Capitol Hill’s 100-year-old underground tunnels. Staffers had used the Capitol… Read More

Syngenta Settles Class Claim Over GMO Corn, Agrees to Pay $1.5 Billion to Farmers

A recent settlement in a class action lawsuit against Syngenta AG may be the largest monetary award to-date in a court case involving agriculture. Syngenta has agreed to pay $1.51 billion to… Read More

Memorial Day Hero Spotlight: Commemorating the lives of Jim and Frank, Two Navy Veterans

Memorial Day, the day we remember the millions of brave veterans who died defending our freedom, celebrates its 52nd official holiday this year. While many of our armed service members died fighting… Read More

EPA Could Ban Asbestos, but the Administration Seems to Be Choosing Industry Over Science

For decades the deadly health effects of asbestos have been recognized in numerous scientific studies. This carcinogen causes the deadly cancer mesothelioma and other diseases. While 55 countries have banned asbestos, including… Read More

SHC Continues Support for Laid-off Steelworkers

 From left, Jeff Rains, president of the Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR); Shareholder Todd Neilson, SHC; Lisa Guilliams, founder of TWIGS, a summer-long free lunch program in Granite City; Shareholder Brent… Read More

Verdict: AbbVie, Makers of AndroGel, Ordered to Pay $3.2 Million in Retrial

An Illinois jury on Monday ordered AbbVie Inc. to pay $3.2 million in a retrial after the company’s AndroGel product caused an Oregon man’s heart attack. AndroGel is a testosterone-based gel medication… Read More

Anti-Asbestos Activist, Firefighter and Wellness Advocate Headline 2018 ADAO Awareness Conference as Keynote Speakers

Anti-asbestos activist Eric Jonckheere and Patrick J. Morrison, career firefighter and advocate for the health and wellness of firefighters, will serve as keynote speakers for the upcoming Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization’s 14th Annual… Read More

Participate in ADAO’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week

This week is Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2018, which runs this year from April 1-7. One week until we come together as an asbestos community. One word. One week. One world. “Prevention… Read More

Simmons Hanly Conroy Denounces PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act (S. 2564)

Simmons Hanly Conroy Stands Beside Asbestos Victims, Denounces the “PROTECT Asbestos Victims Act” (S. 2564) Some have called the actions of the asbestos and insurance industries “perhaps the greatest corporate mass murder… Read More

ADAO’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week Kicks Off April 1

“Why is asbestos bad?” The answer to this basic question may seem obvious to some of us, especially those who have been directly impacted by mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. But would… Read More

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