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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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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

Dirty Laundry: A Mesothelioma Journey No Family Should Face

Have you ever heard the phrase “cancer isn’t a person’s diagnosis, it’s a family’s diagnosis”? Mesothelioma may be considered “rare” and may only be diagnosed in approximately 3,000 Americans each year, but… Read More

Women’s History Month: Recognizing the Unseen Battles Women Faced in the Workforce

Asbestos-related diseases have always taken men’s lives more often than women’s. This has nothing to do with genetics, but rather a gender gap that made men more likely to work in direct… Read More

Amid Criticism for Defending Accused Abuse Witness, Pope Francis Names New Sexual Abuse Panel

On February 17, Pope Francis renewed the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in an apparent effort to continue addressing widespread sexual abuse in the Catholic church. However, the renewal comes… Read More

Raise Awareness for Mesothelioma and Rare Diseases on February 28, 2018

When something is considered “rare,” it doesn’t occur very often. One rare disease may only affect a small number of people. But when you consider there are over 6,000 existing rare diseases,… Read More

4 Ways to Cope with Grief from Mesothelioma, Asbestos-Related Diseases

There is no one right way to grieve. It’s natural to experience feelings of pain and grief over the loss of a loved one. People who are grieving the loss of someone… Read More

Mesothelioma and World Cancer Day: Raising Awareness of Rare and Deadly Diseases

February 4 is a day dedicated every year, all over the world, to the fight against cancer. Each World Cancer Day, the aim is to get as many governments and individuals as… Read More

Opioid Lawyers Prepare to Step in for Government on Ending the National Crisis

A year since its annual death toll surpassed that of the entire Vietnam war, three months since it was declared a public health emergency and mere weeks since it was named a… Read More

Communities Sue Pill-Makers as Overdose Deaths Contribute to Decline in American Life Expectancy

American adults expect that, on average, they have a good chance of living longer, healthier lives than their parents. They hope their own kids can say the same thing. For the second… Read More

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