Blog & Commentary

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.


Catonsville Pushing State of Maryland to Put Asbestos Rules In Place

Residents of Catonsville want bigger answers from the state of Maryland regarding asbestos hazards as a natural rock formation appeared in the middle of a construction site. Neighbors are not only worried… Read More

North Carolina Community Concerned About Former Asbestos Mill

Residents of Davidson, NC are faced with a difficult community decision as a Raleigh developer approaches the Westside neighborhood with hopes to build a commercial or residential development on the former Metrolina… Read More

Honoring Our Veterans

Today we are proud to honor the United States veterans throughout the world. We are forever proud of the men and women who have served America. It is important to honor them… Read More

Mesothelioma Biopsies and How To Know Which One is Right

In the book 100 Questions and Answers About Mesothelioma the authors ask the following: “How are biopsies performed and which one is right for me?” In my years of working with people that have… Read More

Greater Research for Environmental Asbestos Exposure

For years mesothelioma concerns have been focused on the occupational environment, for those exposed to asbestos materials were people in the workplace and the people these workers were in daily contact with outside of… Read More

Kentucky Demolition Raises Community Asbestos Concerns

As highlighted on, the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection has issued a public advisory regarding asbestos contamination of demolition materials being shredded and then offered to the public as free mulch. Although it is… Read More

The Mesothelioma Database

Imagine how difficult it was to track and gather knowledge about certain medical conditions before the introduction of computers. Now specialists can log into central databases for cancers and genetic disorders and… Read More

Asbestos Roof Collapses in Primary School: Dublin, Ireland

The shock to a parent must be overwhelming when told that their children are being sent home from school due to a roof collapse, but even more shocking would be to learn… Read More

Asbestos, Cancer and September 11th

It is hard to believe that the tragedy of September 11th was seven years ago. It seems like it was just yesterday. Although Manhattan is slowly progressing on building the new Freedom… Read More

Finding Your Role as a Mesothelioma Cancer Patient

As with any cancer diagnosis, a mesothelioma diagnosis is incredibly difficult for patients. It is natural to feel defeated and hopeless when faced with such life-changing events, but how you handle your role, as… Read More