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.


Asbestos-Related Illnesses and Deaths Grow According to CDC Report

Big industry had for years claimed that asbestos was safe and not a risk to human life, and it is only after years of research — and thousands of deaths — that… Read More

Hamner Institute Receives Grant For Asbestos Study From EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded The Hamner Institute for Health Services a $2.1 million contract to research the health effects of asbestos exposure. The three-year study will focus on vermiculite, and in particular,… Read More

University of Minnesota Gives Update on Mesothelioma Study

In 2006, the University of Minnesota began a $4.9-million-dollar study of mesothelioma in the Iron Ridge of Minnesota, where unusually high rates of the rare and terminal lung cancer have been discovered.… Read More

Pleural Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Looks Promising

A clinical trial recently conducted in Japan and supervised by the Japanese Ministry of Health and cancer researchers Eli Lilly and Company had very promising results. They recently announced that a combination… Read More

Mesothelioma Treatment in Germany Gives Years to Patient

BBC News has reported the story of Debbie Brewer, a 49-year-old mother of three from Plymouth in Devon, UK. In November of 2006, Brewer was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of lung… Read More

New Treatment Offers New Hope For Mesothelioma Patients

There is new hope for patients suffering from the asbestos-related cancer of mesothelioma. A drug commonly used to treat skin cancer has been paired with another leading anti-cancer drug by University of… Read More

Asbestos Violations Cited In Bend, Oregon

According to the local ABC affiliate KOHD, two companies were recently fined $15,000 in civil penalties by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for unlicensed asbestos abatement during the demolition of three mobile home units… Read More

Fort Bragg Officers Exposed To Asbestos

Evon Colchiski is the father of Pvt. Jason Colchiski, who served a year in Iraq and is now stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. As a father, Evon’s concerns were raised… Read More

Asbestos Awareness Day Conference Registration Open

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, an independent organization funded through voluntary contributions and staffed completely by volunteers, has opened registration for its 5th Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference for March 27 through… Read More

Asbestos Tiles in St. Louis Possibly Disposed of Improperly

A north St. Louis County fire district is under investigation by state and county authorities for the removal and disposal of floor tiles, possibly containing asbestos, from a recently purchased building.… Read More