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.


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

Screening for Mesothelioma

There have been many questions raised about mesothelioma and how to distinguish a mesothelioma diagnosis from a lung cancer diagnosis, as the physical symptoms of both cancers can, on the surface, appear… 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

Dangerous Careers With Exposure To Asbestos

Since the 1800s doctors have seen a link between exposure to asbestos in the workplace and lung disease. It wasn’t until the 1970’s and the Industrial Revolution that the EPA issued warnings about exposure… Read More

Finding Inspiration Through Lung Cancer Tragedy

Lung cancer affects the lives of millions of people every day. As one of the world’s leading cancers, over prostate and breast cancer, lung cancer has removed many a loved one from… Read More