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.
Is There Asbestos in Your Attic?
Some environmental experts believe up to 16 million homes contain vermiculite insulation, a product that may contain asbestos. When homeowners discover that this potentially dangerous product is insulating their homes, they often… Read More
When a Parent Has Mesothelioma
In every person’s life there comes a time when we have to deal with the death of a loved one. For many, the most heart-wrenching experience comes with the pending death of… Read More
Mesothelioma Support Groups: Going Virtual
The Internet has changed much of how we, as a society, interact with one another. It shouldn’t be surprising that support groups have spread to the World Wide Web as well. Once… Read More
What Tests are Performed to Help Diagnose Mesothelioma?
For the men and women who worked in the asbestos industry, a chest film or chest x-ray was likely required by your employer or union. Unfortunately, some of the individuals I have… Read More
Asbestos and Site Closures: Better Safe Than Sorry
There’s no such thing as being too cautious when it comes to asbestos. Today brings more news of asbestos in the air, this time at a construction site and business. A construction… Read More
Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2008
As we’ve written about on this blog before, building awareness about mesothelioma is paramount in the effort to keep people safer from asbestos and get mesothelioma patients better treatment options. Good news from the… Read More
Are Blood Tests Useful to Diagnose Mesothelioma?
Almost all of us have had a blood test for one reason or another. It is a basic procedure for any routine physical. If your white blood cell count is elevated, it… Read More
The Simmons Hanly Conroy Attorney Recognized for Helping Veterans with Asbestos
The Simmons Hanly Conroy attorney Gloria Colon is featured this week in Missouri Lawyers Weekly for her inspiring story and dedication to helping veterans. Colon is part of our asbestos litigation team, but also puts countless… Read More
Pennsylvania School Closes Over Asbestos Concerns
A school in Munhall, Pennsylvania closed down on Wednesday due to concerns for safety after asbestos was discovered on the roof. After parents complained at a school board meeting Tuesday night, the… Read More
Ban Asbestos Bill Moves Forward
There was encouraging news on Capitol Hill yesterday. The “Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act of 2008” was introduced in the House by the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Environment… Read More