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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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Today Is Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Here’s How to Show Your Support for This Life-Changing Cause

Every year, around 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma emerge. A deadly form of cancer, mesothelioma has affected the lives of thousands since its discovery. However, this remains a relatively rare and misunderstood… Read More

How Simmons Hanly Conroy’s Recent “Second Chance Saturday” Event is Changing Lives

Harriet* burst through the double doors of the Venice Recreational Center with a new lease on life. “Somebody, take me to church!” she exclaimed. “I need to thank God, I need to… Read More

New Study Underscores Long-Term Damage Communities Will Suffer Because of Big Pharma’s Opioid Spree

American communities that have been hollowed out by the ongoing opioid epidemic are only now starting to come to grips with the scope of the damage. While the death toll is staggering,… Read More

Time is Running Out – Online Registration Closes this Week

As we enter the final stretch of preparations for the 9th Annual Miles for Meso 5k, organizers are excited for participants to experience an event that promises to be one of the… Read More

National Firefighter Registry Could Be Turning Point for 9/11 Responders with Cancer

As the tragic 9/11 anniversary approaches, we come together as a nation for the 16th time to try to make sense of the worst terrorist attack on United States soil. Even close… Read More

Commemorating the Brave

Online registration for the 9th Annual Miles for Meso 5K will close on Sept. 22 – only 10 days away. If you’re looking for additional inspiration to sign-up this year, consider running… Read More

No Asbestos Ban in Place Means Workers Will Keep Dying From Mesothelioma

The use of asbestos in building materials has decreased in the United States during the past several decades due to its worldwide recognition as a deadly carcinogen. At the same time, however,… Read More

Celebrating Meso Heroes From Coast to Coast

In 2011, Mike Mattmuller was only 29-years-old when an x-ray revealed he had mesothelioma – an often fatal form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure that typically afflicts people twice his age.… Read More

After $417M Loss, Johnson & Johnson Still Refuses to Acknowledge Suffering of Misinformed Talc Consumers

In the first talc trial to be held before a state jury in California, multinational pharma giant Johnson & Johnson lost $417 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a Los Angeles… Read More

Mesothelioma and Depression: Coping Strategies for Individuals and Their Families

Nearly 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year, all of whom face uncertain futures that may include chemotherapy, radiation and mounting hospital bills. While many tend to focus on treating the… Read More

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