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.


Communities Band Together to Fight Opioid Epidemic in Nationwide Lawsuit

At a vital turning point in opioid litigation, law firms like Simmons Hanly Conroy are now casting their net beyond chronic pain patients, whose lawsuits against opioid makers have generated millions in… Read More

Makers of Blood Pressure Drug Benicar Settle 2,300 Lawsuits in a Federal N.J. Court

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., a Tokyo-based drug maker worth an estimated $12.4 billion, agreed to settle nearly 2,300 patient lawsuits against its blood pressure medication Benicar® (olmesartan medoxomil) and its sister medications Benicar… Read More

Notorious Pedophilic Priest Set to Be Released From Prison

The upcoming release of Paul Shanley, defrocked priest and convicted child-rapist, is an appalling reminder of the injustice suffered by survivors of clergy abuse. After spending 12 years in prison, Shanley will… Read More

12 Ways to Celebrate, Commemorate & Support on World Lung Cancer Day

“Don’t smoke – you could get lung cancer.” You may have heard these words at some point in your life. It’s often one of the leading arguments to convince people to avoid… Read More

FDA Pulls Addictive Opioid Pain Med off the Market as Lawsuits Against Pill Manufacturers Pile Up

On July 8 – in a first of its kind decision – the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested a pharmaceutical company to pull off the market one of its opioid products… Read More

Essure Patients Still Hope for Ban in U.S. After Suffering Years of Adverse Symptoms

Canada has just become the latest country to pull Essure off its market, as Brazil did this past February. While Brazil banned the product due to safety concerns, Bayer says it is… Read More

What to Do if You’re a Carpenter Exposed to Asbestos

What Carpenters Can Do About This On-the-Job Hazard Many people choose an occupation because it’s an area they’re passionate about, it’s a family business, or they have a special talent for the… Read More

Case Update: $1.22 Billion Settlement Reached in Volkswagen/Audi Diesel Emissions Scandal

Drivers will now see fewer Volkswagen Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) vehicles on the road. Volkswagens, Audis and Porsches will be seen less and less after a federal judge in San Francisco approved… Read More

When It Comes to NY Clergy Abuse, Is Legal Representation Better Than the Church’s IRCP?

After enrolling 145 survivors in its first few months of operation, the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program (IRCP) has entered Phase 2. The program, founded by Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal… Read More

Regulatory Accountability Act Puts Workplace Protections, Asbestos Ban, At Risk

The Regulatory Accountability Act, or RAA for short, aims to modify the way that federal agencies enact new rules. This proposed bill places increased emphasis on how such regulations would affect the… Read More