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.


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

ADAO: The Face of Asbestos Victims and their Fight to Ban Asbestos

Today begins our series of Miles for Meso spotlights. Every week between now and race day on Sept. 30, the Simmons Hanly Conroy blog will feature a survivor, warrior, volunteer or organization… Read More

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