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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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As news of asbestos-related diseases spread across the United States, the American public started to become increasingly suspicious of asbestos companies that had, for so long, denied the dangers of asbestos exposure.
Asbestos companies that had known about the long-term health risks began to experience social and legal scrutiny, with families across the country filing

Linda Reinstein’s story is one of adversity, transformation and hope. Currently, she is the President and CEO of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest advocacy group for asbestos victims. She routinely serves as a congressional witness and speaks around the world about the science underpinning the dangers of asbestos.
But it wasn’t always

Every year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) dedicates the first full week of April to Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW). From April 1 to April 7, Simmons Hanly Conroy will join advocates across the world in the fight to ban asbestos.
For 20 years now, the ADAO has dedicated itself to generating much-needed awareness

For thousands of years, asbestos remained in the margins of ancient society, bewildering onlookers with its magical fire-resistant properties while concealing its more harmful ones. But as civilization matured, so did its use of asbestos.
In our previous installments, we learned how ancient and medieval societies used this mysterious, naturally occurring mineral to protect cremated

On February 1, 2024, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), in partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), launched a new campaign to broadcast the dangers of asbestos and urge lawmakers to ban asbestos in the United States.
Asbestos is a highly toxic mineral that causes mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive

Asbestos is a known health hazard and is highly regulated by both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Damaged or worn-down asbestos-containing products may release fibers that can be inhaled or swallowed. Once asbestos particles enter the lungs or digestive system tissues, they can remain there