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September is here — and that means National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is right around the corner. On Sept. 26, 2021, the United States will honor the thousands of individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Each year, roughly 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma. Symptoms of the disease typically start to occur 10 to 50 years after exposure. While there are several treatment options…
A great way to show support for a loved one who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma is by registering for the Alton Miles for Meso 5K, which will be held virtually for the second straight year. Racers and supporters interested in participating are invited to register for the virtual race and run or walk from anywhere! The race is set to begin on Sept. 25, the day before National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. For the 8th…
Thursday, Sept. 9, marked a major breakthrough in the New York State opioid trial as defendant Endo International Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiaries settled with New York State and Suffolk and Nassau Counties for $50 million.  The settlement marks the conclusion of a series of recent events in which state and county representatives, including State Attorney General Letitia James, accused Endo of withholding “damning evidence” regarding its marketing and sales of prescription opioids from the discovery…
As the academic year begins and students start heading back to school, there may be no better time for parents, teachers, school administrators, instructors and coaches to help younger students make smarter decisions about their health — and that includes avoiding the use of e-cigarettes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly “1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students reported using e-cigarettes in 2020.”  The…
We are excited to reveal this year’s T-shirt graphic design for the 2021 Miles for Meso 5k run/3k fun walk, which will be held virtually on Sept. 25, 2021. A long-sleeve T-shirt is included with every registration. This year’s T-shirt design features the Piasa Bird, which references a local Native American legend that originates from the Illini tribe. A painting featuring the Piasa Bird is located on the bluffs just outside of Alton, Illinois, at…
Recent weeks in the New York State opioid trial have seen defendant Endo Pharmaceuticals propelled into the spotlight, as the company stands accused by the State of willfully withholding relevant and potentially damning evidence during discovery — a move for which Endo and its attorneys were subject to orders of contempt and sanctions in a similar case involving several Tennessee counties. The judge presiding over the Tennessee opioid case found that Endo’s legal representatives made…
Witness testimony continued in Touro College’s law school auditorium throughout week five of the New York State opioid trial, as the jury heard from local first responders and officials who shared their intimate knowledge about how the opioid epidemic affected Long Island’s Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Among many witnesses examined during week five, expert testimony came from Nassau County Assistant Police Chief Chris Ferro and Jennifer Culp, who is the intergovernmental coordinator for the Suffolk…
One great way to show support for a loved one who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma is by registering for the Alton Miles for Meso 5K, which will be held virtually for the second straight year. Racers and supporters interested in participating are invited to register for the virtual race and run or walk from anywhere! For the 8th consecutive year, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) will be accepting submissions of the names of…
In a major move, the third week of the ongoing New York State opioid trial saw the three largest U.S. drug distributors — McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc. and AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation — agree mid-trial to settle claims with New York State, including both Suffolk County and Nassau County. If approved by the state and county legislatures, the agreement will require the three companies to pay a combined $1.18 billion over the next 17 years.…
As legal arguments continued to unfold in Touro College’s law school auditorium in Central Islip, Long Island, Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Jayne Conroy, who is representing Suffolk County in the ongoing New York opioid litigation, presented a compelling illustration to jurors, which caught the attention of the national media. The illustration depicts a scale upon which rests a downtrodden individual on one side, labeled “pleasure,” and 10 dancing and frolicking gremlins on the other, labeled…