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With rare exceptions, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that every person 6-months-old or older get a flu shot each year between October and March. Getting a flu shot this flu season is even more important than usual, as vaccinating ourselves could reduce the burden on our nation’s healthcare workers who are currently contending with a greater number of hospitalizations from the novel coronavirus. According to the CDC, “Getting a flu…
With the holiday season now well underway, many families are asking themselves a similar question: How do we celebrate this important family holiday with the current safety recommendations related to COVID-19? The question is no doubt a difficult one, and it’s understandable that millions of Americans are grappling with it as they finalize their holiday plans. The question can grow even more complicated when a family has to factor in health concerns for a vulnerable…
In recent months, the common prescription drug Elmiron®, which is used to treat a painful and common bladder condition, has fallen under scrutiny for allegedly damaging the vision of the patients who take it. Elmiron lawsuits are now being filed. Prescribed to treat the bladder pain and discomfort associated with the chronic condition known as interstitial cystitis (IC), Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium, or PPS) is the subject of lawsuits alleging the drug leads to irreversible…
Over 17 million brave Americans have served in the U.S. military, putting their country before their own lives to ensure the freedom of our citizens. Today we commemorate Veterans Day to honor the selflessness, courage and sacrifice of these men and women. To many people, their bravery means much more than a commitment to fight for our country. Simmons Hanly Conroy Chairman John Simmons said of his personal reasons for celebrating Veterans Day, “we’ve represented…
New York’s Child Victims Act (CVA) has offered a way for thousands of adult victims of child sexual abuse to seek justice against their abusers. Now survivors have an even longer window of time to “look back” on their experiences and decide whether or not to file a lawsuit. By extending the statute of limitations, the CVA permits victims to seek prosecution against their former abusers up until the age of 55. Before the law…
Thank you for being part of the Miles for Meso community and the 12th Annual Alton Miles for Meso 5k Run & 3k Fun Run/Walk, organized and presented by Simmons Hanly Conroy and the Metro Tri Club. Normally, the event would take place in historic downtown Alton, Ill., at the firm’s national headquarters, across from Marquette High School. However, the race was changed to an all virtual format for 2020 to ensure the safety of…
National Mesothelioma Awareness Day is right around the corner. On Sept. 26, 2020, the United States will honor the thousands of individuals and their families whose lives have been impacted by mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure. For its part, Simmons Hanly Conroy will be hosting its 12th Annual Miles for Meso 5K Run & 3K Fun Run/Walk starting on Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This year, the Alton Miles for Meso 5K…
Last spring, a 15-year-old Guatemalan boy found himself thousands of miles away from home, without his parents in a country where he didn’t speak the language. His parents were itinerant farm workers from the Mayan highlands of Huahuatenango, Guatemala. They were often away, leaving him to fend for himself. The boy, called “M.D.S.” to protect his identity, was trafficked to the United States by a man who claimed to authorities to be his father. They…
As June begins, the world marks the halfway point in the year 2020. Only six months into the year, it is perhaps already true that no other year in recent memory has been as life-altering as this one. When the COVID-19 outbreak developed into a full-fledge pandemic, lives were upended, families, communities and support systems were fractured and, for many, isolation and social-distance became the so-called “new normal.” According to an April survey, roughly 33…
Shareholder James Kramer weighs in on talc litigation during Perrin webinar Talcum powder and other talc-based products sit at the heart of over 9,000 lawsuits currently awaiting trial. But how did it get to this point? Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder James “Jim” Kramer joined several consultants and attorneys on a recent webinar hosted by Perrin Conferences to educate listeners on cosmetic talc litigation as it currently stands in the United States. Jim was invited to…