Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Simmons Law Firm Sponsors 11th Annual Malignant Mesothelioma Symposium

As part of the Simmons Law Firm’s efforts to support mesothelioma research and raise asbestos awareness, the firm is once again partnering with Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation to sponsor the 11th annual Malignant Mesothelioma Symposium. The symposium, held this year from June 23-25 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., features sessions with some of the nation’s leading mesothelioma doctors and advocates.

This year, Simmons Law Firm partner John Barnerd will participate in a panel to answer questions about the legal process for mesothelioma victims. The discussion will take place from 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. on June 23.

“The symposium provides a perfect opportunity for patients and their families to connect with each other and stay up-to-date on the latest medical research,” said Joy Wheeler, the Simmons Law Firm’s vice president of medical and patient relations. “As an advocate for victims of mesothelioma, we work to support the mesothelioma community in any way we can.”

The Simmons Law Firm’s sponsorship of the Malignant Mesothelioma Symposium is the latest in the firm’s ongoing support of mesothelioma research. To date, the Simmons Law Firm has donated over $2 million to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, making it the research foundation’s top cumulative donor.

Through events like the annual Malignant Mesothelioma Symposium, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation has been a leader in the fight against asbestos-related disease,” said John Simmons, founding partner of the Simmons Law Firm. “We are proud to team up with the foundation as they bring us closer to a cure.”

Register for the symposium and find a schedule of events through the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.

About the Simmons Law Firm:

The Simmons Law Firm, headquartered in Alton, Ill., is one of the country’s leading asbestos and mesothelioma law firms. With offices in Illinois, Missouri and California, the firm’s lawyers have represented over 2,000 patients and families affected by mesothelioma in every state. The Simmons firm has pledged over $15 million to cancer research and proudly supports mesothelioma medical researchers throughout the country in order to find a cure. For more information about the Simmons firm