February 23, 2019

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Thanks 2014 Sponsors, Donors, and Volunteers Who Led a Year of Change


The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), the largest independent non-profit organization in the U.S. which combines education, advocacy, and community to protect public health and asbestos victims’ civil rights recognizes Sponsors, Donors, and Volunteers who were instrumental in the 2014 ADAO year of impact. As the organization plans for its 2015 conference, leadership takes a moment to specifically call out the names of those who have been so pivotal to this year’s success.

“Sometimes it’s hard to believe we’re coming up on our Eleventh Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference, Where Knowledge and Action Unite, which will be held April 17-19, 2015 in Washington, DC,” stated ADAO President, Linda Reinstein. “We’ve accomplished so much in the first ten years since ADAO was founded in 2004. We’ve welcomed more than 150 conference speakers from across the globe, presented in 19 countries, and built a network of more than 40,000. We offer a heartfelt thanks to the sponsors of our previous conferences and take this opportunity to particularly thank our 2014 donors and sponsors, who helped us take asbestos awareness to new levels of success. We excitedly look at collaborative efforts that work to end the tragedies associated with this lethal mineral.”

ADAO recognizes its 2014 Sponsors and Donors:

2014 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

  • Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen, LLC

2014 Donors

Alton Miles for Meso Event
Diamond Donor

  • Emily Bankhead

Emerald Donors

  • Tom O’Neil Memorial Donations from Family and Friends
  • Tom’s Friends at the Antelope Club in Clearwater Florida
  • The Trafton and Maude Crandall Foundation
  • The Von St. James Family
  • Jill Cagle

Sapphire Donors

  • Marli Beer
  • Michele Mikulic

Garnet Donors

  • Esther O’Driscoll
  • Paul & Yvonne Hall

About the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families in 2004. ADAO is the largest non-profit in the U.S. dedicated to providing asbestos victims and concerned citizens with a united voice through our education, advocacy, and community initiatives. ADAO seeks to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure, advocate for an asbestos ban, and protect asbestos victims’ civil rights. For more information, visit www.asbestosdiseaseawareness.org.


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Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference Provides Forum for Judges, Attorneys and Doctors

ALTON, Ill., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC, a nationwide leader in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation, will sponsor and co-host HarrisMartin’s Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference. The event will take place Friday, Sept. 27, at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. This is the fourth consecutive year Simmons has co-hosted and sponsored the event.

The one-day conference will bring together attorneys — plaintiff and defendant — from around the Midwest to learn about ongoing trends in asbestos litigation. Firm shareholder Amy Garrett will serve as the conference’s co-chair.

“The Midwest Asbestos Conference is an opportunity for attorneys, doctors, and judges to exchange information and ideas about this unique area of litigation,” said Garrett.

Other Simmons Firm attorneys joining the conference as presenters are Conard Metcalf, Of Counsel, and Nick Angelides, Shareholder. Metcalf and his co-presenter, Dwayne Stanley, of Husch Blackwell LLC, are scheduled to present in the afternoon session “Concepts in Causation: Lung Cancer Cases, Part I.”

Angelides will appear as a panel member in the session “Local Court Procedures in Asbestos Cases.” He and other panel members, Judge Clarence Harrison, Judge Steve Ohmer and Rebecca Nickelson of HelplerBroom, will address Pro Hoc rules, motions to accelerate participation in depositions and jury selection.

Other conference topics on the agenda include Medicare and case settlements, deposition practice, Minnesota Asbestos Litigation Update and professionalism and ethics.  For more information about the conference or to register, visit www.Harrismartin.com.

About Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC:
The Simmons Firm is a national leader in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation. Headquartered in Alton, Ill., with offices in Illinois, Missouri and California, the firm has represented thousands of patients and families affected by mesothelioma throughout the country. The Simmons Firm has pledged nearly $20 million to cancer research and proudly supports mesothelioma research throughout the country. For more information about the Simmons Firm, visit http://www.simmonsfirm.com.

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Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC

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Without Asbestos Legislation to Protect You, You Must Protect Yourself

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Each year more than 3,000 people die from mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

So what is asbestos — and why are people dying? Asbestos is a mineral fiber widely used for decades in thousands of products — particularly construction materials — due to its insulating and fire-resisting properties. But its tiny, inhalable fibers are what make asbestos so dangerous to human health. If those microscopic fibers become airborne during demolition, remodeling, or any activity that disturbs asbestos-containing materials, they can be inhaled into the lungs where they can trigger life-threatening illnesses such as mesothelioma.

Most people who suffer from mesothelioma experienced frequent exposure to asbestos, usually due to their occupation and work history. They may have handled this deadly substance directly or were in an environment with a high concentration of asbestos fibers in the air.

Shockingly, no asbestos legislation exists to ban the use of this known carcinogen in the U.S. Asbestos remains a very real threat to public health. How can you protect yourself and your loved ones? Start by knowing the facts about asbestos and the symptoms of mesothelioma.

“The best defense to any cancer is making sure you’re armed with the facts. Mesothelioma is dangerous because its latency period can run anywhere from 40-50 years and you may mistake its symptoms for some minor ailment,” says Amy Fair, Registered Nurse. Nurse Fair adds, “Symptoms will also vary from person to person depending upon how long they were exposed to asbestos. They could include wheezing, fatigue, unexplained weight loss or shortness of breath.”

Nurse Fair goes on to say that some individuals who were exposed for long periods of time to high concentrations of asbestos may experience the production of sputum, mucus that is coughed up from the lungs.

If an individual exhibits any of these symptoms they should see a doctor right away. The doctor will conduct a physical examination and may order a chest X-ray or other tests. Using a combination of medical, work and military history, symptoms, and test results, a doctor will be able to identify signs of an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma.

For more information on the dangers of asbestos, visit www.mesotheliomahelpnow.com, a resource site that is continually expanding to better provide information to those currently living with or caring for a victim of mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you can contact an asbestos attorney to learn more about your legal options.

For more information contact:

Dian Dulberger

Sokolove Law



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