Mesothelioma is such a rare disease, and the Internet is increasingly the place where families turn for information in the face of a diagnosis
East Alton, Il (PRWEB) December 1, 2008
SimmonsCooper LLC, a nationwide law firm specializing in mesothelioma litigation, continues to use the Internet to reach out to patients and families affected by the rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Earlier this year, the Illinois-based firm launched an award-winning Mesothelioma Video Library covering mesothelioma-related topics. Now the firm has launched the Mesothelioma Support blog, a source for news, information and support for individuals and families coping with mesothelioma.
"Mesothelioma is such a rare disease, and the Internet is increasingly the place where families turn for information in the face of a diagnosis," explained Michael Angelides, asbestos attorney and partner at SimmonsCooper. "Over the years we've worked with so many families, doctors, and experienced asbestos experts - we've developed such an incredible network of resources. We feel compelled to try to connect families with the best information and resources possible, legal or otherwise, and reaching out online is just one of the ways we try to do that."
The Mesothelioma Support blog, providing education, news and community support for individuals and families dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis or symptoms, is updated several times each week. The blog offers timely and helpful entries on such topics as "When a Parent Has Mesothelioma," Dealing with Asbestos in Your Home," and "Tips for Mesothelioma Caregivers." The blog also provides a medium for posting questions and concerns on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. The blog can be read at http://www.simmonscooper.com/blog/mesothelioma.
SimmonsCooper has also established a presence on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. Twitter, a free social networking site that specializes in "micro-blogging," allows the firm to present short snippets of information about asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma. Users are able to receive these updates by visiting Twitter and "following" SimmonsCooper or by subscribing to the RSS feed (Really Simple Syndication). New information is presented on a daily basis, increasing awareness and hopefully preventing more asbestos exposure to families throughout the U.S. SimmonsCooper's Twitter page can be accessed at http://twitter.com/SimmonsCooper.
Angelides explained that newer social networking or Web 2.0 opportunities like Facebook and Twitter allow the firm to reach out and present information to all age groups, adding "It's a remarkable opportunity for SimmonsCooper to help folks we may never even meet."
SimmonsCooper LLC is one of the country's leading asbestos and mesothelioma litigation firms. With offices in Illinois and California, the firm has represented over 2,000 patients and families affected by mesothelioma in nearly every state in the country. SimmonsCooper has pledged over $10 million to cancer research and proudly works with top mesothelioma medical experts throughout the country, supporting their work toward a cure. Visit http://www.simmonscooper.com.