Using video allowed us to simplify the medical information for families, as well as show the personal side of the disease. It's our hope that people are able to watch these videos and realize that they are not alone in their fight.
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East Alton, IL (PRWEB) December 22, 2008
East Alton, IL [PRWEB] December 22, 2008 -- The SimmonsCooper law firm announced today that the Mesothelioma Video Library Web site, a free educational resource for patients and families affected by mesothelioma, has been recognized by the Web Marketing Association and W3 Awards for its innovation and excellence on the web. The Mesothelioma Video Library is the first video-driven Web site to address mesothelioma and asbestos-related issues.
"We started this site to reach out to mesothelioma patients and families in a fresh and meaningful way," said Michael Angelides, SimmonsCooper partner and asbestos attorney. "Using video allowed us to simplify the medical information for families, as well as show the personal side of the disease. It's our hope that people are able to watch these videos and realize that they are not alone in their fight."
Sanctioned by the International Academy of Visual Arts, the Web site has won two W3 Gold Awards in the categories of Health and Video. Less than 10% of all entries receive a recognition of that level. The Mesothelioma Video Library has also won a WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development, presented by the Web Marketing Association. All three awards are an affirmation of the site's credibility and effectiveness at communicating about mesothelioma.
The video-based Web site features over 75 educational mesothelioma videos and mesothelioma stories by victims and families dealing with the disease. The True Stories section gives families a forum to talk about how the disease has affected them, and the Common Questions section features the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation's Medical Liaison, Mary Hesdorffer, a nurse practitioner who has worked with patients and families for over a decade.
Angelides said he hopes to see the video library grow over time. "We're interviewing more families now and invite others to go to the Web site and share their stories," said Angelides. "We just hope this recognition helps shed more light on the disease."
About SimmonsCooper and the Mesothelioma Video library SimmonsCooper LLC is one of the country's leading asbestos and mesothelioma litigation law 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 also pledged over $10 million to cancer research and proudly works with top mesothelioma medical experts throughout the country, supporting their work toward a cure. The Mesothelioma Video Library is an educational outreach of SimmonsCooper designed to educate and engage victims and families about mesothelioma.