New Mesothelioma Videos Added to SimmonsCooper's Educational Online Library

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The Mesothelioma Video Library, an educational Internet resource from the SimmonsCooper law firm, has added 19 new videos to its "True Stories" section of patient chronicles. The personal portraits of mesothelioma patients and surviving family members underscore the human costs of cancer derived from asbestos exposure.

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It's the human stories that are the most powerful elements of our Mesothelioma Video Library, and we're excited to add more compelling videos to our growing catalog

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Nineteen new videos have been added to the Mesothelioma Video Library, a free Internet resource started in 2008 by the SimmonsCooper law firm. The newest videos consist of stories told by a St.-Louis-area resident who was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos as a child by her father and later by her ex-husband. Her videos join the ranks of five other mesothelioma patients or their loved ones in the "True Stories" section of the website.

Having gone through multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, the mesothelioma survivor talks about her faith, family, and the mentality that allows her to persevere. Covering the experience of her initial shock at finding a dark abdominal mass on a CT scan to her eventual chemotherapy and "de-bulking" surgeries, the videos open a window on the inner life of a woman as she struggles with sharing the diagnosis with her family and planning rigorous treatment courses.

"It's the human stories that are the most powerful elements of our Mesothelioma Video Library, and we're excited to add more compelling videos to our growing catalog," says Michael Angelides, a partner at SimmonsCooper. "Being able to connect with other human beings who have
experienced the frustration, pain, anger, and indignity that often comes with a mesothelioma diagnosis can provide a hope for patients as well as their friends and families."

In 2008, the Mesothelioma Video Library won a WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Website Development, presented by the Web Marketing Association. The award levels included "Legal Standard of Excellence" and "Medical Standard of Excellence." Sanctioned by the International Academy of Visual Arts, the Library has also won two W3 Gold Awards in the categories of Health and Video or Motion Graphics. All three awards salute the technical and design expertise involved in presenting the serious issues and complications surrounding pleural mesothelioma, within a format that is successful using Internet-based technologies.

About SimmonsCooper & Mesothelioma Video Library:
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 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 experiencing the issues brought on by mesothelioma.

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