The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: Man and Woman of the Year 2021

January 14, 2021 By Erika R. Whitehead

Vogelzang Law is pleased to participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) annual Man and Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign. The campaign, which brings together candidates from around the country, kicks off next month. The 10-week campaign allows each candidate to engage in a philanthropic competition for LLS. Candidates are supported by LLS…

Vogelzang Law Hires its Newest Attorney Chloe Morrison

January 13, 2021 By Erika R. Whitehead

Media Contact:Shawn Huntshunt@vogelzanglaw.comPhone: (312) 466.1669 ext. 34 Vogelzang Law Hires its Newest Attorney Chloe Morrison FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2020 CHICAGO – Vogelzang Law, a Chicago-based personal injury law firm dedicated to representing victims of mesothelioma throughout the U.S., hired Chloe Morrison to join the bankruptcy department. Morrison will be the law firm’s newest…

On the Cutting Edge

January 11, 2021 By Erika R. Whitehead

“What I enjoy about this field is that these patients’ needs are extremely challenging,” says Dr. Robert Taylor Ripley. “They have big problems and need somebody to really be an advocate for them.” With his mind firmly set on cardiothoracic surgery, it was an unexpected change of course when Ripley decided to do a fellowship…

Battling Mesothelioma: An Enduring Fight

January 11, 2021 By Erika R. Whitehead

His children would say he always had a bit of a cough, though it was nothing too serious. When James Battreall was diagnosed with acute bronchitis in 2018, it was the first of two misdiagnoses before doctors finally discovered what was actually going on. A couple of months later, Battreall was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a…

Survivorship for Caregivers

November 20, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

Caregiving can be rather unique, as most caregivers are not given time to prepare for what the role will entail. According to a 2015 survey from the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than an estimated 2.8 million people provide care for an adult loved one or friend diagnosed with cancer. LUNGevity estimates that more than 228,000 people will…

The Art of Balance: Accepting Help as a Caregiver

November 6, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

It was Dec. 21, 2005, when life changed for Cameron Von St. James. On that day, 15 years ago, he found out that his wife, Heather, had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. As one of the rarer cancers, accounting for just 3,000 cases annually, the couple was stunned when they received the news. At the time,…

The Wilderness Between Love and Loss

November 6, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

The loss of her aunt and uncle converged upon Victoria Bennett, an award-winning poet, author, and founder of the Wild Woman Press in the U.K., pushing her toward the eventual devastating reality of losing her mother, Maureen. Bennett had become painfully familiar with the finality of death. Seven years before she lost her mom, Bennett’s eldest sister…

The 17th Annual Mesothelioma Awareness Day

September 25, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

Tomorrow, Sept. 26, marks the 17th annual National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. It was established in 2004 to raise awareness about mesothelioma and increase funding for mesothelioma research. “It was started by a couple of members in our community,” says Maja Belamaric, director of communications and operations for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation). “These…

Ask the Doctor: Exploring Mesothelioma Treatment With Dr. Nicholas J. Vogelzang

August 24, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

Nicholas J. Vogelzang, M.D., FASCO, FACP, is part of Comprehensive Cancer’s medical oncology team that provides world-class cancer care in a supportive and caring environment. Vogelzang leads and participates in multiple clinical trials in genitourinary malignancies and phase one mesothelioma trials. He also focuses on new therapies for patients with metastatic kidney, bladder and prostate…

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