Chicago Tuesday Asbestos Call Recap: Vogelzang Law Pushes Cases Forward
Chicago, IL (May 29, 2018) —
The Daley Center hosts an Asbestos Call every other Tuesday, which serves as the time and place to track the progress of a lawsuit in preparation for the trial date. The Vogelzang Law blog provides bi-weekly Asbestos Call updates.
Vogelzang Law set several cases for trial and filed motions in preparation for others at the Tuesday Asbestos Call on May 29, representing promising steps closer to victory for multiple victims of asbestos exposure.
Attorney Wyatt Berkover successfully set a trial date in 2019 for a former construction and maintenance worker diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma in January of this year. Raised in Beardstown, IL, the client attended training school at the Illinois Department of Transportation before starting a career in road construction and truck maintenance.
Berkover also entered a motion to continue trial for Eddie Evans to March 12, 2019. There were no objections, allowing Vogelzang Law to move forward.
Evans, 68, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in January 2017. After graduating high school, he worked for a steel mill in Indiana, where he was allegedly exposed to numerous asbestos products. He went on to work at another steel mill before changing careers.
Fortunately, doctors caught Evans’ mesothelioma at an early stage and he is currently undergoing treatment.
In the final development for Vogelzang Law clients last Tuesday, Berkover entered several motions on behalf of Catherine Hutcheson. Berkover filed a motion to enter a briefing schedule for all pending Motions for Summary Judgement. These developments will move the Hutcheson case forward and allow Vogelzang Law to pursue a jury trial on Hutcheson’s behalf following her alleged asbestos exposure and subsequent mesothelioma diagnosis.
The Vogelzang Law team is preparing for upcoming trials and continuing to advocate for families across America who have been impacted by asbestos. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer directly linked to asbestos fibers, which are easily inhaled when working with asbestos materials. As a result, insulators, pipefitters, construction workers, mechanics, and more are among the most at-risk groups.