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February 24, 2020 By Melissa Soria

Vogelzang Law Settles Four Asbestos-Related Cases For Over $6.5 Million

The trial team at Vogelzang Law successfully resolved four asbestos-related cases last week that totaled over $6.5 million.

Jim Battreall grew up on the south side of Chicago, and held many jobs throughout his long career, many of which exposed him to asbestos.

While attending Bowen High School, Mr. Battreall worked as a plumber. During this period, Mr. Battreall also did maintenance work on his cars, as well as the cars of others in the community.

After high school, Mr. Battreall worked at a rail yard, performing maintenance on rail cars. For the majority of his career, Mr. Battreall worked with the Iron Workers Union #1, in the construction of several famous Chicago highrises. Due to his many jobs routinely exposing him to asbestos, Mr. Battreall was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2018.

Larry DeHaven worked as a traveling journeyman industrial electrician and was exposed to asbestos at numerous job sites throughout Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and as far as California and Alaska. Mr. DeHaven passed away from mesothelioma on August 29, 2019.

Eddie Evans worked as a laborer, a ladle stopper helper, and as a hot top helper at steel mills in Northwest Indiana, where he was exposed to asbestos. He was diagnosed in February 2017.

Inge Markey worked at a metal fabrication company that her husband operated in Riverdale, Illinois, where she was exposed to asbestos. Mrs. Markey’s husband worked with boilers, tanks and heat exchangers for nearly 40 years. Inge handled the family’s laundry, where she inhaled the asbestos dust that had collected on his clothing. She was diagnosed in December 2017.

Attorneys Michael Maienza and Wyatt Berkover worked on these cases, along with the firm’s support staff. The firm continues to work diligently on behalf of hardworking individuals across the country who have been harmed by asbestos exposure. Contact us at 312-626-7401 if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure.