From Lead Counsel: May 2021
Happy May, everyone. Welcome to the beginning of life post-COVID. I am sure many of you have been vaccinated by now, and it is extremely exciting to see the city of Chicago beginning to bustle again. I am writing this from a plane as I travel to the Monterey Peninsula of California to visit a witness who was a co-worker of one of our mesothelioma clients. Monterey Peninsula is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and I will definitely soak in the California sun. Two of our other attorneys are headed to New York next week to collaborate with a co-worker on a different case and take a couple of expert witness depositions.
As our team begins to venture back out, we are very excited to announce our first Vogelzang Law golf outing! The event will take place this October. We could not be more excited to spend time in the sun with wonderful people. Over the years, many groups have hosted us at events and golf outings of their own, and we thought it was high time to return the favor.
We are welcoming our staff and attorneys back into the office after a hiatus of over a year. By this month, nearly everyone in our Vogelzang Law team will have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Although this is great news, we are approaching our return to the office very cautiously by having our employees return one day each week to start. Many of our employees tested positive for COVID-19, including me. Thankfully, everyone has made a full recovery. As we are returning to the office, we have several new clients to attend. One of our clients is a gentleman who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working in a steel mill for 40 years. We will also represent two brothers diagnosed with severe lung cancer after working in a smelting plant for most of their lives. Additionally, we have decided to take on the case of a woman who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working just two years in a smelting plant.
Unfortunately, the prevalence of tragic cases like these shows no sign of changing. There are still thousands of people in our communities who were heavily exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with cancer. Our work will continue as it always has, with a smile on our faces and an attitude of determination. Thanks for reading, and hopefully, I will see many of you soon.