Why Asbestos Exposure Legal Cases Are Not Class-Action Lawsuits

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Asbestos is a complicated mineral. It comprises many ions that come together to form needle-shaped fibers. The fibers are nearly impossible to see unless they are in a high concentration – they are incredibly strong, flexible, and do not burn. Because of these properties, asbestos was an extremely popular material and made its way into […]

Is Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit Worth It?

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After a mesothelioma diagnosis, most people are focused on their medical care. Treatments for this asbestos-related cancer include chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy, and tumor treating fields (TTFields), along with a host of palliative care options.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits: How Do They Work?

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For decades, asbestos was commonly used in a wide array of industries. Hailed for being fire-resistant and durable, the material was utilized frequently in building materials and for numerous industrial and commercial applications.

Ask VL: Attorney Wyatt Berkover Discusses Asbestos Litigation

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When it comes to asbestos litigation, it is crucial to work with a firm that has extensive knowledge of the industry. Chicago’s Vogelzang Law is a boutique law firm dedicated to families and individuals facing a mesothelioma diagnosis. Attorney Wyatt Berkover sat down to discuss some of his proudest moments: Q: What should more people […]

Asbestos Law in the United States

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Asbestos law has a long history in the United States and worldwide. Litigation related to asbestos exposure has been happening for decades across the world. In fact, asbestos litigation has even been called the longest-running mass tort in United States history. A tort is a legal process that alleges wrongdoing against a victim, or plaintiff, […]

Reflecting on Our Recent Victories

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Thoughts from Lead Counsel, Nicholas Vogelzang With summer fast approaching, we are celebrating two major victories for families we represent that were wrapped up in April. Together, our associate attorneys and team of legal staff successfully advocated on behalf of two mesothelioma patients, Roger Nelson and Zadick Eskenazi, securing much-deserved justice for the two men […]

Defendant’s ‘Lack of Personal Jurisdiction’ Defense Denied

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A Cook County Court will see a case against a North Dakota company, thanks to a momentous order by Honorable Judge Clare E. McWilliams granting personal jurisdiction to the Illinois forum. The February 20th order in the John C. Clark v. A.W. Chesterton Company, et al. case sets a new precedent for Illinois residents seeking […]

The Top Job Killer in Canada Is Asbestos Exposure

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The top job killer in Canada is asbestos exposure. This comes from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada. Asbestos was the cause of death for 367 people in 2015. Since 1996, there have been 5,614 recorded work-related deaths from asbestos in Canada. This does not include people diagnosed with mesothelioma that didn’t work in industry, such as […]