Firm News

Where is Asbestos Found Today?

April 4, 2018

Though corporations have known the dangers of asbestos for decades, it wasn’t until the late 20th Century that legislators began to push for a ban on the substance. Until the 1980s, asbestos was used liberally in over 3000 products in the United States in both industrial and commercial settings. Efforts to completely ban the fibers…

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Asbestos-caused Cancer Blindsides Family

April 3, 2018

Christian F. Hagn, Jr. from Chicago wishes he had known more about asbestos before he abruptly lost his 66-year-old father, Christian A. Hagn, Sr. (1938-2004), to mesothelioma. “My dad got exposed on the job. I hope I wasn’t exposed, too,” said Christian, Jr. “Companies know that asbestos is killing people, but they keep it on the low. My dad had no protection. They told him it was just dust. Just clean your face, wash your clothes in the laundry, and everything will be fine. It was cheaper for them to lie.”

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First Ever Mesothelioma Race for Justice in Illinois

April 3, 2018

Chicago, IL (April 2, 2018) - Vogelzang Law, a Chicago-based personal injury law firm dedicated to representing victims of mesothelioma throughout the US, will host its first Annual Mesothelioma Race for Justice on September 22, 2018, in tribute to National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The 5K race will be held at the Lake County Forest Preserve Half Day location in Vernon Hills, IL at 9 a.m. The proceeds from this year’s race will benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.  

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Team Vogelzang Law at Fight For Air Climb

March 27, 2018

On Sunday, March 11th, Team Vogelzang Law took part in the 2018 American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb at the Presidential Towers in Chicago. As the Public Relations Manager in charge of charity outreach, it was important for me to complete all four towers, which I achieved, yay! I am also happy to say that half of the Vogelzang Law team joined me in finishing all four towers including our own Director of Business Strategy, Caylei Vogelzang. The Fight for Air Climb is the ALA’s signature fundraising event every year. In the last several years the event has raised over $45 million dollars to support the work the American Lung Association does.

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History of Asbestos Manufacturing: From Discovery to Global Bans

March 16, 2018

Manufacturers and factory owners have known the dangers of exposure since the early 1900s, but the asbestos industry continues to flourish more than a century later. A long history of cover-ups, widespread industrial use of the fiber, and corporate lobbying has kept asbestos-containing products on the market in the United States despite global recognition of…

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