Vogelzang Law News & Events

Attorney Nicholas Vogelzang and his associates Wyatt Berkover and Michael Maienza wrapped up two more mesothelioma cases in December of 2017 against over 40 corporate defendants. Joseph Licko worked as a residential and commercial plumber as a Chicago local 130 plumber. In his work, he was frequently exposed to asbestos insulation on piping, valves, and pumps. In addition, he was exposed to asbestos gaskets, floor tile, joint compound, boilers, and caulk. The case was filed

Asbestos Still in Commercial Use

Posted by marketing on June 26, 2017
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Category: Asbestos Updates
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Asbestos is a dangerous group of fibrous minerals that have historically been used in many different industries. The use of asbestos materials in construction can be traced to the material’s resiliency, strength and ability to operate as a fire retardant. Where Can Asbestos Be Found? The use of asbestos in building materials over many decades means that asbestos can be found in many places, including: Boiler rooms Brake pads Water pipelines Roofing shingles Gasoline drums

Immunotherapy & Mesothelioma: A New Treatment Approach

Posted by marketing on June 5, 2017
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Category: Clinical Trials
Immunotherapy is a treatment that uses a cancer patient’s immune system to combat the spread of cancer. Immunotherapy regimens work in several different ways, including by stimulating the immune system to work harder or more efficiently as well as by supplementing a patient’s immune system with synthetic boosters for the immune system. Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a dangerous and rare cancer with a latency period of decades. Over the years, mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, has

Doll Factories Linked to Pleural Mesothelioma

Posted by marketing on May 11, 2017
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Category: Asbestos Studies
Doll Factories: A New Source of Mesothelioma in Women Women and children who live in close proximity to mesothelioma workers have always been at heightened risk for contracting mesothelioma. Nonetheless, the incidences of mesothelioma among women have only rarely been investigated. Even in cases where the cause of a mesothelioma diagnosis is identified, it is often attributed  to secondary exposure. Italian researchers, however, have identified a new direct source of asbestos exposure after reviewing more

Illinois Masonic

Posted by marketing on March 27, 2017
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Category: Volunteer Work
This was my third social, at my third hospital, and I had the same great experience. This time I went to Illinois Masonic. This hospital is near and dear to me because it is where I was taken about a year and a half ago when I was hit by a car – but that is the subject of another blog altogether. The setup at Illinois Masonic was a little different: we had a table