Chicago Tuesday Asbestos Call 2/19: Vogelzang Law Sets Trial Dates

Chicago Tuesday Asbestos Call 2/19: Vogelzang Law Sets Trial Dates

Chicago, IL (February 19, 2019) —

The Daley Center hosts an Asbestos Call every other Tuesday, which serves as the time and place to track the progress of a lawsuit in preparation for the trial date. The Vogelzang Law blog provides bi-weekly Asbestos Call updates.

Our trial team was in Court this past Tuesday to address several matters regarding the asbestos docket earlier this week and we were able to come to several agreements and set a few cases for trial. In January, plaintiff and defense attorneys in the case of Bruce Johnson tried to hash out a trial date for Mr. Johnson. Bruce Johnson is living with mesothelioma and his case was originally set in Madison County, IL. However, the case was re-filed in Cook County last fall and attorney Nathan Wallace of Vogelzang Law successfully set a trial date of November 2019. Mr. Johnson was exposed to talc products that were allegedly contaminated with asbestos fibers.

In addition to setting Mr. Johnson’s case for trial, Vogelzang Law also requested a trial date on behalf of Jim Gray. Mr. Gray was also diagnosed with mesothelioma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy. He was an insulator for the majority of his career and was heavily exposed to asbestos from both the application and removal of asbestos insulation. His trial has been set for December 2019.

Most of the other matters were handled on Tuesday prior to stepping up before the judge. Vogelzang Law will be back at the asbestos call on March 5, 2019.

The Vogelzang Law team continues to advocate for families across America who have been impacted by asbestos. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer linked to asbestos fibers, which are easily inhaled when working with asbestos materials. As a result, insulators, pipefitters, construction workers, mechanics, and more are among the most at-risk groups.


Nicholas Vogelzang


Nicholas Vogelzang has tried numerous asbestos lawsuits on behalf of families stricken with mesothelioma, in both Cook County and Madison County, Illinois. During one of his first trials on behalf of Roby Whittington in 2003, Mr. Vogelzang and his team received the most significant asbestos verdict in Illinois history at $250,000,000.Since then, he has represented more than 200 families with every imaginable type of asbestos exposure throughout the country, resulting in more than 200 million in settlements and verdicts. In 2017, he represented a variety of workers diagnosed with mesothelioma. His clients included: a bricklayer from US Steel; an insulator from Hooker Chemical; a laborer from Union Carbide; a sheet metal worker from John Deere; a plastic worker from Batts Plastics; two employees from Borg Warner; and a Local 130 Chicago union plumber. Nicholas takes pride in personally getting to know each family by working with them to determine the source of the asbestos exposure.His clients for 2018 include: a sheet metal worker; a chemical engineer from Allied Chemical; a TWA airplane mechanic; the mother and husband of a Local 597 Chicago pipefitter; a residential and commercial plumber; a window glazier; a Local 17 asbestos insulator; the wife of a John Jay High School maintenance worker; a pipe fitter that worked at Bethlehem Steel and later Kroger Dairy; and two steelworkers from US Steel.Mr. Vogelzang dedicates himself to his craft, regularly appearing in court on behalf of his clients to argue motions against Fortune 500 companies and their national counsel. He continues his dedication to his clients by working with bright young associates that assist in every aspect of the litigation.

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