Vogelzang Law Resolves Two Mesothelioma Cases in March

Vogelzang Law Resolves Two Mesothelioma Cases in March

Vogelzang Law has resolved two more mesothelioma cases this past month for over $3.5 million. The first case was Ronald Bialas who has been battling mesothelioma for about one year. Mr. Bialas worked as a crane operator for many years at Republic Steel in Chicago. He was exposed to asbestos during the ingot mold process of pouring hot steel. He continues to do well with chemotherapy and he and his lovely wife Arlene are planning to move to a great retirement community in Kankakee, IL.

The firm also successfully resolved the case of Stanley Murray, who sadly passed away from mesothelioma on September 9, 2018. Mr. Murray had a variety of jobs throughout his career, including working at a foundry in Muskegon, Michigan, assembling power lines, and working as a pipefitter. He was exposed to asbestos-containing insulation on pumps, valves, pipes, and gaskets. His deposition was challenging given the state of his disease, but he pushed through and his family will no doubt benefit from his hard work.

Although the cases were assigned out for trial on March 12, 2019, we did not need to argue before the judge or begin jury selection thanks to the hard work on both sides to find a reasonable middle ground. The next trial coming up for Vogelzang Law is James Thomas in late April. Jim passed away from lung cancer after a long career working as a Local 17 Chicago insulator.


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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