Asbestos Safety

May 16, 2019 By swarren

Asbestos, a group of naturally occurring minerals, is widely known as a hazardous substance. Because it is so dangerous, asbestos safety is crucial. Thanks to the substance’s natural resistance to heat and corrosion, it has been popular in numerous industries for centuries. The so-called “miracle mineral” rose in popularity in the 1900s. These qualities made…

Support for Cancer Caregivers

March 25, 2019 By swarren

WHO ARE CAREGIVERS? It can be extremely hard to face a mesothelioma diagnosis alone. Fortunately, many patients facing a cancer diagnosis can lean on their friends and family members. These supporters are able to provide emotional support as well as practical care during the treatment process. Supporters in this role are also known as caregivers,…

Talc & Mesothelioma: What are the risks?

March 1, 2019 By swarren

What is talc? Talc, known for being the softest mineral, is a familiar to most consumers. Talc has most famously been used as a primary ingredient in baby powder for decades. Countless other personal care products also use the mineral. Because talc is soft and highly absorbent, it is used in many products like eyeshadow,…

Secondary Asbestos Exposure Causes Danger at Home

January 4, 2019 By swarren

Asbestos has long been recognized as a dangerous carcinogen and the number one cause of mesothelioma. Decades of extensive use led to illness and death for many who worked directly with the substance during its peak usage from 1960 to 1980. Throughout the height of use, this largely meant that those working in industrial and…

The Link Between Asbestos and Lung Cancer

December 3, 2018 By swarren

LUNG CANCER AND ASBESTOS Asbestos is most commonly linked to mesothelioma, an aggressive disease.  However, the mineral is also linked to a variety of other lung diseases. Exposure to asbestos can cause asbestosis, pleural scarring, and an increased risk of lung cancer. Smoking remains the number one cause of lung cancer in American adults, but…

History of Asbestos Manufacturing: From Discovery to Global Bans

March 16, 2018 By swarren

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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Mesothelioma Settlement for Wife of Union Electrician

November 15, 2016 By Vogelzang Law Webmaster

Attorney Nicholas Vogelzang settled yet another mesothelioma case for an undisclosed high dollar amount on November 8, 2016 at the Daley Center in Cook County.  His client was the wife of a union electrician out of IBEW Local 134 in Chicago.  She had laundered his clothing throughout his working career.  Most notably she shook out…