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Talc & Mesothelioma: What are the risks?

March 1, 2019 | By Ali Cassity

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, […]

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Secondary Asbestos Exposure Causes Danger at Home

January 4, 2019 | By Ali Cassity

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 […]

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The Link Between Asbestos and Lung Cancer

December 3, 2018 | By Ali Cassity

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 […]

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Chicago Tuesday Asbestos Call Recap: Vogelzang Law Preps for Fall Trials

September 11, 2018 | By Ali Cassity

Chicago, IL (September 4, 2018) — 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. Last Tuesday, the Vogelzang Law team pushed ahead into 2019, […]

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History of Asbestos Manufacturing: From Discovery to Global Bans

March 16, 2018 | By Ali Cassity

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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