2019 ASCO Interview with Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang

June 7, 2019 By swarren

Each year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology unites oncologists from all over the country at the organization’s annual meeting. This year, we spoke with leading oncologist Dr. Nicholas Vogelzang and his son, our Lead Counsel Nicholas Vogelzang, about this year’s theme: Caring for every patient; learning from every patient. As a law firm that…

Caylei Vogelzang To Receive ALA Outstanding Mothers Award

April 8, 2019 By swarren

On May 1, the American Lung Association will honor three women who are both mothers and leaders in their industries at the first-ever Chicago Outstanding Mother Awards. Vogelzang Law’s own Caylei Vogelzang will be honored at the ceremony for her work with both the law firm and Cancer Wellness. Mary Kay Bonoma, executive vice president…

Mirela Stefanescu Receives Above and Beyond Award from Meso Foundation

March 29, 2019 By swarren

This year, Vogelzang Law was honored to attend the International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma hosted by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation. At the symposium this week, Vogelzang Law’s own Mirela Stefanescu received the Above and Beyond Award alongside other movers and shakers in the mesothelioma community. This award honors those who go “above and beyond”…

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,…

Vogelzang Law Resolves Two Mesothelioma Cases in March

March 20, 2019 By Nicholas Vogelzang

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…

Vogelzang Law Partners with MI’s Union 4 Life Charity

February 21, 2019 By Mirela Stefanescu

Vogelzang Law has just partnered with Union 4 Life, a breast cancer charity in central Michigan affiliated with the Ann Arbor Electrical JATC. Union 4 Life raises money for the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. Our first sponsored event was the check presentation held at the Ann Arbor Training Center in Chelsea, MI. Local…

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…

What are the symptoms of mesothelioma?

October 16, 2018 By swarren

Q: What are the symptoms of mesothelioma? A: Mesothelioma is a disease that comes in many shapes and sizes, and you have to be vigilant. I remember one of the men in Las Vegas who was an umpire and father of baseball players my son was playing with. All he had was weight loss and a little…

Why are some patients candidates for surgery while others are not?

September 18, 2018 By swarren

Q: Hello Dr. Vogelzang! My father was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma and was told he was not the “right candidate” to undergo surgery. However, my uncle was diagnosed with the same cancer five years ago and his physician performed surgery on him. Why are some patients able to undergo surgery and others are not? Is the…

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