Study Shows Peritoneal Mesothelioma Surgery Underutilized

August 13, 2020 By Melissa Soria

The continued underutilization of aggressive surgery for peritoneal mesothelioma is shortening survival time dramatically for patients who could qualify for, and benefit from, the highly effective procedure. Only a third of those diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma are undergoing potentially curative cytoreductive mesothelioma surgery, according to a comprehensive study of the National Cancer Database by researchers at…

Union Support Increases During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 16, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been deeply affected by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Medical centers across the country are flooded with hundreds of incoming patients at a time and millions of Americans are experiencing unexpected layoffs and furloughs. Feelings of uncertainty and fear are unavoidable, as citizens question everything from the status of their…

Introducing Vogelzang Law’s New Mesothelioma Support Group

April 9, 2020 By Erika R. Whitehead

Vogelzang Law is pleased to announce the launch of our newest Facebook group, the Mesothelioma Support Group. The Mesothelioma Support Group is one of three Vogelzang Law Facebook groups geared toward connecting members from the mesothelioma community. The goal of the new group is to provide trusted medical and legal information, as well as support…

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…

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…

Asbestos Law in the United States

April 11, 2019 By swarren

Asbestos law has a long history in the United States and worldwide. Litigation related to asbestos exposure has been happening for decades across the world. In fact, asbestos litigation has even been called the longest-running mass tort in United States history. A tort is a legal process that alleges wrongdoing against a victim, or plaintiff,…

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”…

Nicholas Vogelzang Presents at Perrin Conferences

March 21, 2019 By Nicholas Vogelzang

I was recently given the opportunity to speak at the Perrin Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference in Beverly Hills, California. This conference is unique in that, unlike most conferences for lawyers involved in a particular area of litigation, it brings together lawyers representing both sides, in addition to insurance carriers that ultimately pay the…

Race for Justice in Support of Mesothelioma Research

September 5, 2018 By swarren

September has arrived and with it, the first annual Mesothelioma Race for Justice 5K. The race will be held on Saturday, September 22 at the Lake County Forest Preserve Half Day in Vernon Hills. This year’s 5K will benefit the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, supporting mesothelioma research and providing important resources to patients and families across…