May 15th, 2018

// Justice for Family Devastated by Asbestos

Justice for Family Devastated by Asbestos

A well-deserved settlement brings justice and security to a Chicago family grieving after an asbestos-caused loss.

Chicago, IL (May 15, 2018) —

For the Nelson family, justice came in the form of a much-deserved settlement with numerous manufacturers of asbestos products. Roger Nelson, a United States Army veteran, was diagnosed with mesothelioma at 80-years-old, decades after a career in residential heating throughout Wisconsin and northern Chicago. Tragically, he passed away six months later, but his family continued the fight for justice.

Through his line of work, Nelson was exposed to dangerous asbestos dust in insulation, cement, gaskets, and more. This dust would have been easily inhaled if it was disturbed during repairs or installation. As he worked homes and basements around Wisconsin and Illinois, he was at risk of inhaling deadly asbestos particles which could then develop into mesothelioma.

Asbestos inhalation is the only known cause of mesothelioma, making it a major health concern for electricians, construction workers, and insulators, among others. Vogelzang Law represented Nelson against several manufacturers of these dangerous asbestos products; the settlement will fuel a larger social change regarding asbestos safety.

In court, attorneys Nicholas Vogelzang, Michael Maienza, and Charles Valles successfully settled Nelson’s case by pressuring multiple defendants. The settlement came after two days of pretrial motions with the judge.

The April settlement offers security to a grieving family in difficult times. Nelson is survived by three children and his longtime partner, Carol. Their victory in court holds corporations responsible for the harm they caused when they chose to use asbestos materials. Thanks to their determination to find justice and the hard work of the Vogelzang Law team, this settlement will provide for the Nelson family’s well-being for years to come.

About Vogelzang Law

Vogelzang Law is a boutique asbestos litigation law firm representing victims of mesothelioma. Backed by Lead Counsel Nicholas Vogelzang’s nearly 20 years of asbestos law experience, we have the knowledge and resources required to pursue complicated cases with compassion and wholehearted advocacy.


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