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Kevin Conway, Judy Conway, and family in Chicago

The Conway family was featured in an article by The Chicago Bar Association recently, in their @theBar column. Here's a synopsis:

The Conway family has long been recognized as an influential family in the legal profession in Chicago. It is said that few have shaped plaintiff personal…

Three male workers walking away from a power plant, end of shit concept. Asbestos exposure concept for power plant workers or industrial facilities

There has been a long history of industrial and power plant workers in Illinois being exposed to asbestos, a known human carcinogen. Thousands of workers have reported cases of…

closeup of two construction workers handing blocks of cement or roofing to each other, asbestos exposure concept for construction workers

Asbestos has been used in many different types of building supplies and has had varying construction applications, particularly before the 1980s. Asbestos, now a known human carcinogen, was a common and choice mineral to be used in…

Medal and wooden judge's gavel on top of award

We are proud to announce that we have many lawyers in-house that have been selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars this year! Up to 5% of lawyers in the state of Illinois can be named Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5% can be named Rising Stars.…

Father in military uniform and daughter holding cardboard boxes near house with american flag, moving in or out of military house

In the United States, military occupations have the highest number of mesothelioma patients and roughly a third of all mesothelioma patients are veterans.…

Aerial view of a shipyard repairing a large ship

Historically, certain occupations have been associated with an elevated risk of asbestos exposure, including naval and non-naval shipyard workers and contractors. Between World War II and the Korean War, in particular, these shipyard workers came into contact with very dangerous levels of…

US Military Veterans saluting the American flag

In the late 1970s, the dangers of asbestos came to light, and most industries and manufacturers discontinued their use of it. Unfortunately, this realization came a little too late for many.

By the time asbestos was revealed to be extremely harmful to the human body, generations of…

United States Naval ship on the horizon

Out of all United States military branches, the United States Navy's veterans have the highest risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. All veterans who have been diagnosed and whose diagnoses have been attributed to asbestos exposure during the time they served in…

Steelworker or Industrial Welder With Torch and Protective Helmet

Asbestos is not used in steel-making to produce steel. Nevertheless, steelworkers experienced significant asbestos exposure because asbestos was used extensively as insulation for the machinery used for steel production, including steel furnaces, ovens, stoves, rolling mills, and boilers.…

A black brush in white talcum powder, makeup or face powder containing talc or talcum powder

Exposure to asbestos has been shown to cause the development of a lung disease called mesothelioma. Most people assume that the risk of asbestos exposure comes mostly from working around manufacturing processes or construction. However, asbestos was also discovered in talcum powder used in many…