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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…

Talcum powder and white plastic container. Black background.

Colgate-Palmolive, a New York-based, global consumer product giant, has been in the line of fire these past few years. They began as a starch, small soap, and candle business in New York in the 19th century, and they now sell consumer products to hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide.…

White bottle of Johnson's baby powder isolated on black background

Johnson & Johnson has been around since 1886 and became a household name in 1894 with their introduction of baby powder made from crushed talc. Previous to becoming a household name, they primarily operated to meet the sterilized medical equipment need of doctors and other medical…

Industrial Plant for the production of ethylene, on a winter night

Ethylene Oxide may not sound familiar to you, but things like adhesives, detergents, solvents, anti-freeze, textiles, and pharmaceuticals should. These products are manufactured in such a way that can expose employees and contractors to Ethylene Oxide. Ethylene Oxide gases are hazardous…