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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…

Steelworker or Industrial Welder With Torch and Protective Helmet

When you think of asbestos-related illnesses and the people who are most at risk, steel mill workers may not be the first group to come to mind. After all, asbestos is not used at all in the actual steel-making process.…

Spilled talcum powder and white plastic container

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.…

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…

Car on the pedestrian path or crosswalk with the downed bicycle

While cyclists can sustain worse injuries in an accident involving a motor vehicle, that doesn't necessarily mean that the driver is always at fault. So much depends on the road, the rules, and the context of the accident…

hands holding a phone with text message while driving

In 2019, 38,800 people were estimated to have lost their lives in car crashes. Another 4.4 million had serious injuries associated with car crashes and they required medical attention. Although…