$23M Verdict for Mesothelioma Victim

Original Post Written by Patricia Manson of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

A Cook County jury on Thursday awarded $23 million to a woman who developed mesothelioma after handling asbestos-containing materials while working for the Chicago manufacturer Qualitex Co. The jury returned its verdict in favor of Cynthia Cowger in her lawsuit against Qualitex following a three-week trial. Cook County Circuit Judge Patrick J. Sherlock presided over the case. 

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Cooney & Conway is delighted to report that six of our team have been recognized for the 2021 Emerging Lawyers Award! This award is given to top lawyers who are age 40 and younger, or have practised law for less than 10 years. To qualify, they must have been specifically recognized by their peers as experts in their fields, which leads to less than 2% of any given state’s lawyers having been granted the award.

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