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April 2, 2013 – National asbestos lawyers from LK bring justice to a Chicago, Illinois, family affected by mesothelioma; more IL asbestos cases being investigated by the law firm.

Asbestos Lawyers Help Illinois Mesothelioma Families


CHICAGO, Illinois, April 2, 2013 – National asbestos lawyers from Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”), an award-winning, national mesothelioma law firm, have announced that they have recently obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for a Cook County, Illinois resident who spent his career building and repairing kilns (high temperature furnaces) and, as a result, developed mesothelioma, an aggressive terminal cancer caused by asbestos exposure. LK’s investigation into the products used by the Chicago man uncovered not only viable defendants who designed, manufactured and sold asbestos-containing equipment, but also an asbestos materials supplier who sold and delivered asbestos products manufactured by Johns-Manville to the firm’s client’s jobsite. LK asbestos attorneys served as lead trial counsel in the case.

LK’s mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals from all over the country, and specialize in assisting victims exposed to asbestos in a wide variety of industries, including many industrial and commercial sites in the State of Illinois. LK is currently investigating asbestos cases across the country, including in Illinois. Each year, men and women are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease as a result of their exposure to asbestos products at Illinois jobsites, including manufacturing facilities, power plants and steel mills. Sadly, their diseases could have been prevented if the companies profiting from the sale and/or use of asbestos products shared with them the known hazards of working with asbestos.

Chicago, the largest city in Illinois, was home to many of the state’s plants and facilities, which were manufacturing, processing and using asbestos and asbestos products. Hundreds of jobsites in the Chicago area have exposed thousands of workers to the hazards of asbestos. If you have worked at a Chicago jobsite, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact LK’s asbestos attorneys to discuss your legal options. We list just a few of the Chicago jobsites below in which asbestos may have been present:

Figure 1. Common Illinois asbestos exposure sites.Illinois asbestos exposure map

Chicago, IL

  • A. Finkl & Sons Company
  • Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
  • Abex Corp Amforge Div
  • ACandS, Inc.
  • Acme Steel Company
  • Allied Metal Co.
  • Allis Chalmers Company
  • American Airlines
  • American Brake Shoe & Foundry Company
  • American Car and Foundry Company
  • American Radiator Company
  • American Steel and Wire Company
  • Anderson Tool & Manufacturing
  • AP Green Firebrick Company
  • Archer-Daniels Midland Company
  • Asbestos & Magnesia Material Company
  • Bell Telephone
  • Borg-Warner Chemical
  • Brand Insulations, Inc.
  • Buick Motor Div GMC
  • C. N. A. Building
  • Calumet Portland Cement Company
  • Chicago and Saint Louis Railroad
  • Chicago Pneumatic Tool Company
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago Steel & Wire Company
  • Chicago Sugar Refining Company
  • Chicago Telephone Company
  • Chrysler Corporation
  • City of Chicago
  • Coca Cola Company
  • Crane Company
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Empire Packing Company
  • Fairbanks Morse Manufacturing Company
  • Flintkote Factory
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Mills Inc
  • General Steel and Wire Company
  • Glidden Company
  • IBM
  • Illinois Steel Company
  • Indiana Steel Company
  • Inland Steel Company
  • Interlake Steel Corporation
  • International Harvester Company
  • International Paper Company
  • John Deere Building
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kensington Steel Company
  • Kentile Floors Inc.
  • M.H. Detrick Company
  • Michle Printing Press Manufacturing Company
  • Nabisco
  • National Steel Company
  • New York Central Railroad Company
  • Northwestern University
  • Oscar Mayer & Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglass
  • Pepsi-Cola General Bottlers
  • Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Rheem Manufacturing. Company
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • South Chicago Furnace Company
  • Standard Asbestos
  • Standard Oil Company
  • U.S. Rubber Company
  • U.S. Steel Corporation
  • University of Chicago
  • Victor Dana Company
  • Western Asbestos Company
  • Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company
  • Zenith Radio Corporation

Other cities in Illinois were not spared from the use of asbestos in their plants, facilities, jobsites, and schools. Thousands of victims were exposed to asbestos through their work at industrial and commercial sites. Other Illinois jobsites in which asbestos may have been present include:

Alton, IL

  • Alton Steel Company
  • American Water Works & Electric Company
  • General Steel
  • Illinois Power and Light
  • Owens-Illinois
  • Sears & Roebuck

Aurora, IL

  • Aurora Paper Board Company
  • C. E. Refractories
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Commonwealth Edison Company
  • Forty Eight Insulations, Inc.
  • Western United Gas and Electric Company

Bloomington, IL

  • Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
  • Illinois Power
  • Illinois State University
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp
  • Unarco
  • Union Asbestos

Blue Island, IL

  • Calumet Brick Company
  • Chicago Copper and Chemical Company
  • Clark Oil & Refining Company
  • Great Lakes Refining Company
  • Illinois Brick Company
  • Tuthill Building Material Company

Calumet City, IL

  • Ferro Engineering

Champaign, IL

  • Abbott Labs
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • University of Illinois
  • Urbana and Champaign Railway Gas and Electric Company

Cicero, IL

  • Alkydol Laboratories
  • General Electric
  • Koppers Company, Inc.
  • Taylor Forge and Pipe Works
  • Western Electric

Decatur, IL

  • Allis Chalmers
  • Armstrong Cork Company
  • Borg-Warner
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Firestone Tire & Rubber
  • General Electric Company
  • Illinois Power Company

East Alton, IL

  • Alton Powerhouse
  • Federal Steel
  • Standard Oil Refinery

East Chicago, IL

  • American Steel
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
  • Harbison-Walker Refractories Company
  • Inland Steel Company
  • Linde Air Products Company (Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation)
  • LTV Steel
  • Mobil Oil Company
  • Sinclair Oil Refinery – Powerhouse
  • U.S. Gypsum Corporation
  • Youngstown Sheet & Tube Company

Lincoln, IL

  • Central Illinois Electric & Gas Company
  • Lincoln Glass
  • Lincoln Water and Light Company
  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass
  • PPG Industries

Madison, IL

  • American Car and Foundry. Company
  • American Steel and Wire
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Johns-Manville Corp.
  • Owens Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Phelps Dodge Aluminum Madison Div

Melrose Park, IL

  • Buick Motor Div
  • International Harvester Company
  • John J Moroney & Co.
  • Latrobe Steel and Coupler Company
  • Lindberg Steel Treating Equip Company
  • Luse-Stevenson Company
  • Navistar

North Chicago, IL

  • Abbot Laboratory
  • Chicago Hardware & Foundry Company
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
  • Great Lakes Naval Base

Peoria, IL

  • Archer Daniels Midland Company
  • Caterpillar Tractor Company
  • Celotex Corporation
  • Clarke Brothers and Company
  • International Harvester
  • Keystone Steel & Wire Company
  • Komatsu-Dresser
  • Kraft Foods
  • National Aluminum Manufacturing Company
  • Peoria Rubber and Manufacturing Company
  • Westinghouse

Rockford, IL

  • AP Green Refractories Company
  • O & F Supply Company
  • Rockford Memorial Hospital
  • Rockford Paint Company

South Chicago, IL

  • Acme Steel
  • Illnois Steel Company
  • Pittsburgh Steel
  • Republic Steel Corporation
  • South Chicago Furnace Company
  • South Chicago Works
  • U.S. Steel Corporation
  • Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company

Waukegan, IL

  • American Steel & Wire
  • Chicago and Milwaukee Electric RR Company
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber
  • Johns Manville
  • Waukegan Powerhouse

Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) has represented mesothelioma victims who worked at several of the above Illinois jobsites, as well as family members of such workers. There are hundreds more jobsites in Illinois where workers and their families were needlessly exposed to the dangers of asbestos dust.

Victims of an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, can rely on LK’s more than twenty-five years of experience representing families affected by mesothelioma. Based on its years of experience and proven track record, LK was recently named Plaintiff’s Product Liability Law Firm of the Year for 2013 by U.S. News & World Report magazine.

If you or your family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, call LK’s asbestos lawyers at (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

ATTENTION: Mesothelioma has no known cure and often causes severe pain, suffering, and other types of damage, such as loss of consortium, and loss of income. Additionally, due to the exceedingly high cost of mesothelioma treatments, many families exhaust savings and accumulate financial debt in order to pay for the medical expenses of their family member.

Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.

Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.

IMPORTANT: If you or your family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer as early as possible to determine if you have a mesothelioma case and to:

  • Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
  • Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
    • Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
    • File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
  • Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.

Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline at (800) 315-3806 or submit an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

NOTE: While our offices are located in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Georgia, many of our mesothelioma lawyers are licensed to practice law in a number of U.S. states and have the capability and extensive experience of representing mesothelioma clients throughout the United States. You are encouraged to contact us with any questions.


Find out whether you have a case by speaking to one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers via our 24/7 toll-free hotline or by submitting an email inquiry. Our attorneys will be quick to respond to you and happy to answer all of your questions.

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