2009 Spring Newsletter
2009 Spring Newsletter
- Dealing Safely With Asbestos In Your Home
- Too often, home owners begin renovations unaware that asbestos may be present in the materials they are disturbing. The question then becomes, “What should the property owner do before beginning renovations?”
- Our Attorneys Will Come To You
- In the past year, our attorneys have made dozens of trips throughout the United States to assist clients exposed to toxic materials, such as asbestos, while living and working in New York State.
- Asbestosis Denial Reversed
- After more than five years of litigation before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board, Lipsitz & Ponterio has succeeded in establishing that the death of Joseph “Joe” Mahoney (close friends and family also knew of him as “Herk”), a former employee of the Linde Division of Union Carbide in Tonawanda, New York, was caused by his workplace exposure to asbestos.
- Remembering Ashland Oil - Interview with Joseph (“Joe”) J. McNeil
- Joseph (“Joe”) J. McNeil retired in 1992 after a career spanning over 35 years with Ashland Oil. A couple of months ago Joe graciously agreed to be interviewed by Lipsitz & Ponterio concerning his memories of working at Ashland Oil.
- Albany Lawmakers Re-Introduce Wide-Ranging Lead Poisoning Prevention Act; State’s Budget Crisis May Bar Legislation In 2009
- Despite the distraction of New York State’s budget crisis, some Albany lawmakers are slow to recognize that childhood lead poisoning remains a serious public health problem that needs to be addressed.
- $100 Million Earmarked for Lead Remediation in Obama’s Stimulus Plan
- Many items are still being debated for inclusion in President Obama’s $838 billion economic stimulus package, including nationwide lead remediation programs costing $100 Million.
- Warnings - Handle with Care
- Lawyers, especially those who represent plaintiffs in asbestos disease lawsuits, tend to think a good deal about warnings. After all, the claim that the defendant companies failed to warn the plaintiff about the potential health hazards of exposure to asbestos dust from their products is at the core of every asbestos lawsuit. Similarly, the failure to warn constitutes the basis of many other types of toxic exposure lawsuits, as well as lawsuits involving consumer goods and medications.
- Welcome Aboard!
- Attorney Mathew J. Morton joins Lipsitz & Ponterio.
- Important Legal Documents You Need to Consider
- The following are several legal documents that you should consider and discuss with your legal advisor or health care provider:
- Attorney Spotlight - Neil J. McKinnon, Esq.