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  • A 28-year-old Buffalo man, who lost his left arm in an industrial accident, was retained by our firm. The worker, who was cleaning a furniture press manufactured in Italy, severed his forearm at the elbow when it became enmeshed in the machine’s moving parts. 

  • Our client’s husband died of lung cancer at the age of 61. Originally, the lawsuit proceeded on the theory that the cancer resulted from occupational exposure to asbestos-containing products encountered in the course of the decedent’s work as a brakeman, switchman, conductor or fireman.

  • Childhood lead poisoning continues to be a serious public health problem, especially in the inner cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, and has received increasing publicity.

  • We dedicate much of our time to representing children who have been injured by lead poisoning. We have sued dozens of negligent landlords in Erie, Monroe, Onondaga, and other Western New York counties.

  • Embedded within our legal system is the attorney-client privilege which protects your right to talk to a lawyer about the facts of your case in order to obtain professional assistance.

  • Our client’s husband, who was diagnosed with lung cancer, was screened for asbestos disease by an out-of-town law firm in 1999.

  • When most people think of asbestos exposure, they think of tradesmen exposed to such materials as pipe insulation and raw asbestos fiber.

  • The Tutuskas traveled to Washington, D.C., in April 2004 and lobbied against a Senate bill that would have established a national trust fund and eliminated asbestos lawsuits, releasing corporations from any further responsibility.

  • As part of representation of clients occupationally exposed to asbestos, we file claims against bankrupt asbestos companies.

  • We represent a resident of Erie County who is suing several officers and staff members of the Erie County Holding Center for a lack of attention to his medical needs, which left him in a diabetic coma for three days.

  • In August of 2004, our client began to experience symptoms of contact dermatitis. He continued to work with the air brake hose until May 9, 2005, since then he has been unable to return to work due to his disability despite continued treatment. 

  • The Erie County Department of Health is operating a LEADSAFE program funded by two grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development totaling $3.7 million.

  • Our firm proudly represents the families of approximately 200 former and retired workers from Durez Plastics in North Tonawanda, New York. Attorneys Michael A. Ponterio and John Ned Lipsitz first began representing Durez workers in the mid 1980s. Since that time, the death toll from mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis has been steadily climbing.

  • Drafting a Will involves legal knowledge and the making of decisions requiring the experienced professional judgment of an attorney. Only a practicing attorney can avoid numerous pitfalls and can advise you of the best course for your personal situation.