Download 2009 Fall Newsletter

  • Despite the well-documented health dangers associated with asbestos, this mineral has never been completely banned in the United States.  There is indeed no level of exposure low enough to guarantee the prevention of a form of cancer known as mesothelioma. Given the grave danger it poses to human health, why has our government not instituted an outright asbestos ban?  

  • Many assume that asbestos disease afflicts only retirees or those approaching retirement age. There is a misconception that asbestos disappeared from the work environment when stricter government regulations were enacted in the early 1970s. This is only partially true. 

  • Hiring a mesothelioma attorney is an important decision that should not be taken lightly. Experience is required to develop the skill and judgment necessary to provide effective representation to the victims of asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma. 

  • Two Eastman Kodak workers represented by Lipsitz & Ponterio recently received significant settlements for their asbestos-related injuries. Our clients, a machinist millwright and a pipefitter, were previously employed by the Eastman Kodak Company located in Rochester, New York.

  • It can take decades for a person exposed to asbestos to show signs of disease. Because of this, lawyers sometimes have to do some detective work to find out who is responsible for the products that injured their client. 

  • Interview with George Roehling who retired in 1991, after a career spanning nearly thirty years, with Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local Union No. 4 in Buffalo, NY.

  • Joseph T. Kremer, Esq. is an experienced trial lawyer, who has represented personal injury victims since 1989. As an attorney at Lipsitz & Ponterio, Joe practices in the areas of lead paint poisoning, asbestos litigation, product liability, construction accidents, medical malpractice and automobile accidents.