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  • 2014 Summer

    In May 2014, Lipsitz & Ponterio obtained over $3 million dollars on behalf of a former plant worker for injuries resulting from his exposure to asbestos. At the age of sixty-one, our client was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. 

  • 2014 Summer

    Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., killing more men and women than the other leading cancers combined. Learn more about Roswell Park Cancer Institute's current lung cancer screening program.

  • 2014 Summer

    In June 2014, Lipsitz & Ponterio obtained a settlement in excess of $2.4 million for a former laborer for injuries resulting from occupational exposure to asbestos.

  • 2014 Summer

    It is well known that cigarette smoking and genetic pre-disposition are potent risk factors in the development of cancer of the bladder. Cigarette smokers can increase their risk of contracting this cancer by as much as four times. Lesser known, but still important, is the risk posed by exposure to certain chemicals found in industry. 

  • 2014 Summer

    Buffalo Color was well known for using asbestos to cover a vast majority of its pipelines and associated equipment. Asbestos refractory materials and insulation also covered equipment located in chemical manufacturing facilities, dye plants and boiler houses. However, lesser known is the danger posed by the actual chemicals being used inside Buffalo Color to make its products. 

  • 2014 Summer

    From  October 1, 2013 through April 1, 2014, the firm raised funds through its Facebook page in order to help further mesothelioma  research at RPCI. 

  • 2014 Summer

    Lipsitz & Ponterio recently achieved a significant settlement for the family of a retired laborer who worked in the Coke Oven Division at Bethlehem Steel. Our client was 77 years old when he was diagnosed with Stage IV Lung Cancer.

  • 2014 Summer

    It is well established in New York law that a manufacturer has a duty to warn against latent dangers resulting from foreseeable uses of its products of which it knew or should have known.  Latent dangers are those which, by their nature, are not so open and obvious that  the user of the product could not reasonably claim to be ignorant of them. 

  • 2014 Summer

    The risk of contracting mesothelioma is not confined to Durez employees. It also extends to their immediate families and to those who worked and lived in the neighborhoods that surrounded the Durez plant.