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  • Winter 2014

    This summer, a Buffalo jury delivered a $3 million verdict in the case of a former Ashland Oil employee who was diagnosed with mesothelioma caused by his job-related exposure to asbestos.

  • Winter 2014

    Lipsitz & Ponterio recently launched a campaign to raise funds for Roswell Park Cancer  Institute (RPCI). For every new page “like” that Lipsitz & Ponterio’s Facebook page receives, the firm will donate one dollar to RPCI for its research focusing on asbestos-related cancers, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. 

  • Winter 2014

    In October 2013, Lipsitz & Ponterio obtained a substantial settlement for the family of a former Bethlehem Steel laborer. Our client, a resident of Hamburg, New York, worked as a furnace helper in the #3 Open Hearth Mold Yard. In the fall of 2012, at the age of sixty-seven, he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma.

  • Winter 2014

    In October 2013, Lipsitz & Ponterio reached a sizeable settlement for the family of a long-time employee of a local blacktop manufacturer.  This case illustrates the hazards of working with coal tar, a by-product of the coking process.

  • Winter 2014

    The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio recently embarked on a new journey by filming several on-location videos at a variety of asbestos-contaminated job sites throughout Western New York. Many men and women who worked at these facilities were exposed to asbestos dust created by the application, removal, wear and tear and replacement of asbestos-containing materials.

  • Winter 2014

    Most people don’t resist the temptation to start collecting Social Security benefits as early as they are eligible, that is, at age 62.  On the other hand, experts generally suggest that you wait as long as you can to commence benefits, even as late as age 70, the reason being that the increase in monthly payments between those starting at age 62 and age 70 is close to 75%.

  • Winter 2014

    Michael J. Jarosz has joined Lipsitz & Ponterio as an associate attorney. Mr. Jarosz will focus his practice on asbestos and mesothelioma litigation, childhood lead poisoning and workers’ compensation matters. 

  • Winter 2014

    Since 2005, Ms. Joynt has been a key member of the firm’s lead practice group, which represents children suffering from lead poisoning. Anne has also practiced in the areas of asbestos litigation and personal injury.