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  • As part of our continued service to the community of Western New York, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, Brakes and Mesothelioma, located at  www.mesotheliomabrakes.com.

  • In mediation, there are no judges or juries to make final, binding decisions; the parties themselves make their own agreements, and a mediator oversees discussions between parties. Benefits of mediation vary, depending upon a client’s needs and interests. In short, pretrial mediation is a useful tool in obtaining early resolution of cases. 

  • Recently, Lipsitz & Ponterio had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the good old days in the City of Tonawanda with Donald Holdaway, a longtime volunteer firefighter.

  • You may have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease because you were exposed many years ago to asbestos-containing materials while working at one of the plants along the River Road.  Even if you never handled this material yourself, you may have been exposed to harmful concentrations of asbestos because your co-workers handled or installed asbestos-containing products.

  • Lipsitz & Ponterio recently obtained over $3 million in a settlement for a local union boilermaker for injuries resulting from job-related exposure to asbestos.

  • Regular skin contact with rubber products poses a risk of allergic contact dermatitis to a small but significant percentage of the population. Unless it is diagnosed and treated early, this type of dermatitis can result in total and permanent disability.

  • As our firm continues to grow, we are pleased to welcome new staff members to our office: Ian Buchalski, Charmain Jozwiak, and Courtney Bajdas.

  • Starting in 1985, wrecking crews began to demolish the buildings that made up the old General Motors’ foundry on Irene Street in the Town of Tonawanda. Since the 1970’s, government regulations have required that all asbestos be removed from a building prior to its demolition.

  • Lipsitz & Ponterio recently represented a gentleman from Holland, Michigan, who died at the age of 63 as a result of malignant mesothelioma. Our client worked at the General Motors/Chevrolet Foundry on River Road in Tonawanda, New York, from 1966 to 1984.

  • John N. Lipsitz, Esq, is a founding partner of Lipsitz & Ponterio. Since 1985, he has represented workers suffering from industrial diseases, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.