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  • The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your legal rights in the event you or a family member is involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffers a serious injury.

  • In July 2014, Joseph Muir, age 57, was diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of his job-related and secondhand exposure to asbestos.  Following a non-jury trial in October 2015,  the Court issued a decision and verdict awarding Mr. Muir over $5 million in his lawsuit against a Canadian asbestos mining company, Hedman Resources Limited.

  • The asbestos-related death rate in Niagara County is the highest in the state. Erie County, which has a population of nearly five times that of Niagara County, experiences about 8.1 deaths per 100,000 residents. The death rate in Erie County is nearly double the rate statewide. Cattaraugus County has a much smaller population, but has an average annual asbestos-related death rate well above the state average.

  • On July 23, 2015, after a nine-day trial, a Buffalo jury delivered a $1.42 million dollar verdict to the widow of a United States Navy veteran, who died of mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. The trial was presided over by Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Chimes.  The jury determined that the misconduct of defendant, John Crane Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer of asbestos gaskets and packing material, contributed to the death of William R. Voelker. 

  • This past November, during Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Roswell Park hosted its seventh annual Breath of Life Celebration.  Roswell Park oncologists, physicians and support staff gave presentations highlighting the most recent advances in lung cancer treatment, diagnosis and screening.

  • At Lipsitz & Ponterio, we will not allow a large corporation to blame you for injuries you suffered as a result of using their poorly designed product.  If you have been burned using the Sally Hansen Microwavable Eyebrow, Face & Lip Wax Kit, call our office today for a free consultation. 

  • In the early 1990s, two former union officials, Ralph Krieger and Joe Sebastian, called John Lipsitz to see if Lipsitz & Ponterio could help one of their union members from Local 8-215, Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW) at the Linde Division of Union Carbide. This union worker had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  

  • Our client worked throughout the Bethlehem Steel facility, including the Open Hearths, the Mold Yards, the Basic Oxygen Furnace, the Coke Oven Division, the Soaking Pits and the Blast Furnaces.  As a bricklayer, he worked with bricks, asbestos-containing refractories and insulation materials.

  • In October 2015, we celebrated our 20 year anniversary. Here are some photographs of our attorneys and staff throughout the past several years.

  • In July 2015, on the eve of a jury trial, Lipsitz & Ponterio obtained a $2.5 million settlement for the family of a retired millwright/pipefitter.

  • Mathew J. Morton has been a key member of our asbestos/mesothelioma practice group since 2009.  He represents clients who have suffered injuries as a result of exposure to  asbestos and other toxic substances, including coke oven emissions and coal tar pitch.