A Millwright Local #1577 (Buffalo, New York) carpenter represented by Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, received settlements exceeding $770,000 for his asbestos-related injuries, which included mesothelioma and asbestosis. The case, which has been fully settled, was brought against numerous product manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-containing fireproofing materials, joint compound, transite(siding and roofing materials), pipe covering and vinyl floor tile.
Our client was exposed to a variety of asbestos-containing building products during construction and remodeling of residential and commercial properties during his forty year career as a carpenter. His exposure occurred at commercial job sites throughout Western New York, including Marine Midland Tower (HSBC), Marine Trust Building/Dennison building complex, Main Place Mall, McKinley Mall, University of Buffalo North Campus (dormitory construction), Roswell Park Memorial Hospital, Buffalo General Hospital, Niagara Power Project and Hooker Chemical (Occidental Chemical).
In 2009 and as a result of his exposure to asbestos-containing building materials, our client was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma at the age of 73.