Lipsitz & Ponterio Represents Families Injured by Defective Products

Many of our clients, as well as the Western New York community as a whole, identify our firm with asbestos  litigation, especially mesothelioma cases.  While this area is certainly where we concentrate our practice, it is important to know that asbestos litigation is part of a broader area of law known as products liability.

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Western New York Lawmakers Crack Down on Negligent Property Owners

In the wake of the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, Western New York’s lawmakers are reviewing the effectiveness of laws and policies aimed at protecting children from lead poisoning. While lead-contaminated water was the culprit in the recent public health crisis in Flint, lead paint in older homes (particularly in inner-city areas) remains the primary source of childhood lead poisoning in New York State.

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Attorney Ryan D. Ledebur Joins Lipsitz & Ponterio

We are pleased to announce that Ryan D. Ledebur has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  Mr. Ledebur focuses his practice on representing individuals suffering from occupational diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer.

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Local Judge Recognizes Depth of Mesothelioma Victim’s Pain & Suffering

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. 

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Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Breath of Life Celebration

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.

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Critical Role Played by Union Officials at Linde

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.  

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Longtime Bethlehem Steel Bricklayer Receives Monetary Settlement

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.

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Celebrating 20 Years

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

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Attorney Spotlight – Mathew J. Morton

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.

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