John N. Lipsitz Discusses Our Growing Personal Injury Practice on AM Buffalo

The law firm of Lipsitz & Ponterio has been around for more than 20 years representing workers diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. We have represented mostly blue-collar workers and their families. Over the years, some clients and their families have also been involved with other situations requiring legal representation. Because of the way we handled their original case and the results we achieved based on the facts of the case, we earned their trust and they started to ask us to handle other situations for them as well, such as workplace accidents, injuries resulting from defective products, and in extraordinary circumstances, medical malpractice cases.

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Lipsitz & Ponterio Hosts Steelworkers Seminar

Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC will host a free seminar for Steelworkers and their families on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The seminar will cover asbestos disease and your legal rights. Reserve your space today.

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The Cause and Effect of Occupational Diseases

Over the past 20 years, we have represented hundreds of families in asbestos death cases in Workers’ Compensation Board proceedings, as well as dozens of cases where workplace exposure to other toxic substances – including beryllium, benzene, aromatic amines, vinyl chloride and coal tar pitch volatiles – caused or contributed to death. 

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Jillian M. Ponterio Joins Lipsitz & Ponterio

Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, is pleased to announce that Jillian M. Ponterio has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Ms. Ponterio will focus her practice on the representation of individuals suffering from occupational diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer.
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Lipsitz & Ponterio Publishes its Fall 2017 Newsletter

Topics include: Lipsitz & Ponterio Client Awarded $1.2 Million in Medical Malpractice Case; Summer Job Led to Mesothelioma - Lipsitz & Ponterio Settles Case for  $3.1 Million; Workers' Comp Benefits: Widow Whose Husband Was Exposed to Deadly Chemicals; Lipsitz & Ponterio Moves to the Liberty Building and more......
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Lipsitz & Ponterio Moves to Liberty Building

Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, a personal injury litigation firm celebrating 22 years of practice in Buffalo, has relocated to the historic Liberty Building at 424 Main Street in the heart of downtown Buffalo.

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Appeals Court Upholds $3 Million Verdict in Asbestos Case

The court, in a decision anxiously awaited by industry and business groups across the country, ruled against Crane Co., the Connecticut manufacturer found partially responsible for Suttner’s death. Suttner, who retired from GM in 1996 after more than 30 years of employment, was diagnosed with mesothelioma two years before his death.

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Manufacturers Have Duty to Warn of Asbestos-Laden Parts

John Lipsitz, a founding partner at Lipsitz & Ponterio, represented Suttner. Dennis Harlow, an associate at the firm who worked on the brief, said in an interview that the court's decision is a "reaffirmation" of existing products liability law in New York.

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Buffalo Law Firm Wins Major Appeal in Asbestos Case in New York’s Highest Court

New York’s highest court upheld a wrongful death verdict on behalf of a Buffalo-area widow who lost her husband to mesothelioma. In a landmark, forty-eight page majority opinion, Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam reaffirmed that New York’s longstanding rule that a manufacturer who sells products in New York assumes a serious responsibility to warn end-users about non-obvious dangers of intended uses of its products.

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