Lead Paint Politics

Despite the fact that lead causes brain damage in children and that this area is full of old houses with peeling lead paint, Poloncarz’s remediation plan is on hold because the Republican-aligned Legislature majority demands that he first cut vacant jobs in the budget to offset the eight new hires.

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Buffalo targets lead paint problem with new program

Buffalo is promising a more aggressive and coordinated approach to the city’s lead paint problem, putting a greater onus on landlords to ensure that houses are safe while also promising more lead testing, screening and remediation by government agencies

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Lipsitz & Ponterio Publishes its Spring 2016 Newsletter

Topics include: Experienced Trial Team Handles Automobile Accident Cases; Judge Awards $5.6 Million to Former Durez Employee; Asbestos Deaths are Higher than State and National Averages in WNY; Local Judge Recognizes Depth of Mesothelioma Victim's Pain and Suffering; Lipsitz & Ponterio Represents Individuals Injured by Home Waxing Kits; and more...

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For families, justice elusive over deadliness of asbestos

And then, in 2014, at the age of 56, his career as a project manager flourishing, Joseph L. Muir learned that he had mesothelioma. He died a year later but lived long enough to see a jury in Buffalo attribute his illness to asbestos exposure and his two summers 40 years ago working at Durez.

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Another Voice: Negligence by landlords requires a legal remedy

It’s no surprise that young children in Western New York suffer from the highest rate of lead poisoning in upstate New York. Eighty-seven percent of the homes in Erie County were built before 1978, the year the federal government banned toxic lead-based paint from use in residential structures.

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