Our client Jean was followed by the Occidental screening program and by her own doctors. In 1998, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and underwent extensive surgery for the removal of a portion of her lung. The diagnosis and treatment caused a major disruption in her life.
Jean is married to a former worker of the Durez facility in North Tonawanda. Jean did not know it but she was being exposed to asbestos while doing her laundry because the dust on her husband’s work clothes contained asbestos fibers.
That asbestos contributed to the development of her lung cancer.
Lipsitz & Ponterio pursued a claim on behalf of Jean and her family. Her case was scheduled for trial earlier this year. Fortunately, we were able to negotiate a considerable cash settlement prior to trial, and we are happy to report that Jean has had no recurrence since her surgery and has returned to work.