Local #6 Iron Worker represented by Lipsitz & Ponterio, received settlements exceeding $2.4 million for his asbestos-related injuries, which include mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. The case, which fully settled on the eve of trial in late June of 2008, was brought against numerous product manufacturers, contractors and site owners.
The client had been exposed to various asbestos-containing products, including insulation, fireproofing material and raw asbestos fiber throughout his forty year career as an iron worker. The client’s exposure occurred at sites throughout Western New York including: Durez Plastics, Niagara Mohawk (Huntley and Dunkirk facilities), Ashland Oil, Bethlehem Steel, General Motors (Chevy plant, Tonawanda, NY), and the Donovan Building. The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio were pleased to have settled the case successfully despite the involvement of numerous site owners and product manufacturers.