After 14 months of litigation, LIPSITZ & PONTERIO obtained a 5.6 million dollar settlement for a 48-year-old former brake worker and his family.
Starting in the 1970s, our client was exposed to asbestos fibers, dust and particles when he installed and replaced automotive parts which contained asbestos. For the next two decades, he held numerous jobs in which he was repeatedly exposed to harmful asbestos-containing products.
In September 2005, the plaintiff began noticing shortness of breath. Shortly thereafter, he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma.
Our client has been happily married for 18 years and continues to financially support his two college-aged children.