Jobsite Spotlight: Asbestos Exposure at Carborundum

Carborundum Company, based in Niagara County, New York, was located in both the city of Niagara Falls and in Wheatfield.  Carborundum manufactured general purpose grinding wheels that were used to grind steel, metal alloys and other materials.  These diamond wheels were used in Carborundum’s Super Abrasive Division, and used to grind materials harder than steel. […]

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U.S. Bans the Last Type of Asbestos Still in Use – Chrysotile Asbestos

On Monday, March 18, 2024, in a historic measure, the United States joined more than 50 other countries by banning chrysotile asbestos.  On Thursday, March 14, 2024, Michael S. Regan, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, signed the Final Rule titled, “Asbestos Part 1; Chrysotile Asbestos; Regulation of Certain Conditions of Use under the Toxic […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Gouverneur Talc

Jobsite Spotlight – Gouverneur Talc In 1948, the Gouverneur Talc Company began mining and milling talc near Balmat, New York. A subsidiary of R. T. Vanderbilt, Gouverneur Talc produced talc for various industrial uses, including the manufacture of paint, ceramics and plastic molding compound. In 1974, the mines and mills of the International Talc Company […]

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Attorney Lisa M. Baehre Joins Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford

Lisa M. Baehre has joined Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford’s Catastrophic Personal Injury Department where she focuses her practice on representing survivors of child sexual abuse.  Ms. Baehre has a distinguished legal career and is an experienced trial attorney and former prosecutor. Welcome Lisa!

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Mathew Morton Appears on AM Buffalo and Discusses Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

Senior Partner Mathew Morton recently appeared on AM Buffalo, and discussed how family members can be exposed to asbestos from secondhand exposure. Workers would come home with asbestos dust on their work clothes, and spouses and children would do laundry, shaking the dust from the clothing, sitting in the same chairs and even hugging their […]

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John P. Comerford Selected as Top 100 Attorney by National Trial Lawyers

We are pleased to announce that Senior Partner, John P. Comerford, has been selected as a Top 100 Attorney in the State of New York by the National Trial Lawyers.  This honor is given to only the top 100 attorneys in each state or region for their superior skills, qualifications, and results as criminal defense […]

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Michael Ponterio Appears on AM Buffalo – Highlights Upcoming Bethlehem Steel Seminar

Founding Partner Michael A. Ponterio had the pleasure of being interviewed by Mercedes Wilson of AM Buffalo recently.  Mr. Ponterio describes the lengthy history Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford have in representing thousands of individuals exposed to asbestos.  If you want to know more about asbestos disease, radiation-induced cancers, coke oven emissions, lung cancer, and general […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Asbestos Exposure at Allied Chemical/Buffalo Color

Asbestos-containing materials covered a vast majority of the pipe lines and associated equipment throughout Allied Chemical’s plants and production facilities. Allied Chemical facilities, a/k/a AlliedSignal, now Honeywell International Inc., regularly utilized asbestos at their many sites. Allied Chemical maintained three production facilities in Western New York: Semet-Solvay (Tonawanda Coke), Buffalo Color and Solvay Process Company.  […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Hooker Chemical

Over the last 25 years, Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC has represented numerous former employees of Hooker Chemical located in Niagara Falls, New York, who developed and died of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases.  We have represented carpenters, millwrights, pipefitters, repairmen, masons, maintenance men, laborers, operators, and riggers who worked throughout the Hooker Chemical Plant. […]

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Jobsite Spotlight – Donner Hanna Coke Asbestos Exposure

Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC, represents former and retired workers from Donner Hanna Coke Corporation once located at Mystic and Abby Streets in Buffalo, New York.  Donner Hanna Coke workers who handled asbestos materials, or were in the vicinity of others who did, have a high risk for developing mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: DuPont

Learn about how DuPont Workers were constantly exposed to asbestos dust throughout the plants, and are at risk of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer or other asbestos diseases.
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John Comerford Joins Melanie Camp on AM Buffalo

Partner John Comerford joined Melanie Camp on AM Buffalo recently to discuss how Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford helps those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. He also describes how more and more women are being diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of laundering their husbands’ and fathers’ work clothes. […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Kodak & Asbestos Exposure

When the average individual thinks of Kodak, cameras and photographic supplies come to mind. Many would be surprised to learn that asbestos was present throughout Kodak Park during the production phase of photographic materials and supplies. Kodak workers were exposed to asbestos dust from working with and around a wide variety of asbestos-containing products. Asbestos […]

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Founding Partner John Lipsitz Appears on AM Buffalo

On March 3, 2021, Founding Partner John Lipsitz appeared on AM Buffalo with Melanie Camp. He discusses the addition of John Comerford as a named Partner, the promising future of Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, and how the firm has continued to grow and successfully litigate its claims despite the pandemic. Click here or on the […]

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The Firm Has Changed Its Name!

The Firm Has Changed Its Name! Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC is pleased to announce that the firm has changed its name and will now be known as Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC. Our name change recognizes the important role played by John P. Comerford, Esq. Mathew J. Morton, Esq. has been named a Senior […]

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Senior Partner John Comerford Appears on AM Buffalo

On February 4, 2021, Senior Partner John Comerford appears on AM Buffalo with Melanie Camp, where he discusses the firm’s name change, moving forward with mesothelioma litigation, and how Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford continues fighting for those exposed to asbestos. To view the interview, click here or on the picture below.

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Jobsite Spotlight: Ashland Oil

Asbestos was used extensively at the Tonawanda, NY Ashland Oil site, as it was in many refineries throughout the United States.   As a result of asbestos exposure at the Ashland Oil jobsite, many workers developed mesothelioma, a cancer that is only caused by exposure to asbestos.  In 1950, the Ashland Oil and Refining Company purchased […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Durez Plastics Corporation

Durez Plastics Corporation was a chemical and plastics factory that manufactured plastic molding compounds, as well as phenol, resins, and other industrial products. The plant, originally owned by Hooker Chemical and subsequently sold to Occidental Chemical Corporation, was one of the largest and most important employers in North Tonawanda, New York. Unfortunately, as a result […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Diemolding Corporation

JOBSITE SPOTLIGHT: Diemolding Corporation - Asbestos exposure is well known at this facility, as asbestos was utilized as filler in and during the process where raw plastic materials were heated and formed into the finished plastic products.

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Partner John Lipsitz Appears on AM Buffalo and Discusses Asbestos Investigations

Partner John Lipsitz had the pleasure of speaking with Melanie Camp on AM Buffalo recently. They discussed Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford’s extensive history of asbestos investigations. The firm has over 100 years of combined experience among the attorneys, and as a result has established a voluminous library of evidence which is beneficial to existing and […]

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Jobsite Spotlight: Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna Plant

The Bethlehem Steel Lackawanna Plant was covered throughout with asbestos-containing materials. The North Mill, South Mill, Strip Mill, Bar Mill, annealing and blast furnaces, open hearth furnaces, basic oxygen furnaces, the mold yards, heating furnaces, boilers, soaking pits, hot tops, and coke ovens all contained asbestos refractory materials. A refractory material is a non-metallic material […]

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Michael Ponterio Appears on AM Buffalo and Discusses 25th Anniversary

Partner Michael Ponterio appeared on AM Buffalo on October 1, 2020. He was interviewed by Melanie Camp about the history of Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford and the celebration of the firm’s 25th Anniversary. Michael went into detail about how the firm has led the way in shaping asbestos law in New York State, as well […]

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Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC celebrates 25-Year Anniversary of the firm on Friday, September 25th, 2020.  John Lipsitz and Michael Ponterio formed Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC in 1995, seeking justice for victims of the asbestos industry.  John Comerford joined the firm the same year as a law clerk and later became a partner.  The […]

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John Comerford Appears on WGRZ’s WNY Living

On August 15, 2020, Partner John P. Comerford appeared on WGRZ’s WNY Living via video conference. Watch his interview here as he discusses Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford’s extensive 25-year history of helping those diagnosed with mesothelioma, and how our experienced staff assists the families of those victims. Mr. Comerford also invites viewers to visit our […]

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Lipsitz & Ponterio has a new look!

After many months of behind the scenes work, we are excited to introduce our new, user-friendly website. It includes features such as medical treatment options, what to expect during your lawsuit, an interactive jobsite map, attorney videos, and more. Our team is ready to help.

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