Earlier this year, LIPSITZ & PONTERIO obtained a settlement in excess of 1.6 million dollars for the family of a former New York State trial judge. The plaintiff’s lawsuit was resolved within 12 months of the date it was filed.
As a college student, the judge worked at Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna, New York, during the summers where he was exposed to asbestos dust. After college graduation, he was further exposed to asbestos while working at the construction site of the Buffalo Veterans Administration Hospital.
The judge also had additional exposure to asbestos outside of the workplace.
Our client was a respected public servant, happily married for 47 years and the loving father of six children who enjoyed excellent health. In December 2005 he suddenly developed flu-like symptoms and shortly thereafter he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of mesothelioma which took his life three months later.