I’m oftentimes asked by clients, “Is asbestos banned if it’s so dangerous?”

Believe it or not, in the United States today, asbestos is still not officially banned. However, it is so tightly regulated. By the 1970s and 80s, asbestos was no longer included in products.

We have represented countless workers exposed to asbestos and helped them obtain financial compensation for their injuries. Watch this video by dedicated mesothelioma attorney Michael A. Ponterio to learn whether asbestos is banned in the United States.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness, you can bring a legal claim against the companies that manufactured, sold, distributed, or installed asbestos.

Even if you are unable to pinpoint how you might have been exposed, Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC can use its extensive investigatory information and records to help determine what caused your illness.

We can find the documents and witnesses that will prove you were exposed to asbestos. You have a limited amount of time to file a claim, so it is important to contact us as soon as possible.

A meaningful asbestos ban is LONG overdue, and we will continue to fight for victims of asbestos exposure and hold those accountable who put workers, their families, and the surrounding communities at risk for deadly disease and death from asbestos exposure.

Check out this great article by ProPublica exposing the REAL story about the asbestos and mesothelioma man-made disaster.

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Since 1995, the attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford, LLC have been helping clients in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, NY, who have been injured due to asbestos exposure. Through our tireless efforts, we have helped to shape and reform asbestos laws throughout the state of New York. We have a full team of lawyers devoted to representing people exposed to asbestos.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, please contact us today and we will schedule an appointment to come to your home and meet with you and your family to explain your legal rights.