The attorneys at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford recently embarked on a new journey by filming several on-location videos at a variety of asbestos-contaminated job sites throughout Western New York. Up until the late 1970s, asbestos was incorporated into hundreds of materials, which were utilized in industrial and commercial plants.  Many men and women who worked at these facilities were exposed to asbestos dust created by the application, removal, wear and tear and replacement of asbestos-containing materials.

The job site videos featured on the firm’s website and its YouTube channel offer information regarding asbestos exposure at numerous plants located throughout Western New York, including Ashland Oil, Bethlehem Steel, Carbide Graphite, Kodak, Rochester Gas & Electric, and more.

“Travelling to the various job sites where our clients earned a living to support their families helps us understand the major commitment they made every day,” said John P. Comerford, a partner at Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford. “It is important for us to inform the public that individuals who worked at these local plants really did endure exposure to a tremendous amount of asbestos while performing their daily work duties. The companies that sold asbestos products to local employers knew of the dangers of asbestos, but never warned workers. Asbestos-related diseases, including lung cancer and mesothelioma, are considered latent diseases, which means they can take many years after exposure to appear. As laborers who worked at these plants in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s reach their golden years, we come to find that many of them are being diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer. We would like to remind the public that we represent individuals who have asbestos-related diseases and that our attorneys work and live in Western New York.”

We welcome you to view our latest videos on the firm’s YouTube channel located here: or on the firm’s website.  If you have any questions regarding the types of cases Lipsitz, Ponterio & Comerford handles or its practice areas, please fill out the “Contact Us” form on the website or call 716.849.0701 or toll-free 855.241.LUNG (5864).

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