The law firm of Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC is announcing a total of $2.2 million in settlements on behalf of a Clarence, New York man against several distributors and manufacturers of joint compound, putty and caulk materials and automotive brake parts. Our client performed general remodeling projects during the summers from 1974 through 1977. During renovation projects, he was exposed to asbestos-containing joint compound (mud) when he applied and sanded products that contained asbestos. On a daily basis he worked with asbestos-containing products.

In addition, our client maintained and repaired passenger car automotive brakes. From 1978 to 1990, he was exposed to asbestos fibers, dust and particles when he installed and replaced automotive parts that contained asbestos.

In 2006 and at the age of 47, our client was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. Our client is happily married, and his income was the main source of financial support for his family. The $2.2 million dollar settlement will insure the financial future of the plaintiff’s two children who are minors.