A former Webster, New York, residential boilermaker and HVAC technician, represented by the law firm of Lipsitz & Ponterio, received a settlement totaling $1,757,552 for his asbestos-related injury (mesothelioma). Claims were brought against several manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-containing materials. Beginning in 1945, our client was exposed to asbestos shorts and block insulation, asbestos-containing furnace cement, asbestos rope, asbestos pipe covering and transite.
From 1945 to 1977, our client was occupationally exposed to asbestos-containing products by installing, removing, and maintaining home and light industrial boilers and furnaces when he worked for his family business. Our client’s exposure to asbestos occurred during both the removal of old boilers and the installation of new boilers. He was also exposed to asbestos when he insulated attached piping and breaching with asbestos-containing insulation and cement and when he installed warm airduct transite pipe. The application and removal processes of asbestos-containing boiler insulation, furnace cement and other asbestos-containing materials emitted dangerous levels of asbestos dust and fibers, which our client inhaled.
In 2006 and as a result of his exposure to asbestos-containing materials, our client was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma at the age of 74.