The law firm of Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC is announcing a total of $1.5 million in settlements on behalf of a Buffalo, NY man against several distributors and manufacturers of automotive and truck parts.

From 1957 to 1960, our client repaired and replaced brake systems in passenger vehicles at his father’s auto repair shop. During this period, he was continuously exposed to asbestos dust and fibers when he installed and replaced brake pads, linings and shoes.

At the age of 63, our client was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma after experiencing shortness of breath and coughing. He has been happily married for forty years and continues to financially support his wife and household.