A lot of times, clients ask, “What is asbestos?” Asbestos is a fiber that was used in the making of construction products. Asbestos has even been used in talcum powder and cosmetics.

Unfortunately, that fiber is easily airborne and breathed into the lungs of workers and their families. It causes serious asbestos diseases. This is what we do every day, representing individuals exposed to asbestos. If you believe you’ve been exposed and have an injury, please call us.

When asbestos products were installed, repaired, maintained, renovated, or removed, the asbestos was disturbed. These processes created asbestos dust, which was then breathed in by workers. Secondhand exposure is also prevalent, as family members were also exposed to asbestos in the home when wives and children came into close contact with their husbands, fathers and brothers who were covered in asbestos-laden dust from the workplace, and also when laundering work clothes.

Asbestos dust remains airborne for weeks, affecting those who worked directly with asbestos, as well as those who simply worked nearby. When an area is swept, the dust is stirred up and airborne again. One cloud of dust contains millions or billions of asbestos fibers.

Our experienced trial attorneys will handle your case from start to finish. The case will usually be resolved within one year. Throughout the process, our main concern is you, your health, and your family. We will do everything we can to accommodate you and make sure you are comfortable, including arranging depositions at your own home if necessary.

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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.