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Couple files asbestos suit after husband diagnosed with cancer last year

John Severance May 13, 2017, 9:48am

BELLEVILLE — A man and his wife filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages from a number of companies that produced products that contained asbestos.

Man files asbestos suit after wife dies of lung cancer

John Severance May 13, 2017, 9:40am

BELLEVILLE — The surviving husband of a woman who died from lung cancer filed suit in the St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages from a wide range of companies that produced products that contained asbestos.

Report urges asbestos trust transparency in Illinois; 'Disconnect' between asbestos trusts and asbestos litigation leads to 'double dipping'

Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Apr. 24, 2017, 7:38am

A new study released Monday by the Illinois Civil Justice League discussing the need for asbestos trust transparency in Illinois argues that "disconnect" between the asbestos bankruptcy trust system and asbestos litigation creates an unfair atmosphere for solvent defendants.

Suit alleges negligence by BNSF Railway, dozens of other companies for asbestos-caused cancer death

John Severance Apr. 18, 2017, 12:15pm

BELLEVILLE — The estate of a former BNSF Railway worker who died of lung cancer in July filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court looking for damages from a number of companies that produced products containing asbestos.

Former Marine, construction worker files asbestos-related negligence lawsuit

David Hutton Apr. 18, 2017, 12:14pm

BELLEVILLE — A couple has filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming negligence in the asbestos-related cancer diagnosis the husband received last year.

National Guard vet, former AT&T machinist claims negligence for asbestos-caused cancer

David Hutton Apr. 18, 2017, 12:13pm

BELLEVILLE — A man and his wife have filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming negligence in the asbestos-related cancer diagnosis he received last year.

Woman files asbestos lawsuit claiming secondary exposure from husband, children

John Severance Apr. 18, 2017, 12:12pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A woman who said she was exposed to asbestos through her husband and children is seeking damages from a number of companies that produced products containing asbestos

Couple alleges negligence for lung cancer diagnosis in husband, a former CSX and Hunt's employee

John Severance Apr. 18, 2017, 12:09pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A couple filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court for damages from numerous companies stemming from the husband's diagnosis of alleged asbestos-caused lung cancer

Couple claims manufacturers responsible for husband's December lung cancer diagnosis

John Severance Apr. 18, 2017, 12:07pm

EDWARDSVILLE — A couple filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming that dozens of companies that produced asbestos-containing products were negligent in causing the husband's lung cancer.

Former insulation installer, foreman files 10-count asbestos suit in St. Clair

John Severance Apr. 18, 2017, 12:05pm

EDWARDSVILLE — An Illinois man filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages from a number of companies that produced products that contained asbestos.

Plaintiffs in asbestos lawsuit claim prolonged exposure led to lung cancer

David Hutton Apr. 18, 2017, 8:58am

BELLEVILLE — An Illinois man and his wife have filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court against dozens of companies alleging that his recent lung cancer diagnosis is the result of prolonged asbestos exposure.

Man with lung cancer and wife allege negligence in asbestos suit

Dee Thompson Apr. 16, 2017, 6:53am

BELLEVILLE — A lawsuit alleging asbestos exposure has been filed against 48 defendants, including CBS, Briggs & Stratton, Dow Chemical, General Electric, Georgia Pacific, Goodyear Tires, 3M Company, Union Carbide and more.

Man files negligence lawsuit claiming father's death from cancer asbestos-related

David Hutton Apr. 13, 2017, 9:58am

BELLEVILLE — The son of a deceased Illinois man has filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming negligence in the alleged asbestos-related cancer death of his father.

Wife files negligence lawsuit on behalf of husband claimed by lung cancer

David Hutton Apr. 13, 2017, 9:57am

BELLEVILLE — An Illinois woman has filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court claiming negligence in the asbestos-related cancer death of her husband.

Widow's suit alleges negligence by asbestos manufacturers

Melissa Busch Apr. 13, 2017, 9:55am

BELLEVILLE — The widow of a former mechanic and truck driver is suing numerous asbestos product manufacturers and distributors for wrongfully causing the death of her husband.

Couple files asbestos suit due to husband's lung cancer

John Severance Apr. 13, 2017, 9:49am

BELLEVILLE — An Illinois man who has worked for more than 40 years in a variety of jobs filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeking damages from a number of companies that produced products containing asbestos.

Man files asbestos suit on behalf of deceased father

John Severance Apr. 5, 2017, 7:13am

BELLEVILLE — The estate of an Illinois man who died of lung cancer in February 2016 is seeking punitive and compensatory damages after filing suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Estate of Illinois man files asbestos suit

John Severance Apr. 5, 2017, 7:12am

BELLEVILLE — The estate of an Illinois man who died of lung cancer filed suit in St. Clair County Circuit Court looking for damages from dozens of companies that produced products containing asbestos.

Madison County's top asbestos filers bring the most out of state claims

Ann Maher Mar. 22, 2017, 6:10pm

Analysis of the top five jurisdictions across the country where out of state plaintiffs go to file their asbestos claims shows that Madison County circuit court, unsurprisingly, carries a high percentage of them.

Asbestos report shows Madison County remains 'preeminent mature' jurisdiction

Ann Maher Mar. 19, 2017, 5:06pm

Madison County's court system and some of the high profile local lawyers who built their practices here continue to dominate the nation's asbestos litigation landscape.