The Madison County Record Mar. 13, 2014, 9:22am

An Oklahoma woman is suing following her father's death due to asbestos exposure.

Nicole Lockett of Tulsa, Okla., individually and as special administrator of the estate of Randle R. Lockett Sr., deceased, filed an asbestos lawsuit Feb. 27 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against 21 defendant corporations.

In her complaint, Nicole alleges the defendant companies caused the recently deceased Randle to develop mesothelioma after his exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career. Randle worked in the military and at ICBM and Minuteman and MX missile site maintaining and repairing silos, the suit states.

The defendants should have known of the harmful effects of asbestos, but failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the plaintiff’s safety, the suit states. As a result of his asbestos-related diseases, Randle became disabled and disfigured, incurred medical costs and suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, the complaint says. In addition, he was prevented from pursuing his normal course of employment and, as a result, lost large sums of money that would have accrued to him, the plaintiff claims.

Nicole Lockett is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, compensatory damages of more than $200,000, punitive damages in an amount sufficient to punish the defendants for their misconduct and other relief the court deems just.

She is being represented by Ethan A. Flint, Jill M. Price, Carson C. Menges, John B. Woelfel, Diane Andrew and Laci Whitley of Flint and Associates in Glen Carbon.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-175.

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