Virginia woman files asbestos complaint in Madison County

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 18, 2008, 4:00am

Sharleen Craig of Virginia has filed an asbestos complaint against 13 defendant corporations, alleging her asbestos exposure caused her to develop mesothelioma.

Craig is represented by Robert Phillips, Nicholas Angelides, John Barnerd and Perry Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. She filed the lawsuit Aug. 14, in Madison County Circuit Court.

Craig claims she was employed from 1944 to 1993 as a janitor, waitress, cook and garment inspector at various locations. She was diagnosed with her fatal disease on May 6.

She claims the defendants failed to exercise ordinary care and caution for her safety by including asbestos in their products when adequate substitutes were available.

Craig alleges her disease has disabled and disfigured her, causes great physical pain and mental anguish and has caused and will continue to cause medical expenses.

She is seeking a judgment in excess of $100,000.

Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack handles all asbestos cases in the county.

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