Estate seeks damages in asbestos death

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 22, 2008, 10:30am

The estate of a Nevada man has filed an asbestos suit against 25 defendant corporations in Madison County, alleging his disease was wrongfully caused.

According to the complaint, George Charles Davis died July 25 as a result of mesothelioma.

His estate alleges that he was employed from 1951 to 1983 as an engineer at various locations in Texas, New Jersey, Colorado and Illinois.

Davis' estate alleges the defendants failed to provide any or adequate instructions concerning the safe methods of working with asbestos.

His estate is represented by John Barnerd, Perry Browder and Chris Guinn of SimmonsCooper in East Alton.

Davis' estate is seeking damages in excess of $150,000.

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