Twelve new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County during the week of Dec. 1 through Dec. 5.

The following claims were filed:

--Randy Beverly of Ohio claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased father, Denver Beverly. Denver worked from 1942 until 1984 as a construction battalion worker, coal miner, assembly line worker, maintenance worker, electrician and carpenter at various locations throughout Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, according to the complaint. Beverly is represented by Christopher R. Guinn, Christopher J. Levy, Perry J. Browder and John A. Barnard of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1142.

--William Brown, a laborer from 1948 until 1994, claims mesothelioma. Brown also worked on home construction and remodel from 1968 until 1976, according to the complaint. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton and W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell, W. Casey Harris and J.D. McMullen of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston were of counsel. Case number: 08-L-1127.

-Paul Butzen of Illinois, a sandblaster, infantry, assembler, laborer, mechanic, operator, janitor and general maintenance at various locations throughout Illinois from 1942 until 1999, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by John A. Barner and Myles L. Epperson of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1148.

--Clarence and Barbara Byrd of Alabama claim Clarence was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer. Clarence worked from 1963 until 1992 as a laborer and served in the army from 1975 until 1977 and in reserve components from 1978 until 1980, according to the complaint. They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Case number: 08-L-1136.

--Frank Caroots of Ohio, a deckhand, disbursement clerk, laborer, relief operator, assembler, operator and paint filler at various locations throughout Illinois and Missouri from 1950 until 1994, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by John A. Barnerd and W. Brent Copple of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1124.

--George B. Dotson of Texas, who served in the United States Air Force and as a mechanic, claims mesothelioma. He also opened a furniture business in 1987 and did other odd jobs to supplement his income, according to the suit. He is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Case number: 08-L-1143.

--Robert K. and Anna M. Fisher claim Robert was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Robert worked from 1964 until 1970 as a machinist, salesman and repairman in West Virginia, Ohio and Arizona. He worked from 1979 until now as an electrician for various employers throughout Arizona, according to the complaint. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton and W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell, W. Casey Harris and J.D. McMullen of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston were of counsel. Case number: 08-L-1129.

-Paul Phillips of Florida, a boilermaker at various locations throughout Illinois, Indiana and Missouri from 1967 until 1993, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by John A. Barnerd and W. Brent Copple of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1147.

--Jane Riebe of Ohio claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased father, Edward Riebe. Edward worked from 1948 until 1990 as a laborer at Allied Chemical in Toledo, Ohio. Jane is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Case number: 08-L-1125.

--Sharon Sale of Illinois claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Donald R. Sale. Donald worked as a clerk, operator at Shell Oil Company, self-employed auto mechanic, cashier, manager and cashier from 1953 until 2002, according to the complaint. Sharon is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Case number: 08-L-1130.

--Richard Stegner of Nevada, a cook, clerk, gas attendant and production foreman at various locations throughout Indiana from 1955 until 1998, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Christopher R. Guinn and Christopher J. Levy of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1134.

--Marion Weisler of Michigan, an assembly line worker and receptionist at various locations throughout Michigan from 1963 until 2005, claims mesothelioma. She is represented by Christopher R. Guinn, Christopher J. Levy, Perry J. Browder and John A. Barnerd of East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1135.

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