A total of 13 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County during the week of Dec. 22 through Dec. 26.

The following claims were filed:

--Cordelia Ann Brooks of Georgia claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, James Brooks. James Brooks worked from 1963 until 2005 as a draftsman, machinist, contract mechanical worker, heating installer, ventilation installer, air conditioning installer, repairman and maintenance technician at various locations, according to the complaint. Cordelia Ann Brooks is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1209.

--Waintheus L. Brown of Texas claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased mother, Betty Jean Brown. Betty Jean Brown worked from 1971 until 1999 as a practical nurse, certified nurse's aid and janitor at various locations, according to the complaint. Waintheus L. Brown is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1207.

--Gary and Debra Crosby of Ohio claim Gary Crosby developed mesothelioma from his work as a salesman, engineer, supervisor, specialist, training coordinator and machinist from 1974 until now. They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julain and Associates in Alton. Case number: 08-L-1215.

--Jerri Fitzwater of Indiana claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased father, Billie A. Berlin. Berlin worked from 1956 until 1996 as a material handler and fork truck driver at various locations, according to the complaint. Fitzwater is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1208.

--Karen Jeppesen of Wisconsin claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Gerald Jeppesen. Gerald Jeppesen worked from 1967 until 1996 as a maintenance worker and systems operations technician at various locations, according to the complaint. Karen Jeppesen is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1211.

--Jacqueline Jones of Missouri, who worked in clerical positions from 1973 through this year, claims mesothelioma. She was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her first ex-husband who worked as a laborer at Anheuser-Busch and would carry the fibers home with him on his clothing, according to the complaint. Jones is represented by Brian J. Cooke and Drew Sealey of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1210.

--Larry and Louise McDaniels claim Larry McDaniels developed mesothelioma from his work as a machinist mate, equipment attendant, power plant helper and operator, powerhouse operator and a shade tree mechanic from the 1950s until now. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell, W. Casey Harris and J.D. McMullen of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston served of counsel. Case number: 08-L-1212.

-Donald McDonald, a worker from 1960 until 2007, claims lung cancer. He is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Robert J. Evola, Ethan A. Flint and David J. Page of Saville, Evola and Flint in Alton. Case number: 08-L-1203.

--Raymond Penrod III of Nevada claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased father, Raymond Penrod II. Raymond Penrod II worked as a laborer from 1962 until 1964 at various locations, according to the complaint. Raymond Penrod III is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1206.

--Joseph and Patsy Stahl of Wisconsin claim Joseph Stahl developed mesothelioma from his work as a military police officer and sheet metal worker from 1951 until 1997. They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Case number: 08-L-1216.

--Doit Walsh of Illinois, a construction carpenter from 1955 to 1985 at various locations throughout Illinois, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by T. Barton French Jr. of French and Mudd in St. Louis. Case number: 08-L-1219.

--Lillian H. Yeomans of Florida claims mesothelioma on behalf of her deceased husband, William E. Yeomans. William served in the U.S. Navy from 1932 until 1936 and worked as a blower, scheduler, courier, carpenter, remodeler, builder, finishing worker and finishing carpenter from 1936 until at least 1954, according to the complaint. Lillian is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Case number: 08-L-1201.

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