A total of 27 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of March 2 through March 6.

The following claims were filed:

--John Bunting of Illinois claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased father, Robert Bunting, who worked from 1946 until 1981 as a street car conductor, cable splicer and supply room clerk at various locations throughout Illinois and Indiana. John Bunting is represented by Amy E. Garrett of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0190.

--Frank Carrier of Indiana claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased wife, Nancy Carrier, who worked from 1963 until 1993 as a production worker at various locations through Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Frank Carrier is represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0215.

--Charles R. Chew Jr. and Frances Chew of New York claim Charles R. Chew Jr. developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and boiler worker at Beaunit Mills from 1949 until 1950 and from 1954 until 1955. Charles R. Chew Jr. also worked from 1950 until 1954 as a laborer in the U.S. Navy, from 1955 until 1958 as a night watchman at Congoleum and from 1958 until 1959 as a laborer at a car battery factory, according to the complaint. The Chews are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0226.

--Thomas Clark of Illinois claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased father, Frank J. Clark, who worked from 1948 until 1968 as an electrician for the U.S. Navy. He also worked for the Museum of Science and Industry after his retirement, according to the complaint. Thomas Clark is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0214.

--William and Sharon Dillon of Indiana claim William Dillon developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer in the U.S. Navy, conveyor leader, warehouse and stockroom worker and metal lathe worker from 1952 until his retirement. The Dillons are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0218.

--Lucy G. Fabrizius of Kansas claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Kenneth G. Fabrizius, who worked as a grinder and welder at Detroiter Mobile Homes in Hutch, Kansas, from 1968 until 1969 and at Excel Cab. Company at Hesston, Kansas from 1969 until 1970. Kenneth G. Fabrizius also worked as a farmer and cattler on his farm in Wakeeney, Kansas, from 1970 until 2007 and as a laborer at a wheelchair factory in Ellis, Kansas, from 1995 until 2007, according to the complaint. Lucy G. Fabrizius is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0225.

--Ruth Geiger of Ohio claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Charles Geiger, who worked as a superintendent of street, water, sewer and cemetery and as a laborer in the construction industry at various locations throughout Ohio from 1948 until 1983. Ruth Geiger is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0222.

--Carol Grass of Washington claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased father, Stephen Major, who worked from 1974 until 1978 as a drywall installer, floorer, sewer and plumber. Grass is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0192.

--Ronald Haug of Minnesota, a cook, truck driver and press operator at various locations from 1978 until 2009, claims mesothelioma. He was also exposed to asbestos fibers through a family member, Marlis Haug, who worked from 1963 until 1980 as a laborer at various locations, according to the complaint. Ronald Haug is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0209.

--Linda Herzing of Illinois claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Willard Herzing, who worked as a core helper, core maker, core finisher and boiler tender at various locations throughout Illinois from 1964 until the 1990s. Herzing is represented by Amy E. Garrett of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0191.

--Robert and Evelyn Heward of Michigan claim Robert Heward developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer and security guard from 1968 until 1990. The Hewards are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0201.

--Andrea Huston claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased father, Andrew Balzano, who worked from 1945 until 1953 as a laborer at various locations. Huston is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0205.

--Diana Jones of Kentucky, a nurses' aide, assembly line worker, seamstress, sewing machine operator and physician's assistant from 1972 until 1997, claims mesothelioma. Jones is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0195.

--Jewell Jones claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased mother, Gertie Jones, who worked from 1965 until 1988 as a nurses' aide at various locations. Gertie Jones was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her family member, Herschel Jones, who worked from 1933 until 1978 as a coal miner at various locations. Jewell Jones is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0206.

--Victoria Martinez of Colorado, a manufacturer and clerical worker from 1975 until 1990 and from 1999 until 2004 at various locations throughout Colorado claims mesothelioma. Martinez was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked from 1978 until 1988 for the railroad, according to the complaint. She is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0223.

--Thomas and Kathryn Mershon of Ohio claim Thomas Mershon developed mesothelioma after his work from 1948 until 1972 as a laborer, mechanic and manager at various locations throughout Illinois and Missouri. The Mershons are represented by Shane F. Hampton, Paul M. Dix and Courtney Harashe of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0196.

--Elaine McCann of Washington claims mesothelioma. She was exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, Benjamin Walker, who worked from the 1920s until 1942 as a welder and mechanic for the railroad and through her husband, Tom McCann, who worked from 1943 until 1997 in the automobile industry, according to the complaint. Elaine McCann is represented by Brian J. Cooke of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0200.

--Connie Montana claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Gustavo Montant, who worked from 1969 until 2008 as a welder, tool maker and jig fixture maker at various locations. Connie Montana is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0207.

--Susan and Brocton Norman of Oregon claim Susan Brocton developed mesothelioma after her work as a secretary and nurse at various locations from 1981 until 2008. She was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, who worked from 1945 until 1982 as a longshoreman, according to the complaint. The Normans are represented by Shane F. Hampton, Paul M. Dix and Courney Harashe of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0197.

--Kimberly Parks of Missouri, a laborer at CDI, several factories and Marriott Airport, claims mesothelioma. Parks was also exposed to asbestos fibers through several of her relatives, including her father, who worked as a printer; her grandfather, who worked as a carpenter, at Chrysler and as an auto mechanic; her cousin, who worked as an electrician and her Uncle Ray who worked at AT&T, according to the complaint. Parks is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0227.

--James K. Richardson claims lung cancer on behalf of his recently deceased father, James A. Richardson, who worked from 1968 until 1990 as a laborer and heavy equipment operator at various locations. James K. Richardson is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0204.

--Francis Russo of New Hampshire, a construction worker and mason at various locations from 1953 until 1995, claims lung cancer. Russo is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0194.

--Cora Smith of Florida claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Donald Mark Smith, who worked from 1950 until 1991 as an electrician at various locations throughout Illinois. Cora Smith is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0221.

--Mary Beth Smith of Ohio claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Robert M. Smith, who worked from 1964 until 1995 as a boiler worker, hose maker and laborer. Mary Beth Smith is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0202.

--Donald Winnings of Indiana, a carpenter, heavy equipment operator and welder at various locations from 1963 until 1996, claims lung cancer. He is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0208.

--Pamela and William Wright of Illinois claim Pamela developed mesothelioma after her work as a teacher at various locations from 1969 until 2003. Pamela Wright was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her father, who worked from the late 1940s until 1971 as a laborer and carpenter at Eastside Lumber Company and at various locations around Mt. Vernon. The Wrights are represented by Shane F. Hampton, Paul M. Dix and Courtney Harashe of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0224.

--Eugene Zweigle of Massachusetts, a carpenter, patent maker and maintenance worker at various locations from 1945 until 1986, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0193.

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