Kelly Holleran Oct. 4, 2013, 8:19am

Another asbestos lawsuit has been added to St. Clair County’s asbestos docket.

Steve and Marsha Bostick filed an asbestos lawsuit Sept. 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against 65 defendant corporations. The Bosticks do not specify where they reside.

They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville.

In their complaint, the Bostciks allege the defendant companies caused Steve Bostick to develop lung cancer after his exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career.

Steve Bostick worked as a mechanic in the U.S. Army from 1965 until 1968, as a deckhand on the Mississippi River and as a mechanic at MTA City Bus Line from 1968 until 1971, as a power plant operator at TVA from 1971 until 1985 and as a power plant shift operator for the Army Corps of Engineers from 1985 until 2002, according to the complaint.

The defendants should have known of the harmful effects of asbestos, but failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the plaintiff’s safety, the suit states.

As a result of his asbestos-related diseases, Steve Bostick became disabled and disfigured, incurred medical costs and suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, the complaint says. In addition, he was prevented from pursuing his normal course of employment and, as a result, lost large sums of money that would have accrued to him, the plaintiff claims.

In their 10-count complaint, the Bosticks are seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, economic damages of more than $50,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $50,000, punitive damages in an amount sufficient to punish the defendants, plus costs and other relief the court deems just.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case numbers: 13-L-480.

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