BELLEVILLE — A husband and wife are suing dozens of companies that manufactured asbestos products, citing alleged insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.
Andy V. Webb and Colleen Webb filed a complaint on April 19 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they wrongfully included asbestos fibers in their products when defendants should have known that it was toxic and harmful to individuals.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, as a result of plaintiff Andy Webb's exposure to asbestos-containing products, he developed lung cancer, which caused him to suffer physical pain, mental anguish, loss of earnings and medical expenses. Plaintiff Colleen Webb suffered loss of support, society and consortium of her husband.
The plaintiff holds the defendant companies responsible because they allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were readily available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions on how to safely work with asbestos-containing products.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensation in excess of $50,000, plus punitive damages and all other relief as this court deems appropriate. They are represented by Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case number 17L205