A St. Clair County man is suing over claims his lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.
Danny Balensiefen filed a lawsuit July 30 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Crane Company, Foster Wheeler Corporation and dozens of other corporations.
The complaint does not indicate where Balensiefen resides.
According to the complaint, Balensiefen was exposed to asbestos by products designed, manufactured, marketed and sold by the defendant companies and used in his employment in various capacities, including laborer at an auto repair shop, clerk at Safeway Groceries, truck driver at Eagle Motor Lines and laborer at several other companies. The complaint states Balensiefen was diagnosed with asbestos-induced lung cancer caused by the defendant companies' negligence on May 9.
Balensiefen is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. He is being represented in the case by attorneys Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates P.C. in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 14-L-570.