The estate of a Herrin, Ill., woman filed an asbestos complaint in Madison County alleging secondary exposure through her husband.
According to the complaint filed Aug. 18, Mary Lindsay died from lung cancer after being diagnosed with the disease in January 2007.
Her estate alleges she had secondary asbestos exposure through her husband, who began working as a sheet metal worker in 1957.
Lindsay's estate alleges her husband would work with and around asbestos and he would bring those fibers home on his clothes.
Her estate alleges the 75 defendant corporations used asbestos in their products when safer alternatives were available.
The estate is seeking damages in excess of $250,000.
It is represented by Elizabeth Heller, Keith Short and Robert Rowland of Edwardsville.
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