A Davison, Mich. man recently diagnosed with lung cancer filed an asbestos suit against nine defendant corporations alleging his disease was wrongfully caused.

Represented by Randy Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates, Devere Wolcott, Jr., claims he was diagnosed with cancer on March 18.

He filed suit Aug. 20 in Madison County Circuit Court.

According to Wolcott, from 1952 to 1956 he was a laborer in the U.S. Navy and from 1957 to 1998 was a boiler operator at General Motors.

He was also employed as a boiler operator in 1956 at St. John's Seminary and in Detroit public schools.

Wolcott claims his exposure to asbestos was completely foreseeable and should have been anticipated by the defendants.

He claims his illness caused him to become disabled and disfigured, experience great physical pain and mental anguish, medical expenses and lost wages.

His wife, Margaret Wolcott, also is seeking damages, alleging she has been deprived of Devere's companionship, society and services.

The Wolcotts are seeking compensatory damages in excess of $250,000, plus punitive damages in an amount sufficient enough to punish the defendants for their conduct.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Court Judge Daniel Stack.

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