A total of 13 new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County during the week of Nov. 17 through Nov. 21.

The following claims were filed:

-Ralph Lamar and Shirley Baird of Utah claim mesothelioma. Ralph was a carpenter and millwright at various locations throughout Utah, Arizona and Idaho from 1949 until this year. They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates. Case number: 08-L-1109.

-Jeanie Berggren of Washington on behalf of her father, Oliver Larson, claims mesothelioma. Larson was an ammunition handler, research developer, mail carrier and security guard from 1939 until 1974. She is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1104.

--Patricia Blake of Maryland, an assembly line worker, cashier, elevator operator, clerical worker, substitute teacher, truant officer and in-home nurser from 1964 until 1992, claims mesothelioma. She is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L1108.

--Arnold Egan, Jr., of Florida of behalf of his father, Arnold Egan, claims mesothelioma. Egan was a tool and dye maker, line supervisor, manufacturing engineer and engineering systems manager at various locations throughout Illinois and Massachusetts from 1947 until 1987. He is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1111.

--Edward Galanif of Maine, a welder from 1946 until 1988, claims lung cancer. He is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1106.

--Kenneth Garrard of Illinois, a farmer, laborer, waste water treatment, coaker and maintenance man from 1954 until 1994, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by John A. Barnerd and W. Brent Copple of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1102.

--Jackie Knapp of Washington on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Virgil Knapp, claims lung cancer. Virgil was a laborer, miner, fork lift driver, saw mill worker and flower salesman from 1964 until 1993. She is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1105.

--Sandra Lederer of South Carolina, a secretary who also worked on major home renovation in 1971, claims mesothelioma. She is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associate in Alton. Case number: 08-L-1110.

-- Patricia Michor, a shade-tree mechanic from the late 1960s to the early 1970s, claims mesothelioma. She is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates and by W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell and W. Casey Harris of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston. Case number: 08-L-1094.

--Lawrence Ross of Illinois, a gas station attendant, a machinist and a boiler operator and control room operator from 1946 until 1986, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Timothy F. Thompson, Jr., of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1103.

--Lawrence Watts, a print press operator from 1969 until 1989, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1107.

--Robert Wilson, a mechanics helper, engineman and mechanic from 1947 until 1991, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates and by W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, C. Taylor Campbell, W. Casey Harris and J.D. McMullen of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston. Case number: 08-L-1100.

-- Barney Woods of Arizona, a welder, mechanic, laborer and boilermaker from the 1950s through 1999, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by Shane F. Hampton and Paul M. Dix of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Case number: 08-L-1099.

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