A total of 10 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County during the week of Feb. 2 through Feb. 6.

The following claims were filed:

--Malcolm and Josephine Beasley claims Malcolm developed mesothelioma after his work as a production worker, shaft roller, serviceman, curved hoses worker, yarn spinner, raw material supplier, worker in the transportation department, truck driver, jointer department worker and brake and clutch worker from 1959 until 1995. The Beasleys are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock, J. Kyle Beale and Sara A. Morton of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0089.

--Helen J. Dunne-Dunajski of Michigan, a secretary, accounting clerk and part-time bookkeeper at Paragon Oil Refinery from 1950 until 1980, claims mesothelioma. In addition to her work, Dunne-Dunajski alleges she was also exposed to asbestos fibers from 1921 until 1941 through her father, who worked as a maintenance man for a high-rise apartment building and who performed home repair and maintenance, according to the complaint. She was also exposed through her husband, Vincent Dunne, who worked as an industrial chemist from 1942 until 1956 and as industrial chemist and metallurgist from 1956 through the 1970s, the suit states. Dunne-Dunajski is represented by Elizabeh V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenbert, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0091.

--Alton Echols of Alabama, a construction laborer and carpenter, service station attendant and mechanic and brick mason at various locations throughout Alabama from 1944 until 1987, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0079.

--Richard and Patti Gilberg of Wisconsin claim Richard developed mesothelioma after his work at a salvage yard doing derailment work and after his work at lumbar yards. Richard Gilberg was also exposed through his father who worked as a trackman and road master, according to the complaint. The Gilbergs are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0083.

--Samuel and Arolone Gurtner of Wisconsin claim Samuel developed mesothelioma after his work from 1952 until now as a laborer, sign installer, sheet metal worker, owner of Top O' The Morning and volunteer fireman. The Gurtners are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0086.

--Edwin and Evelyn Johnson of Oklahoma claim Edwin developed mesothelioma after his work from 1944 until 1946 as a laborer in the U.S. Army, from 1946 until 1948 as a machine operator at Kimball's Feed Mill, from 1948 until 1958 as a laborer at a gas station and from 1948 until 1985 as an equipment operator and foreman at Woodard County Road Commission. The Johnsons are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0084.

--Sylvia Langager of Missouri claims mesothelioma on behalf of a recently deceased man, Thelmar Sophus "Jake" Langager, who worked from 1972 until 2008 as a truck driver, painter, plumber and laborer at various locations. Sylvia Langager is represented by Michael R. Bilbrey, Timothy P. Hulla and James R. Stever of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0102.

--William Oswald of Illinois, a painter, lather, sanitation worker and truck driver at various locations throughout Illinois from 1955 until 1989, claims mesothelioma. He is represented by John A. Barnerd and Myles L. Epperson of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0095.

--Howard M. and Viola Simmons of California claims Howard M. Simmons developed lung cancer after his work from 1943 until 1945 as a laborer in the U.S. Navy and from 1941 until 1985 as a laborer at Shell Oil. The Simmons are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0085.

--Dorothy Wooten of Illinois claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Jimmy Wooten. He worked from 1954 until 1989 as a laborer and a barber at various locations throughout Illinois, according to the complaint. Dorothy Wooten is represented by Brian J. Cooke, Drew Sealey and Karoline Castens of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-0094.

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