A total of 15 new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of March 30 through April 3.

The following claims were filed:

--Gabriel Boser, a farmer, plasterer and latherer at various locations from 1956 until 2000, claims lung cancer. Boser is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-326.

--Charles J. Childress of Illinois, an auto mechanic, railroad laborer and carpenter at various locations from 1969 until 2000, claims mesothelioma. Childress is represented by Andrew O'Brien, Christopher Thoron, Christina J. Nielson, Bartholomew J. Baumstark and Gerald J. FitzGerald of the O'Brien Law Firm in St. Louis. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-342.

--Charles and Brenda Childress of Kentucky claim Charles Childress developed mesothelioma after his work as a heavy equipment operator in the U.S. Air Force, assistant credit manager at Harrison Tire and Rubber Co., in-ground pool installer, welder's helper and as a member of the Bricklayers Union Local No. 2 in Indianapolis from 1959 until 2009. The Childresses are represented by Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-340.

--Isabelle Lesser of Pennsylvania claims mesothelioa on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Gustav Lesser, who worked from 1936 until 1976 as a ship fitter at various locations. Isabelle Lesser is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmonscooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-323.

--Gladys Jean Martin of Kentucky claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Roger Martin Sr., who worked as an automotive mechanic from 1971 until 2007. Gladys Jean Martin is represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-335.

--Velma and Roy Nabors of Georgia claim Velma Nabors developed mesothelioma after her work from 1959 until 2009 as a seamstress, painter, secretary, security guard and post master at various locations throughout Georgia. She was also exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband who worked from 1967 until 1986 as an appliance repairman in Georgia. The Nabors are represented by Perry J. Browder, John A. Barnerd, Trent B. Miracle and John P. Wagner of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-344.

--Jacqueline Nelson of Washington claims mesothelioma on behalf of her deceased father, Tim Buckingham, who worked as a pipefitter and plumber at various locations throughout Washington, Utah, Illinois, Montana, Alaska, Indiana, Wyoming, Idaho, Kansas, California, Colorado and Minnesota from 1950 until 1989. Nelson is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-330.

--Jimmy Lee Pearce of Indiana, a farmer, mechanic, laborer, operator, pumper, maintenance man and volunteer fireman at various locations throughout Illinois and Indiana from 1956 until 2002, claims mesothelioma. Pearce is represented by John A. Barnerd and W. Brent Copple of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-338.

--Gilbert Pena of Arizona claims mesothelioma on behalf of his recently deceased sister, Cecilia Pena, who worked from 1958 until 1993 as a laborer, assembly line worker, laundry department worker and surgical technician at various locations throughout Arizona and California. Gilbert Pena is represented by Christopher R. Guinn, Christopher J. Levy, Perry J. Browder and John A. Barnerd of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-331.

--Larry and Jean Requardt of Texas claim Larry Requardt developed lung cancer after his work as a machinist mate, painter, driver, trim carpenter, laborer, banker, owner of Aluminum Polishing and trim carpenter from 1958 until 2005 at various locations. The Requardts are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-341.

--Betty Brown Sanders of Washington, a file clerk, nurse, homemaker and daycare operator at various locations from the 1960s until 2008, claims mesothelioma. Sanders is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-327.

--Mary Sue Seals of Texas claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Thelbert Seals, who worked as a truck driver, insurance salesman, store manager, electrician and project manager at various locations from 1948 until 1991. Mary Sue Seals is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-324.

--Jack M. Senf and Betty Senf of Illinois allege Jack M. Senf developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer in the U.S. Navy from 1948 until 1977 and as director of maintenance at Ft. Madison Community School District from 1978 until 1994. The Senfs are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-319.

--Melissa Thomas of New Hampshire claims mesothelioma on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Paul B. Thomas, who worked from 1969 until 2008 as a welder, pipefitter, electrician and electronics technician at various locations. Melissa Thomas is represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of SimmonsCooper in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-325.

--Patricia Winston of Wisconsin claims lung cancer on behalf of her recently deceased husband, Bobby J. Winston, who worked as a laborer at Chrysler and American Motors from 1971 until 2006. Patricia Winston is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-339.

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