A total of nine new asbestos suits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court during the week of Aug. 10 through Aug. 14.

The following complaints were filed:

--Mary Balthasar of Iowa, a bookkeeper and office manager in 1980 and from 1986 until 1992, claims mesothelioma. Balthasar was also exposed to asbestos through her family members, who performed home remodeling projects and worked on cars, according to the complaint. Balthasar is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr., Ethan A. Flint and Andrew J. Balcer of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-833.

--Rowland Deems of Nebraska, an electrician at Union Pacific Railroad from 1946 until 1952 and from 1954 until 1964, a member of the U.S. Navy from 1952 until 1964 and an outside salesman for Omaha Compound from 1969 until 1996, claims mesothelioma. Deems is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-832.

--Charles and Mary Sue Denning of Louisiana claim Charles Denning developed mesothelioma after his work as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1952 until 1956 and as a research scientist from 1966 until 1992 at Behr Laboratories. The Dennings are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-831.

--Donald and Margaret Hybels of Michigan claim Donald Hybels developed mesothelioma after serving in the U.S. Army from 1944 until 1946. Donald Hybels also began working as an electrician in 1946 and worked at Muskegan Electric, Moore Electrical Service, Rowen and Blair Electric Company and Hybels Electric Service, according to the complaint. The Hybels are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-837.

--Mary and Stephen Monasmith of Arizona claim Mary Monasmith developed mesothelioma after her work as an office manager from 1994 until 2008. Mary Monasmith was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her family members, according to the complaint. The Monasmiths are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-834.

--J.C. Morrow of Oklahoma, a laborer, insurance salesman and compositer at various locations throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, California, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii from 1950 until 1992, claims mesothelioma. Morrow is represented by G. Michael Stewart and Jill Price of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-828.

--Julie Rockingham of Illinois claims Addist Rockingham died after developing mesothelioma. Addist Rockingham was exposed to asbestos after his work as a steelworker for more than 30 years and as a member of the Army, according to the complaint. Julie Rockingham is represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-835.

--Tawny and Keith Stetzel claim Tawny Stetzel developed mesothelioma after her work as a medical lab technician from 1987 until 2009. The Stetzels are represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-830.

--Ronald E. Wilson and Alice Malone-Wilson of Arizona claim Ronald E. Wilson developed colon cancer after serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 until 1958 and the U.S. Navy from 1958 until 1984. Ronald Wilson was also a merchant seaman from 1985 until 1988, according to the complaint. The Wilsons are represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-836.

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