A total of nine new asbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court from July 6 through July 9.

The following complaints were filed:

--Mildred Bocek of Michigan, a clerk, claims mesothelioma. Bocek was secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband and children, who worked as mechanics, laborers, millwrights and flooring installers, according to the complaint. Bocek will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville and Flint in Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-726.

--Marguerite S. Brill of South Carolina claims her recently deceased husband, Oscar Brill, developed mesothelioma after his work as a steel inspector for Bethlehem Steel from 1937 until 1941, as an inspector at the Washington, D.C., naval ship yard from 1942 until 1945 and in 1946, as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1945 until 1946, as a laborer at Shugar's Department Store from 1946 until 1949, as a laborer at Discount House of Tarboro from 1949 until 1965 and as a laborer at Southern Hospital Supply Company from 1965 until his retirement in 1975. Marguerite Brill will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-725.

--Susan Buck of South Carolina claims her recently deceased mother, Nora Wood, developed mesothelioma after her work as a farm worker, store clerk and cafeteria worker from 1939 until 1980. Wood was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as a sweeper from 1952 until 1961, according to the complaint. Buck will be represented by Timothy F. Thompson Jr. of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-723.

--Barbara J. Fleenor of Illinois claims the recently deceased Moore O. Shrum Jr. developed lung cancer after his work as a member of the U.S. Navy from 1952 until 1954 and as a mechanic for various years. Fleenor will be represented by Michael R. Bilbrey and James R. Stever of the Law Offices of Michael R. Bilbrey in Glen Carbon. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-722.

--Gary Funk of Illinois, a police officer from 1959 until 1979 and a switchman and brakeman in 1959, claims asbestosis. Funk was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his family member, Harry Funk, who worked as a pipefitter from 1955 until 1979, according to the complaint. Funk will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-716.

--Marilyn Jo Hine of Oregon claims her recently deceased father, Edward Conner Jr., developed mesothelioma after his work as an electrician and laborer from 1948 until 1979. Hine will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-718.

--Domenico and Marisa Procaccio of Florida claim Domenico Procaccio developed lung cancer after his work as a laborer, carpenter and maintenance worker from 1971 until 2007. The Procaccios will be represented by Christopher R. Guinn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-713.

--Phillip B. Ryan of Nevada, a laborer, truck driver, bus driver, policeman and security guard at various locations from 1957 until 2008, claims lung cancer. Ryan will be represented by Myles L. Epperson and W. Brent Copple of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-719.

--Sharon Simmons of Idaho claims her recently deceased husband, Myron Simmons Jr., developed mesothelioma after his work as a laborer from 1956 until 1959 and as a switchman and brakeman in 1959. Sharon Simmons will be represented by Robert Phillips and Perry J. Browder of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-717.

--Mary Suhling of Illinois claims her recently deceased husband, Danny Suhling, developed lung cancer after his work as a welder, machinist and driver at various locations from 1965 until 2003. Mary Suhling will be represented by Amy E. Garrett of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd in East Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 10-L-727.

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