Earl and Bertha Marshall filed an asbestos lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court on Oct. 19 against 64 defendant corporations.

The Marshalls will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville.

In their complaint, the Marshalls allege the defendant companies caused Earl Marshall to develop lung cancer after his exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career.

The complaint does not indicate where the Marshalls reside; however, it states that Earl Marshall worked as a plumber at Hawthorne Racetrack in Cicero, Illinois, from 1963 until 1977; as a cook at Peter Pan Restaurant in Chicago, Illinois, from 1977 until 1978; and as a self-employed construction/demolition worker from 1978 until 1989.

The defendants should have known of the harmful effects of asbestos, but failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the plaintiff’s safety, the suit states.

As a result of his asbestos-related disease, Earl Marshall became disabled and disfigured, incurred medical costs and suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, the complaint says. In addition, he became prevented from pursuing his normal course of employment and, as a result, lost large sums of money that would have accrued to him, he claims.

In his six-count complaint, Earl Marshall is seeking a judgment of more than $100,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000 and punitive damages in an amount sufficient to prevent the defendants from performing similar conduct in the future, plus other relief the court deems just.

In another complaint filed Oct. 19 in St. Clair County, Gerald Campbell seeks damages from 54 defendant corporations.

Campbell also will be represented by Gori and Julian.

In his complaint, Campbell alleges the defendant companies caused him to develop lung cancer after his exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career.

The complaint does not indicate where Torres resides; however, it states that he worked as a laborer at St. Regis Paper Mill from 1956 until 1957 and as a rigger at Monsanto from 1957 until 1993.
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The defendants should have known of the harmful effects of asbestos, but failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the plaintiff’s safety, the suit states.

As a result of his asbestos-related disease, Campbell became disabled and disfigured, incurred medical costs and suffered great physical pain and mental anguish, the complaint says. In addition, he became prevented from pursuing his normal course of employment and, as a result, lost large sums of money that would have accrued to him, he claims.

In his five-count complaint, Campbell is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, compensatory damages of more than $100,000, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $100,000, economic damages of more than $150,000 and punitive damages in an amount sufficient to prevent the defendants from performing similar conduct in the future, plus other relief the court deems just.

Campbell-Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-560.


Marshall-St. Clair County Circuit Court case number: 12-L-561.

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