A couple accusing more than 65 corporations in their St. Clair County asbestos lawsuit have amended their complaint to add more defendants and demand a trial by jury.

According to the asbestos lawsuit filed on Sept. 19, plaintiffs Steve and Marsha Bostick now blame approximately 70 defendant corporations for allegedly causing Steve Bostick to develop lung cancer resulting from exposure to asbestos-containing products throughout his career.

Steve Bostick worked as a mechanic with the Army from 1965 until 1968, as a deckhand on the Mississippi River and a mechanic at MTA City Bus Line from 1968 until 1971, as a power plant operator at TVA from 1971 until 1985 and as a power plant shift operator for the Army Corps of Engineers from 1985 until 2002, the suit states.

The Bosticks filed the motion to amend their complaint on Oct. 7 to add secondary exposure history and additional defendants based on information they recently obtained, the document states. It was approved by Circuit Judge Vincent Lopinot on Oct. 17

They added Alcatel-Lucent USA Int, formerly known as Lucent Technologies, Inc, Occidental Chemical Corporation, formerly known as Hookers Chemical Co, Reichhold, Rogers Corporation, and VF Corporation as defendants.

The Bosticks seeks a judgment of more than $100,000, economic damages of more than $50,000, punitive damages of more than $100,000 and compensatory damages of more than $50,000 in their 10-count complaint.

Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates in Edwardsville represents the plaintiffs.

Attorneys for the defendants have not yet been identified.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 13-L-480

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