BELLEVILLE – A laborer is suing a number of companies, claiming his work exposed him to asbestos that led him to develop mesothelioma.
Chris A. Hughes filed suit March 21 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Advance Auto Parts Inc., Georgia-Pacific LLC, Honeywell International LLC, Union Carbide Corporation, and 20 other defendants.
The plaintiff framed houses, was a plumber, and performed drywall work, roofing work and brake replacement from 1986 through 2015, according to the suit, which alleges that exposure to asbestos-containing products led to a diagnosis on Feb. 23 of mesothelioma.
The suit alleges the defendants failed to use ordinary care and caution for the safety of the plaintiff.
For the five counts against the defendants, including negligence, conspiracy, and willful and wanton spoilation of evidence, the plaintiff seeks compensatory damages in an amount to be proven at trial but to exceed $50,000, punitive damages and other relief the court deems proper. He is represented by Ethan A. Flint, Carson C. Menges, Laci M. Whitley and Jill M. Price of the Flint Law Firm LLC in Glen Carbon.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-164