BELLEVILLE – A husband and wife are suing over the husband's alleged exposure to asbestos during his working life; she claims she has been damaged as well. Negligence and conspiracy are two of the counts.
Thomas Bardusk and Norma Bardusk filed the suit March 8 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Carrier Corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, Foster Wheeler Energy Corporation, and many other named defendants.
The plaintiff was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from products he worked with and around for many years, according to the complaint. Those products were manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants, the suit alleges.
The defendants should have known the asbestos fibers had a toxic, poisonous and highly deleterious effect upon the health of those who inhaled them, the suit alleges.
On Oct. 28, 2015, the plaintiff was diagnosed with mesothelioma, an asbestos-related disease, according to the suit.
The plaintiffs seeks judgment of compensatory damages in excess of $50,000 from the defendants for all seven counts against them, court costs and other relief the court deems appropriate.
Norma Bardusk seeks judgment for loss of consortium that has occurred as a result of her husband's disease. She seeks compensatory damages from each defendant in an excess of $50,000 plus court costs and other relief.
They are represented by Ethan A. Flint, Carson C. Meges, Laci M. Whitley, Jill M. Price and Luke P. Pfeifer of the Flint Law Firm LLC in Glen Carbon.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-135