BELLEVILLE – The widow and special administrator of her husband's estate is suing over his alleged exposure to asbestos that the suit claims led to his death. Negligence and spoilation of evidence are among the counts.
Charrlette Jones, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Alfred E. Jones, deceased, filed the suit April 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Armstrong International and several other named defendants.
In his nearly 40-year working life, the deceased worked around asbestos-containing products and was also allegedly secondarily exposed to them through his father, who worked as a farmer and as a laborer, according to the complaint.
At various times during his work life, the deceased was allegedly exposed to, inhaled, ingested or absorbed large amounts of asbestos fibers emanating from certain products he was working with.
On Jan. 16, the deceased first became aware that he had developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, of which he died on March 1, according to the suit.
For five counts against all the defendants the plaintiff seeks judgment in excess of $50,000 and economic damages. She is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-197