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.
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
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