BELLEVILLE — A widow is suing Ameron International Corp., Armstrong International, Inc., Aurora Pump Co. and multiple other companies, alleging negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation and other counts in connection with asbestos exposure.

Jody Shaffer, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Charles Shaffer, deceased, filed a complaint on May 3 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to exercise ordinary care and caution for the safety of decedent.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that decedent Charles Shaffer was exposed to and inhaled asbestos fibers, causing him to develop lung cancer, which ultimately led to his death on June 8, 2014. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly included asbestos fibers in their products when defendants knew or should have known that said asbestos fibers are toxic and poisonous, failed to provide adequate instructions and warnings, and failed to conduct tests on the asbestos containing products manufactured.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor in a sum in excess of $50,000, punitive damages and such other relief that the court may deem appropriate. She is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16L244

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