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Daughter blames multiple companies for mother's death through asbestos exposure

By Michael Abella | Sep 12, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A St. Clair County woman is suing multiple companies, alleging negligence in causing the death of the plaintiff's mother. 

Maria Rodriguez, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Migdalia Praderes, deceased filed a lawsuit Aug. 17 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against CBS Corp., Certain-Teed Corp., Crane Co., General Electric Co., Georgia-Pacific LLC, John Crane Inc., Union Carbide Corporation and Metropolitan Life Insurance, alleging failure to exercise ordinary care and caution for the safety of Praderes.

According to the complaint, on March 6, 2012, Praderes first became aware she had developed mesothelioma, an asbestos-induced disease. The suit says she was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or absorbed asbestos fibers from products that were manufactured, sold, installed or distributed by the defendants. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants negligently included asbestos in their products, failed to provide adequate instructions and warnings and conspired among themselves to injure Praderes.

Rodriguez seeks trial by jury and judgment of more than $50,000 from each defendant. She is represented by attorneys Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-436

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