BELLEVILLE — An estate administrator has filed suit against dozens of businesses who manufacture or work with products containing asbestos for alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence.
Jeanna Williams, as special administrator of the estate of Ronald Luttrell, deceased, filed a complaint Sept. 30 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Asbestos Corp., Autozone Inc., CBS Corp., Certain-Teed Corp., Continental Teves Inc., et al, alleging that they breached their duty to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of those working with their products containing asbestos.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 9, 2015, decedent Ronald Luttrell first became aware that he had developed mesothelioma, which he later learned was wrongfully caused. Prior to his death, the decedent was compelled to expend large sums of monies for medical and other health care services. The plaintiff holds Asbestos Corp., Autozone Inc., CBS Corp., Certain-Teed Corp., Continental Teves Inc., et al responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos in their products when they knew that asbestos was toxic and poisonous, and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions on how to avoid inhaling asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in excess of $50,000, which will fairly compensate for the plaintiff's injuries and for such other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Ethan A. Flint, Carson C. Menges and Luke P. Pfeifer of Flint Law Firm LLC in Glen Carbon.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-521