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Estate administrator sues asbestos-containing product manufacturers for alleged negligence

By Michael Abella | Feb 9, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A special administrator of a deceased man's estate is suing Aerco International Inc., Alfa Laval Inc., Armstrong International Inc., et al., asbestos-containing product manufacturers, alleging negligence.

Tommie Andrews, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Willie Andrews Jr., deceased, filed a complaint on Jan. 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against the defendants, alleging that they failed to exercise ordinary care and caution for the safety of those working with products containing asbestos fibers.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during decedent Willie Andrews Jr.'s life, he was exposed to and ingested large amount of asbestos fibers emanating from certain products he was working with, which caused him to develop lung cancer, that ultimately led to his death on Jan. 29, 2015. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to protect the decedent from the dangers of asbestos.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount exceeding $50,000 which will fairly compensate decedent's injuries. He is represented by Randi L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-10

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