EDWARDSVILLE — A woman who said she was exposed to asbestos through her husband and children is seeking damages from a number of companies that produced products containing asbestos
Fannie Robinson is looking for damages from nine of the 10 counts in the complaint filed April 11. Her husband George, also a plaintiff, is looking for damages from the 10th count, loss of consortium.
Fannie Robinson was diagnosed with lung cancer on May 13 of last year.
The case was filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court by attorneys Barry Julian and Randy Gori of of Gori Julian & Associates.
According to the complaint, Fannie and her husband George live in El Dorado, Arkansas, and Fannie is a former employee at a nursing home. She claims in the complaint she was secondarily exposed to asbestos by her husband, who worked in maintenance at Alice Sidney Oil Company and also held a variety of labor jobs.
She also claimed she was secondarily exposed by her three sons, who worked various labor jobs, and her daughter, who worked as a grader stacker at Con Agra Poultry Pilgrim Pride.
The complaint said that "during the course of plaintiff’s work, plaintiff was exposed to and inhaled and ingested or otherwise absorbed large amounts of asbestos fibers emanating from certain products she was working with and around which were manufactured, sold distributed or installed by the defendants."
The Robinsons are looking for damages of at least $50,000 per count.