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Couple says numerous companies liable for asbestos-caused illness

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 18, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A couple is suing a number of corporations, citing an alleged failure to warn individuals of the harmful effects of asbestos.

Paul E. Archambeau and Linda A. Archambeau filed a complaint on June 26 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against AIRCO Inc., Arvinmeritor Inc., A.W. Chesterton Company, ASCO Valves Inc. and several others, alleging that the defendants failed to exercise reasonable care and caution for the safety of their employees and others working with or around the products.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that during the course of his employment in the U.S. Navy and Pacific Ship Repair and Fab Inc., Paul E. Archambeau was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed asbestos fibers emanating from certain products of the defendants. He found out that he had developed lung cancer on January 3. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to provide warnings to people working with or around the products, failing to provide adequate instructions on how avoid inhaling asbestos and failing to conduct tests on the products that contained asbestos.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for compensatory damages in excess of $50,000, costs incurred,and further relief the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-343

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