BELLEVILLE – A widow has named several companies in a lawsuit alleging that her husband died of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure.
Georgia Duff, individually and as special administrator of Leroy Duff, deceased, filed a complaint on July 26 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against 4520 Corp. Inc., Albany International Corp., Ameron International Corp., Arconic Inc., Armstrong Pumps Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, at various times during Leroy Duff's life he was exposed and inhaled asbestos fibers from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. As a result, the suit states he was caused to develop lung cancer and died on Jan. 24, 2016.
The plaintiff holds 4520 Corp. Inc., Albany International Corp., Ameron International Corp., Arconic Inc., Armstrong Pumps Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages of more than $50,000, punitive and exemplary damages and all other relief that the court may deem appropriate. She 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-3999