BELLEVILLE – A man formerly employed by Island Creek Coal Co. and National Steel Corp./U.S. Steel alleges exposure to asbestos at these locations caused him to develop lung cancer.

Roy Colegrove and Sherrie Colegrove filed a complaint on Aug. 10 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against AK Steel Corp., Armstrong International Inc., Beazer Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that during Roy Colegrove's career from 1969 to 2003, he was exposed to and inhaled asbestos fibers from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. As a result, the suit states he was diagnosed with lung cancer on May 5, 2017, an asbestos-induced disease. 

The plaintiffs holds AK Steel Corp., Armstrong International Inc., Beazer 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 plaintiffs seek economic damages of more than $50,000, costs of this suit and all other remedies allowed by law. They are represented by Randi L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-440

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