BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges that her lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure during her career.
Sonia Harrison filed a complaint on Aug. 8 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against the Armstrong Pumps Inc., BMI Refractory Services Inc., Cleaver-Brooks, Cooper Industries LLC, et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that during her employment from 1973 to 2008, she was exposed to and inhaled asbestos fibers from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. As a result, she alleges she was diagnosed with lung cancer on Aug. 24, 2015, an asbestos-induced disease.
The plaintiff holds Armstrong Pumps Inc., BMI Refractory, Cleaver-Brooks, Cooper Industries LLC, 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 seeks damages of more than $50,000 from the defendants. She is represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-429