BELLEVILLE – A son has filed suit against multiple manufacturers asbestos products over allegations that exposure to the mineral caused his father's lung cancer.
Jerry Evans, individually and as special administrator of the estate of George Evans, deceased filed a complaint on Aug. 10 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against ABB Inc., Armstrong Pumps Inc., Aurora Pump Co., Borg-Warner Morse Tec LLC, et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between 1962 and 1993, George Evans was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed large amount of asbestos fibers emanating from certain products of the defendants while working as a laborer from various companies. The suit states he was later diagnosed with lung cancer, which ultimately led to his death on Feb. 2.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly included asbestos fibers in their products when adequate substitutes were readily available and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions on how to safely work with asbestos-containing products.
The plaintiff seeks judgment for compensatory damages, punitive and exemplary damages in an amount of more than $50,000, and any other such relief as the court deems just and equitable. He 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-441