BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer was caused by asbestos exposure.
Norma Vinson, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Dorwin Vinson, deceased filed a complaint on Aug. 11 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against 4520 Corp. Inc.; AK Steel Corp., formerly known as ARMCO Steel Corp.; Ameron International Cor.; et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between 1943 and 1986, Dorwin Vinson was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed large amounts of asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by the defendants. Due to the alleged exposure, Dorwin Vinson was diagnosed with lung cancer, which ultimately led to his death on March 17.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants 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 a sum of more than $50,000 which will fairly and reasonably compensate for the injuries, and any other relief deemed just and appropriate under the circumstances. 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-448