BELLEVILLE – A daughter alleges her late mother's exposure to asbestos during her employment contributed to her death.

Kathryn Forisso, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Barbara Forisso, deceased filed a complaint on Aug. 10 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against A.W. Chesterton Inc., Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., AT&T Corp., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that in the course of Barbara Forisso's employment from 1951 to 2003, she was exposed to and inhaled asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed and/or installed by defendants. The suit states the plaintiff's decedent first became aware that she had developed lung cancer in Feb. 22, and passed away in March 28. 

The plaintiff holds A.W. Chesterton Inc., Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., AT&T Corp. and others 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 economic, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $50,000. 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-443

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