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Michigan man claims exposure to asbestos from 3M Co., others caused cancer

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 29, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A Michigan couple alleges decades of exposure to asbestos caused the husband's lung cancer.

Alfred M. Letourneau and Dolores Letourneau filed a complaint on Aug. 16 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against 3M Co., Ameron International Corp., Beazer East Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that during Alfred Letourneau's employment from 1965 to 1986, he was exposed to and inhaled asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed and/or installed by defendants. He alleges he first became aware that he had developed lung cancer in Nov. 29, 2016, an asbestos-induced decease. 

The plaintiffs holds 3M Co., Ameron International Corp., Beazer East Inc., et al. 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 plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants for damages of more than $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-456

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