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Former Oxford Paper Co. employee alleges he was exposed to asbestos by other manufacturers

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 5, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A man alleges that he developed lung cancer because of asbestos exposure during his career with the Navy and as a millwright at Oxford Paper Co./MeadWestvaco.

David Martin and Wendy Martin filed a complaint on Aug. 24 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against 4520 Corp. Inc., AERCO International Inc., Armstrong Pumps Inc., et al. alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that during plaintiff David Martin's employment and military career from 1958 to 2003, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. As a result, he alleges he was wrongfully caused to develop lung cancer in 2016, an asbestos-induced disease.

The plaintiffs holds 4520 Corp. Inc., AERCO International Inc., Armstrong Pumps Inc. 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 compensatory damages of more than $50,000 and any further relief as the court deems appropriate. They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-472

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