BELLEVILLE – A woman alleges her decedent's lung cancer-related death was caused by exposure to asbestos.
Virginia Fetters, individually and as special administrator of the estate of David Fetters, deceased filed a complaint on Sept. 5 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Albany International Corp, Alfa Laval Inc., AstenJohnson Inc., et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that various times during David Fetters' employment and military career from 1960 to 2008, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. As a result, the suit states he was caused to develop lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and died on Jan. 19.
The plaintiff holds Albany International Corp, Alfa Laval Inc., AstenJohnson Inc., et al. 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 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-497