BELLEVILLE – A veteran alleges that exposure to asbestos during his military career led to injuries.

Earl Hebert and Murdis Hebert filed a complaint on Oct. 2 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against ABB Inc., ALFA Laval Inc., Armstrong International Inc., Armstrong Pumps Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between 1945 and 1988, Earl Hebert was exposed to large amounts of asbestos fibers emanating from certain products distributed or installed by the defendants when he served in the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army and as a repairman at various military bases. 

As a result, Earl Hebert was diagnosed with lung cancer on Nov. 22, 2016, and his wife Murdis Hebert as well as other family members have been deprived of the society and services of their husband and father. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to provide any or adequate warnings to persons working with and around the products of the dangers of inhaling the asbestos fibers contained in them.

The plaintiffs seek judgment for compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages in an amount of more than $50,000 to reasonably compensate them for the injuries. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates, PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-567

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