BELLEVILLE – A couple is seeking damages over allegations that the husband's lung cancer was wrongfully caused by asbestos exposure.

William Kelly Cox and Dolores Cox filed a complaint on Oct. 4 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against ABB Inc., Armstrong Pumps Inc., Aurora Pump Co., Ball Corp., Bechtel Corp., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that between 1965 and 2012, William Kelly Cox was exposed to large amounts of asbestos fibers emanating from certain products distributed or installed by the defendants when he worked as an electrician for various companies. He also alleges he was exposed to asbestos through his father.

As a result, the suit states that he was diagnosed with lung cancer on Dec. 28, 2015, and his wife Dolores Cox has been deprived of the companionship, society and services of her husband. 

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. 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-573

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