BELLEVILLE – A son alleges that his father's death from cancer was contributed to by asbestos exposure.

James Lloyd, individually and as special representative of the estate of Frederick Lloyd Jr., deceased, filed a complaint on Sept. 28 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Alfa Laval Inc., Blackmer Pump Co., Carrier Corp., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during plaintiff's decedent Frederick Lloyd Jr.'s life, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. 

The plaintiff alleges that on or about Jan. 23, 2015, they first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. Frederick Lloyd Jr. died Jan. 15, 2017, the suit states.

The plaintiff holds Alfa Laval Inc., Blackmer Pump Co., Carrier Corp., 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 compensatory damages of more than $50,000. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-561

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