BELLEVILLE – A former employee at GE Lexington Lamp alleges exposure to asbestos through third parties caused him to develop lung cancer.

Edgar Green and Cheryl Green filed a complaint on Sept. 22 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, DOW Chemical Co., Foster Wheeler Corp., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during plaintiff Edgar Green's employment from 1973 to 2011, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. He also alleges that he was secondarily exposed to asbestos through his father. The suit states that on March 23, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiffs hold Borg-Warner Morse TEC LLC, DOW Chemical Co., Foster Wheeler 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 plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages of more than $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-552

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