BELLEVILLE – A laborer alleges his lung cancer diagnosis was caused by exposure to asbestos.

Michael G. Miller filed a complaint on Nov. 22 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against A.W. Chesterton Inc., ABB Inc., ALFA Laval Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, Miller alleges that between 1968 and 2004, while serving the U.S. Navy and while employed by various companies around the United States, plaintiff claims he was exposed to and inhaled, ingested or otherwise absorbed large amounts of asbestos fibers emanating from certain products that were allegedly manufactured and distributed by defendants. 

As a result, he was diagnosed with lung cancer on Sept. 14, 2017, the suit states.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to provide any or adequate warnings to persons working with around the products of the dangers of inhaling, ingesting or otherwise absorbing the asbestos fibers contained in them.

The plaintiff seeks judgment to award compensatory damages of more than $50,000, plus punitive damages, and for such other and further relief that the court deems appropriate. He is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates, PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-698

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