BELLEVILLE – A man has filed a suit against several companies after his father's lung cancer death.

John Baglio, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Giacomino Baglio, filed a complaint on Nov. 21 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against 4520 Corp. Inc., Campbell Chain & Fittings, Copes Vulcan Inc., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during plaintiff's decedent Giacomino Baglio's employment and military career from 1954 to 1993, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. 

The suit states that on or about Jan 15, 2016, decedent first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on June 5, 2016, the suit states. 

The plaintiff holds 4520 Corp. Inc., Campbell Chain & Fittings, Copes Vulcan Inc., 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 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-690

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