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Husband seeks damages from Certain-Teed Corp., others over wife's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 12, 2017

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BELLEVILLE – A Texas man alleges his late wife developed lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure and is seeking damages.

Ken Chasteen, individually and as special representative of the estate of Shirley Chasteen, deceased filed a complaint on Nov. 28 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Certain-Teed Corp., Conwed Corp., Maremont Corp., et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, at various times during Shirley Chasteen's work and from her husband's person and clothing, she 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 Nov. 30, 2016, she first became aware that she developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. She died on Jan. 23, 2017, the suit states. 

The plaintiff holds Certain-Teed Corp., Conwed Corp., Maremont Corp., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally 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 judgment against the defendants in an amount of $50,000. He is represented by Ethan A. Flint and Laci M. Whitley of Flint Law Firm LLC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-709

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