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Former Ford Foundry employee alleges asbestos exposure caused lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Dec 18, 2017

BELLEVILLE – A couple alleges the husband's employment at a foundry exposed him to asbestos.

Ellis Blamble and Bertha Blamble filed a complaint on Nov. 30 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Agco Corp., Beazer East Inc., Cleaver-Brooks, et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that at various times during plaintiff Ellis Blamble's work from 1957 to 2000 at Ford Foundry, he was exposed to asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. They also allege that he was secondarily exposed to asbestos through his father, a farmer. 

The suit states that on Oct. 10, Ellis was diagnosed with lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. 

The plaintiffs holds Agco Corp., Beazer East Inc., Cleaver-Brooks., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly 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 damages of more than $50,000. They are represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-711

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