EDWARDSVILLE – A widow is seeking damages over allegations her late husband's lung cancer death was caused by asbestos exposure.
Nancy Wood, individually and as special representative of the estate of Herbert Wood, deceased filed a complaint on Dec. 5 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Alfa Laval Inc., A. W. Chesterton Inc., Certain-Teed Corp., et al. alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Herbert Wood's career, 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 April 4, 2016, he first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on March 29, the suit states.
The plaintiff holds Alfa-Laval Inc., A. W. Chesterton Inc., Certain-Teed Corp., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew or should have known it was toxic and poisonous and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages of more than $50,000. She is represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian & Associates PC in Edwardsville.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-726