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Foster Wheeler Corp., others alleged to have failed to warn of dangers of asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Jan 9, 2018


BELLEVILLE – A widow is seeking damages after her husband died of lung cancer over allegations that asbestos exposure caused him to develop cancer.

Sara Dicks, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Clyde Dicks Sr., deceased filed a complaint on Dec. 18, 2017, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Foster Wheeler Corp., The Gorman Rupp Co., Grinnel LLC, et al. alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Clyde Dicks Sr.'s work as a laborer from 1962 to 2009, 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 Aug. 6, 2015, decedent first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on Oct. 12, 2015, the suit states.

The plaintiff holds Foster Wheeler Corp., The Gorman Rupp Co., Grinnel LLC, and others 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 compensatory damages of no less 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-750

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