BELLEVILLE – A widow alleges her late husband's lung cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos.
Mae Tomlinson, individually and as special administrator of the estate of Wilmer Tomlinson, deceased filed a complaint on Dec. 21, 2017, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against CBS Corp., Crane Co., Ingersoll-Rand Co., alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that at various times during Wilmer Tomlinson's career from 1957 to 1987, he was exposed to and inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers emanating from certain products manufactured, sold, distributed or installed by defendants. The suit states he was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through his father, who worked for some time as a farmer.
The plaintiff alleges that on or about March 27, 2015, Wilmer Tomlinson first became aware that he developed lung cancer, an asbestos-induced disease, and that the disease was wrongfully caused. He died on Oct. 23, 2016, the suit states.
The plaintiff holds CBS Corp., Crane Co., Ingersoll-Rand Co., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly negligently included asbestos fibers in their products when they knew that it was toxic, poisonous and deleterious to human health and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the dangers of working with or around products containing asbestos fibers.
The plaintiff seeks economic 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-761